"Parcells: A Football Life"

Parcells's official Twitter handle is @parcellsbook. But did you really think Bill tweeted? Ha! You better check out our video segment in which he scoffs at the notion of signing up for Twitter or Faceboook. Regardless, Bill is aware of the numerous parody accounts. Indeed, Coach's presence reverberates on Twitter, where his maxims are posted daily, especially during the football season. Bill has trended multiple times, including: after the Hall of Fame snubbed him in early 2012; while Sean Payton tried to lure him back to the sidelined some months later; and when he finally reached football immortality in 2013. However, Bill is such an iconic figure that Twitter users -- the famous, almost-famous and everyone else -- invoke his name in a wide range of topics including business, music, religion, parenting and politics. So this "Bill Tweets!" page is dedicated to the clever, funny and revealing ones about Bill over the past several years. Maintaining the balanced approach of Parcells, we include tweets that poke fun of Bill, or even criticize him like one from former star linebacker Jason Taylor.

But first a tweet from Adam Schefter, ESPN's top NFL reporter, to his 3.2 million followers. (Click on the RETWEETS or FAVORITES link to read some entertaining remarks.)


October 16, 2014

Andy Gray @AndyGray35

This excerpt on Belichick/Parcells divorce from new Parcells book is a must-read. Charlie Weis is SHADY. I love it. t.co/KmsMepAqeh


February 5, 2014

Anthony Curvington @AC_Hussle 

Bill Parcells needs to write a book. I have the utmost respect for that man and his knowledge on not just the game, but life.


January 12, 2014

Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ

Parcells was talking about the refs when he said, "This is why you lift all those weights!"


December 5, 2013


“You don’t get any medals for trying. You’re supposed to do that.” - Bill Parcells 

[Retweets: 466]


September 23, 2013


Butler got alligator arms.."It's Pro Football, "Son, they're gonna hit you anyway! (Parcells voice) #NFL


February 11, 2013

Bob Hartfield@blathernbombast

There is no truth to rumors that Benedict will come out of retirement to seek the Dalai Lama's job. Bill Parcells remains open to it...


Desmond Yuen ‏@KickDes

Any chance the #Pope might pull a Bill Parcells and unretire in a couple of years to head coach the Lutheran church?


James Wolcott@JamesWolcott

Wonder how long it'll take for Daily News sportswriters to start calling for Bill Parcells to be named new Pope. #bigtunabelongsinthevatican


Howard Riefs @hriefs@hriefs

Gives new meaning to “big tuna”: A single Bluefin tuna sold for $1.76 million. http://bit.ly/VrHoFl  #parcells


January 3, 2013

Jeff Croft@jcroft

@cdotharrison Parcells is maybe Dr. Dre. Very good body of work on his own, but even more impressive lineage after him.


New Chiefs Coach@NewChiefsCoach

CONNECTION: Pioli's father in law is Parcells. Parcells is the tuna. Tuna is a fish. Walrus' eat fish. Andy Reid is a walrus. #Chiefs


December 12, 2012

Rediscover Records@RedscvrRecords

We paraphrase Bill Parcells w/our turntables, that are not high end audio, "They are what their record (player) says they are"


December 11, 2012

Mike Onorato@YankeeClipper09

If I was making a movie about the '86 New York Giants, I'd cast Ed Beagly, Jr. as Phil Simms, Brian Dennehy as Parcells, Ving Rhames as LT.


December 5, 2012

Joe Terranova @terranovajoe

Bill Parcells "you are what your record says you are". Trading it's ur P&L. Bloggers, paper traders & subsription sellers its # of followers


Kevin Prather@DrKPrather

@hollyR_J Janet Napolitano as NFL coaching great Bill Parcells. Google. Have fun trying to get that out of your head:)


December 3, 2012

Christina Nowacki@cln0103

Me too. RT @BFTB_Chargers: I like Parcells so much that I've read 3 different biographies on him. Would go nuts for him.


December 2, 2012

patrick crayton@pcrayton12

Yessir! Not as much when parcells was here though! RT @realJeffRidge: @pcrayton12 How was Jerry when you were playing, always around?


November 11, 2012


If a Parcells coaching tree were a Christmas tree, Coughlin would be below the star ... BB off to the right on a lower branch ...


October 19, 2012

Anja Hoffmann@AnjaHoffmann

"You are what your search history says you are." - Bill Parcells #quote


August 1, 2012

Mike Sielski@MikeSielskiWSJ

"Coach  Parcells, read my lips: Start. Phil. Simms." --President George H.W. Bush #NYG #NYJ


July 30, 2012

Ray Curry @coachraycurry

"You have to know what loses before you know what wins" - Bill Parcells to Jeff Van Gundy when he got the Knicks job.


July 17, 2012

Andy G Lee @glee305

@terrellowens If u were respectful of Parcells, u would have a job already. Reach out to Tuna and say u r sorry. U r still a good receiver.


June 23, 2012

Bill Clinton@PimpBillClinton

#WhyICheat You ever wake up and thought "what the fuck is Bill Parcells doing in my bed?"


June 19, 2012


Barack = Parcells. Knows what to do, Jones (Congress) won't let him


June 3, 2012

Andy Emery@andrewwemery NatGeo's 'Wicked Tuna' is not about Bill Parcells, like I had hoped. Still a good show if you like fishing.


May 11, 2012

James Nieves@spacemountain16

@JasonTaylor I'm no Parcells fan either, but my memory of this is MIA offers you an extension that year. You waited. NYJ came in with more $


May 10, 2012

Jason Taylor@JasonTaylor

@spacemountain16: @JasonTaylor You're still a @MiamiHEAT after stabbing us in the back to head to New York?”Me stab? Parcells had the knife


April 26, 2012

Brian Stuart@bstuartt

@SportsSturm How did JJ and Parcells work together for 4 years. No one in sports gets out the "anointing oil" out faster than Jerry.



Anyone else think that new show "wicked tuna" was about Bill Parcells?


April 25, 2012

Terry Corcoran @CorcoranNYC

I'm in for any TV show involving Bill Parcells. Even if he becomes Judge Parcells, or gets a cooking show on Hallmark. I'm in.


Travis Reier@travisreier

Word is that after recently taking over at Jones CC, Ray Perkins asked Parcells to run the defense for him. Awesome.


April 24, 2012

David A. Arnott @DavidAArnott

ESPN's apostrophe usage=bothering me. They write: "Parcells' Draft Confidential". I'm Team Strunk & White: "Parcells's Draft Confidential".


April 10, 2012

Max Hulett @mhulett91

#ThingsThatLastedLongerThanNorthKoreasMissile Bill Parcells' unretirement


April 6, 2012

Pro Football Mgmt@HowardShatsky

I hope Bill Parcells coaches the Saints, even if its only for a year, I miss Bill telling me to go F myself!


April 5, 2012

Sheila Vossough@SheilaVossough

The day Bill Parcells coaches again, Im finding an endzone to victory dance in from sheer fan happiness. Incredible coach @nfl @SportsCenter


April 4, 2012

Dave Dameshek@Dameshek

Payton's suspension (& NO's potential hiring of Parcells) should inspire Chargers players to announce Norv's longstanding bounty system.


April 3, 2012

Amos Magliocco @amosmagliocco

@rfritchie In the end, I have many excuses. But you know what Bill Parcells says: "Don't tell me about the pain, just show me the baby."


April 1, 2012

Eric & Seth Wiener@OnsidePunt

Parcells rumored to be next #Saints coach, #Redskins QB and Republican nominee.


Boomhauer @bestintheleague

Bill Parcells is illuminati


March 31, 2012

Alex Navarro @Navarro0629

@Steiny31 vs.colts martin was hit &banged his head on turf so hard blood shot out of his nose.parcells wanted 2take him out but he refused!!


February 23, 2012


Jonah Hill will be playing a young Bill Parcells in the movie 'Tuna.' #deadringer


Doug Kerken@DKerken

    Google is like Bill Parcells, producing all kinds of great talent ow.ly/9f9eZ


    February 18, 2012

    Drew Magary @drewmagary

    Bill Parcells thinks every play Jeremy Lin runs is a trick play. #nooffense


    February 14, 2012

    Long Island Assoc @LongIslandAssoc

    Simms said parcells used to call him effing Simms all the time. He had to check his birth certificate to remember his name


    February 6, 2012

    Randy Joseph @letgomyeggo32

    My thoughts exactly RT @vgoodwill #Pistons coach [Laurence] Frank on Bill Parcells not making the pro football HOF: "That's bullshit, and you can print that. How can he not get in?"


    February 5, 2012

    Harvey Araton @HarveyAraton

    Personally think Parcells prefers it this way. Lets him reinforce the notion that he's smarter than dumb asses who voted, & everyone else


    Charley Casserly @CharleyCasserly

    With all due respect to other HOF coaches, Gillman, Stram, Grant among others, Parcells should be in


    February 4, 2012

    David Simon @davidsimonism

    Parcells heard some guy scream out "Hey Bill". Parcells thought "that's a good name I'll take his name." Parcells is over qualified for HOF


    bubbs @bubbs818

    Bill Parcells is to the nfl HOF what scorecese is to the Oscars,


    Steve Skinner @oswegos1

    @si_peterking Bud Grant, 10-12 playoff rec, George Allen 2-7 playoff record, Bill Parcells 11-8 playoff rec, 2 SB -yet he's only 1 not in?


    mike pesca @pescami

    Parcells just cut the Hall of Fame


    David Veloz @David747Heavy

    @RichCimini Lets just hope Parcells doesn't stop his introduction of Martin half way into the speech.


    Bob D'Angelo @BobDAngelo1

    Guess you could say Bill Parcells was jilted at the altar by the Hall of Fame -- at least for this year. Hugh Culverhouse chuckles. #nfl


    george sellati @geovsell

    hall of fame committee worried #parcells will quit the hall of fame after a couple of years...


    January 28, 2012

    The Rico Rodriguez @ManagerRico

    My goal is to be the Bill Parcells of the entertainment business. Do some research on Parcells and you'll see exactly what I mean.


    January 22, 2012

    Criminal Mattschief @MBrooESQ

    @realfreemancbs  Jilted by Bill Parcells = Dumped by Brookyn Decker. Jilted by Chip Kelly = Denied 2AM hookup by Snooki.


    Scott Gower @smg1981

    "If you have three GOP candidates, you don't have one." --- Bill Parcells #SCPrimary #GOP


    December 31, 2011

    Matthew Callan @scratchbomb

    2012 RESOLUTION: finish my screenplay for "Murder at Manny's", where Mike Francesa and Bill Parcells team up to solve crimes in central NJ


    December 19, 2011

    Victor Bast @_victor_says

    Also Kim Jong-Il is dead. Sources say that North Korea is negotiating the services of Bill Parcells as Coach/dictator of North Korea


    December 8, 2011

    Bradie James @bradiejamesgang

    I used to eat grits and I'll never forget when B. Parcells told me he had never had Grits for them.


    December 4, 2011

    Molly Qerim @MollyQerim

    Bill Parcells is one of the few people, that when he speaks, I hang on his every word.


    imeanillhangout @imeanillhangout

    Bill Parcells just verbally raped Merril Hoge.


    October 18, 2011

    John Forma @JForma

    @MikeVacc I think the Fins would have been better off letting Pea Pod or Fresh Direct pick the groceries than Parcells.


    October 14, 2011

    Rob @JoeyDips

    Ron Borges has a 5yr old kid!? What the H? Wonder if his kid shits all over everyone in the sandbox. That castle sucks, Parcells' was better


    October 7, 2011

    Tom Shane @TroyTaylorMVP

    @AuthorofPatches Cowboys, Miami, Jets, NE: Win% for 3 years prior to Parcells-- ~30%. 3 years post-Parcells, ~70%. @WhitlockJason is a zero.


    September 21, 2011

    David Stryker @davidstryker

    Theo Epstein quoting Parcells: "if you're always listening to the fans in the seats, you'll end up sitting with them." #ssac


    September 19, 2011

    DCFanatic @DCFanaticsBlog

    Oh great. We have heard 6,000,000 opinions on Romo. Now we have Parcells looking to get his 2 cents in. And yes. I will record it, lol.


    September 12, 2011

    Steve McNamara @Steve_O_McN

    Is that Bill Parcells on Sportscenter or Ric Flair???


    Frankie Jay @FrankJS7

    Bill Parcells getting paid by ESPN and Miami. Let's not forget Social Security too


    September 10, 2011

    Jennifer @BostonGaL4Ever

    @RoFloESPN I met Parcells at a VIP event when he coached the #Patriots...shook his hand and he wouldn't crack a smile, I was 11, made me sad


    August 28, 2011

    lannyt @lannyt

    Dear Bill Parcells, I know I havent prayed to you in a while. Forgive me. I have my first fantasy draft today and need you to watch over me.


    Timeoff Tellerr @itstellertime

    Chris Christie learned press conferences from Bill Parcells


    August 16, 2011

    Edilson Bomfim @edilsonbomfim

    "Não culpe ninguém! Não espere nada! Faça alguma coisa" Bill Parcells


    Bill Burkhead @northeagles

    Educator's should have seat @ the table "they want u to cook the dinner, @ least they ought 2 let u shop 4 the groceries” Parcells #edchat


    August 15, 2011

    124 BPM @canemutiny5x

    ESPN is giving me more reasons to hate them. The only time I wanna see Parcells on my TV is when someone is setting his fat ass on fire.


    Shan Shariff @NewSchoolSS

    Parcells is an arrogant, pompous SOB but I still have to stop and listen whenever he speaks. #samewithbobknight


    Chris Hill @Chill421

    @desides01 @mortreport Just wait&see, but history says Parcells will walk off the set before the segment is done. but he'll still want paid


    August 8, 2011

    Jim McDonough @jpmcdonough

    @SI_PeterKing - prediction: Parcells makes HOF in 2012, leaves halfway thru acceptance speech.


    April 26, 2011

    Mr Furski @Mr_Furski

    @49ers can you please hire Bill Parcells. Thanks


    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Watching Bill Parcells read the telephone book would be compelling TV.


    DSPN @iDanon843

    #Agree I'd push an old lady in front of a bus for that! RT @diana_raiders: I would sell a piece of my soul for Parcells' to GM the @RAIDERS


    April 21, 2011

    Ricco Richardson @CrunkATL

    @Wheeler_JR IMO Mourinho is the Bill Parcells of European soccer, He cocky and shit but he wins and does it his way


    March 4, 2011

    Michael @SevOneDeu

    I wish Bill Parcells had a twitter account. His material would be priceless.


    February 21, 2011

    Scott W. B. Kaiser @scottwbkaiser

    One hour and 45 minutes in and we are still practicing. My son has the Bill Parcells of YMCA flag football coaches. It rocks!


    January 20, 2011

    DerekIAM @DerekIAm

    Bill Parcells just took credit for the D-Day Invasion plan


    Jen Bonstein @jenbonstein

    Husband compared our parenting styles to football coaches: Tony Dungy (him) vs Bill Parcells (me). Both Super Bowl champs, different styles.


    January 14, 2011

    3_Daughters @3_Daughters

    RT @keithsmooth: Lawrence Taylor pays for underage sex & gets no jail time? Who the fuck was the judge? Bill Parcells?


    January 8, 2011

    Jeffrey Daitz @precool

    @kurt13warner Hey Kurt, how are you? Parcells used to say I'm reminding you because you forgot to remember. Sounds like Yogi Berra


    Adam Greenbaum @Adam_Greenbaum

    Bill Parcells must be superhuman. He barely leaves the Dolphins and the entire organization crumbles. #NFL


    January 5, 2011

    Sean Yuzwa @syuzwa

    Parcells has still got it! RT @JayLindsay_AP Big tuna fetches record $396,000 in Tokyo. http://goo.gl/KShOJ


    Curt G @curtgOK

    Isn't that a pay cut for Parcells? RT @AP Big tuna fetches record $396,000 at Tokyo auction.


    December 26, 2010

    Gregory Martinez @gregorymartinez

    Cut Henne. Cut Brown. Cut Crowder. Cut Smith. Fire Sporano. Murder Henning. Maim Parcells. Hire a competent president. Rebuild. #Dolphins


    December 7, 2010

    Morgan O'Brien @morganobrien

    @si_peterking wow, parcells let himself go: @Drudge_Report Man Catches 405-Pound Tuna! http://drudge.tw/eqYNG2


    December 5, 2010

    Josh Appel @JoshAppel

    Sources: Sparano and Henne spotted holding hands at a local CVS buying Dove Bars for Parcells, since hes the reason they bother have jobs


    December 4, 2010

    Brad Casemore @BradCasemore

    @hblodget >> To paraphrase Bill Parcells, a company is worth what the market says it's worth. Still, Groupon could regret leaving $6B behind


    November 23, 2010

    Jason Smith @howaboutafresca

    @allnightali Like I said, I'm the Bill Parcells of this show: I'll tear you down and then build you back up again...


    October 28, 2010

    Lizzuendo @Lizzs_Lockeroom

    I cut 200 fakebook "friends"... Bill Parcells style.."You signed them on Wednesday, I cut them on Thursday"


    October 18, 2010

    Carlos Ledo @ELLedo1307

    all that is left in Parcells' office are crinkled dove bar wrappers and post it notes with contract offers to Paul Solai


    August 30, 2010

    Ross McGowan @EndlessRoss

    Just learned in MMQB that Parcells isn't in the Football HoF. He went 10-6 one year with Quincy Carter at QB. He should have his own wing.


    August 24, 2010

    David Neal @DavidJNeal

    #Dolphins media standing, waiting for players, much yakking. Parcells walks through, gets tres quiet. He leaves, loud again. Respect? Fear?


    August 23, 2010

    Publius @HeadlineHistory

    Happy birthday to Norman Schwarzkopf (76), Carl Yastrzemski (71), Bill Parcells (69), Cindy Williams (63), & Mats Wilander (46).


    June 22, 2010

    Dan Hanzus @danhanzus

    Random Tuesday Question: Has the definitive Bill Parcells biography been released? If not, can somebody get going on that? #huskyNFLicons


    June 17, 2010

    Ed Morgans @edmorgans

    In bid for epic turnaround, France to hire Bill Parcells to run football operations. #worldcup


    May 5, 2010

     Jay Hathaway‏@strutting

    Happy Nunyo Demasio, sports fans!

    [Note: Okay, this tweet has nothing to do with Bill, but I figured I'd throw in an amusing one about me.]


    April 21, 2010

    Ike Diamonds @ikediamonds

    @PeteCarroll OMG, please start acting like an NFL coach! Do you think Belichick and Parcells are tweeting about Lil Wayne?!


    April 3, 2010

    Tom Shane @tomshane1

    @tommyjets On Gholston, I like Parcells' old saying: If they don't bite when they're puppies, they don't bite when they're dogs.


    April 1, 2010

    Jeff Darlington @Jeff_Darlington

    I hear ya. Very disturbing. RT @iceterminal: You're dreaming about interviewing B. Parcells? Two words for you: Seek help.


    Jeff Darlington @Jeff_Darlington

    And yes, I'm aware it's slightly discouraging that I'm having dreams about Bill Parcells. In April. Or any other time, for that matter.


    Jeff Darlington @Jeff_Darlington

    Bill Parcells broke his silence for an interview with the Herald at 5 am today. One issue: It occurred in a dream. Can I still quote him?


    March 23, 2010

    Marek Krawczyk @MarekKrawczyk

    I once had theatre guru Richard Foreman in my car in Dallas. All he talked about was Jewish day camp & how he hated Bill Parcells.


    February 10, 2010

    Larry Floro @lsfloro

    RT @07shari22: RT @e_man RT @BobGlauber: Bill Parcells & his coaching tree now w/ a combined 6 Super Bowl titles & 8 SB appearances since 1986. >> wow!


    January 25, 2010

    Chad Finn @GlobeChadFinn

    Sean Payton looks like the love child of Bill Parcells and Kenny Chesney.


    Rob Tannenbaum @GoodForTheJews

    @rawls "Rex Ryan couldn't wear Bill Parcells' jockstrap." Right. Four sizes too large. #Jets


    January 24, 2010

    ncred @ncrediful

    I did not know that George Lucas "didnt" direct Empire Strikes Back & Return of Jedi! guess its like thinkin Parcells coaches the Dolphins


    January 15, 2010

    Jeffrey Buck @buckwa

    @sportsguy33 paraphrasing Parcells to Conan "you are what your ratings say you are"


    January 6, 2010

    Dave Dowling @ddowling15

    Somehow thought "Giant Tuna Sells for Staggering Sum" was about Bill Parcells http://tiny.cc/P1HjW


    December 22, 2009

    ds1969 @ds1969

    carl banks is the best. just said #giants DBs must have read an old sign Parcells would post in locker room: GTFB! get the f**k back!


    December 15, 2009

    Joe Ralstin @jralstin

    On this day in history December 15, 1982 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of New York Giants


    December 7, 2009

    Omar Kelly @OmarKelly

    Found it telling that everyone, including team owner Steve Ross, is in the team picture but NO PARCELLS


    December 2, 2009

    Jeremy Herr @Jherrdog

    As of 2006, 2/3 of NFL coaches were descedents of either Bill Walsh or Bill Parcells.


    December 1, 2009

    Douglas Jones @Skandalous

    Anybody else noticed that, as time, goes on, all former Bill Parcells assistants-turned-head coaches start to LOOK like Parcells?


    November 19, 2009

    Francisco Perez @franciscope

    @Jeff_Darlington Its gonna be fun to hear Matt Millen giving Bill Parcells franchise building tips through NFLN


    November 8, 2009

    Mike @MikeAmmo

    I would go through voluntary appendix and tonsil removal at the same time to bring Parcells to Cleveland.


    October 17, 2009

    MB @MookieBlaylock

    @umassjsp I think you'll be collecting on that. Weis is a Parcells wannabe, but he's more flounder than tuna haha


    October 15, 2009

    RotoCop @TheRotoCop

    @SI_PeterKing Who is least likely to ever tweet: Parcells, Belichick or Bob Costas?


    MJ @marcjuliar

    Does Parcells have to approve personnel moves with Marc Anthony and JLo?


    ncred @ncrediful:

    is it me or whenever u hear about the dolphins you hear more about Parcells than u do the Miami head coach?what's his name again?


    September 28, 2009

    Eric Thomas @BetweenTheLions

    Someone should tell Francesa that PRETENDING to know Bill Parcells doesn't make one an expert.


    September 21, 2009

    gino lucci @1Lucci

    Hey Bill Parcells, do you let Gloria Estefan "buy the groceries?" HA.


    September 13, 2009

    The Great One @VinnyDeuce

    @JohnKincade @mortreport Dear Bill Parcells, Thank you for using the Falcons as leverage to go to Miami! We are much better off!!!


    Satchel Page @bluesatch

    #2009NFLpredictions Keyshawn Johnson will keep his streak of consecutive shows of mentioning Bill Parcells and wearing a fat tie.


    September 11, 2009

    Omar Kelly @OmarKelly

    Dolphins playing I'm So Hood for practice music today. I'm sure it's straight off Bill Parcells IPOD.


    September 7, 2009

    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    @NFLprguy Parcells now has done about as many formal interviews with Forbes (one) as local media since being hired. Shameful.


    August 25, 2009

    Ken Thornhill @kenthornhill

    "Serving a year as an assistant coach under Bill Parcells is like dog years, 1 is like 7 regular ones of experience" Chiefs Coach Todd Haley


    August 24, 2009

    Adam Schefter @Adam_Schefter

    Dolphins-Chiefs trade should have been easy to complete. Bill Parcells' son in law is Scott Pioli. Trade was, technically, all in the family


    August 23, 2009

    tgav @tgav95

    I take offense to the fact that Parcells has been a part of every afc east team but the bills


    August 21, 2009

    Militan Buddhist @rogersherman

    License plate in front of me: "TUNAVRSE" Bill Parcells?


    Willis Bancroft @WMBancroftJKD

    Miami Dolphins should have a reality show with owners Marc Anthony, Jimmy Buffet, the Williams sisters and Bill Parcells.


    August 20, 2009

    Jamil Smith @JamilSmith

    I feel like Obama should pull a Bill Parcells. You know, prevent his assistant coaches from addressing the media, doing it all himself. #hcr