The biggest Scandel of my lifetime of any sport………..

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA        “The fire is burning within the entire National Football League and with the way the league is handling the situation of so called under inflated footballs, then mishandling other business that is far worse than this, this fire is quickly turning into a roaring blaze, with no way to put it out”.

Let’s get this out of the way first, Hockey is my #1 sport, with the Boston Bruins being my favorite team, football is #2 on my list, with the New England Patriots being my favorite team and yes I have suffered through all the years before Belichek/Brady even came into the picture. True the Patriots are my favorite team, but I am such a sports fanatic, that I can see past the crap and look at all angles equally, unlike all the Drama Queens within all the Sports media. Yes I may struggle and not want to believe when a favorite player does something wrong, but if all the true facts were to come out against this player, okay I may have a hard time to accept the facts, but I would accept them and move on. Now in the case of Tom Brady and the way the NFL has dealt with this, then listening to Bob Kraft speak very angrily to the media? I have no choice but to go from 100% to 120% behind Tom Brady with my support.

I get the fact that the NFL is a business, but when the business becomes bigger than the sport itself, now you have a huge problem that needs to be fixed. How can you basically convict someone when you have no concrete evidence, which is what has been done to Tom Brady, Roger Goodell says in his report that Brady destroyed his phone? Brady comes out and says he did not destroy anything, that his samsung phone broke and he replaced it with a new Iphone? Then went to his carrier to try to retrieve the texts, but could not? I believe Tom on this as his play on and off the field through his tenure with the New England Patriots has proven that he is a straight up person. Tom Brady works very hard to be the best Quarterback for himself and the team he plays for, he is always the first to practice and the one who works the hardest, so hard that he expects perfection of himself and when that perfection is not there, he gets pissed at himself first before anything else.

Now let’s talk hypothetically, if you work for a Corporation and they pay for you to have a cellphone and want to monitor your calls and texts, that is completely fair and within the rights of the Corporation. Now you have a personal cell phone and your Company wants you to hand over that phone, you are within your rights not to, even if the company responds by disciplining you in some way shape or form? But and this is a big “BUT”, you are within your rights to fight them, because the word “personal” is just that…………. Personal. This is exactly what is going on between Tom Brady and the National Football League, the way the league has handled this and all other situations within the league, to me is suspicious at best, when you have two Individuals that have been proven of physical abuse against their Spouse and have received a slap on the hand, compared to the way they are handling a so called deflated football? There is something wrong within the organization and needs to be corrected in a big way, not too mention the way the league has handled a lot of other situations brought before them in the past.

Roger Goodell would not be Commissioner if it weren’t for Robert Kraft and the way Mr. Kraft spoke this morning of the leagues actions, he is pissed and I can’t say I don’t blame him one bit. The league has handled this situation badly from the start and it is just snow balling out of control right now, like a small camp fire left unattended. Tom Brady with his four Super Bowl wins, his three Superbowl MVP’s and his two league regular season MVP’s, not to mention other records and stats he holds, has more than proven that he is the best Quarterback of this time and can be mentioned along with the greatest Quarterbacks, within the history of the National Football league.   Tom Brady does not need to cheat, cause he works his tail off whether in practice or a sanctioned game and when you work as hard as Tom does, you also can be the best at what you do. There is an old saying, “the hater’s are always going to hate”? This holds so true today and because Tom works so hard to be the best at what he does, plus the fact he has become a winner, now your going to have hater’s coming out of the wood work everywhere. What I say to all the Hater’s is, “if you want to be a Winner like Tom Brady, then step up to the plate and beat the Winner”. “Stop all the talk cause talk is cheap, it’s your actions and how you step up to the plate that matters a lot more than the cheap words”. Tom Brady is a class act and we all should step up to the plate to be like him, he has my full support through all this and when all is said and done, all the hater’s will go back under that rock they crawled out from.

” the Hater’s may always hate, but if they spent more time stepping up to the plate, then they will find there is no time to hate”

” The National Football League clearly has it’s issues, it’s time they step up to the plate and fix the issues, so the league can become better and let the great players get back to what they do best”

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”

The Fire that burns within us all…….

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We all as Humans have a fire that burns deep within us, this is the drive that pushes us to succeed on our paths of our Journey’s of life.

This fire never blows out or gets extinguished, but it may become cooled from the different life events that may cross our paths, these events will effect us in ways we can’t explain, cause we let them control every fiber of our being, they will make us act in ways we normally would not,   but yet if we only learned and understood better these events, just maybe these events wouldn’t control us, so this drive of the fire within us, would keep on burning and we all can succeed on our paths of our journey of life.

We are all afraid of fire, as the fire we are familiar with destroys everything around us, but what we tend to forget is this fire within us, only helps us stay in control of ourselves and drives us along our paths of our journey, this fire is deep within the core of our spirit and operates in ways we don’t understand, cause with the help of these events and this fast paced society we live today, we lose sight of our journey, we lose direction of the path we are walking and the fire that burns within us, gets covered as we lose the drive to succeed and then wander aimlessly along our journey.

” The real fire isn’t hot at all, as it is deep within the core of all of us as Human Beings”

” The burn of the fire is really the drive that helps us succeed in anything we do on the paths of our journey of life”

” We get one shot at walking our journey, let the fire burn and give us the drive to succeed along that journey”