Even with more than 16 years of experience as starting quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady still feels "butterflies" before games. "Yeah, absolutely," Brady told the media recently. "Yeah, there will definitely be nerves and being anxious, but that’s part of football. And once you get out there and start going, those things calm down."
As one sport psychologist asserts, "It’s not just a question of getting rid of butterflies, it’s getting them to fly in formation."