The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What we JewishMOMs can learn from the NFL.

My husband’s a big Patriots fan, so yesterday he was telling me about the upcoming playoffs leading up to the Superbowl.

Josh explained to me how crucial it is that the Patriots beat a certain team in order to get the home-field advantage during the playoffs and (possibly) the Superbowl.

Why is that so important? I asked him.

Just imagine, he explained to me, having 70,000 fans cheering you on: “Get up! Let’s go Pats! Go, go, go!” as opposed to 70,000 angry fans screaming: “Booooo!”

This ends up making a tremendous difference for the players, either blowing lots of wind into their sails if they have the home-field advantage, or the opposite if they don’t. Statistically, NFL teams with a home-field advantage win a whopping 57% of their games.

And hearing about this, I couldn’t help but think about my own home-field.

In this home, are my kids hearing more: “Go, go, go!” or more “Boo!”

I can’t control what people are saying to my kids outside of our home, at school or elsewhere, but inside our front door, are my kids feeling the blessing of the home-field advantage?

With a JewishMOM blowing lots of wind into their sails, cheering them on to victory, with G-d’s help.


  1. Fantastic!

  2. I love this analogy! Its a helpful picture to keep in mind.

  3. I love the lesson you found here.
    Someone showed me a recent post written by Ambassador Friedman, where he congratulates the Patriot’s owner,Robert Kraft who was awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize in Israel. He donated the entire prize money to charities combating anti-Semitism.

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