Thursday, January 26, 2017

Big Moments

"Safeties Coach Steve Belichick of the New England Patriots holds his daughter Blakely Rose Belichick as he enjoys the Patriots defeat over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts."

One thing I always try to think about in sports is who the game is important to and why.

It's easy to point the camera toward players after a big win such as the AFC Championship Game. They're the ones on the field exerting energy and crossing the the line to score a touchdown.

In addition, fans are the ones we typically hear. So focusing on their actions comes natural, too.

But those in uniform adorning their name on the back didn't achieve those moments alone. Their coaches drew up the plays and helped coordinate when to use them. And I often think besides the head coach, others aren't typically seen visually.

In other words, coaches are very much apart of the team, too.

With a big team ourselves at Getty Images covering the championship, we each have our own roles. Yet when they end, we're left to search for other moments.

Being a father, and with my wife expecting our second child soon, I was instantly drawn to safeties coach Steve Belichick of the New England Patriots as he held his daughter while enjoying the Patriots defeat over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For him, as a coach, this was a big moment. But being a father is better than any win. I can only imagine that has to be a great feeling to being able to enjoy both at once.


Post a Comment

<< Home