Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Super Brady

"Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots takes the field prior to Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas."

There is no bigger game than the Super Bowl when in comes to football. And there is no bigger name than Tom Brady.

Each year, thousands travel to the host city to watch and millions tune in each year to see who will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Much like the organizers of the actual game, we at Getty Images cannot cover the game alone. More than 30 of our staff - from editors, technicians, runners, and photographers themselves - work together to make the week leading up to, and the actual game, operate with zero hiccups.

And as the teams do, we load the field with our talent.

As sports photography goes, one can do their homework, be hungry, motivated, and prepared, yet as the saying goes, sometimes the ball doesn't bounce your way.

I played our team's part on the opposite end of most of the action this year. For those big moments that did happen in my view, at the end of the day, they ended up not being the storytelling moments because of the historic comeback by the New England Patriots.

But that's what makes the big game thrilling and I am perfectly content with that. Being a part of the team is what's important.

Knowing that I can put my faith in my teammates to visually document their areas of the field, just as they trust us to do it on our end, feels good. The end result, and our entire take, is what shows and I'm always grateful to be included on the squad.

And if this game teaches anyone anything, it's to never give up, even if things don't go smoothly at first.


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