DATELINE: More or Less Tom Foolery
Winning the MVP of the NFL 24 hours before you play in a Super Bowl has to take away some motivation for Tom Brady. More honor for the man, less honor than you can muster for any man who has done nothing life-saving, society-protecting, or civilization-advancing.
Brady is a man who uses slights, insults, demeaning treatment, disparaging disrespect to move him to greater heights. To win his third Most Valuable Player award, at age 40, undercuts and guts his psychological attack mode.
How can he use this to intensify his desire to win his sixth Super Bowl?
These are the conundrums of being the so-called Greatest of All Time, GOAT, that must haunt the man before he sleeps this night.
Were we all to have such worries, such issues, such difficulties to face in life, we’d all be happy campers.
Tom Brady cannot be happy about this award, which a few have said was won because everyone else was injured and fell out of contention.
Perhaps that insult is motivation to go out tomorrow and slam-dunk the Eagles.
With so much hype, so many distractions, so much tom-foolery in every story for the past two weeks, for the past twenty years, how can Tom Brady stand one more night of it?
In his ridiculous home movie reality series, he tells his wife Giselle that he wants merely two more Super Bowl rings. It does not compute for a man who has ten digits on two hands.
How will he sleep tonight before the big game? It’s all tom-foolery to ask.