- Norms of civilian control of the military? Feh! Belichick doesn't care about the norms. He is willing to have lineman be eligible receivers while wide receivers report as ineligible.
- He loves special teams, so what is the equivalent of the overlooked aspect of the war game? Would he love those who pilot transport planes as much as he loves left-footed punters?
- Have more press briefings but provide less information.
- Belichick would seek out mid-priced, older weapon systems that can do more things than faster, slicker, more expensive systems.
- The officers that study under him would go on to, at best, mixed results for other military units.
- His mastery of technicalities might mean heaps of almostwarcrimes.
- Belichick would not care where the generals came from--West Point? Meh. It is not so much about prestige as about past performance.
- Belichick's recommended strategy would change from week to week, driving the generals crazy.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
War is Like Football or Is Football Like War?
So much crossover between football and war--blitzing and all that. Well, Trump thinks that the best football coach of our time would "be a as good as any general out there." Putting aside the question of whether winning many nail-biters in the big game and going 5 and 3 is better than the US military over the same period (narrator: it is), what kind of advice would Belichick give?