It’s been some time since I’ve taken time to write. Stress and frustration have kicked in to high gear and show no signs of stopping. The amount of pressure and anxiety that surround each day seem insurmountable. Getting out of bed in the morning requires half of my days energy so by the time I get to work I’m at half a tank.
I’ve finally come to terms that writing makes life easier to deal with, so I have to make time. Writing won’t solve all my problems, however, it helps clarify feelings and is also my creative outlet. When life gives me lemons, I write.
This past Sunday marked the end of the NFL season. Although my beloved Eagles season ended on New Year’s Day, football is still my go to sport as a fan. Super Bowl LI capped off another great NFL season and was as fantastic as a game you’ll ever see. Talk about saving the best for last, just when the game looked finished after halftime Tom Brady and the Patriots ensured all would stay tuned in.
I’ve been watching football over half my life. I’ve seen 100’s of games over that span and have witnessed some all time great football moments. With the exception of the Eagles win over the Giants in week 15 of the 2010 season (Miracle at The Meadowlands II https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZ8Gg2UhRA), Tom Brady engineered the greatest comeback in NFL history. I second it to the Eagles comeback in 2010 due to the fact of how the game made me feel as a Eagles fan. To see your favorite team make such a breathtaking comeback against a divisional rival was exciting. That was a historical game for my hometown team so as far as personal favorites it instantly becomes number one. However, as a unbiased fan of football I’d say Super LI is by far the greatest comeback of all time.
Even though Tom Brady and Bill Belichick defeated my Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX 12 years ago, I will give them for the first time publicly their respect. There has been no greater of a coach or quarterback in the NFL. In their years together they’ve been to 7 Super Bowl’s and wining 5. Simply put, that’s pure dominance. Love them or hate them you knew at the beginning of every football season as long as Belichick and Brady were still in the league that they were going make a run. If they were on your schedule you knew that’s the day you’d be tested as a team. They are one of the only teams that when the Eagles have to play them I know that game will gauge how strong they are and isn’t a guaranteed win. I almost always prepared for that game to be a loss. That’s how great they are and have been for years.
All that being said, that’s why I’m feeling the blues. All the excitement and entertainment that comes with the NFL season is over, for now. It won’t be until August until players take the field again. Thinking of August in February seems like an eternity. Until then I guess I’ll have to deal with the football blues.
There’s nothing worse in my opinion then pulling yourself out of bed early in the morning to come to a slow work environment. I’m in the automotive industry so I’m used to high paced and physical work days. It’s always nice to get a little down time but the last few weeks have been brutal. It’s to the point where I’m working half days because I can’t stand being stagnant without a task. Today is another one of these days. I hope we get busy or I’m out the door at 1pm.