The Wood Pecker’s Chronicle

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I remember the cartoon called Woody the Wood Pecker, this guy on this Birch tree isn’t quite as colorful or loud as Woody was. Watching him peck into this tree, I can say one thing that, for a small bird he has one heck of a strong beak. While camping deep in the Wilderness, there were many different birds that I have seen, with the Eagle being the one most viewed daily. All these birds fly around so open and free, with no worries of anything as they fly around. Then there were the Loons and the Canada Geese swimming in the lake and moving about as free as the birds flying in the sky. Maybe if there is reincarnation? I would love to come back as a bird, more specific, the American Bald Eagle, because they soar among the thermal in the sky as free and with a worry free mind, plus as they fly they do it with the greatest of ease. The Eagle is a big bird with a big wing span and when he fishes in the lake, it is awesome to watch as he swoops down on it’s prey, then grabs it within its claws and fly’s away to the nest they call home. When the Eagle swoops down to grab the fish, they make it look so easy like maybe I to could just reach in and grab a fish? But as I try, I then find out it ain’t so easy.

Just as we walk our paths through this journey of life, they to being the Birds also have a path to follow along their journey through life. We share this planet of Earth with many other species, but some may think we own this planet? on the contrary, God created this planet for all to coincide with each other, to enjoy and travel their journey in peace and happiness, but we the Human species through Greed and Stupidity, have made all our journeys become painful and full of chaos. We have totally forgotten how to share anything with anybody anymore, all we want is me…..me……me…… all the time, with no respect or regard for anything around us. This was not God’s vision when he created all within this planet, but it is how we Humans have evolved through our own stupidity and the need for Greed. We have ruined all the Habitats of all the other species, with the building up of all the land around, then we wonder why we are now being visited by some of the wild creatures around us? It is not uncommon for a Bear or a Moose to run through our yards today, simply because we have torn down their homes, to build up our homes to sell and become more greedy. Now we look for cleaner energy like the wind mill farms, where the Government wants to put them up by the 100’s, but unless you take the land from the people, where then will you turn? cause if you turn to cutting down more tree’s to open up an area for these windmills, now your forcing the animal world out of their homes, to try to blend in somewhere else and where do you think that somewhere else is? Correct, right in our own back yards. The bottom line for all the corruption and greed we see today is, everybody has their hands out for the green paper, with no regard or respect for what is around them anymore.

With all this corruption, greed and stupidity around us today, I would love to be an Eagle right now, simply because they are a protected bird, being the symbol of our Country and with that said, they can fly freely to where ever they want to go, with no worries of where they are going, not too mention only the Bear is as good as a Fisherman as they. Ahh!!! the beauty of soaring the great blue yonder, seeing everything from up above and then shitting on all the corruption below and I would know where just to drop the little turd bombs, then laugh as I fly by…….then as I return to the nest that i would call home.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, just as all the other species around us. to stop all this corruption and have no regrets, we first have to start respecting all that is around us, then we have to eliminate the greediness that has engulfed us, so we then can walk our paths in peace and all our journey’s will be happy for all.

 

” The American Bald Eagle is a beautiful bird, that simply soars through the sky with the greatest of ease”

” Corruption, Greed and stupidity has engulfed us all, time to respect all that is around us, to end the ugliness that has engulfed us”

 

” We wouldn’t want anybody to force us out of our homes, why then do we do it to the other species”

” Woody the Wood Pecker in the cartoon was fiction, as the real Wood Pecker blends in to the environment and isn’t as flamboyant”

 

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The 2015 Boston Bruins

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The Boston Bruins are a hockey team within the National Hockey League (NHL), they are also my favorite sports team and always have been throughout my life. Win, lose or draw, I will always bleed the black and gold, the greatest hockey talent ever to lace up the skates played for these Bruins and brought two Stanley cups to the city of Boston, his name is Bobby Orr and I idolized him as I played the game growing up. I have been fortunate enough to witness these Bruins going to five Stanley cup final, winning three and losing two. This team has always been competitive each season, with only a few seasons falling short of expectations, the thing most about this team is, throughout the years they have made the playoffs with lesser named players than other teams, could the Ownership maybe change their philosophy of this team a bit and actually spend for the bigger named talent of the league, possibly? But throughout my time as a true Boston Bruins fan, it surely looks like they are more about putting the profits in their pockets, instead of rewarding the true fans with some great talent, for more chances of bringing Lord Stanley back to Boston, where it belongs.

With that said……. My thoughts of Claude Julien is, he is a great coach with a great system of play, with his system he needs all the players on the roster to buy into the the system and execute the system perfectly and in 2011 they all bought in with the result being, they brought Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston where it truly belongs. After winning the Stanley cup (which is hardest trophy to win in all sports), the team got into salary cap issues and had to let go some of the key players that brought the identity to the team, with the result since has been a team in need of an identity. Identity in hockey goes way beyond the talent of the players and has everything to do with, group of players bonding together as one, taking their Individual talents, putting them together and making the entire team stronger, which makes them a difficult team to play against, for any team that they may face. When the entire roster of players bond together and play for each other, the result then becomes they win more than they lose, in 1970, 1972 and 2011 these Bruins showed just what bonding together means and what being a team family really means, these players from these Championship teams were a family on and off the ice, which they had each others backs and played hard for each other each and every game. In 2011 and with the system of Claude in place, then with all the players bonding together as a family and buying into the system, is the biggest reason why they brought Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston and why each and every game of that season they where a hard win for any team that they had faced. The Identity of the team in 2011 was that of, making the other team work that much harder to beat you, while the team/family of the Boston Bruins executed the system of Claude perfectly and piling up win after win. This team of 2015 definitely needs all these young players to buy into the system of Claude and bond together as one, so they to can create this Identity that the past teams of the Bruins have had, as well as the success they have had also, I will always bleed the black and gold of the Boston Bruins and do hope these Bruins can bond together as one, bringing Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston, where the true home of this most prestigious trophy truly is.

” The Identity of any team, starts with all the players of that team bonding together and bringing all their Individual talents together, making them a hard team for any other team to play against”

” when a sports team bonds together they become a family on and off the field/ice”

” Championships don’t always have to be won with the best of talent, they can also be won with a team who has the strongest Identity and who bonds together stronger than the opponent”

The fire that burns within the New England Patriots Organization

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The New England Patriots are a Football team that plays within the National Football League, from a fan who remembers the not so glory days and the days which they had some good talent, just not enough to make the playoffs each and every year. I also realize that this stretch of the last 10+ years they are on, won’t last forever, but I am not like the casual fair weather fan that are only a fan because of all their winning. Since a guy named Bill Belichek took over as head coach and a quarterback named Tom Brady took over the reigns as the starter on the team, this team has never looked back and take one game at a time. Their success over the last decade plus, has been just simply awesome to watch and when all is said and done with their careers ( yes all good things will end eventually), these two Individuals will go down in the history of the NFL, as the best quarterback/head coach tandem ever in the NFL.

These New England Patriots have won a lot more than they lose with that said, it also breeds a lot of hater’s as well simply because we in this Society are too lazy to step up to the plate to beat them fair and square. Teams in the past that have also gone through this like the New York Yankees and have won more than they lose, also shows how the Haters just give up and talk trash of the winners, plus they also become insanely jealous of their success. What I say to all the Haters out their is, ” Step up to the plate…put in the required work needed…so you can beat these winners and become a Champion yourself”.

These Patriots and especially Tom Brady through the off season of this year, has gone through more crap than any Professional Sports Player really needs to go through. The talks and rumors of “deflate gate” only strengths and shows just how these Haters operate, with the Commissioner of the NFL becoming a Hater as well, simply because he won’t let this go even with a Federal judge telling him he has no solid evidence or even a case to continue with. A Football in the cold weather is just like the tires on your car, it will lose PSI (which is pounds per square inch) of air within it, anybody with a  basics in chemistry can determine this, not too mention every time you get out of your car in the winter at a gas station, just to fill the air within your tires. Now with all that said it is also possible that maybe there were some gray areas explored not just of the Footballs, but the making of some plays and different formations for the team to line up with? If you guessed yes then your probably correct, but if you say that any other team does not explore the grey areas within the rules, to gain a competitive advantage, then I will call you out as a liar and a Hater also. Every team within all the sports and all the Individuals of the Individual sports all explore the grey areas, so they can gain a competitive advantage, it is just that some do it better than others and those that don’t do it well become Haters and are jealous of the ones that do it well. This is Human nature because nobody wants to lose and also, nobody ever remembers a loser.

We all walk a path within this journey of life, some play sports, some have no clue of any sport or how it is played. When you determine within your mind of something that you have no clue of, the only one that looks bad in this process is, quite simply you yourself. Tom Brady is proving this within this season of 2015, he is winning all his games this year, not just because he has a great team and coaching staff around him, but because he is just that good at what he does. Tom was drafted so far down in the draft, that he wasn’t even on the radar of other teams and his work on the practice field, together with his studying of the game of football and reviewing of the videos of what other teams do, is the reason why Tom Brady is so good on the field during game day each and every week of the Football season.

” Football is a game of strategy and which ever team has the best strategy wins the game that week, the talent of each player on the team is second to the strategy of the game”

” Tom Brady is the most competitive player in the game of football today, it is his hard work on and off the field that has made him this way”

” Haters will always hate because they are too lazy to step up to the plate…..put in the work, so they too can become a winner at what ever they want”

Change is everywhere along the journey of life

“Change is everywhere around you and nothing ever stays the same, you just have to adjust to it in order to have change go as smooth as possible?.

We as Humans go through many changes from the time of our first breathe here on Earth to our last breathe, some change comes real easy and smooth, while some change comes with much resistance and more pain then we know how too handle it. Our bodies go through much change like, we grow taller, or maybe a bit more plump or skinny, our hair goes from our natural color, to a grey or silver color as we get older and some may lose their hair all together. Our blood may get thinner as we grow old, not too mention the other internal changes of our bodies, our voices will change also as we grow older, then there is the natural changes to our appearance, or the changes we do to our appearance as we go to the gym and bulk up with larger muscle mass, As we change throughout our lives along this journey of life, so does everything else around us as well.

The Tree’s in this picture go through many changes also like we do as Human Beings, They start out as a little seedling and grow quite big, depending on the kind of tree. The green leaves on the branches of the tree’s change colors depending on the kind of tree, or even which season we are in, during the fall months these tree’s exhale, which turns the leaves a bright vibrant color, til the leaves fall to the ground as the tree gets ready for the winter months. then in the winter the tree becomes bare during the cold dark days of winter, as the spring months come, these same tree’s inhale and grow more buds on their branches, which grows more green leaves for the warmer months to come. Tree’s come in all shapes and sizes, the leaves change colors depending on the seasons we enter, With the different shapes and sizes of the tree’s and the colors of their leaves, shows us the change they go through throughout our journey’s along our paths we walk.

The deep blue color of the sky in this picture, shows us, just how beautiful all is beneath the sky. It brings out the color of the green tree’s, not too mention the rays of sunlight beaming down upon us, The sky also comes with different colors depending if the sky is angry or happy? When the sky is angry it gets filled with clouds and turns the color to dark grey, depending just how angry it is? The clouds themselves also come in different shapes, sizes, or colors, as these clouds become filled with moisture, then drop raindrops upon our heads. When the sky is full of clouds and dropping raindrops upon us, now you have we as Humans becoming gloomy or depressed, which is another change we go through with all the other changes we go through.

With all these changes to ourselves and all that is around us, it is very easy to overlook change and become lost along our paths of our journey through life. We need to better understand these changes, so we can adjust to and except these changes as they come to us along our paths. Now sometimes these changes will come to us unexpectedly and from another along our journey through life, but when we have faith in and are confident in ourselves, understand better of the change that is happening, then change won’t be so hard for us as we walk our paths. Just as the change in the seasons happen smoothly year after year for all the tree’s around us, then real change can go smoothly for us as well, as we walk our paths along our journey through life.

” the four seasons change the Tree’s around us smoothly and with beauty So can change to us as Humans go smoothly, with no resistance, as we adapt moving forward along our journey through life”

” Change happens in many ways whether internal or external, change does not have to be hard as we except and adjust to all the changes that may come to us

” the sky is blue and the tree’s are green, showing us true happiness throughout the different changes, when the sky is grey and soaking the tree”s with water, makes for difficult change through anger, as all sways in the wind with chaos and disarray”

we can not see through the crowded bushes clearly, when we let hatred control us.

           With all this hatred that is running throughout this Society, none of us can see clearly what is in front of us, on our paths of our journey through life. This hatred doesn’t come from who we are as Humans within Mankind, this hatred comes from laziness and the fact that some just simply want to create big drama, in order to get the rest of us to fall to their level.

Hatred doesn’t seem as big, like when it runs through the sports world, only because we get way too consumed with our favorite teams. When sports is played in the right way and for the right reasons, it is what makes us all stronger and better throughout our journey of life. Sports teaches us to be competitive, and when we practice at something, we can become great at what ever we practice, it also teaches us to work together as a team, so we can become a champion at whatever we want to be a champion of? When you have a team of Individuals and they play together and for each other, they then put their strengths together and overcome any team they face, no matter how talented that team may be? The 2004 Boston Red Sox is a perfect example of this pulling together as a team, they were not the favorite or the most talented team in the playoffs that year, but what they did have was, a group of Individuals that bonded together, put together all their own strengths, in order to become one strong team, then they won the Championship that year. When we throughout this Society pull together as one, walk our paths through this journey of life, we to can become a great Society and be a champion, of which future Societies will look to follow, so they to can be a great Society and through all this, hatred will not even enter into our lives.

Unfortunately in today’s world of sports, it is being played for all the wrong reasons and in the wrong way, as today the players are all about ” show me the money”, instead of ” i want to win and be a champion”,  Whenever there are some dominant teams out there and there have been a few throughout all the sports, you will always have this hatred for those teams, because the fans and the other teams that keep losing to them, then form this hatred of them so strong, that they then can not see clearly through the forest moving forward of their journey of life. With all the teams that have been hated on throughout the history of sports, these New England Patriots have become the most hated team of them all. Why? Simply because they win more than they lose and have won more Championships than all of the most recent teams. The last fifteen years this team has dominated the world of football, but what I say to all the haters out there is, ” you want to be a champion, than step up to the plate and beat a Champion”. When you hate on a certain team only shows that, you have given up and become too lazy, which makes it that much harder in order to win at anything, let alone be a champion of anything. I remember the times before this fifteen year run these Patriots are on, these were times of hardship and feelings of low confidence, as they have only made it to the Superbowl twice before this last fifteen years and have been blown out both times. The team went through many changes and the fans didn’t become filled with great hatred, as we truly believed that one day the team and it’s fans would become the champion of the football world.

When we give in to this laziness it will keep us from stepping up to the plate and defeating a champion, so we can also become a champion, which will then have us hating on everything and anything that may come before us, as we walk our paths of our journey through life. It is this hatred that has us move forward through the forest, without truly seeing what is clearly in front of us, so we than can practice and be ready for whatever that may cross our paths.

” hatred is only something we as Individuals make up, when we become lazy and create big drama around us”

” sports when played for the right reasons and in the right way, is what helps us become stronger and better along our paths of our journey through life”

” sports should never be about the money for any player, as you will never receive any money if you first don’t practice to become great, at whatever sport you play”

The Spoked B is worn with pride throughout the team.

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The spoke “B” on the jersey of the Boston Bruins, is worn with not only having pride for the organization, but pride for the teammates you play the game of hockey with. Patrice Bergeron shows just what this pride is all about.

These Bruins of the 2014/15 season did not live up to the expectations that not only the Management had, but the fans of the spoke “B” had. The reason for this starts with the General Manager in Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins did the right thing in letting him go. Even before the season started, Peter let go a huge part of the Identity of this team in Jonny Boychuk, but it started even before this, when they let Andrew Ference go? These two guys were not the most talented, but what they brought to the team in an Identity, goes way beyond, any kind of talent, they made this team very tough to play against.

The loss of the Identity became worse when they let Shawn Thorton go? True Thorty was getting older, but his toughness and grit, is what this team missed most this year, Thorty knew when to throw down the gloves and when not to, he knew how to make the players of the other teams see a shadow and cough up the puck, which carried throughout the team and made these Boston Bruins a hard team to play against, from whom ever they played against. In 2011 when they won Lord’s Stanley cup, they had all these ingredients and used them to whip up a gourmet meal, each time they took to the ice that year.

When Peter took these guys away, without adding similar guys ( maybe younger),  now you have a team playing without an identity. I mean like simple addition and subtraction like you learn in school, when you keep subtracting numbers, without adding in any other numbers, eventually you end up with zero or a negative number.

I will always bleed the black and gold of the Boston Bruins and have been a true fan since the Bobby Orr days, yes I still bleed the black and gold and always will bleed these great colors, not too mention my passion for the game, as a former player of the game. Now with that said, I still believe in some of the core players of this team, as yet a few of the core need some tweaking or changing.

Coach Claude showed some versatility, when he put Pasternak, Spooner and Lootch together on a line and as this line showed great promise, it also brought to life the Bear in Lootch, as he played well with the young and future of the Bruins. Bergy was just being Bergy, as his game of the best defensive forward in the game, stayed true to form, no matter who was on his line, Soderberg and Eriksson proved they have great chemistry with each other, while the Merlot line showed that it needs more grit, as well as speed on the ice.

The defense is where this team needs to get better in a hurry and I would build a strong defense around Dougie and Krug. Now if Miller comes back from his injury? He would be a great 4th line defense man,   Seidenberg and Mcquaid? now here is where you get something while you still can, Chara true he is getting old for this fast game, but I would reduce his time on ice, as his reach can still work in your favor and let him retire as a Bruin out of respect. Which means that Patrice Bergeron finally gets the “C” on his jersey, as he more than deserves this.

I think you noticed a few names I have not mentioned? number one on the list of trade guys is Brad Marchand, as his reputation has hurt the team more than it helped, plus his play is not as consistent as it should be. Smith, Paille, campbell also haven’t been consistent with their game also, so use them to trade and better the team moving forward. Kretchi if he is healthy from his injury, can still help this team so he stays, as well as Max Talbot cause both of these can play the two way game like Bergy.

The Goalie situation with Rask stays the same, but the back up position needs some attention, so Tuukka can have some days of rest. Claude Julien and his system can still be effective in this league, just maybe add some speed within it, Claude is a great coach, but when a GM like Peter, subtracts without adding, now you tie the Coaches hands at what he can do. The roster for next season should be with Rask, Dougie, Krug, Miller, Chara, Lootch, Kretchi, Pasternak, Bergeron, Spooner, Soderberg, Eriksson, Talbot, Ferlin, with the rest of the other guys gone for more speed and guys that fit the system in place by coach Claude. These guys will be the core of the team and between them and who you bring in, they can form an identity that can be like the 2011 team, of a team that is hard to play against for any opponent they may face.

I have much respect for Cam Neely and I have total faith in him and if they bring back Don Sweeney as the new GM, that this team will contend for yet another Stanley cup.

” Go Bruins!!! Make us proud, so we true fans can enjoy Bruin hockey once again”

” I bleed black and gold, only the true fans bleed this color, as an ordinary fan bleeds the ordinary red blood”

Ye of little faith Bruins fans………

These Boston Bruins this season of 2015, are a competitive group of guys and can compete with any team. The problem lies with injuries of key players at the wrong times and now that you are forced to bring guys up from the farm club to fill in, gets you away from believing in and trusting the system put in place by the coach. This system of the coach works and is proven, when they won Lord Stanley in 2011, the only way it works 100% is, the players have to bye in and execute, when you have multiple players coming up from the farm club, all they want to do is prove they are worthy of staying and do not bye in 100% to the system, this causes a bit of team doubt and chaos throughout the entire team.

Claude Julien is proven that he is a great coach and has become one of the Bruins best coaches of my lifetime. His system when the players bye in, is keep everything to the outside, let the Goalie see the shot and control the neutral zone. The hardest part of the system is, finding the right players to bye in, finding players who develop a bond and chemistry with each other, not players who only think of Individual stats. Players like Patrice Bergeron are perfect examples of a player that has bought in to the system and uses it to achieve greatness and respect throughout the league.

The system of Claude Julien is defense first, true it may be a boring system, with no big production on offensive, but when you believe and trust the system, play good solid defense, this is what creates the offense. Control the neutral zone and take advantage of your opportunities with good play making, this is what turns to goals and offense. Now true that there are some issues and things that need to change, in order to keep this team competitive moving forward, it all starts with the GM in Peter Chirelli. Peter has not done enough to give the coach enough to work with, in the type of player needed to make the system work.

The changes to this team have to be the type of players that not only bye into the system of the coach, but players that will bond with and develop a chemistry with each other, not a player who only plays for his own stats. The Bruins have a few good players within the  core of the team in which to rebuild, players like Rask, Bergeron, Lucic, Kretchi, Kelly, Soderberg, Paille and Talbot, with young talent in Pasternak, Spooner and Ferlin to start with and building a great team around them. You don’t always need the Worlds best goal scorer to solve your offensive whoa’s, the Capitals with Ovetchkin proves this theory, you need four solid lines that bye into the system, play at a high level, every second they are on the ice and for one another. In 2011 the Bruins had multiple players with 20+ goals, not one player with 50+, this is how you become competitive and hard for any team to compete against you.

The Stanley cup is the hardest to win and most prestigious trophy in all of sports. When you are able to lift the trophy as a champion, not only have you earned it, but you earned it with your “teammates” by your side. Hockey is not an Individual sport, it is all about team and players playing for each other. When you have a team with a good bond of each other and have a chemistry of each other, now you have a team of greatness, not too mention having bought into the system of the coach, when you play as a team, trust in your abilities and the system put forth in front of you, trust in your teammates with a chemistry of each other, now you have a true team, that can compete at a high level, to achieve the most prestigious trophy of all sports, the Stanley cup, not to mention being a true Champion of the sport you love and play.

” Hockey is a sport where all involved have to be on the same page with, a bond and chemistry for each other”

” Hockey is a sport where an Individual might win you a game, but never a championship”

” Trust, chemistry and a team bond is a huge part of any championship hockey team, to be able to hoist Lords Stanley cup”

Inside the Boston Briuns, the true perspective…….

The problems of Boston Bruins this season of 2014/2015, simply go deeper than just trading a player for another player, just cause you think it may shake up the team?

What your average fan and most sports media so called know it all’s tend to forget is, there is a lot more to a hockey team than the production of a player. Team chemistry and that special bond between the players goes without saying, other than the Edmonton Oilers of the early 1980’s, which had a team of superstars and just pick a guy including number 99 Wayne Gretzky, you can make a case that this was the best team ever put together in the history of the NHL. Teams like that today will never exist again, reason being is free agency and the salary cap of each team, plus the fact that their team chemistry wasn’t needed as their talent outweighed it by a landslide.

Team chemistry was what the 2004 Red Sox was all about, they weren’t the most talented team but they played for each other and pulled together when they needed to the most, Guys like Kevin Millar (cowboy up), Jonny Damon to name a few and the nick name they gave each other (the idiots), goes to show the team chemistry this team had and what made them a special team, to end the Red Sox drought after 86 years and win the World Series.

This Boston Bruins team had this team chemistry in 2011 and won Lord Stanley cup, they still have the core players that fit the team chemistry, just that they let go three main guys that were part of their core and more importantly helped give this team an identity, of being hard to play against and being a “TEAM” on and off the iced. A good team with chemistry is like being a family and battling for each other every chance a situation arose, these three guys are Jonny Boychuk, Andrew Ference and Shaun Thorton, these are the guys that were part of the core and brought an identity to the team.

When you are missing your identity and struggling in the way you play as a team, the management has to be careful how they fix this and not trade the wrong guy and get back a guy that makes the situation worse, if you give me 20 Patrice Bergeron’s, I will show you a championship every year, this will never happen and you need to be very careful on how you add and subtract players, as this will affect the team for a very long time, until you get back the team chemistry and find the team identity once again.

Now with that said, Brad Marchand and his reputation is hurting this team more than it is helping, granted he has skill, but the reputation is out weighing the talent 2 to 1 right now, if you could pick up a player like Oshie of the ST. Louis Blues, for Marchand and throw in Jordon Caron to sweeten the pot, I would go for that trade all day any day, Oshie has good hands and would be a good fit for these Boston Bruins, put Oshie on the first line, bring Paille to the second line and bring up spooner to play for the big club on the fourth line. This gives you more speed, more craftiness (which leads to goals) toughness to dig the puck out of the corners to the front of the net, which will lead to more scoring, but what it gives you the most is, better team chemistry and even greater, a team identity that you are missing now. When you have a good core of player’s, that have a great team chemistry and a solid identity, plus a great coach with a winning system, now you have a championship team, which the Bruins had in 2011 and can get this back, with some little tweaking and not selling the farm to the highest bidder.

” Boston Bruins still have a good core of players, they just need a little tweaking to regain the chemistry and find their identity once again”

” The chemistry and identity out weigh talent on any team sport, without them you will never win a championship”

The Sports Theory with the Life Theory…….

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA           Those who have played competitive sports and have competed at a high level no matter what sport you competed in, know that there is a fire that burns inside you, that not only helps you get ready for game day,  but also keeps you focused no matter what happens during the game, so you can finish the game with a positive instead of a negative.

This fire once lit is a very hard thing to extinguish and when a player reaches the point where he/she is at an age, that they can’t compete at such a high level and 100%, then it is time to retire from that sport, which only that certain player really knows that time, as well as how hard it is to extinguish the flame of the fire that competition holds on them.

Just as in sports where the fire burns the competitive juices from us, we in life have this fire that burns inside us and this fire drives our existence, as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

This fire within us all, is equivalent to having a deep passion for what you do and how you do it, we all have our own way of showing this passion, which shows just how unique we are to each other. Some of us don’t truly get a chance to light this fire that burns within us, simply because there are life events that get in our way and these same events can determine who we become, if we let them control the fiber of our being.

Life and Sports are very similar, when you live and play them correctly, it’s when you go off the grid of what the meaning of right and wrong are, when we don’t see the similarities they each hold for us. Then if you add in the factor of winning more than you lose, now you have a whole new situation, which is what makes life and sports no fun for anybody. Let’s look at the New York Yankees or the New England Patriots, these teams win more than they lose and because of this it breeds a lot of hatred, you have people that are simply jealous that they are not a part of their organizations, so they than give in to the idea of hating on them, which shows a quitter more than anything, instead of being the one that steps up and beats them, showing a no quit attitude, “To be a winner, you need to beat a winner”.

We all have this fire that burns deep within us, it is not just for sports players playing a game, look at life as we walk our journey like a game, it is how you play that game that determines how successful you become. When you never light that fire within you, then you will never have or find that purpose of what drives you through your journey. Tom Brady for instance of the New England Patriots, the reason he has stood the test of time in football, is the fact he lit that fire within him and found the purpose of his playing football and because of this, he will be the best Quarterback in the history of the NFL when he finally hangs up the cleats. There are a lot that hate on him because of his success, simply because they are jealous of his journey and instead of trying to beat him, they give up and take the easy way out, which is simply hating on him and saying negative things about him. You want to win at anything whether sports or life, you can never give up, never have a no quit attitude and when you see someone that is successful, make that your purpose to be like them, which means no matter what kind of life event happens to us, work that much harder to overcome the odds, work that much harder to overcome adversity, so you to can be a winner and not that loser that calls out the winner, with jealousy and hatred.

” Winning isn’t just getting a trophy or a ring, it is the respect that comes your way from winning correctly”

” To be able to be a winner, you have to step up and beat a winner in all you do”

” A true winner wasn’t always a winner, he had to learn to lose first, then they became a winner”

Boston’s sports Media, should all quit and become comedians…………..

When ever I listen to those “Drama Queens” of the Boston sports Media, all I can do is laugh at everything they say, just to create a story and keep their jobs for another day.

They always ask the dumbest questions, they repeat themselves often as if they think their audience is dumber than they are, then they pick the stupidest topics to rant over, cause they think it will produce the most drama, or ratings for their show? They put so much pressure on the players to perform, that some simply fail to perform, cause they cave into the pressure.

Look at Edgar Rentaria, he played for the Red Sox and before he came to the Sox, he was a great player that won a batting title and a gold glove, but while here he did nothing, cause the sports media here nicknamed him “rent-a-wreck”, which ultimately led to his lack of performance while he was here, after leaving here, he was once again an all star player with the Atlanta Braves.

Some players thrive in the limelight, some fail in it, just look at Big Papi he can’t get enough attention for his liking, when he retires he wants to be above Teddy “ballgame” Williams, look at Tom Brady he loves to play games with the media and says things for them to run with or bite at his words, then when the media bites and runs with a story, Brady sits back and laughs at them for the drama queens they are.

Most of the sports Media studied sports journalism in college, but was never good enough to be in the top of their sport, maybe a little jealousy there? a lot of them are retired players  that are now reporting on their favorite sport, yes these guys are more credible, but at times they to bite at the words of current players, just to help create more drama for their stations in which they work and get paid to help boost their ratings.

There are some of the sports media I can stomach, but yet there are others that makes me vomit whenever they open their mouths, we won’t get into the who’s, as this might make them cry? Yet I will say that, if you think you can do better than Belichek, or even Julien, than go give the Bruins and Patriots organizations your resumes and see if you can bring championships here, to Boston with everything they deal with, on and off the field or ice.

In my lifetime I have seen a Baker’s dozen worth of championships come to this City, none being better then the three of the Bruins, as this is my favorite team and sport, my opinion of Belichek and Julien is simply “greatness”, two of the best coaches this city has seen, with Tito of the Sox being in third and doing what he did to end the curse. CURSE!!!!! you say? I say that’s for another blog, as it was only another way for the sports Media of this city to create more drama and keep their jobs for another day.

” To create drama is to create a fake reality, why not speak truths and create an actual reality”

” The sports media will create drama for us to bite at, if we don’t bite then they can’t do their jobs correctly”