by Michael Holley
3.6 of 5.0 stars
Oh wow. I read this book because I so wanted to have a different view of these two. These two egotistical and so, so charmed humans. Who barely seem humans. Like they've sold their souls to ... to whatever it might be that will give you a lucky, easy path in life.
No, no, no. That is not fair. They work. And they CHEAT. I thought I'd learn that they were not cheaters. But the author is a fan it seems. And there was barely a negative word spoken in the book.
Here's the thing, they did work awfully hard. And Belichick does have some mean observational skills that has lead to the team he puts together. So props to him. But did they "revolutionize" the game of football? No. Why? Because they cheated. And no matter what Michael Holley writes about them, there needs to be a chapter that defines what they are - cheaters. I'm sorry, but how can I not concentrate on that?
I was interested in Aaron Fernandez and I don't think enough was written about that incident. Like how could that happen with a coach better than any dad and a QB better than any brother?
I think the best insight I received was knowing that there is a great possibility that Tom Brady's first son was given the initials JET on purpose. I mean I never guessed that John Edward Thomas (or similar) could have been a dig at Brady since the names are family names and of course, Thomas himself. But yeah. I did a little happy dance upon that knowledge.
So, thank you to Goodreads and Hachette and Michael Holley for the copy of the book. And from a Steelers fan, my 3.0 of 5.0 stars really should be a 3.6 since the book seemed well-researched and quite well written. So, almost 4.0. Bravo. I'm simply left confused. :)