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I've been a football fan my entire life. More accurately, I've been a Patriots fan my entire life. Many athletes and sports teams have been using floatation in recent years to recover quickly and feel their best. The Seattle Seahawks, The University of Alabama football Program, JJ Watt, and countless other football personnel and organizations have been incorporating floating into their training. Wether they are using floating for the physical benefits, the mental benefits or just to relieve the stress associated with competing at the highest level of the game, it's quite certain that if these guys find it to be a worthwhile use of training time, so will you.
On a not so wonderful note regarding football.... I think it's fixed. Please continue reading before you picture me with a tinfoil hat, hiding from "chem trails". I don't think every game is fixed, maybe not even every playoff game, but I think it is likely that the playoffs and final regular season games that determine the playoffs could be. I think the owners and the league determine what will make the most money and best story, like say "Golden boy Peyton Manning goes out on top in Super Bowl 50". It wouldn't take much, you don't have to have every player on board. Just the quarterback or maybe the kicker or a running back from time to time. Just one guy who doesn't make a play. Look no one wants this to be false more than me. I have spent nearly two decades mocking WWE fans who say "Sure I know it's fake, I just like the stories". Here are a few reasons this makes sense to me.
If you watch Tom Brady in nearly every playoff run the Patriots make it is clear that he is a team player, a motivator. This is evident from his sideline behavior, getting his team pumped up following bad plays as well as good. Encouraging his team to get back in there and turn things around. This behavior is evident in all but the final game of the season when "Tom Terrific" will come off the field, not say a word and put his head in his hands and watch and it's not just once they are "behind the 8Ball". The same can be said about Cam Newton in this past Super Bowl. There was no side line hype man, no all-star charisma, just a guy who had been told for the first time "You don't win this game". In my opinion, that is why there were no Cam Newton post game press conferences. Not because he is a poor sport, or a jerk (I don't think he is either of those things). It's because he is a guy who just had the rug of everything he believes in set on fire right under his feet. Speaking of right under his feet, how about that FUMBLE he failed to jump on. Oh you don't remember that? Here ya go.
Also, there is just no way that you can honestly tell me (unless you are a Broncos fan or a Newton hater) that the Panthers team we saw in 50 looked like the the same team that, two weeks prior, crushed an Arizona Cardinals team that a lot of people thought might walk away with the whole thing.
To take it just one step further... I don't think the Patriots were supposed to win Super Bowl 49. I think Tom Brady decided he would obey, but he was going to keep it close. Naturally, rookie Malcom Butler wasn't in the know, on that final play no one could have predicted he would be right there. I think it is due to this unforeseen victory that the NFL is still gunning for Brady on "Deflate Gate". You see, I don't think they have to pay the players they inform, they just ask "do you like your job?", "Do you know how easy it is to come back positive on a urinalysis? Do you realize what that will do for your endorsements and legacy, maybe a secondary career as a commentator".
All that said I'm giving the NFL one more season to prove me wrong, for two reasons:
Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think. Am I crazy? Does it kind of make sense? Comment below. See you soon!
Float Harder Staff