Short post, quick thought.
It bothers me when people say they hate the Patriots or any other sports team that is consistently successful. This strikes me as a loser mentality. Now I’m not saying that I think those people are losers, I get it, it can be frustrating when you want something and someone else always seems to get it. But the problem here isn’t the winning team, it’s your attitude about them.
Instead of disregarding them, maybe it’s time to start looking at what they do right. Robert Kraft is a good team owner. He doesn’t cave to an ego centric player’s demands, but he is loyal to players who have done him right. On any other team, Tom Brady would be out and Jimmy Garappolo would be the starter (as a Niners fan, thankfully this isn’t the case), but Kraft knows that Brady isn’t just a football player. He’s smart, he’s loyal and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win. Tom Brady also has an insanely dedicated regiment to his life as a football player. Sorry, but he makes sacrifices that most athletes would never make.
I grew up cheering for the Lakers during the Magic and Kobe eras, I get it, people get tired of seeing the same team win all the time especially when you don’t live in a big city. Nowadays, it’s the Warriors era in basketball. Do I hate them? Nope. I want to beat them and I know my Lakers aren’t complacent and sitting back griping about it they’re doing their best to get back on top, because that’s what winners do. And at the end of the day, doing your best has to be enough, even if you’re the Rams.