If you’re a dude and ever spent time in a long relationship, you may or may not realize it, but you changed. Clothes, hair, friends, job, and activities are all up for grabs when you are in a relationship. Shit, you can change before a relationship even exists. I once (which has since become legendary among my friends) put on a sweater in anticipation of a girl stopping by my dorm room in college. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is no different. I like to break these changes into three stages; impress, resist, accept.
Stage 1: Impress
Let’s take a look at Belichick when he first started dating his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, back in 2008 at a Boston Celtics game. He is officially in the impress stage, wearing a nice button down and not trying to impress too hard but definitely putting out his best effort. Hair is looking well maintained, sleeves rolled-up and more importantly buttoned-up giving off the impression that he cares about looking good.
Stage 2: Resist
Belichick is in full rebellion in 2011. Wearing his tradition Patriots game day attire with cutoff sleeves and rocking a visor at a Boston Bruins playoff game. This is Belichick letting his women know, that “I don’t change for anyone.”
Stage 2: Accept
Does this need to be explained…Sitting courtside for Game 4 of the Boston Celtics/Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals in 2012.