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Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Bill Belichick not a great NFL ambassador in England

LONDON — Bill Belichick was the Dour of London on Friday, as the Patriots arrived to play a different brand of football than the one of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, and David Beckham.

On a quintessential overcast London morning, Belichick, the man that Bill Parcells nicknamed “Gloom,” looked and sounded as enthused as Kate Middleton caught in her knickers at a photography convention about being in Merry Old England to play the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

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