Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It is a 60 Minute Game by Diana Flegal

I interrupt my previously scheduled blog to bring you my thoughts on the recent big game.

Sunday's Super Bowl game was one of the best. Two well matched teams fighting it out for the honor of winning a ring. The Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriot's. The Patriots already with three of the coveted rings.

For the few of you who might not have seen the game, the Pats took an early lead, then the Seahawks took over. It looked like the Pats were not going to recover. Some friends of mine were already calling the game but I reminded them that it was a 60 min game. I belong to The Steeler Nation and we know what that means.

And sure enough, the Pats awoke from their stupor and it was now a three point game. With the Seahawks ahead. Then in the last quarter the Pats scored again and the Seahawks found themselves behind with under two minutes on the clock. One huge pass got them over the 50 yard mark and into Patriot territory. A few more quick passes got them well inside the red zone. 20 seconds on the clock with one time out left. All the Seahawks had to do was push a yard with three downs to do it in. But for some crazy reason we will be discussing for a l-o-n-g while, they put the ball in the air. In the air!

It was intercepted by Butler of the Patriots. A rookie. The Pats had pulled off the biggest second-half comeback in Super Bowl history. They took a knee. Game over.

A 60 minute game. Every minute counting.

I'd like you to grab hold of that word picture. You might be in the first inning of your writing game, the second, third, or fourth. But it is not over until you breath your last breath.

As coach Bill Belichick said to his team at half time: ‘This game is no different than any other one. It’s a 60-minute football game, and whatever issues we have, let’s make sure we correct them, coach them, and fix them.'

So stay in the game. Correct and fix the things you can. You never know what is going to happen. You might meet your agent at that next conference, or get that book contract you have been longing for.

The game is a full 60 minutes long.


Davalyn Spencer said...

Love this. Especially the picture. Great encouragement connection.

Linda Glaz said...

Yup, could hardly concentrate on the article. The picture had me!

Diana Flegal said...

This is my Sports Announcer face :-)

Nan Jones said...

And this is why I love you :)

Wendy L. Macdonald said...

Diana, I loved the encouragement, the fact it was a rookie who saved the day, and the moustache. Thanks for making me smile. ❀

Judy DuCharme said...

We love our football, cuz, and we need to keep playing when it comes to our writing. Thanks!!!