Bill Belichick is a grumpy old man who does not use social media. In fact, he is so anti-21st century, he will not even learn the names of such products.
Smiles & laughs from Bill Belichick and reporters at end of presser when Belichick asks a reporter, "What were you, on SnapFace there?"
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 7, 2015
Bill, Bill, Bill. It is called Snapchat.
— Chantel McCabe (@NHLChantel) October 7, 2015
— Kevin Richardson (@kevantrich) October 7, 2015
Belichick's defending champion Patriots are 3-0 and he does not care about Snapchat, although it could make spying on other teams a whole lot easier to cover up. Just saying, Bill.
This is actually not the first time Belichick has botched the names of social media platforms. The Washington Post looked into the history and found the following.
In September, when Belichick was asked about Deflategate news on social media, he said: "You should know that I don't have a Twitter account. I don't have InstantFace. I don't have any of that."
Again, Belichick forces the word face into a platform, Instagram, that does not use the word face.
When the Patriots' draft scouting report on Johnny Manziel leaked last year on the Internet, Belichick said: "There's no way I can sit up here and tell you that I’ve read it all. I've read a fraction of it. But we have a ton of information on all the players that are in the draft. What's online, you should go talk to the geniuses that are online. I don’t know. MyFace, YourFace, InstantFace. Go talk to whoever you want that does that stuff. I don't know."
Hey you, with the face.
And in 2011, when asked about wide receiver Chad Johnson's social media activity, Belichick said: "I don’t Twitter, I don’t MyFace, I don’t Yearbook. I don’t do any of those things, so I’d probably be the last to know."
Yearbook? That is a very 2011 guess. It is good to know Belichick has moved on to just guessing with the word face. He recognizes the prefixes "Insta" and "Snap," and he seems to know about Facebook, so he is making some progress.
But in 2013, Belichick's girlfriend, Linda Holliday, arranged from him to do a Twitter Q&A through her account. It went well, but there hasn't been a second session.
— Linda Holliday (@LindaH_Official) March 13, 2013
The Patriots travel to Dallas this week. It will be interesting to see if the modern technology of "Jerry World" derails New England in Belichick's first regular-season visit.
-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.