The G.O.A.T, Tom Brady has made the final decision to leave the New England Patriots. Tuesday morning on Instagram and Twitter, Brady shared some news with his fans that he will not be returning. This is the first time in the 20 years of the NFL history, that the Patriots will have another quarterback.
Fans were stunned, sad, and disappointed to see their top guy go, but some were also supportive. Owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft isn’t too keen on the idea of Brady leaving, but still supports his decision. “Tommy initiated contact last night and came over. We had a positive, respectful discussion. It’s not the way I want it to end, but I want him to do what is in his best personal interest. After 20 years with us, he has earned that right. I love him like a son,” Kraft told ESPN.
Brady was a legend to the Patriots, and overall, a hero. Although he is one of the greatest, he’s not cocky, but a humble guy, and a winner on and off the field. Brady brought the Patriots to nine Super Bowls, winning six, of which were the Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI and LIII.
It feels a bit weird, because we’re so used to seeing Brady in his uniform, and every season, football fans say, “The Patriots are cheaters!” or “Can Brady give someone else a chance?” Sometimes we hear, “Brady deflated the ball!” The great thing about Brady is he gets people talking. Whether you hate or love him, you still have to respect him. I believe his greatness is the reason why some people can’t stand him, but yet he proved himself to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
New England Patriots coach, Bill Belichick stated, “This is a credit to Tom’s consistency and what separates him. He didn’t just perform. He didn’t just win. He won championships over and over again…It was a privilege coaching Tom Brady.”
Rumor has it that he will become a quarterback for the Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Brady has not yet confirmed, at least to the public.
“Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments,” Brady’s statement read in part. “I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and everyone of you, and to have the memories we’ve created together.”
What he also left was childhood memories of our parents sitting on the couch, screaming, “Patriots!” or “Go, go, go!” The Patriots will always hold a soft spot in my heart, because I have so many memories of my parents crying and cheering. Now, it’s a bit unstable and strange for us to think of Brady leaving.
Brady wasn’t just a football player. He was a family man to his wife, Gisele, and his children. What we see is a man who is humble enough to win, but also humble enough to lose. This is a man who isn’t afraid to acknowledge another man’s crown. Like Kobe Bryant, this is a man who will go above and beyond for what he wants, even off the cameras.
Whatever decision Brady makes, Brady has left his mark in the PATS Nation.
In the name of Chris Berman, “HE…COULD…GO…ALL…THE..WAY!”
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So far, 2020 has been quite a year, and we’re only 3 months in! I know it seems hectic right now, with everything going on, due to the coronavirus. However, while we are in quarantine, there are things that we can do to keep ourselves busy, in this chaotic time.
Here are a list of things to do under quarantine.
- Read– Educate yourself. Get your mind off of things, and consume it with positive thoughts and knowledge. Heal your mind and read something that will help your mind. Whether it’s self-help, motivational, spiritual, or fiction, it’s great to feed your mind.
- Write– You probably have a ton of things to work on, like your songs, a poem, or perhaps a script.
- Cook– If you have enough food during these 2 weeks, prepare a nice meal for yourself. Perhaps a nice pasta and some wine would be great for a special night. Treat yourself.
- Exercise– If the gym is closed, you can still work on your goals at home. If you have resistance bands, you can totally just work on your glutes. Also, you can jog around the block if you must.
- Watch A Movie- If you have a Netflix, then you can just chill at home and watch one of your favorite shows. Now is the time to binge watch your favorite series.
- Get Creative– Upload things on your phone, like TikTok, and make some dancing videos with your friends.
- Clean Up– Now is the time to clean up your apartment or your car. Perhaps, there’s laundry you have to do or dusting. Get it done!
- Meditate– Shut out the outside noise and clear your head from unnecessary thoughts.
- Listen to Music- Download some music that will make you feel good. Some great music to listen to is chillhop or lofi hip-hop.
- Plot- Whatever goals you have, just prepare for them. Take time out of your day to work on your goals.
During this time, just remember to keep yourself occupied with good energy. You don’t have to sit in the house all day and feel miserable. Now is the time to get yourself together and plan.
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Have you ever felt tired throughout the day, and just feel like passing out on the floor? Or, perhaps you feel like you just can’t continue with your day any longer, because you’re just too exhausted to even think for a second. If you’re feeling fatigue or exhausted throughout the day, there could be many factors to this.
Some of these factors include
- Weight gain
- Increased risk of accidents
- Lowered immunity
- Increased risk of diabetes and heart problems
- Impaired thinking, memory, and mood
Here are some ways to help get rid of tiredness.
One way to help is to eat healthy carbs and protein in the morning. You don’t have to eat a whole donut or anything, but a nice hot bowl of oatmeal and some eggs would be perfect for a morning start. Avoid skipping meals throughout the day. Even if you are on a diet, trying to lose weight, it’s still a necessity that you eat every 2-3 hours.
Snacking on healthy snacks include peanuts, almonds, fruit, lean protein, protein bars, or even healthy fats (avocados, peanut butter, etc).
Sleep at least 6-8 hours of the day. If you wake up early, it’s best to go to sleep early, as well. So, if you have to be up at 8am, it’s best to sleep around 9:30 or 10pm. To avoid staying up late at night, it’s best not to keep yourself up.
Get off of your phone, avoid staying out late, and avoid any caffeine before bedtime. To get your mind off of things, it’s also a great idea to meditate or do some yoga. These kinds of routines will help relax and clear the mind.
Sin City, the Entertainment Capital of the World, is in a scatter, due to the coronavirus. Millions of dollars are being lost in businesses, and the city is once again, in fear, since at least 4 cases of the coronavirus have been found.
Las Vegas’s MGM Grand is closing all of their buffets, in light of the coronavirus. The MGM buffet takes place at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur. Though it is close, there will be weekly evaluations.MGM says that all of the workers affected will “work directly with MGM’s Labor Relations department to assist with any employment changes, transitions or questions as part of the temporary Buffet closure process.”
“The safety and health of guests and employees continue to be top priority as the company works with local health officials on protocol and procedures during this time,” says MGM Resorts International.
Even the Las Vegas NFL Draft is putting things on hold. The NFL draft, which takes place next month, could possibly be closed. Due to the high amount of locals and tourists at the events, this would have a drastic impact on the business. Thousands of people usually attend these events, but it doesn’t look like the turnout will be so great this year, if there is one.
“Our plans remain in place. The NFL continues to closely monitor coronavirus developments and has been in contact with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NFL-NFLPA’s medical experts at the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON). We will continue to monitor and share guidance as the situation warrants and as our experts recommend,” says NFL spokes holder.
“We’re keeping all – as we get information from the CDC – we’re keeping all employees abreast of what we hear,” Vincent said. “Our chief medical officer is following this. We’re just keeping staff members informed, clubs informed. As they get information, we get information, we share. Just making we’re sure following,” says NFL executive president, Troy Vincent.
On January 10, mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodwin spoke at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board. She told the city that Vegas should not be in fear of the virus, but instead “be proud.” Goodwin believes that the media is blowing things out of proportion, and making people more afraid than they need to be.
“Having lived here, I know the risk-taking we have always done and I know the strength of who we are and how different, courageous and successful we have been,” Goodman said. “We need to be very proactive. We’re the convention and entertainment capital of the world and we are fine. Let’s not just sit here and be consumed with fear.”
At least 200 people are being monitored in Nevada. May Sin City be #VegasStrong once again.
It seems like once again, the world is in fear of their lives. The coronavirus is here, and it doesn’t seem so great for the stock market, nor does it seem beneficial for people doing mundane things. Moreover, it doesn’t look so good for the people who are or appear to be of Asian descent, who are approached with racism.
On March 6, cases of coronavirus worldwide surpassed 100,000 as the U.S. announced its 14th death. On Saturday, March 7th, I was watching the UFC fight, when I heard a group of men and women screaming, “Corona virus is going to win!” It occurred to me that they were addressing Chinese woman UFC fighter, Weili Zhang. Similar to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, people all around are being racist, mainly towards those who appear to be Chinese. Even on social media, there are endless memes of the coronavirus, one in particular. Disney Princesses with masks on, while Mulan isn’t covered up. Moreover, there’s a meme with Yao Ming, who is in force with another player, wearing a mask. “We don’t want your coronavirus in our country,” said Jonathan Mok, a 23 year old from Singapore, who was attacked and beaten in London.
People are afraid to leave the house. Even the local gyms, grocery stores, and restaurants are emptier than ever. So, what does this mean for workers? Starting as an outbreak in China, the virus has many people across the globe fearing for their lives. Major companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Ford Motor, CNN, Citigroup and Twitter have responded so quickly, to the point that people would have to work from home.
Even Italy expanded travel restrictions, with a lockdown of 60 million people. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) says that the two new coronavirus cases were linked travel to Turkey. The other case is believed to be linked to Egypt. On the Egypt cruise ship, at least three people were infected with the coronavirus.
Other links of the coronavirus took place in the Grand Princess Cruise, that has arrived in San Francisco. “The vice president and federal health officials continue to stress that as we begin to expand our testing we can expect the number of cases to continue to rise and we will begin shifting from containment to mitigation,” Hogan said.
While the coronavirus is apparent, the world is still in a scatter. Let us all pray that the end is near.
If you’re still in your 20’s, the best thing to do is live your life to the fullest. I’m sure you’ve probably heard this before, but it’s true. You’re only 20-29 one time in your life, so why not create some memories. Being in your 20’s is the time to make mistakes, go crazy, create memories, and be lit.
Make mistakes– Get crunk with it. I’m not saying to get arrested. Definitely don’t do that, but if you have, then at least you have more of an interesting story to tell.
This is the time to go out, have some drinks, twerk on a wall, get a hangover, and have a Hot Girl Summer. This is the time to date a person, or 5, or 10, or whatever. Make mistakes, so you can learn from experience. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Just be yourself and don’t apologize.
Travel– Get the hell away from your hometown. Life is about seeing different things, meeting new people, experiencing different places. We live in a world that tells us to work and pay bills, and that’s depressing. Travel the world, if you can. Your money will return, not your time.
Be spontaneous- Go for random car rides with your friends, take a trip to Mexico, Africa, Greece, or hell, Inglewood, California! Hook up with somebody under the stars, while playing your favorite music. Go to a party and have a conversation about horoscopes. Get drunk and sing songs with your friends, and grind to a Chris Brown song.
Honestly, the best moments in life are unexpected and random. Just enjoy the present and don’t be afraid to be weird and different.
Be a teacher- The best feeling in the world is giving back. I was a substitute teacher for a year, and it was a rewarding feeling to give back to these kids who needed the most love.
Even if you don’t become a permanent teacher as a career, you can still learn a lot about being a mentor. Moreover, the people you teach can take something away from it, forever.
Become an actor– You don’t have to be Idris Elba, unless that’s what you’re going for. Acting is a great way to express yourself and be vulnerable at the same time. This is a nice skill to have, even if you’re working as an extra on a show, or perhaps land a role in big time film. If acting is something you love doing, then you can express yourself in many ways, while networking, making life long friends, and getting paid. Why not?
Invest in yourself– This is the time to own it. Invest in yourself, spiritually, financially, physically, and everything else.
You can exercise, focus on a clean diet, go to college, save your money, or maybe even start a business. You can invest in yourself in many ways, and the best part is, these results will last long. Don’t just think of temporary things. Invest in something that you can thank yourself for, in the future.
Forgive yourself– Nobody is perfect. You’ve been through a lot, and have probably done things you’re ashamed of. Don’t beat yourself up and don’t hate yourself. Forgive yourself. Learn to embrace your mistakes. Self acceptance is a part of growth.
We’ve all had a crush sometime in our life, like Molly Ringwald in “16 Candles.” Like Samantha Baker, we all have a Jake Ryan in our life, who we want to be with, but for some reason, he doesn’t seem to notice us. Having a crush isn’t easy, and sometimes leads to heartbreak. Not to worry, my friends. We will be just fine. Here are some ways to get over your crush, in a healthy way.
Focus on yourself. Do what’s best for you, instead of wasting your energy on your crush. There’s a million things you could be doing right now, instead of crying over your crush, posting sad memes on Instagram, or crying in bed.
Try something like exercise. Apply all of that energy you have and use it for something positive, such as a light run, lifting weights, or squats. There’s no need for you to focus on this man or woman, when you have your own life to deal with. Instead of trying to impress this person, impress yourself. Be the best version of yourself that you can be.
Have fun. Yes, you’re allowed to enjoy yourself. Why not go on dates, or see other people? I’m not saying you have to make somebody your girl or your man, immediately, and start a family, but you are still allowed to explore. Say yes to the club, bars, lunch, dinner, breakfast dates, or even a movie date. You still have a life, and you deserve to live the way you want it.
Remember, it’s your life, and the best way to enjoy it is to never feel sorry for yourself. Embrace the crazy side of you, and don’t apologize.
Remember who the fuck you are. You are allowed to feel sexy and confident. Go get that fresh cut and buy that new Gucci outfit. Get your nails done and a new bundle. Just remember that you’re worth it, so look good and feel good. Self confidence is the best feeling ever, and once you have that, nobody can phase you.
Change your eating habits. Eat better and feel better about yourself. Instead of crying about crush, eating Oreos on the couch, treat yourself to a nice fruit bowl or omelette. Fill your body with essential nutrients, to boost your energy, mood, and metabolism. Remember, the food you put in your body affects you mentally and physically. Take care of yourself, always.
Express yourself. If you’re feeling sad, take time to be creative. You can practice a monologue for your acting class or audition. Use that emotion to kill that monologue and get that role. Or, perhaps you’re into poetry and songwriting. Write how you feel and create a poem with your feelings. Being vulnerable at times, helps us overcome the pain.
Remember it’s not the end of the world. You don’t have to live your life idealizing your crush. He or she may not be the one for you, and perhaps it’s a blessing. Don’t see it as a loss. See it as an opportunity for you to learn, grow, and be better. You are better. Don’t forget that you are the prize.
Take away their looks. Just because you like someone doesn’t make them right from you. Imagine them with no physical appearance, and ask yourself what it is you like about this person. Sometimes we fall involve with the physical part of a person, not who they are on the inside. Find out what it is you like about this person, and when you break it down, you can better manage your feelings. Maybe, you like this person, because she’s pretty and has a nice booty, but perhaps, her personality is bland, and you have nothing in common.Read More
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Have you ever been criticized by people, to the point that it messes with your head? You start to think you’re crazy, because everyone is against you. You start believing what people are saying, and think that maybe something’s wrong with you. Trust me, I’ve been there before. Not only does it become an easier life, but life becomes that much easier! Here are some great reasons why you should just not give a fuck.
Are they paying bills? If the answer is no, then you really don’t need to worry about their opinions. If these people are not helping you reach your goals, then why should you care what they think?
People think they know you when they really don’t. Regardless of what you do, people are going to talk about you. If you know yourself, you shouldn’t have to prove yourself to anyone.
People’s opinions have nothing to do with you– At the end of the day, people are judgmental. It’s human nature. I judge, you judge, we all judge. When a person judges you, there’s something about themselves that they don’t like. As a result, they project their judgment on you. Don’t take it personal.
You become thick-skinned. The more people talk about you, you get used to it. You become bulletproof, because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if they called you every name in the book. Nobody can hurt you.
You feel comfortable in your own skin– You are confident in yourself, and nobody can take that away from you. You may live your life on the edge, and that’s okay. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, then just do you.
Cutting people off becomes easier- If people are causing you unnecessary drama in your life, it becomes much easier to walk away. You won’t take people’s crap, and that’s a start to a smooth, easy life.
You realize your worth– You don’t rely on other people’s validation. Your opinion matters the most, and that’s a beautiful thing. You don’t live to impress anyone, because you know you are the king or queen. Fuck people.
You have a go-getter mentality-You don’t rely on people, and that’s okay. If you want to travel across the country by yourself or go out to a bar alone, then that’s exactly what you’ll do. You are unstoppable and fearless.
You are threat to others– When you’re doing you and minding your business, nobody can phase you. When you focus on yourself, people notice, and become intimidated.
Fuck people- The end.