Living for winning is just too small of a thing to live for.. *COLUMN*

Life is too big just to live for something too small for winning a football game.     Even a playoff game, even in the NFL, even for a team that has had a great deal of success in the past.     The New England Patriots are guilty of this.

Tom Brady is a great player, no doubt about it, but maybe he’s not as good a man off the field as he portrays on the field, or something like that.    For those wondering, yes, I do have evidence that supports that.     After the Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs this past January,  both Patriots head-coach Bill Belichick, and Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady showed us another side of themselves that  some of us aren’t  to familiar with, let’s just say they didn’t  give the press much to work with after the game.    Let me rephrase that, they didn’t give them anything.     It’s understanding from a stand point though, as you don’t like to talk about losses, especially right after losing a game.    But I think they fail to realize that if you are living just to win games, you aren’t living with a purpose.      Now, this is just what I think.   I believe the Pats were being ungrateful,  I mean the least they could have done was shown a bit of gratitude, right?    Haven’t  they been to 6 Super-Bowls with Tom Brady?   Didn’t they win four of those?     Honestly though, what do you get out of winning if that’s the only thing you appear to be living for?

You  don’t always get what you want in life, and you would think that a team as good as New England would know.       You would be wrong, and it’s unfortunate a team of  grown men can’t step up and act like a good sport.

To clear things up here though, I’m not saying not to compete to win, or not to expect to win, but if it’s the “winning is the only thing that matters, and nothing else is acceptable at all” kind of mind-set, you’re not playing for any of the right reasons.    Life is too big.

Thomas Brunt is the sports-editor in chief  for  Birdville High School’s “Hawk newspaper” as well as a weekly contributor to “Next Era” you can follow his personal Twitter feed: @ThomasSportsguy, or email him here:



Author: Thomas Brunt

TCC Student. Aspiring Leader. Christ Follower.

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