The face of an intelligent, strong, happy (at least in the moment) man whose about to go off.
After winning Super Bowls and owning a boat that changes names every few years, you could argue that Bill Belichick is most famous for his management tactics. He knows how to get the most out of people with profound wisdom like "avoid the noise" and "do your job".
It doesn't matter what's going on in the world around you; do whatever it takes to get the job done. Essentially, BB wants his players to be football playing robots that focus on only the task at hand.
With the the amount of the success the Patriots have had since 2001 (even with multiple scandals) I think it's pretty fair to say Bill's done good job of getting players to "ignore the noise" despite how difficult it may be at times.
Of course, that is much easier said than done.
Maybe we've been duped this whole time? Perhaps Belichick doesn't "move on from a guy a year too early, as a opposed to a year too late", but instead ships your Lawyer Milloys, Randy Moss' and Logan Mankins of the world out of town because they were too busy raising their kids, tending for a sick loved one or caring about the future of humanity?
That's just a hacky joke, but sadly many hacks still believe that mental health should take a back seat to your career.
Skip is giving off serious Henry Clay Frick vibes with this warm and fuzzy message to Dak. In the eyes of Mr. 1.4 PPG, if you're the quarterback of the most over-hyped organization in all of sports, you're not allowed to be sad that your brother killed himself. Sorry, Dak! Imagine how Skip would feel if the Cowboys had more playoff wins than the Jaguars since 1996?
There is simply too much awful shit going on around us all to focus solely on work. You are not your job title. There is so much more to life (even though literally all I want is to write for Barstool). Prehistoric thoughts like this are sickening. While deep down I don't think it'll happen, I hope this mindset dies with that same generation. The lack of empathy is alarming. The sad thing is millions of people think this same way. What Dak said and did takes incredible courage because of dinosaurs like Skip Bayless.
I'm not a Rovell guy, but he makes a great point; even it's partly because he's salty he's not followed lolz.
Newsflash: Your mental health is important. Objectively, Robin Williams, Chris Cornell and Anthony Bourdain had pretty sick lives. Kate Spade's net worth at the time of her death was close to $200M. Didn't matter; they all opted-out of being alive. If you're more hung-up on that timely covid-reference than what I'm talking about you're missing the fucking point.
Not to get super off-track and make this about me, but I struggle every single day. I have friends that I know for a fact do too, yet we never talk about it. Yeah I might try to make light of it or how I'm feeling to make things easier, but I basically cry for help and get nothing. There's plenty of factors that lead to people deciding to check out early, but many just want the pain to end. When it feels like nobody cares about you that may be all it takes to make today be the day you finally break-down and say "fuck it".
Shit, Ub** isn't the only reason I didn't blog a lot this summer. I struggle with depression and anxiety every minute of every day. Normally, like many funny people I channel that pain into trying to make people laugh to make their lives better for the time being. The sad thing is it's really fucking hard to be funny right now when there's a Pandemic, Civil Rights Revolution and the country is literally on a fire. It's the same reason I didn't want to call into Barstool Radio to talk #43Burgers when it felt like the world was ending.
I say all that because sports have done a great job of attacking the issues of the nation head on. So many NBA players that I would've never expected suffer from depression have come out and told their stories. I know personally, as a white dude with a rich dad I feel guilty for feeling so shitty when there's so many people "worse off" than me who don't even have those thoughts cross their mind. I can only imagine how tough it was for a Kevin Love or Paul George to speak their truth. Just because an NBA player makes like $26 million a year doesn't mean they aren't allowed to have feelings and be a person. I'm hopeful for the future where the stigma is truly gone.
As for the C's and why I wrote this blog in the first place....
After the way the Celtics lost game three of this series I knew things were going to drastically change. They were on the wrong side of an all-time momentum swing. I may have even talked a little shit (as sports fans do) about how they let the way they lost carry into game four. I'm worried about that for tonight too. After the refs (and some horrible Tatum turnovers; although Nick Nurse's cheating, hardo ass should get at least a hockey assist) took game six away from the Celtics I'm sure doubts are starting to creep in. This series should be 5-1 right now lol.
As much as I wanna be like "shake it off" because they're rich professional athletes, I think it's unfair to expect them to be unaffected. If you remember my Hot Garbage Madden days you know how I'll let a bad INT or missed FG rattle me for the remainder of the game, so I can't really blame them for being like "bro we were a fucking half second away from a 3-0 lead" and getting a tad rattled.
I suppose I didn't have to say all that just to talk about the Celtics getting some love from their families in this heart-warming hype video prior to game seven, but I'm glad I did. I've had a lot of shit on my mind that I've wanted to get out, but couldn't find the way to say it. I don't care if you're net worth is $20 or $20 million, you are entitled to having human emotions. These humans, who just happen to be really good at bouncing and shooting an orange ball miss their families like we all would after months apart. Seeing these gentlemen smile after seeing their loved ones made me happy for like a whole five minutes.
For the sake of my mental and emotional health, I really hope the Celtics win tonight; should they not of course I'll be bummed out. With legitimate real issues going on, it'll be easy to put another blown 2-0 series lead into perspective (even if Nick Nurse is a cheating scumbag who in 10 seconds did something far more disgusting than Bill Belichick has EVER been accused of). This series should already be over, but it's not. America should actually be set up so people can live life peacefully and prosperously, but it's not. Go Celtics and if you are struggling with shit just know you are not alone; if you follow me on social media you can always reach out to Dozo (only if you follow me on IG and twitter; #HireDozo).
That's a joke you don't have to actually follow me, but you should because once I'm #HiredDozo you can brag about knowing about me beforehand, like people who listened to that band before they got signed.
Low-key, not that rare anymore Triple P.S.
It goes without saying, but needs to be said constantly; you truly never know what people are going through and how much a small gesture can make someones day/week/life.
Earlier this week, I was having an awful day and it continued when I woke up at 6 AM the next morning. When I checked my phone, I had an IG message from a close friend of mine whomst I wish I talked to more. Just seeing her name and positive message made my entire morning; the rest of my day working in a school I don't belong at was a little less shitty thanks to her taking 3 seconds to reach out. In closing, be nice, Go C's, climate change is real, fuck anybody who is anti-Civil Rights and you never know how much the smallest action can mean to somebody.