I know we aren’t doing much sports around here there days as I haven’t been watching any but I have still been listening to sports talk radio locally on my way to and from work and while I’ve never been a Football Fan I’ve always been a Tom Brady fan and thus I want to make a point concerning him that parallels the President.
The Patriots were 2-4 going into this weekend. The last time the Patriots were 2-4 was in 2000 the year Tom Brady was drafted (they actually started 0-4 and won 2 straight to get to 2-4 on their way to a 5-11 season.
During that season 3rd string quarterback Tom Brady appeared in one game, threw 3 passes and completed one for 6 yards.
The following year he would become the starter after an injury to Drew Bledsoe and the Patriots would not have a losing season again.
If the Patriots had won they would have been 3-4 instead of 2-5
The last time the Patriots were 3-4 this late in the season was October 27th 2002 when the Patriots would lose 24-17 against the Denver Broncos who would be 6-2 after the game. It would be the only time in Tom Brady’s career when he would have a losing record this late in the season. He would win 6 of the final 9 finishing 9-7 (Denver would also go 9-7 losing 5 of their final 8) It would be the only time in Brady’s career as a starter when he would not make the playoffs and the only year (other than the season where Brady went down in week one) of the Brady Era when they would not win their division.
What’s really interesting about this is the fact that many in the sports media were ready to declare that the Patriots would be better off without Brady and a lot of the local sports media were saying the same thing.
Yet now it’s being said that QB Cam Newton problem is that he doesn’t have good players around him. Ironically this was the same situation the Patriots were in last season when Brady went 12-4.
What people seem to not have grasped is that having the greatest player in the history at the game at Quarterback covers an awful lot of sins and has done so for this team for a whole lot of years. That’s why a team can go 12-4 with a batch of 2nd rate players on offence.
Take away that QB and then reality rears it’s head.
Or to put it another way. The Patriots are now 20-24 under Bill Belichick when a Quarterback not named Tom Brady starts for him.
There are Patriots fans who will be voting tomorrow who have no memory of the Pats ever having a losing season and do not grasp how losing an extraordinary man forces reality to set in.
And that Brings us to Donald Trump.
Several things have taken place under Trump that were unimaginable under obama: I’ve listed them in song but here is the list sans music
1. The tax cut 2. Destruction of ISIS 3. Cutting Regulations 4. Moving the Embassy to Jerusalem 5. The wall 6. The Space force 7. VA choice for veterans 8 New trade deals with China 9. Stock Market records 10. Criminal Justice reform 11. New deal with Canada and Mexico 12. The US becoming energy self sufficient 13. Funding Black colleges for multi years vs a single year 14. Three peace deals between Israel & arab states (so far) 15. A bunch of COVID relief bills 16. Negotiations with North Korea
And remember Trump did this with 2 years of Nancy Pelosi obstructing him at every chance, when Biden brought up GOP control as a reason why the Obama admin did less Trump pointed out “sometimes you have to talk them into it.
With lightbringer Obama none of those things were considered possible, with Trump these things are now part of the public record.
Donald Trump is the Tom Brady of the Presidency and I suspect that we’ve seen nothing yet.