New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t known for his humor. But a recent conversation he had about Thanksgiving has people finally recognizing that the man knows how to be funny.
Appearing on The Greg Hill Show, Belichick was asked to name his favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Belichick answered by declaring his love for “any type of potatoes” and said that when the time comes you can “starch me up.”
“Oh boy. It would be hard for me to turn down any type of potatoes. I’ll go with whatever — mashed potatoes, scalloped, baked… Load ’em up. Throw some butter on there. Starch me up.”
NFL fans absolutely adore Belichick’s “Starch me up” line. Fans on Twitter are professing their love for the Patriots head coach – even in fanbases that have a beef with the Patriots:
Evidence continues to mount that Mac Jones is a perfect fit for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. The one Thanksgiving side he can’t do without?
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 22, 2021
As a lifelong Steelers fan/yinzer who mostly likes Mike Tomlin, “starch me up” is an all-time classic by belichick that i will be using https://t.co/52qO9EcTBy
— Matt Cohen (@mattcohenphoto) November 22, 2021
— Parker Fish (@parker_fish) November 22, 2021
Picturing Bill saying starch me up is killing me https://t.co/8prEQ9Yon5
— 💬 (@brnccht) November 22, 2021
Like 26 other NFL teams, the New England Patriots will be at home for this year’s NFL on Thanksgiving Day games.
In fact, the Patriots have not appeared in a Thanksgiving Day game since 2012. That was the infamous Buttfumble game against the New York Jets.
Hopefully Bill Belichick gets to enjoy all of the potatoes he can get his hands on this Thursday. With the year he’s leading the Patriots on, he deserves as big a feast as possible.
Are potatoes the best Thanksgiving side dish? If not, what’s your favorite dish on Turkey Day?