ESPN’s primary telecast spared Bill Belichick during an embarrassing moment caught on national television.
There was no such luck on the ManningCast.
With David Letterman joining Eli and Peyton Manning as a guest during the second quarter of the ESPN2 telecast Monday, the former “Late Show’’ TV host seized the moment to poke fun of the New England Patriots coach when he was caught on camera using his hand to mop his face on a cold, blustery night.
“Oh, look at that guy,’’ Letterman said of Belichick. “Ooooo. Yeah, just go ahead of use your hand, Bill. And then wipe it on your shirt. I love that move.’’
The Manning brothers broke into laughter, and surely they weren’t the only ones.
With Belichick in charge, the Patriots extended their winning streak to seven games with a 14-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. But, more importantly, at least on the ManningCast, Belichick proved to be the source of much amusement.
In 2015, Belichick appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” On Monday night, Eli asked what Letterman’s impressions were of the Patriots coach.
“Oh, buddy,’’ Letterman replied. “Well, I’ll tell you, you get two different Bill Belichicks. You get the guy who blows his nose in his hand and wipes his sweatshirt, you got that guy. I’ll take all of that you’ve got.
“When he was on the show, he was like this Kiwanis Club after-dinner speaker. He had stories. He had anecdotes. He had clips. He was taking questions from the audience, and then you get the other guy.’’
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David Letterman was a guest on the “ManningCast” for Monday night’s game between the Patriots and Bills.
And there was yet another Bill Belichick to learn about Monday night.
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