Monday, October 8, 2018

TTM Score: Another Legendary Coach

As we go deeper into fall, you start to see a whole lot more of these displays kicking around with the all new lineup of Pumpkin Spice items and I fall into one of those crazy Pumpkin Spice fanatics categories.

Even though I really wanted to try the Twinkies, had the cupcakes before and they were okay, my wife wasn't really a fan so I didn't bother grabbing a box. I could have easily eaten it all myself, but I am currently trying to lose weight which in the fall/winter time where I am its not easy.

However, we did grab a couple of bags of Pepperidge Farm cookies that were on sale. These Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies were amazing. I was a huge fan while my wife wasn't so much.

She much preferred the Milanos. I thought they were meh.

The Pumpkin Cheesecake ones by the way go really well with coffee with Pumpkin Spice Coffee-Mate Creamer which I am also enjoying while typing this.

Another thing that fall brings is my love of football. Not that I don't love it all year round, but this is primetime time.

One thing I don't love however are the Patriots. I get so sick and tired of them going to the Super Bowl. I get sick and tired of listening to my family and friends picking on me for my weak Giants, til I bring up the fact who the Patriots lost twice to in the Super Bowl. There excuse for that is what has your team done recently. And they are right there, my team has been terrible.

So it probably leads you to wonder why in the world I would send a TTM autograph request to the was their head coach I was aiming for.

Bill Belichick not only was a coach for the Patriots, but at one time was a Super Bowl winning Defensive Coordinator for the NY Giants under the Bill Parcells coaching regime there. He spent 1985-1991 on the Giants coaching staff before becoming the Cleveland Browns coach. I assume he would rather forget about that time. However, he does have a card, which is considered his rookie card from the 1991 Pro Set product. I think I have a couple and almost mailed one for my request, but, instead I kept it simple and sent an index card.

Here is what he sent back,
Signed letter and index card. I was quite impressed. His signature is basically a name write out. But, I checked with my autograph guy and online to see what his real signature looks like for authentic companies and it comes out to this. So I am pretty sure he actually signed this which is surprising he would take the time out to do so during the season when he seems like a no non-sense kinda guy. He wouldn't take time out for a couple of kids trying to give him a high five when he exited the tunnel in Detroit for his Sunday Night game there this year, but he took time to sign for me. Interesting.

So for now I consider this authentic and it's one great addition to my coaching PC. I now have four total coaches autographs with three of them being Super Bowl winners. Not sure who I will try next.

By the way, if you tried the Pumpkin Spice Twinkies, let me know how they were.


  1. Very cool that Belichick signed for you!

  2. Pumpkin pie is normally the extent of my pumpkiness. Sometimes a pumpkin spice latte. Congratulations on getting Belichick. I used to hate the Patriots too. But at some point... a level of respect for their dynasty formed. I'll never actively root for them, but I can't hate them.