The Zen of Belichick

1189794443As you know, we can’t get enough of the epic smackdown awaiting the Jets this weekend at Gillette. You have the traitorous move by Eric Mangini to the hated J-E-T-S. You have Bill Belichick’s refusal to speak his former pupil’s name. You have Spygate. You have reverse Spygate.

So it goes without saying that we couldn’t wait to see the reaction today to the news that the Jets were nabbed videotaping the Pats in last year’s playoff game. Belichick gets criticized for giving bad press conferences, but often buried in the I-can’t-believe-you -asked-that-stupid-question stare he is so famous for, can be found subtle pearls of wisdom.

Like the one he had today.

From the great Mike Reiss’ blog:

“Everything that is in the past, is in the past. Everything that’s in the future doesn’t really matter.”

We searched high and low to see if Belichick had clipped that line from a Bon Jovi song, but alas, we came up with nothing, expect for the fact that now we have “Living on a Prayer” stuck in our heads. Ugh.

Enterprising Boston Daily contributor Jason Feifer did come up with this chestnut from Siddhartha Buddha:

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present.”