Bill Belichick has taken home plenty of hardware for his coaching accomplishments. Now, he’s up for a very different award.
Last year, the NFL rolled out its series about the NFL 100 All-Time Team. It was a special group, announced for the 100th anniversary of the league. He was a major analyst and personality recorded for the NFL Network’s series unveiling the group.
As the person that many would argue is the greatest coach in the history of the sport, it made a lot of sense to have him prominently featured. He also coached many members of that stacked 100-man roster. Legendary New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was introduced by Belichick as the “greatest defensive player in the history of the game.” He was joined by Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Adam Vinatieri, and Randy Moss among the guys he coached.
Belichick was also one of the 10 coaches chosen for the list. For his work on the show, he is up for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst. He’s going up against a loaded field: Charles Barkley (Inside the NBA), Jay Bilas (College GameDay), Al Leiter (MLB Tonight), Kenny Smith (Inside the NBA), and Michael Strahan (NFL on FOX).
Bill Belichick, who’s pretty good at coaching, now has been nominated for a Sports Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Analyst” for his work on the NFL 100 Show. The other nominees: Barkley, Bilas, Al Leiter, Kenny Smith, Michael Strahan and Belichick.
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The show itself was schedule for April 28th at Lincoln Center in New York City. That, of course, has been postponed.
Last year, Kirk Herbstreit won the award for his work on the football edition of ESPN’s College GameDay.
Bill Belichick’s work on the NFL 100 show is a preview of what he could do as an analyst, if he chooses to go that route whenever he retires. That is probably a while off, especially now that he has a chance to prove what he can do to rebuild the team after Tom Brady’s departure.
For the full list of 2020 Sports Emmy nominees, click here.