The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
I have been a fan of the New England Patriots football team for many years and I have to give credit to the team’s head coach, Bill Belichick. He’s been the Patriots’ head coach since 2000 and has won six Super Bowls, a record for a head coach in the NFL. He’s also been a friend and supporter of Donald Trump, which has bothered me.
Then I read that Donald Trump was going to bestow upon Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And that was the last straw. If Belichick was going to accept that honor — which if given by any other president, would, indeed, be an honor — I would never again root for the Patriots or any other team Bill Belichick coached.
But then Belichick announced that he was declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he was scheduled to receive from Donald Trump this past Thursday. Belichick cited the tragic events of January 6th, when pro-Trump rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol. Five people died, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, and many were injured during the Trump-inspired chaos.
Belichick said he was flattered by the honor, but he ultimately chose to decline it, saying, “Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom, and democracy.”
So this week I am bestowing upon Bill Belichick the Fandango’s Who Won the Week award for telling Donald Trump precisely where he can stuff his Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?