FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick appears to be having a holly jolly Christmas season.
Typically, Belichick will meet with the media on Friday mornings, then the team will hold practice and players will be expected to talk to reporters in the afternoon. Belichick revised the team’s practice schedule this week, letting the team meet with the media prior to practice. It turns out, he had a field trip planned.
Belichick took the entire team to the movies, according to Field Yates of ESPN’s NFL Insiders. There’s no word on which movie Belichick took the team to, though Walking With Dinosaurs, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Out of the Furnace, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Nebraska are all playing at Showcase Cinema De Lux – Patriot Place, the theater adjacent to Gillette Stadium.
Perhaps Belichick took the team to Anchorman to teach them how foolish the media can be? It’s more likely Belichick took the Patriots to The Hobbit. They are on a journey for a ring, after all.
UPDATE: Belichick took the team to Peter Berg‘s upcoming film Lone Survivor. The movie recounts the true story of four Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan.