They win too much.
They’re joyless and drab much of the time.
And quite frankly they seem to be involved in a lot of things that at least look shady.
Then of course there are their fans.
But there are reasons to admire the New England dynasty, too.
For one thing, Belichick is a mad genius.
If you love football, you have to respect how many different ways he can win.
Has anyone ever embodied the Bum Phillips quote, “He can take his’n and beat your’n, or he can take your’n and beat his’n,” than Belichick?
He’s also a football nerd who respects the tradition of the game.
Admittedly that might have only narrow appeal, but it’s something — and they always offer something for everyone.