Why the New England Patriots are So Good (Part I)

The New England Patriots are one of the best teams.

They keep proving to all the doubting fans of the NFL that their throne is too high, and they can’t be touched.

But in the meantime, here are some reasons why the New England Patriots have earned the title of “Best Dynasty Ever.”

Most Disciplined Team

The Patriots are the titan champs that do a KO in the first round, leaving the ring in complete silence before even being stated the winner. And by the time the loser regains consciousness, the Pats are already planning termination of the next team.

There is no glamor glitz about football. It is a rough sport that is played by the fearless and tough. Bill Belichick realizes this, and he has executed it faithfully in his locker room.

His players are conditioned to be 100% focused on the game. There is no room for diva treatment or nonsense. Those antics don’t fly in Belichick’s world, and there is no compassion for those who don’t abide by his rules. 

Best Drafting System

Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round and is a definite for the Hall of Fame. Who would have ever thought that was imaginable?

Bill Belichick.

He has perfected the drafting system, but more significantly he understands precisely how to take advantage of free agency.

The drafting process the Pats use is centered on a number scale within various categories. Instead of matching college prospects to their success in the NCAA, they are matched to the players in the NFL and on the Patriots.

How do they match up to the pros? If the college player isn’t suitable enough to be a substitute for anyone on the team, he isn’t Patriots material.

Also, Belichick and his recruiting staff look for certain qualities in their prospects. Devotion, leadership, and maturity are big factors. The player has to possess these in order to compliment the Patriots’ style.

 

Blacks in Biking

This month, I’d like to highlight little known black history facts about blacks in biking.

Buffalo Soldier

Bob Marley’s song Buffalo Soldier isn’t just a good sing-along song with a wonderful bridge-Woe! Yoe! Yo!  It is a tune that tells a story about the 25th

Army Bicycle Corps

Infantry United States Army Bicycle Corps. The theory is the name was given to them by Native Americans since their hair felt like a buffalo’s pelt. The name was loved by the soldiers since they were familiar with the buffalo’s fighting spirit and bravery.

The soldiers were one of the many segregated units of the U.S. Army. They were testing if bicycles could be used instead horses in the military. Their biggest trial came when they rode 1900 miles from Ft. Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. They averaged 56 miles a day and completed the journey in 34 days.

Vélocipede + Tricycle

Vélocipede

In 1888, Mathew A. Cherry invented and got the patent for the vélocipede. The vélocipede was a metal seat with frame set on top of two or three wheels. This design was a huge improvement over early designs. The rider would move themselves along with their feet on the ground in a running or fast walking motion.

This design ultimately evolved into the tricycle and bicycle. In May 1888, Cherry got the patent for the tricycle. In the U.S., the tricycle is typically used by little children. However, in Africa and Asia, it’s used for transportation and commercial deliveries.

Panniers

One of the things that makes biking a solid form of transportation is the ability to transport stuff. In 1899, Jerry Certain created the first bicycle parcel carriers, intended to carry items with a bike. Today, we call these parcel carriers panniers and they are crucial to many riders who use bicycles for travel and transportation.

These are just some facts about Black contributions to making bicycling accessible and better for all.