Tom vs Time or Time vs Tom?

Written by Sabine Demosthenes

I know, I know… 
Another article about the magnificent Tom Brady, written by another admirer. You may be right in a way, I have admired Tom Brady since he started, but I do not like/love/admire or any other adjective describing a lovey-dovey attitude toward his employer, The New England Patriots. I will, however, be respectful because my mother and father raised me to be a respectful human being.
That being said, I watched the “Tom vs Time” episode about spirituality and had in a surprising “Wow” moment. Me! Mrs. I don’t give a (sorry kid – very bad word that I won’t write in this very serious article *sigh*).
Why Am I so serious?
My point is that I knew he was great, but now I get why he is the greatest, even as a Patriot (ouch, that hurts).
Tom is a very grounded, in an Earthly kind of way. I think his eco-system, aka his family and the people surrounding him, made him a grounded human being. He is not impressed by the superficiality of being seen as a superstar quarterback. 
I have realized that to be this kind of athlete, you need to constantly have an adversary. Sometimes, your adversary is the opposing team or a rival quarterback. My question/remark is: Could Tom have been his own adversary all along, ever since he started playing football as a child? Time is his drug, his goal, and his final destination?
With everything that has happened in the past two years, a different Tom has emerged for some people. For me, it’s the same ol’ Tom. The man, who as a youngster was a fan of Joe Montana, is glowing and is finally free from trying to please to his boss. 
I won’t go too deep into my thoughts on the matter because our correspondent – The Educated Fool, Donnie Demos – will do a segment in our new web series (spoiler alert!), The NorthSide, about this fascinating man and the complex nature of human behavior in sports.
But from my point of view, I realized that I have more in common with Tom Brady than I thought. I totally get his mentality. 
The title of his documentary is Tom vs Time, but time for Tom seems to be the Ying to his Yang, the Jerry to his Tom (the cartoon Tom and Jerry), the RoadRunner to his Wile E. Coyote or the Apollo to his Rocky. 
Even if retirement may come sooner rather than later, Tom vs Time will always be there. 
Wile E. Coyote Business card
Tom always has a plan. What will the next step in his plan be?
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The Last Supper

This Sunday my chronicle disciples, we will witness the last supper of the New England Patriots.

Last Supper

Some of you could be calling me crazy, but I feel the end is near for this groundbreaking dynasty.

Why?

One word.

Ego!

Bill and Tom

We all knew when The Beatles were starting to dissolve. It started with the Sgt Pepper album. Bryan Epstein died and they were like lost boys with their big brother managing the everything in between part of their band. Paul McCartney had this idea that they should do an album but not as The Beatles. They will be a totally different band.

Sgt.Pepper

The album was a new chapter for them and they were still the kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll. (For me, Revolver was the game changer for them).

Revolver

Slowly but surely, the boys from Liverpool that shared the same ego,or maybe didn’t have any, were becoming men with four different egos and goals. On The White Album, it was so clear. When you listen to this album, it’s four solo projects thrown into one album.

Beatles for life

Soon after, The Let It Be Album was the result of the new dynamic in the band and we could feel the end was near. You saw this band as a unit and they became a band with two members fighting to be the leader.

NFL: AFC Championship-Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

With this example, you can see where I am going.

Bill Belichick made sure, for so many years, that the boys didn’t bring ego into the locker room and onto the playground. He was the mastermind. They were united.

But slowly, things seemed to change. Tom Brady did a John Lennon himself, by bringing in his version of Yoko Ono aka his personal trainer into the team. He started talking like he was the man, the conquerer and the force behind The Pats.

Something seemed different. They had a damn good team but the cracks are starting to show.

The divorce will happen. Like The Fab Four that delivered their one last masterpiece, Abbey Road, as a farewell to all of us. The Patriots will win this Sunday. The only difference is some of them won’t know that things will never be the same.

They have two leaders now. One of them will send the divorce papers or say “I’m out”.

It’s won’t be Tom.

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You guessed it! I predict Bill Belichick will leave, with class, and he will conquer the NFL with a brand new team.

The bets are in. Who’s with us?

Like the last song from The Beatles, here are some bittersweet lyrics:

“And in the end,

The love you take

Is equal to the love you make

Let’s enjoy the Last Supper.”

Last Supper

Amen.

Written by Sab Demosthenes

Blue Monday with The Patriots

The Patriots are going (again) to the Super Bowl. I’m not a happy camper.

And to make things worst, Philadelphia Eagles are joining the party.

For all the Steelers fans, Dallas Cowboys nation and others teams, it’s a nightmare.

But I must admit the Pats have this capacity of being a discipline team and they keep their cool under stressful situation.

Tom Brady is without a doubt The Greatest (ouch) QB of all time and he will have more rings than me in his jewelry box.

Honestly, how many rings that a man need in his fingers. I could hear the hubby saying the same thing for me.

My prediction for this year Super Bowl will be the Pats as winner but I think it will be their last and the end of the dynasty. We all know what is going on but no ones really want to tackle the subject as it is.

We do read here and there some glimpse but I will make this promise that you will read really soon our theory with the help of Donnie Demosthenes aka The Educated Fool.

But let’s be in the moment, I am putting my money on Belichick’s army.

In three weeks, my blood pressure (and the rest of NFL citizens) will be lower since there will be no more football on TV.

I guess it will be the right time to watch The Crown on Netflix, to learn how to do some scrapbooking and others activities right…

Hmm hell no (except for watching The Crown).

I will cry a river until the FIFA World Cup will start.

So sad…

Written by Sab Demosthenes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NFL is back

I know that you are tired of me singing this pure Bing Crosby classic but every big moment of the year feel like I could sing this song over and over again.

My Steelers has won the game agains't the Giants. So, I'm a happy camper.

What to expect this year with the Steel Curtain machine?

Steelers 1966

With Saturday night game, you have a feeling that there is a big changes in the Steelers defense.

Could be a sign that they want to beat this year the team to beat? I'm talking about The Patriots. I'm still not a fan of The Pats but they are the 2017 Super Bowl champions and they did a comeback during that Super Bowl that left me speechless. Brady is clearly one of the greatest GB of this universe but better than Young, Marino, Bradshaw, Montana and Aikman of this world?

I leave that question unanswered.

I have faith in my boys that this year, they will give some headaches to the 2017 Champs.

Mike Tomlin's army will be ready as I am ready. Let's go boys.

Steelers Nation

Poor the Cowboys. I'm a lonesome cowboy dah dah dah dah dah dah Lucky Luke song. Back to the Dallas Cowboys. Elliot is suspended for 6 games (OMG) and everyone are like what will happen to the Cowboys. Come on people, have a little faith.

Dallas Cowboys

They will survive but by watching the game agains't the Los Angeles Rams, some little adjustment will be made but I can guarantee they will give us a hell of a show this season.

I won't talk about The Pats! NO, NO, NO and NO!

Tom Brady artwork by Matthew Sharpe

I will try to give you a very fun, entertaining review of some games during this season.

2017-2018 will be one unforgettable season. I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I'm in a singing mood today.

Let get ready to rumble (safely of course)!

Legends

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