Friday, May 29, 2009

offense, offense

Why is it that so few fans care about anything but offense? "You have to score more than the opponents," is all they can repeat, over and over. Well, you could just as accurately say that you have to hold the opponents to less than you score. Every bit as true, but few care about that.

Offense is easier to see. Offense gets the hype. But there is so much more that goes into the game to make a winning team. I do not understand the finer points of the game, but I know that it takes more than a scorer to make a team. I have a soft spot in my heart for the unheralded, underappreciated blue-collar players who just do the things it takes to win.

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