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Pats' Belichick, Brady openly shun social-media revolution

  • By Marc Sessler
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Been burning the midnight oil in a quest to track down Bill Belichick's spiced-up MySpace page?

Waste of time, friend.

The two figureheads of the Patriots organization -- coach Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady -- have intentionally dodged Facebook and Twitter (and, yes, even Friendster), harboring zero plans to engage with largely anonymous online followers.

In a week that saw wideout Wes Welker and tight end Aaron Hernandez float into the ever-ballooning Twitterverse, Brady and Belichick remain hidden away in meeting rooms, breaking down game tape in an attempt to carve up the Dolphins on Saturday.

"I'm a lot tougher sell than (Welker and Hernandez)," Brady told Fox Sports this week (confirming that 35,000-plus freethinking humans have been hoodwinked by this guy).

Meanwhile, if Belichick tolerates Chad Ochocinco's constant presence on Twitter, it's clear he's not monitoring the wideout's antics too closely.

"You'll never see me on Twitter, MyFace, Yearbook or any of that," Belichick said recently. "Forget about that. That's not really my thing. ... Before I can join any of those, I'd have to know what they are."

So -- it's confirmed -- no Belichick on Yearbook. Dark days, indeed.


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