Within the NFL, the Patriots are a most unusual team. It's not about the individual, it's about the team. Players like Brady and Bruschi are willing sacrifice financially to help the team. Virtually every player, even our superstars like Seymour, Dillon, and Harrison are willing to sacrifice personal glory to help the team win. I don't think there's an exception on the team. Players like Faulk and Brown certainly epitomize the team spirit. Obviously, even the lowest paid Pat earns more than the vast majority of us, but in terms working together, of contributing to whole, of making personal sacrifice, of surrendering individual glory, the team represents an ideal. While it's obvious that socialism doesn't work in the economic sense, it seems to work well in terms of building a football team. BB treats every player equally and always focuses on the good of the whole, rather than the good of the individual. Maybe I'm stretching things a bit, but I thought at this time of year the Political Forum should have at least one Patriots thread!