[quote=“tundra, post:11, topic:1862”]Forget the coaches…they were sitting on their butts during the end game.
Yesterday, UW played like scared rabbits during crunch time. Hurried fast shots, bad decisions, etc etc. Taylor of UW was too scared to attack the basket against our bigs and called a TO instead!
PSU played great in crunch time…solid “D”, good rebounding, etc etc.
That’s why PSU won. They DESIRED it ! UW did not desire to win. PSU played better basketball. Is this Fate…give me a break??
P.S. I don’t often see elephants in clouds but one shows in my pajamas from time to time! ;)[/quote]
You’re failing to recognize the randomness of the world. It looked like a matter of desire to you, but all the desire in the world doesn’t guarantee you anything - there is so much chance that happens every moment of every day, desire really has little to do with outcomes.
With your logic, the hardest working people would always come out on top - and this just is not true, in anything, ever. There are constantly other forces at work that you’re failing to account for and the smallest things can have the biggest effects, especially in the long run.
The important thing for something like a sports team or a gambler or a business man… is to make sure you put yourself in position to come out on the right end of things as often as possible, so that even when something completely unforeseen comes along and screws things up you still wind up on the right side of things on the whole. That’s the difference for PSU right now, is they make enough good decisions over the course of the big10 season to overcome a lot of things that couldn’t be planned for (like a blown call late in a game) and are still in a position of controlling their own destiny, to the extent that such a thing is possible.
Sometimes you just have to let go a little bit and realize that all the preparation and planning and hard work in the world can’t overcome randomness.