What a Game!

After watching the Super Bowl last night…it occurred to me if we all played with such an intensity and focus…we could rise above almost anything and move our team, company or ourselves down the field.

Truth be told it was the first Super Bowl I have watched in many years. It was exciting and interesting as well. As I watch both teams go toe to toe in a very close contest. I noticed that they kept true to the basics. There were no fancy plays, just good clean basics of running and passing. Players seemed to be fully aware of the play on the field. No one person seemed to have tunnel vision. Defense and offense read each other and did what they had to do to give their team the strategic position to win the game.

In the end, the Pats took a risk by giving the Giants a touchdown. The Patriots then pinned their hopes on scoring a touch down with 57 seconds on the clock. The rest, as they say, is history.

Why am I writing this? Why am I so impressed with a game? In business we talk about team all the time. We usually associate that with collaboration. What we forget is that a great team consists of passionate and intensely focused individuals who are working toward a collective goal as part of a strategic plan that completes the company’s mission.

By the way, if you are wonder why I watched the game? I’ve been a Giants fan since I was 12 years old. Yup, that’s my helmet, hand pained by yours truly many years ago.