Bill Belichick was so excited for the eclipse on Monday that he decided to schedule a routine press conference for the exact same time.
Patriots reporters were thrilled about time conflict:
Instead of an eclipse, we'll be looking at Bill Belichick soon. He's scheduled to talk in a couple of minutes.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 21, 2017
At the end of his regular question and answer period, Belichick was asked about the cosmic event:
The response comes after a morning of speculation from Linda Holliday, Belichick’s girlfriend. Holliday noted, with accuracy, that Belichick would be far less thrilled than the average person:
— Linda Holliday (@LindaH_Official) August 21, 2017
Alabama coach Nick Saban, who was once a defensive coordinator for Belichick’s Browns in the ’90s, showed a similar enthusiasm (or lack thereof):
Nick Saban: Big fan of The Weather Channel pic.twitter.com/gKBhpKofLY
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 21, 2017
Naturally, Patriots fans posted their own representation of how the eclipse looked:
— Don (@Capt1214) August 21, 2017