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Patriots Porn: Belichick's "Building a Champion" Speech.

BOSTON Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave the keynote address this morning at a symposium called “Sports Medicine and the NFL: The Playbook for 2013.” Belichick’s address was called “Building a Champion”, and he spoke about some of the aspects that have been most important to him over his 14 years with Patriots from a team-building standpoint…

“It comes down a couple things. No. 1, of course, is talent. But really, everybody in the National Football League has talent… The big thing I’d say we look for, which would try to differentiate the players for us, are players with passion; guys that really love football. As we all know from our jobs, if you love what you’re doing you don’t feel like you’re working. If you don’t like what you’re doing, then every step of the way is just painful torture. We don’t want people who are in football because of the lifestyle it brings or the opportunities [or rewards] from it. We want people who are in our business because they love doing it. Let’s face it; we all got into what we’re doing because we love doing it. When we took our first coaching job, or our first intern job or whatever it was, there wasn’t very much in it. We did it because we love doing it. That’s what we’re really looking for in football players – guys that love what they do… As it relates to people, it’s trying to bring people into the organization that share a similar philosophical outlook to the game, and have a passion for the game, that we in the organization have. That’s really where it starts.”

And there you have it.  In one short excerpt the entire organizational philosophy that built the dominant team in a league set up to make building a dominant team impossible.  Build your team around guys who love football as much as you do.  Like the saying goes, if you love what you do then you’ll never have to work a day in your life.  So simple yet so delivered so brilliantly.  This was Belichick’s St. Crispian’s Day speech, and when he was done I’ll bet everyone in the hall ran through the wall for him.  Now if you’ll excuse me I have to take the rest of the day off because this turned it into a 5-tissue afternoon.  There might be no “I” in “team,” but there is one in “masturbation.”  @JerryThornton1