Admittedly, I am not the world’s biggest sports fan, but I am a super fan of sports stories centering around mentoring. This year’s Super Bowl story is one of those award-winning greats, something capable of garnering Oscar nods. Nothing has touched my heart as much as the explosive win by the New England Patriots.
Was it the validation of proving the commissioner wrong? Was it the stunning moments of a mother to sick to travel but determined to support her son? Was it all the doubters (including a deflated Brady) at half time that thought there is no way they can win? Was it the power of music and the pixie dust of Lady Gaga, a great mentor who lives her life around mentoring about inclusion, integrity, and increasing your self-esteem, that released the winning spirit from the heavens?
As a stone designer at Cumar Marble and Granite, my amazing team and I have able to work in the homes of many well-known Boston athletes. My very first stone design project was for Drew Bledsoe, but these athletes were just clients to me. To the dismay of my fiancé, I did not watch football at all. During football season, while everyone was watching the game, I was off doing extra work and getting things done for the week.
So why did I even watch the Super Bowl?