Bill Belichick’s Latest Honor Didn’t Come From His Work on the Sidelines

Bill Belichick

Getty Bill Belichick has been nominated for a sports Emmy for his work on NFL 100 All-Time Team

When people who aren’t normally talkative are put in a position to speak, we sometimes learn they have a wealth of knowledge and can be captivating in these situations.

New England Patriots head coach and general manager Bill Belichick was a perfect example of this concept in 2019 when he did excellent work as a part of the NFL 100 All-Time Team panel.

Belichick isn’t known as a man of many words–at least not with the media–but his insight and delivery earned him a Sports Emmy nomination for outstanding personality in a studio analyst role.

The Hoodie has some great competition for the award which shows the honor of simply being recognized:

This excerpt from Belichick’s work on the show is proof of how utterly enjoyable he was on the program, and how much of a must-watch the series is for hardcore football fans. Belichick was great, but the entire series is packed with this kind of insider, on-the-field and sideline looks at the greatest players in the history of the NFL:

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Here is a list of the nominees in the most prominent Sports Emmy categories, per The Big Lead:

Outstanding Live Sports Special

FIFA Women’s World Cup, FOX
Stanley Cup Final, NBC
Super Bowl LIV, FOX
World Series, FOX
Kentucky Derby, NBC
Daytona 500, FOX
The Masters, CBS

Outstanding Live Sports Series

College Football, ESPN
Sunday Night Football, NBC

Outstanding Playoff Coverage

NBA Playoffs on TNT
AFC Playoffs, CBS
College Football Playoff Semifinal, ESPN
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, CBS/TBS/TNT/TruTV
NFC Wild Card, FOX

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst

Charles Barkley
Bill Belichick
Jay Bilas
Al Leiter
Kenny Smith
Michael Strahan

Outstanding Sports Personality – Play by Play

Kenny Albert
Mike Breen
Mike Emrick
Al Michaels
Jim Nantz

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host

James Brown
Ernie Johnson
Brian Kenny
Mike Tirico
Scott Van Pelt

Outstanding Sports Personality – Reporter

Tom Rinaldi
Ken Rosenthal
Holly Rowe
Michele Tafoya
Tom Verducci

Outstanding Sports Personality – Event Analyst

Troy Aikman
Cris Collinsworth
Kirk Herbstreit
Tony Romo
John Smoltz

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly

College GameDay, ESPN
Football Night in America, ESPN
FOX NFL Sunday
FOX NFL Thursday
Inside the NBA

Outstanding Studio Show – Daily

The Dan Patrick Show
MLB Tonight
NHL Live
Outside the Lines
Pardon The Interruption

You can see the full list of nominees here. Also, the show was originally scheduled to take place on April 28 but has been postponed to an undetermined date, likely due to the impact of the coronavirus across the world.

No matter the winner of the award, congratulations are in order for yet another job well done for Belichick.

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