Just for the record, I know less about football than I do quantum physics. I watch The Super Bowl and other major sporting events to see how the athletes do under the extreme pressure of “winner-take-all” challenges.
It’s the kind of pressure talent have when they move to the level where the competition is ferocious and the stakes could not be higher.
When you hit that level, all the noise has to fall away and what matters is simply winning…consistently winning. Everything else is just filler.
Both teams were amazing and it could have gone either way. To my untrained eye, it appeared that the game was not won but lost. The 49ers were favored to win.
The Ravens came in knowing that but not acting like it.
Too often talent will talk about opportunities with mock irony saying they pretty much know who will be chosen. They are mentally giving the job to someone else.
If that’s the case, why bother?
If you want to win, stop calling the game before it’s played and play to win, no matter what the odds say.