Trust Your TeammatesPosted: September 12, 2011
During law school, I played intramural flag football. Our third-year (3L) class beat the 2L’s for the all-university championship. Surely, that’s not the NFL’s Super Bowl, but it’s the best I can bring you. I recall thinking that the 2L’s didn’t trust each other enough. Guys were out of position trying to compensate for what they thought were their own teammates’s weaknesses. Therefore, they weren’t covering their own responsibilities–and we exploited that for the title.
Nebraska appeared at times not to trust each other on Saturday night, particularly on defense. It seemed they pressed too hard and needed to relax, do their own jobs, and trust their mates. And they needed to throw the ball more on first down (my sentence fragments are intentional, Mr. Manser [8th grade English]).
Perhaps that translates to your job or your family. Perhaps it doesn’t. Think about that a bit. And check out #34’s broken ankles at about 1:15:
Typing of football, Cousin Scott’s 2004 wedding was officiated by Judge Darryl Lowe. Before the ceremony, Judge Lowe mentioned that he made “the show” after his college football career. Someone questioned, “That’s cool, Judge. How many years did you play in the NFL?”
Judge Lowe: “12 days. But I made the show.”
A win’s a win ….