Top 10 Sports Villains

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Bill Belichick

Probably the most commonly word used to describe Bill Belichick is mastermind. That, or curmudgeonly. Belichick took over as New England's head coach in 2000, and quickly turned the team around from a 5-11 record to winning three of the next four Super Bowls. During his time with the Patriots, he's built quite the reputation.

Drew Karpyshyn, writer of Star Wars books, named Belichick the NFL figure most likely to become a Sith for the coach's role in a signal-stealing scandal that earned him a $500,000 fine and questions about if he'd cheated during any of those Super Bowls. Belichick sort-of apologized. He's always been merciless, but the Patriots' 2007 season is a prime example of just how far he'll go.

With Tom Brady and Randy Moss on the field, Belichick pushed the Patriots to an undefeated 16-0 regular season, setting numerous records along the way, including most points scored (589) and most offensive yards (6,580). And that was hardly all necessary. The Patriots won by an average of nearly 20 points per game, including massive blowouts of 56-10, 52-7, 49-28 and 48-27.

Belichick is ... Emperor Palpatine: always wears a hooded garment, has Tom Brady doing his dirty work for him, loves a good demonstration of absolute power.

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