I’m sure y’all were up late like me, watching the Big Game – or maybe you weren’t, which is cool too. To be honest, I skipped halftime and most of the second half til about 7 mins left in Q4 putting mey kid to sleep – and I didn’t miss much. That said, while we’re enjoying the truly unprecedented feat of a single coach/QB pairing winning 6 world championships in the span of 18 years, it’s good to point out something about failure.
That win rate – 0.333 – makes Tom Brady and Bill Belichick the undisputed greatest QB/coach pair of all time, and each of them the GOAT at their jobs. It also means they lost 2/3rds of the time. Over those years, he made it to the Super Bowl half of the time. Even with the win tonight, he’s only one behind Jim Kelly (of the Buffalo Bills) for most Super Bowl losses of all time.
What’s my point? Being the greatest may not be what DJ Khaled claims: all you do ain’t win. What you do is fight – give it your best – and strive to both keep getting better and stay in the game. In the end, that may be what’s most impressive: both Belichick and Brady are now the oldest people to win the Super Bowl as both Coach and QB. I hope we can all pursue our athletic best for that long.
Okay, enough football talk. I’ve got a few things to say as we see the era of Patriots football dynasty continue and we approach the end of a different era here in Boston – but I’ll save those for next week. For now, get ready for a great workout tomorrow as we reprise the CF Open 17.5 workout. It’s a real bruiser – watch the scaling on these thrusters and try to put together big sets on the dubs.
10 Rounds for Time
9 Thrusters (95/65)
* 28 min time cap