2012 saw the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl behind some MVP level quarterbacking by the unassuming Joe Flacco. The other side of the ball however boasted Alpha Males like Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Cary Williams and Ed Reed. Players who fear no conflict and back down from no fight. They played physical and determined football. Driven more by their will and attitude than by their 40 times, or bench reps.
Across the field in that same Super Bowl the opponent, San Francisco thundered: “WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US?!!”
You know the answer. They MADE you know the answer.
Months later Lewis, Reed, and Williams were no longer in Baltimore. The team was a shadow of itself. They didn’t even make the playoffs.
At the same time the same San Francisco team that forced their chant into your head, is still burning bright. There is no Baltimore to stop them now. The prize is theirs for the taking. Just two steps away.
The day’s opponent? A Seattle team that thunders: “LOB!” Unlike San Francisco’s chant, it’s not a question, it’s a warning. It means ‘Legion of Boom’. They also chant “Beastmode!” and the ever-chilling: “We all we got! WE ALL WE NEED!!! We all we got! WE ALL WE NEED!!!”
Seattle askes no questions. They declare that their intention is to take.
The game was a physical war that came down to the last play. One team imposed its will on the other, and to the victor (to the Alpha Males) went the spoils.
These teams didn’t sneak up on anybody. They told the world who they were, and what they would do. They started their missions and their opponents fell away like drunken toddlers on a high-wire. These Alpha Males ruled by sheer will and intimidation.
I won’t even go into the horror that was the Super Bowl. Instead I will quote a line from Joe Pesci’s song ‘Wise Guy’:“Freak scenes with your wife, last time I hit it”
Yeah in case you missed it, it was THAT bad.
HEY Eagles fans! When was the last time we had THAT team?
Our locker room is filled with nice guys who give plenty of credit and pay loads of compliments to even shitty teams, week in and week out.
Do the Eagles have a single player who you think could beat you in a fist fight? I’m pretty sure I could beat the roster, given enough time to rest and heal between fights. There are no scary Eagles, or Eagles who you feel can impose their will.
No one fears us, nor have they in almost a quarter of a century.
With a Delta male mindset is it any wonder why year after year, we watch team after team of Alpha Males walk away with what we SAY we so covet?
We need some Alpha Males. We need some players who refuse to take a backseat to equals or look at a lesser player with anything less than piteous derision. We need players who understand that letting scrubs win, makes them lesser for losing. We need players hungry to be the best, AND show it, AND say it.
At this point, opponents fear actual Philadelphians MORE than the team that will be hitting them! I understand that GM Howie Roseman wants players who won’t rock the boat, but at some point we need players who can rock the opponent’s.
We need Alpha Males.