Ah, the scandal of all scandals. NFL Football’s Deflategate.
Today I’m going to give you the facts – as eye see ’em – but first…
I’ve spent the majority of this month finishing a major writing project – and I’m finally done.
Thing is, I cannot tell you more right now – except to say this “was a big one” – and I’m honored to be part of it. As soon as I am given the green light to tell you more – I’ll be on this jukebox in rapid fashion.
Okay, on to Tom Brady and “duh truth” about his balls. Keep in mind that the following is a realization I came to after initially buying into the story “as is.”
Then I talk a walk through the left field bleachers and looked at this from another angle – which I think you’ll find amusing – or hate. Either way, here ’tis:
First thing you gottta know about anyone named Tom is that, regardless of how good he is, he will have doubts. Self-doubts. And oftentimes these doubts will be MAJOR.
With this in mind, regardless of how many “Tom” has won already, he’ll feel insecure about the next one.
Now, you may think I’m wrong about this one – but I don’t think so. There’s a reason he doesn’t go by “Thomas” Brady. A good move, in my opinion – but it doesn’t completely erase the hidden meaning of his name.
Alright, now that I’ve got all my friends named “Tom” in an uproar – let me continue with the FAKTS, as eye see ’em.
In my whirld of psychic hunches, here’s what eye think:
Brady, Tom, Thomas, or #12 – has probably been using under-inflated balls for a long, long time.
He was probably given the green light to do so a long time ago.
No referees cared. No opposing players, either.
It probably wasn’t even a secret.
Then, all of a sudden, Ka-BAM. It’s NOW a problem. It’s NOW a scandal.
How dare he do such a thing?
Listen clearly to the sound of my voice as I spell it out to you:
Ealier this year a current MLB player was suspended for 25 games for using a so-called P.E.D. (Performance Enhancing Drug).
Then, when the season was over – the same player was given permission to use this very same P.E.D. for all of 2015.
And what’s more, said player was previously allowed to use this same P.E.D. during the entire 2013 season – when he hit 54 home runs.
But this past season, I guess he didn’t have permission – so he got penalized and had to sit for 25 games.
No lie. Research Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles.
Right, wrong or somewhere in between, the above is true.
So that’s what eye think is going on here:
I think Brady was the intended receiver on this one. I think he “got a pass” on deflated balls. And he’s had a pass for a long time.
But now, “no mas” – “no pass.”
The best part of this “story” is not being told.
Where were the referees on this issue until the second half? They have “no feel” for the ball unless an opponent intercepts a ball and says, “Hey, I think this thing is a little light.”
All of the above definitely has me fired up to watch the game this coming Sunday – and perhaps that’s the PRIMETIME reason behind deflate-gate.
Do I like the Patriots? No.
Do I like the Seahawks? No.
Do I even like NFL football? No.
So why am I going to watch the game on Sunday – so I can see the “look” in the eyes of the winner – beforehand – and the eyes of the eventual loser.
So I can see who’s going to win based on energy, body language, pouting after missed opportunities and so on.
That’s what I enjoy most. The look of victory and the agony of deflate – er, defeat.
And this gives me yet another opportunity to talk about Theatre of the Mind – and how beneficial it is for athletes of all levels, as well as people in every industry and profession.
Did you know that the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the last team to finish an NFL season unbeaten, 17-0, were huge into Psycho Cybernetics and the Theatre of the Mind process. So was Vince Lombardi with the Green Bay Packers.
That’s what’s exciting to me.
Watching to see “who’s in the zone – who did the mental game prep – not just the physical game prep.”
In closing, this whole deflategate “scandal” – well, it’s a lot of hot air.
And that’s a tough one for me to admit. But duh truth is the truth.
Coach Matt Furey
P.S. Now that I’ve returned from my extensive writing project, you’ll be hearing from me a lot more often.