Do You Believe In Miracles?

Do You Believe In Miracles?

It's hard not to after Super Bowl LI.

After last night, it would be hard not to believe in God -- but more so Tom Brady -- for what we all witnessed during Super Bowl LI. In favor of Patriots Nation, Brady and the Pats brought us to a 34-28 victory against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons - in overtime. The first ever Super Bowl to go into OT. At one point, the Patriots were suffering from a 25-point deficit. No team has ever come back to win a Super Bowl from more than a 10-point lead on the other team's behalf.

The greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time.

I don't know about all of you, but nothing could ever ruin this week for me after what went down in Houston last night. We witnessed the most exhilarating Super Bowl win in history. Unless you are a Falcons fan, it does not matter which team you root for; no one can deny that the Patriots had us all walking on air. I do not care how much an outsider claims to hate us - we proved that we are the best. We were all on the edges of our seats. For the first three quarters, it was not looking good - at all. Hands were thrown. Tears were shed. Televisions were smashed. Morales went down significantly. We were truly hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. We, of course, got the best possible outcome. From Brady's impeccable leadership skills to Julian Edelman's epic catch (that should most definitely become a meme), the team got it together and made it happen. When James White hooked us up with the winning touchdown in OT, New England went absolutely ballistic. Voices were lost. High fives were thrown to every other fan in reach. Profanities referring to Roger Goodell were heard from every street corner. This was truly one of the most amazing nights of our lives. Tom Brady's revenge tour could not have ended more perfectly, despite what happened in the first three quarters of the game. He picked us all back up, though many of us still believed in his spectacular abilities. He is the GOAT for a reason.

Thank you, Roger Goodell, for giving us even more of a reason to celebrate and prove to you that you cannot kill our vibe. Try harder next time, buddy.

Thank you, Bill Belichick, for working with the team to bring us to this unbelievable. You deserve all the praise in the world.

And most importantly, thank you, Tom Brady. Words cannot even begin to describe how much we love and appreciate you. You deserve that MVP trophy Goodell reluctantly presented you with this morning. You truly took it like the champ that you are, and you have stolen so many of our hearts. We owe it all to you.

For those of you who never took your eyes off the television, thank you. That means you had faith in our team, despite the difficulties we faced throughout. We would not have made it this far if we could not handle it. If anything, Super Bowl LI is proof that having something to believe in is so, so important. Never lose sight of what is right in front of you, because that is what matters in your life.

We look forward to {at least} a week of celebration in New England. Pats Nation will never die.

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7 Lies From F*ckboys That We've All Fallen For At Least Once

They might've had you goin' for a hot second, but you know better now.

There’s no use in even frontin’; we’ve all been there. You know he’s a f*ckboy from the beginning, but you’re interested in pursuing him anyway. Ain't no thang; I fully support you.

You tell yourself you won’t fall for his games or lies because you’ve been through it all so many times before. Yet, time and time again, you find yourself slippin’ for a hot second, wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt until he inevitably disappoints you. Here are the top seven lies you’ve heard from f*ckboys that get you heated every time.

1. You’re the only girl I’m talking to/sleeping with

HAHAHA. OK, first, I don't actually care what (or who) you're doing in your spare time because you're definitely not the only guy I'm seeing either. I'm just asking so I know you're clean, OK? I don't need more stress in my life.

2. I know how to treat girls right

Isn't it super ironic how the WORST f*ckboys are the ones to toss this line?

3. I’ll text you

This statement is so unbelievable that on the off chance that they do actually text you, you basically fall out of your chair in shock.

4. I’m gonna give it to you good

I cry/cringe/die of laughter every time I hear this one because it's always the mediocre ones that throw this line. None of my most memorable hookups have ever said this because their actions clearly speak for them. Mediocre boys, TAKE NOTE.

5. Damn, I wanted to see you though

Well, you were supposed to, but then you clearly had other plans in mind. So the desire wasn’t all that intense, obviously.

6. Yeah, she and I broke up

CLASSIC LIE. CLASSIC. Sure, I believed it the first couple of times, but don’t even try that sh*t with me after I see she’s still blowin’ up your line.

7. *No response for hours after making plans* Damn, sorry I fell asleep

Honestly, how many times are you gonna throw that line when you’re literally viewable on Snap Map. BOY, I see you at someone else’s house. Stop frontin’, there’s no point.

Again, don't ask me why we put up with this sh*t because the mystery remains. I guess in our own sick, twisted ways, we crave the dramatics and thrills that come from their f*ckery. Whatever the reason, though, at least we've got some ~fun~ stories to tell.

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“All-inclusive” Sports Do More Harm Than Good

The real world requires skill sets and diligence, not a degree in complaining about “fairness.”

Our school years have an enormous impact on the way we grow as we get older. Who we turn out to be depends greatly (although not entirely) on how we are brought up and what we experience between the ages of 4 and 18. Without realizing it everything we face affects our futures; getting us ready to thrive on our own. One of the most significant things we experience growing is the possibility of failure and the need to improve. High school sports and interactive clubs are coincidentally the primary source of experience for this necessary life lesson.

High school extracurriculars such as clubs and club sports are all-inclusive, a way to enjoy a hobby without being “cut” and to experience and delve into different ideas. Clubs are important in that they help shape our values and thought processes without the “tough love” aspect but instead as an equal group of members.

High school sports and teams are not the same thing nor should they be. Most high school sports involve tryouts and result in some participants to get cut from consideration, or in some cases are placed between “A” and “B” teams based on talent and ability. High school sports in this way teach us the necessity to improve and the need to exceed, traits imperative to success in careers in the real world. Sports that have room for a certain number of teammates cause players and athletes to have to show their worth, prove their strength and exercise dedication. Not taking a team sport seriously and lacking to show any steadfast traits ultimately results in failure to make the team. This should show athletes that wanting something does not get you anywhere, rather working for it and putting the effort in is what will get you there. The failure to make a team and the threat of less playing time as a consequence for deficient effort makes a determined individual work harder and focus on improving the skills necessary to succeed.

The real world requires effort and determination. To succeed and excel in careers you need to work hard, prove your worth and exemplify strength and diligence in your field. You will not get anywhere without hard work and constantly improving your skills and abilities. Success in reality is like success on a team sport: if you show little desire and hardly any rigor you will not get anywhere nor will you climb further in success in your career. Knowing how to fix what you do wrong or are not excellent in, not whining and complaining about the basis for success “not being fair” is how you will get places in life, whether in sports or in careers.

High school teams becoming “all-inclusive” is more harmful than it is good to society. To eliminate the expectations of a team sport, to not require hard work and effort and a skill set is to teach teens laziness and to expect what you want instead of working for it. Giving in to every single participant does not reflect the necessary prerequisites for success in the workforce. High school sports have more importance to our development than just exercise and athleticism. Allowing every participant to be on a team or get a trophy fails to mold students into successful, driven adults. If you do not want to face being cut from a team or not playing as much, join a club sport instead of a team sport.

The real world requires improvement for us to be successful. Participation trophies and “all-inclusive” sports teams teach us otherwise.

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