brandon brooks opens up about his anxiety.
The Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl guard left Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an anxiety attack. While I'm sure some assholes on some far corner of the Internet tweeting from their parents' basements made fun of him for it or mouthed off at it, this should be seen as a turning point.
Brooks explains how his expectations to live up to his new contract played into this, and how he wants fans to understand that players go through this sort of thing.
I'm really into the way anxiety, and mental health in general is being talked about lately. I feel like just a few years ago people weren't as open about it -- I know this because I have dealt with anxiety for a long time. Attacks would come on at the most random times -- out to dinner with friends, in the middle of the night, in the shower. I had to call the ambulance on myself the first time it happened -- I was young, home alone, and didn't know what the hell was happening to me.
It affects different people in different ways, and it shouldn't be held against Brooks that he needed to do what was right for himself on that particular day.
The new Bachelor trailer looks cringe as always.
But of course we're gonna watch anyways?
But please don't fall for this one. We're not this dumb.