tgwl

Ichiro Suzuki poses for photographers wearing the Miami Marlins uniform during the press conference at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu on January 29, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

Breaking Brady 

“I still have the image of Tom Brady (22 years old) coming down the old Foxboro stadium steps with that pizza box under his arm, a skinny beanpole, and when he introduced himself to me and said ‘Hi Mr. Kraft,’ he was about to say who he was, but I said ‘I know who you are, you’re Tom Brady. You’re our sixth round draft choice,’” recalled Kraft. “And he looked me in the eye and said ‘I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.’ It looks like he could be right.”- Patriots CEO/Owner Robert Kraft

I was never the best player on any team. That taught me how to work harder. I learned all about mental toughness on the practice field. If things weren’t working out for me in high school, in college, early in my pro career, my solution was always to work harder and internalize. That way, whenever I got an opportunity, I was always prepared. See, there are a lot of guys who are all talk. They say they want to work harder and be the best, but they never pay the price. I love paying the price.