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Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2012 3:57PM ; Updated: Thursday February 2, 2012 9:23AM
By Andy Gray Archive
Why Bill Is Smiling
Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday :: Damian Strohmeyer/SI


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A recurring theme throughout Super Bowl week has been the upbeat nature of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The team has clearly had more fun this season and even Belichick himself couldn't help but mock his 2009 decision to for it on fourth-and-2 against the Colts in a regular-season loss. So why the sudden change? Patriots receiver Wes Welker attributes it to the coach "having a lady in his life." Let's hope Belichick doesn't fine Welker for putting his foot in his mouth and the Patriots receiver learned his lesson after speaking out last year.
More Super Bowl Leftovers
Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is not a fantasy football fan ... An Indianapolis steakhouse is charging a $200 minimum per person during Super Bowl week ... Giants coach Tom Coughlin now has his own dance ... The most famous body parts of Super Bowl XLVI ... Bill Belichick used to model Starter jackets in the mid '90s ... Fake Tom Brady doesn't look that much like real Tom Brady.
Ovechkin's Mansion
Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin may be having an off year but that didn't stop him from purchasing an 11,000 sq. ft. Virginia mansion for $4.275 million. While we're on the subject, here's a gallery of athletes and their mega-mansions.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Edita Vilkeviciute :: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Paul F. from Kew Gardens, New York begged me to make Victoria's Secret model Edita Vilkeviciute today's Lovely Lady of the Day. I am happy to oblige.
11-Year-Old Scores Goal of the Year
Granted the year is a little more than a month old, but no NHL player can touch the moves of 11-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom.
Photo of the Day
Today is National Signing Day (click here for SI.com's excellent coverage), which gives me an excuse to post this 2011 photo of Isaiah Crowell holding up a bulldog puppy after announcing his plans to sign with Georgia.
Random Links
Terrell Owens and Mark Sanchez were dissed on Monday's episode of House ... This Russian hockey player doesn't like his coach so he nailed him in the face with his stick ... Phil Mickelson offered to redesign Torrey Pines for free ... Downy will air an updated version of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial during the Super Bowl pregame.
NHL Goal of the Day
Capitals forward Matt Hendricks whiffs on a breakaway but still manages to score on the backhand.

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