Sunday, January 13, 2013

Broncos, Seahawks, and Perspective

In the words of Anton Ego, "After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your [teams], you know what I'm craving? A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective."

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In light of the Broncos' and Seahawks' losses, I have very little I want to say, other than I appreciate this time to remember what really matters and who is truly trustworthy.  (For a pretty solid and depressing breakdown of the Broncos' losses, see this article from Woody Paige.)

Yes, Peyton Manning is an awesome quarterback, yet even he can create devastating turnovers.  Yes, the Broncos' defense is tremendous (is it still?), yet even it can be embarrassed and humiliated in a huge game.

Can sports be gratifying?  Certainly.  Where would we do best to put our trust (and our happiness)?  "O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm."  2 Nephi 4:34.

May Peyton Manning's throwing arm retain its strength . . .


Fletch said...

I may join you in the realms of "to go no more out" for sports.

Cougar Abogado said...

:( I feel like I've developed a grandfatherly concern for my sports teams: I would love to see as many games as I can and certainly any playoffs or championships that arise.

On the other hand, I'm less likely to endure sub-freezing temperatures to watch the games or set fire to the opposing team's mascot if we lose.

I'm definitely less inclined to commit harikari after disappointing losses, anymore.