Friday, February 9, 2018


So after leaving a response to Tom Brady's instagram post today found myself being barraged by mean Patriot fans. And they say Eagles fans get a bad rap?

What was interesting is they were pissed that I called their beloved quarterback out on being unsportsmanlike. While yes it's only my opinion, his behavior on the field more than backs it up.

After a game in any sport usually athletes shake hands and loser at least tries to congratulate other team. But after losing Brady has been known to just run off the field without shaking hands which in sports is known as very unsportsmanlike.

After the Eagles Super Bowl win he did exactly that, ran off the field without making an effort to find the Eagles quarterback Foles and shake his hand. After countless playoff wins, five Super Bowl wins you think Brady could show more couth.

It's not only that, if you watch Brady during the season, he has thrown temper tantrums on the sidelines, and what looks like yelling at the coaches. That to fans of football who are watching comes across not only unsportsmanlike but rather divaish behavior.

It's not just Tom Brady, other athletes have been known to do it here and there as well. But today it just happened to be able Brady.

Of course his fans took to quickly defending his behavior saying it was a huge lost he had the right to act that way. No sorry he doesn't, and why does our society always try to excuse poor behavior away?

Here is a image shot of exactly the comment I made to Tom Brady.

Felt my comments were right on target. Brady has been in the league a lot longer than Foles or Wentz. But Foles and Wentz have a maturity, sportsmanlike, respect, quiet character that is not only reflected in their game play but off the field as well. They aren't the types to disrespect a coach by yelling at them on the sideline or avoiding a handshake because they lost a game. Both would tell you failure is part of life and playing sports it's what makes them better people. But Brady with all his years of experience has had plenty of time to adjust to losing football games yet he continually handles it poorly. And so I do think he might learn something from spending a little time with both Foles and Wentz. Shaking their hands would be a great start. :)

They say true character is actually revealed during tough times.  What's even better is his fans showed their true character and unsportsmanlike behavior by lashing out with bullying behavior and name calling in response to my comment.

Charliecoes called me "naive" went on a rant about how many super bowls Brady has won, not getting the point that it's not about that at all;  bryan_a.spam_ told me Brady was too upset over losing and to "f**k off scrub";  blanchedevereaux07 called me a "dummy and then said "stfu".  I responded back to all three with kind words, copied Brady in as well to point out how not so nice his fans are and went about my day. What I liked to remind all three was it was opinion which I'm free to express, never once did I resort to name calling or swearing and that they all showed their true unsportsmanlike side by how they choose to respond as well. 

We live in a our society that needs to learn the art of sportsmanlike actions and behaviors as they are not only important in sports but in life as well. Sportsmanlike is defined as the following....

Fair, respectful, and polite toward other players when participating in a sport. 

But isn't that how we should treat all people, everyday? It shouldn't matter if we agree or disagree with people, whether we win or lose, etc.. It's a matter of having character and the those things that define sportsmanlike are essential to building character.

Again just an opinion but something to think about.....

Monday, February 5, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Champions

That headline says it all.

Philadelphia has waited decades for a win such as this.

But this season it really means something.  It's not just about one player, this season was about a bunch of athletes who came together to create something great.  Some gave up large salaries, some donated their salary to local schools, when players went out injured others were there to step up to the challenge.  When the franchise QB who was on his way to an MVP season got injured the backup QB stepped in, a backup that many seemed to already write off.

They said we couldn't win but what do the experts know. One game was all we needed for this miracle team to show who they were and to win a Super Bowl.  So many on the team believed and trusted in their faith that they could. Some historical statistics were even set. The win felt almost like divine intervention at times had a hand.

Magical finish to a magical season. And Nick Foles and Carson Wentz both bring a faith and inspiration to Philadelphia that has been sorely missing and is much appreciated. Bring on the parade.

Congratulations Philadelphia Eagles on the Super Bowl win.  True Champions!

Friday, January 5, 2018


Not sure what I'm doing anymore with this blog. the reasons why I first started writing made sense and still do. But my ability to write freely and often seems to have changed. 

There are moments where I feel like writing but don't make the effort.  Other times where I feel like writing but not quite sharing my truths with the world. There are times where I feel like there is so much to write about and other moments where I can't seem to muster anything to write about. And posting photos is something I've become even worse at. But I didn't create this blog to babble or write about just anything.  It was originally created as journal.

It just feels like this space needs a makeover of sorts. Maybe a name change as I'm just not feeling ann micheles world anymore yet ann michele is of course taken.  And not feeling all that creative at the moment to come up with something different either.

Then there is the man who isn't particularly fond of me talking about him on my blog. Think he would prefer I just not write anything.  But that's okay because I'm not fond of him working on his sportsboss website all the time either.  So when he wants to give up his little website I'll be fine with giving up mine because it would be a good compromise. Until then figure will write when I feel like it.

The new year always brings this sense of wanting to make changes and reflecting back on the past. Though they say not to dwell on the past yet I for one find it harder the older I become not to.

The other night had this calming dream about just floating on rather huge waves to get to where I was going.  It was an interesting dream. Of course it made me want to take a vacation to the beach.  That's something the man and I have to get better with.  Even if it's just taking mini vacations.  But traveling with a dog can be tricky especially Cooper who loves to bark.  We used to take Angel every where but she was a much calmer dog who actually listened. Cooper is a little rebel who prefers not to always listen which makes taking him places much more difficult.

Anyway, think I'm going to try to get better with writing but we'll see how it goes.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday Musings

Happy New Year!

It's been so long since I posted, not sure if that's good or bad.

The year was so busy it felt like it flew by, hard to believe the new year is upon us.

Kind of bummed that I didn't get to document all the adventures in writing, all the feelings and thoughts along the way. While I tried it felt harder to put into words. Blogging took a back seat to actually just being in the present. Which is what life should be right?

Anyway, goals or resolutions....

Engage in life. Chase adventure. Play more. Love deeply. Be kind. Keep growing. Adopt a dog.

Shower Cooper in more love. And try hard to get the man to disengage from his computer and phone to engage in more fun and real moments together. 

This says it best.

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