As the hardreading staff thumbed through its Boston Sunday Globe this morning, we couldn’t help but notice this double-truck ad in a special section called The Greater Debate, subhead “Who’s more responsible for this Patriots dynasty: Brady or Belichick?”
Here’s the body copy:
Notice that nowhere in the ad do the words “Bill Belichick” appear. But he’s there in every line, right? (Clever, that “Foxborough-hole,” eh?)
Which got the headscratching staff to thinking – are they paying Belichick? Or is this just an end-around?
So we hied ourselves to the Googletron and learned that this campaign has been in the news for several days now, both the print campaign and this TV spot.
That ad will air just before kickoff tonight. As far as we can tell, Belichick is not being paid.
Is he happy about this? Is he upset? Is he amused at the creativity displayed by ad agency Wieden + Kennedy?
Would he like us to stop asking questions now?
Who cares? We want answers.