"A Short Rant about 'Dissertations'"
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"Don't you dare leave Bill Belichick"

Article argues that people who "leave" Belichick and are hired elsewhere have a pattern of failure, thereby indicating it's not the people but Belichick that accounted for their success.

The problem is I think the Leaving Bill Curse has morphed into something bigger and more destructive than anyone could have ever imagined. The guy basically ruined Cleveland. And you realize, right, that Peyton Manning was considered one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Then he traveled to New England for a game Nov. 21 and since leaving Bill he's 0-3 and has thrown 11 picks. 

OK, now it's just getting creepy. 

Belichick studied economics in college and played football, right? Wesleyan lost three of its last four this season to finish .500 and we're now in one of the worst economic slumps in history. Oh. My. God. Bill then coached for the Baltimore Colts in 1975. Not long after parting ways with Bill, the Colts were headed out of town in the middle of the night bound for Indy. Bill then coached for the Lions and after they split, well, you know what happened. They became the Browns.

See also Gregg Easterbrook's most recent column for an interesting analysis of what the Patriots are doing right. And, bonus, Easterbrook presents this wonderful observation:

More Proof of the Decline of Western Civilization: Ships, bridges, spacecraft -- they should bear inspirational names of great men and women, leaders and artists, or of important historical moments. Instead, increasingly they bear the names of insiders and political hacks.