2012 Boston Newsmakers

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10. Bill Belichick

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The New England Patriots' head coach managed to lead his team back to the Super Bowl for the fifth time, adding to his unparalleled legacy. Also, he and Tom Brady became the first head coach/starting quarterback combination in NFL history to reach five Super Bowls. Despite losing a second title game to the Giants, Belichick is still widely regarded as the best coach of his generation.

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