Sunday Night Football reporter Michele Tafoya joined “The Tom Barnard Show,” a podcast in Minneapolis, and talked about a book that Patriots staff member Mike Lombardi told her producer about around the time of Super Bowl 49, which led to the producer reading the book who then bragged about the book to Michele Tafoya. Turns out, the book went through the entire Patriots locker room and was a big hit last season. The book is called The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday.
Turning trials into triumph sounds like something the Patriots are very big on and very good at, so it’s no surprise the team and some Patriots staff members loved the book. The Patriots received a lot of practice of putting what they learned from the book into practice for two weeks leading up to Super Bowl 49 when the deflategate news first broke. The team overcame the outside noise to win Super Bowl 49 behind Tom Brady’s fourth quarter comeback.
They are getting plenty of practice this year at tuning out the outside noise. Five games into the 2015 season, they have turned their offseason trials into triumphs.
You can listen to the interview HERE.