The stage is set for a rematch of Super Bowl XLII next weekend — it’ll be Tom Brady versus Eli Manning again, Bill Belichick versus Tom Coughlin again, the blue-clad Patriots versus the white-uniformed Giants again. But according to Linda Holliday, girlfriend of Pats coach Belichick, one thing will be different.
@RapSheet It's official...no red hoodie at Superbowl XLVI! 👏😄🍀—
Linda Holliday (@Linda_Holliday) January 25, 2012
The most superstitious of Patriots fans maintain to this day that Belichick’s choice of sweatshirt color, going with the bright red rather than the ordinary drab gray look, was an underlying cause for the Patriots’ shocking upset loss to the Giants in 2008.
Fans begged Holliday, a correspondent for WCVB-TV in Boston, to talk some sense into her significant other this time around. Apparently, their pleas have been answered.