Despite the failures of our teams, there have been some sensational individual performances. Here are the nominees for Athlete of the Year...
Rajon Rondo - PG, Boston Celtics
Clay Buchholz - SP, Boston Red Sox
Adrian Beltre - 3B, Boston Red Sox
Tom Brady - QB, New England Patriots
The winner is...
What can you say about this guy that hasn't already been said? I'm just going to quote the man himself.
"Most Valuable Player in a team sport really doesn't make a lot of sense. I can understand most valuable golfer or something like that… The only award I care about is a Super Bowl ring."
Doesn't that say it all? I won't glorify him, or use the phrase "consummate team player." He wants to win. Maybe he only wants to win for himself. But he's smart enough to know that he can't win on his own. That being said, he'll do everything he can to win.
He's not as fast as Rondo, not as strong as Beltre. In a decathlon, I'd take 95% of Boston pro athletes over him. But when it comes to applying God given talent, along with hard work, dedication, and focus, there's nobody superior in the world to Brady.