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Tom Brady’s exceptional life

Tom Brady: 43 years old for an NFL player is really a long time and he has won the right to play the tenth Super Bowl of his life at his age, in a new team that before him had obtained more delusion than success, in a new environment after twenty years of victories in New England.

But how does he do it?

Philosophy: “When it’s time for the race to start, you put one foot in front of the other. The rest isn’t up to you. Everything will happen at the pace that it needs to happen. You can’t know what it’ll be like until then. So why not appreciate and enjoy the journey?

Mindset: “I’m trying to do things that have never been done in my sport. That’s actually fun for me, too, because I know I can do them. When a team gives you the opportunity to do those things with them, well … if not with them, then who?”

Psychology: “At some point, you have to throw your whole body into what you’re doing. You have to say, Let’s ride. Let’s see what we got. I want to show everybody what I got.”

LeBron James: NFL owners have “slave mentality”

In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” James said. “And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f— I tell y’all to do. Or we get rid of y’all.’ ”

“I’m so appreciative in our league of our commissioner [Adam Silver], … He doesn’t mind us having … a real feeling and to be able to express that. It doesn’t even matter if Adam agrees with what we are saying, he at least wants to hear us out. As long as we are doing it in a very educational, non-violent way, then he’s absolutely okay with it.”

“I am very educated about what I believe in and I’m not doing it in a violent way,” James said. “I’m not knocking on your door saying, ‘Listen, I’m kneeling today and if you don’t kneel with me, I’ll knock you the f– out.’ But you know people go crazy when things are done outside the box. People don’t know how to react.”

Extreme bullying for Miami Dolphins

Homophobia, racism, bullying this is the sport culture expressed by Miami Dolphins football team. Players with the behavior that lead to teammate depression,  guilty for them of playing like sissies. Coach John Philbin says he did not know this phenomenon was happening regularly in the locker room of his team, until it was published on the report (144 pages) commissioned by Roger Goodell, NFL League Commissioner. It’s a history of repeated abuse and constant over time, that no one until now had wanted to see and stop!! As usual.

The football bad side

Brett Favre doesn’t have a son, but if he did: “I would be real leery of him playing” football.” In some respects, I’m almost glad I don’t have a son because of the pressures he would face.”  In October, Favre said that at age 44 he’s facing “scary” memory issues linked to on-field concussions. “I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll,” the ex-Green Bay Packer told a Washington, D.C. radio station last month, adding that he could not recall an entire season of his daughter’s soccer games.

These brain damage also affect other former players. For example, Tony Dorsett, former star of the Dallas Cowboys, has just this disease: acute encephalopathy caused by trauma. Unequivocal symptoms afflict Tony and two other ex, Leonard Marshall (NY Giants) and Joe Delamielleure (Buffalo Bills).

The NFL has recently paid an astronomical amount for the damages caused to the players and the causes are not over there. The question is simply vital to the present/future of the National Football League and the game in general. The problem is not simple, as it is about playing safe the football without distorting it. For too long has not done anything but now the situation is exploding in all its drama.

Disappointed sports fans increase consumption of fat and sugar

Being fans of a team that wins it may be beneficial to health. So this year the Roma fans should feel much more healthier than last year. It’s what emerges from two studies of North American and French football fans who showed that if your team loses on Monday you eat more fatty foods and sweeter in order to mitigate the frustration resulting from the negative result, while this does not happen if it win. “Although prior studies had shown that sport outcomes influence reckless driving, heart attacks, and even domestic violence, no one had examined how they influence eating,” says Yann Cornil, researcher at INSEAD Business School and lead author of the study. By comparing the outcomes from two seasons’ worth of NFL games with people’s food consumption in over two dozen cities, Cornil and INSEAD professor Pierre Chandon were able to determine the amounts and types of food consumed after victories and losses.

The data do not show what happens to the fans of teams that recede, they are all suffering from liver or after a certain number of losses they put your soul in peace and on Monday they do not eat lasagna?