Tom vs. Time, Episode 5

Remember how I wasn’t all that impressed with episode one? Well, episode five made up for everything episode one was not. Episode five, which is titled “The Spiritual Game,” focused on what it takes mentally to be Tom Brady. And not just the mental mechanics, for a lack of a better phrase, on what it takes to throw like Tom Brady, the mental aspects that go into the…the why. Why does he give up so much time with his family, why does he put so much strain on his body? We’re told right from the start of the episode that the reason is because football is Brady’s “first love.” Football is his purpose.

Makes sense. When you know your purpose, it’s easy to do what you need to do to fulfill that purpose, right? This is why it was funny to watch Gisele tell the story of how Brady promised her that he’d play for only “ten more years” when they first got married. Those ten years have come and gone and Brady? Well, he clearly has no intent on stopping.

Like episodes three and four, episode five is relatively short. I highly suggest watching yourself to get the full meaning of the episode.

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