An Interesting Quote from Any Given Sunday
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.
one half step too late or to early
you don't quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.
On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that's going to make the fucking difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.
I'll tell you this
in any fight
it is the guy who is willing to die
who is going to win that inch.
And I know
if I am going to have any life anymore
it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.
The six inches in front of your face.
- Complete text could be found here.
An Abstract of The Final Play
Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House came within a few inches of blocking Phil Dawson’s game-winning field goal in Sunday’s NFC wild card game and sending the game to a frigid overtime session at Lambeau Field.
On the game’s final snap, House broke off the left side, ran untouched toward Dawson and perfectly timed his leap to block the kick. But instead of getting his arms on the ball, House somehow positioned his limbs so that the football snuck through his right and left forearms. It sailed through the uprights and San Francisco left Wisconsin with a 23-20 win. House couldn’t have timed it any better while positioning himself any worse.
Click here for a USA Today's view of this play. You could also click here for a "clear and exact" clip of that feat.
Comments From The Compass Desk
Click here for our view on how Phil Dawson's, the current SF 49er kicker stays focused while avoiding contentment, regardless of the possible unpredictability of his terrain.
Mr. Dawson's current team profile can be found here.