Why Eli and the Giants Won
The Giants had the ball. Eli Manning was in position,
ready to take the first hand-off of the game.
I’d seen all I needed to see.
I called my brother, Sean.
“Patriots are in trouble. Did you see Manning’s eyes.”
“This guy won’t be beaten.”
At the beginning of the fourth quarter I watched
Tom Brady walk off the field. Not the cool,
calm, collected Brady he normally is when he
has all day to set up his passes.
I called Sean again.
“Did you see Brady.”
“His cage is rattled, huh.”
“Whenever you see pouting and whining – you know
the tide has definitely turned – no matter what the
score. Another bad sign for the Patriots.”
Minutes later Brady marched the Pats down the
field for the go-ahead score.
My son cheered wildly.
“Don’t celebrate too early,” I said. “The game isn’t
Eli put on his helmet and took the field. As he did so
you could feel his absolute belief and total conviction. He
would not be beaten.
And then the “miracle” pass.
Not the Immaculate Reception – but doggone close.
The game was just as well as over. In fact, it was
over before it started.
Forget the score. Forget who was in the lead for
what amount of time. Just watch the eyes of the
quarterbacks. Read the face. It’ll tell you all you
need to know.
Despite winning three previous Super Bowls; despite
guiding the Patriots to an almost perfect season –
the fact is Brady didn’t want to win as much as Eli
Manning and the Giants. He wasn’t AS hungry.
So much of success is nothing more than
“staying hungry.” It’s all about DESIRE.
Who wants it the most.
Twas a painful lesson I learned, more than once,
as a competitive wrestler.
Today, as a success coach, I can tell who is ready for
success and who isn’t.
Some are ready when the game begins – but
after things get a little rough and “the game”
isn’t as easy as you’d hoped – if you take the
person’s “vision pulse” – you may find it has
I see this all the time.
I see it in the eyes and on the face. And what I see
BEGINS in the other person’s mind.
Wanting to win is a feeling that vibrates from
every cell in your brain and body. Even if
you say you want to win – whenever you lose
you can point to the other guy and say, “Well,
he must have wanted to win MORE.”
That was the story last night. And it’s the story
every day of our lives.
Winning isn’t about physical strength. It isn’t
about who has the strongest hands, arms,
legs, neck or abs – although physical strength
most certainly help.
It isn’t about who is fastest or most skilled, either –
even those these qualities also help.
It’s about WHO wants it most. It’s about who
has the strongest MENTAL MUSCLES.
Your mind is and always will be the most important
muscle on and off the field.
Those who have played the game at the highest
levels and have emerged victorious understand
this. Those who have merely played – don’t.
In short, Eli Manning played his TRUMP CARD
As someone who has won several national titles
and a world championship, I know what it’s like
to play your TRUMP. I also know how to play it
in any endeavor you’re involved in.
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P.S. Did you notice the color change in Bill Belichick’s
clothing. And Tom Brady’s shorter than usual haircut.
Did they jinx themselves – or is this mere superstition.
Better yet – did they have a success ritual that they
ignored when it really counted. Hmm. Better get your
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