The Tom Brady-Manny Ramirez Parallel

Patriots QB Tom Brady confesses in the September issue of Esquire magazine that his skills on the field aren’t “what God values.” While we don’t agree with his assertion (if God didn’t value Brady, He wouldn’t have made him so pretty), there is something in the article that makes us worry.

1218052588Number 12 has been reading pseudo-religious self-help books during the off-season. Do you remember which New England sports hero last admitted reading one of those?

It was Manny Ramirez. And we all know how that turned out.

Brady tells Esquire that Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements helped him cope with the Patriots’ soul-crushing defeat in the Super Bowl.

“When you try to combat everything, at the end of the day you realize that you’re responsible for yourself.”

His deep thoughts are eerily similar to the ones Manny Ramirez was spouting after reading The Secret during the off-season.

“It’s about what you want. . . . If you said to yourself, ‘Oh, I’m tired today, brother.’ Then you’re going to be tired all day. That’s it. That’s what it’s all about.”

Somebody give the QB a Tom Clancy novel, ASAP.