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Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin at Florida-Pitt game, but not together

Jay Busbee
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Bill Belichick.

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Bill Belichick. (Screencap via The Big Lead)

NFL coaches and players are every bit the sports fans the rest of us are, and since the NFL is in a momentary lull, they're in the grips of March Madness along with the rest of us.

Patriots impresario Bill Belichick was spotted in the stands in Orlando for the Florida-Pittsburgh game, wearing a very open-collared shirt and a visor, which is of course the kind of look a fashion icon like Belichick would rock. While chatting with a female companion, Belichick was observed to be lifting the corners of his mouth upward in some kind of rough approximation of what other people would call a "smile."

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Why the Florida visor? Belichick is close friends with Gators coach Billy Donovan, and has spoken to the team about focus and dedication. (Of course, Florida also brought both Tim Tebow and Aaron Hernandez into Belichick's life. Maybe that's why he's just rocking the visor and not a full Florida hoodie.)

Belichick wasn't the only NFL coach in attendance. Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was there cheering on Pitt:

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Mike Tomlin. (Screencap via The Big Lead)

We assume he stayed on the sidelines and didn't wander into the way of any Florida fast breaks.

Good on both men for getting out and backing their city/friends. As long as neither of them follow the example of the Falcons' Roddy White, who backed out of an NCAA bet on Friday, all's good.

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