I confess. I’m not a crazed sports fan. I do like drinking gluten-free beer, eating wings, and absorbing the fan energy. I grew up going to Jets games with my father and brothers. I hung out with a rabid Pats fan for three years. I acted as coach and cheerleader throughout my business life.
Yesterday’s games served as great fodder for life lessons because they both went into overtime. The outcome could have gone either way, but the winning teams possess the same kind of faith and drive that we aging men and women need to have if we are going to go the distance and ultimately come home with that Super Bowl ring (however we define it).
Even if you despise watching sports, keep in mind that football (like life) has four distinct quarters and a halftime show and commentary. Whether you’re in it to win it or are simply a Monday morning quarterback who enjoys chips and dip, think about the “game” you’re playing and what you’re going to do this season.
Sitting on the bench is not an option.