Monday, February 2, 2009

5 Things The NFL Has Taught Us

Super Bowl XLIII is now history. While it was an exciting game (especially the last few minutes) it goes to show that the N.F.L. has taught us some things.

  • Its not over till its over. When your goal is in sight do not let up and watch it slip away.
  • Even talented people need luck to succeed. Sometimes a little luck can catapult your success.
  • You have to manage your clock or it will manage you. In American football if the game is close, and you manage the clock properly, you can still win, but if you don't manage the clock properly, those close games will often be lost.
  • Be strong in the basics. When you're playing a good game and not being sloppy you can succeed, but if you get sloppy, it'll be that much harder to succeed.
  • The little guys can win. The Green Bay Packers are one of the smaller N.F.L. markets but they've managed to not get left in the dust by the larger television market teams and have won a few Super Bowls. They're a community owned team, so they can't be moved by a greedy owner looking for a better stadium deal. In business most of the big guys started out at little guys. Sometimes they need to be knocked down a notch or two by an upstart with a new idea or two.
  • A bonus lesson. If you know what you're going to do, you can run the no-huddle offense.
Sports can teach us some valuable lessons. Are there any lessons that you've learned from the N.F.L.?

Photo credit: Passing the Ball courtesy of mrwrite.
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