Champions and Winners

This evening, the Louisiana State University Bengal Tigers will face the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship Football Game.

Full disclosure:  I attended one of these two fine institutions and am rooting for my alma mater to win.

That aside, there interesting points to be made about this game and these teams:

Both of these teams have been here before.
And won.
And lost.
Each team believes they will win.
Success breeds success.

Both of these teams are lauded for their defense.
Pundits say, defense wins championships.
For once, the pundits are right.
Defense is a team game.

These teams have played each other before. Recently, in fact.
In that contest, the two teams played to a 6-6 tie in regulation.
The game was finally won in a hard-fought overtime.
It could have gone either way.
Both are willing to risk it all again.

One of these two teams will be crowned champion.
But both will be considered winners.

Because they believe they are winners.

What does your team believe?

What ethic do you create amongst your team?

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