Tag:New England
Posted on: February 8, 2008 12:46 am

I just can't take it anymore...

I just read Clark Judge's article from yesterday, the one in which he says that Bill Bellichick is a dispicable due to the fact that he started to leave (walk out on the field to congratulate Tom Coughlin) the field with :01 seconds left.

OK DUDE WHAT NEXT?  It happens all the time where coaches, sometimes with more than a :30, have come out to the middle of the field and congratulated one another.  So why should the Super Bowl be any different?  THE GAME WAS OVER - THERE WAS NO WAY THE PATS COULD HAVE WON!  I am just so sick and tired of these idiots.  I mean you hate the guy cuz he gives you nothing to write home about and then when he does something that happens all the time - you take it as uncharacteristic and dispicable.  It seems to me that if Vince Lombardi, were alive today he would be the same victim of your idiocy. 

Obviously you never played sports on any level.  As someone who has, I would like to offer the following advice:

First of all, it's as a competitor, the drive and ambition to win is first and foremost.  Therefore when you lose an emotional game it takes an ENORMUS toll on you.  He knew the game was over, what's the big deal?  Ok so he could have been graceful and waited, but again THE GAME WAS OVER.

I say get over it.  The guy just ended a tough season with a tough loss in one of the most emotional of games. 

Category: NFL
Tags: New England
Posted on: February 7, 2008 12:27 am

Lamentations and Promises

Here I sit, on some random rainy Wednesday, outside of Boston.  My soul still recovering from the disappointment of Sunday's game.    Let's face it, the best team didn't win.  The team that was hottest and had the momentum, at the right moment, won the game.  That's totally cool and I can accept that they won.  I am actually glad to see that Michael Strahan and Tom Coughlin win.  It just hurts.  I think if all fans went through the emotional tides that we, as New England fans, went through this year then I am sure that they would be a little more understanding then they have been.

From the beginning, this year was going to attract a lot of attention.  With the acquisitions of Randy Moss, Adalius Thomas and Wes Welker, the national media was buzzing like a hive of bees.  From the beginning, I said that this season was going to be a special one.  A lot of the media and other teams fans, were completely critical of the Krafts, Bellichick and others for bringing Randy Moss here.  Thinking that he was going to be the lazy, unmotivated teammate that he was in Oakland.  However, when you ask anyone with an HR or Psychology background they will tell you this.

  • When you work for an organization that you are not happy with and morale is low - you will not have success.

Randy was obviously not happy with the management, coaching or other teammates.  Let's face it, and with no disrespect to the Raiders, but they are - now - a joke.  Al Davis should retire and leave his legacy as is.  Randy eluded to his displeasure with the franchise (Raiders) Media Day in Phoenix.  Anyway, most pepople that are unhappy in their jobs, will only do just enough to get by. 

  • When you are winning or successful you are happy.

Many members of the national media, throughout the season remarked on how often and big his smile was this season.  It's no secret that he is one of the best receivers, and for him to be happy was important in the success of the team.  He made it clear that he was happy and found the team that he wants to stay with til he retires.  When a person is happy and has fun with what they are doing, they will go above and beyond what is asked of them.  Obviously, Randy is.

I can only imagine what the future will bring, and can't wait to see more history in the making.  I just hope to see more championships in the future.

Category: NFL
Tags: New England
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