Recent recipe for winning Super Bowls
While looking for an article I read recently I came across several articles about recent Super Bowl winners. Here are some bits and pieces and none of this was taken out of context (at least not intentionally):
"So mark this down: Losing at the end of the regular season can be a good thing.
That's what the champion Ravens did, dropping four of their final five games this season before igniting in the playoffs and knocking off the Colts, Broncos, Patriots and finally the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
And the Ravens were traveling a well-worn path. The 2011 Giants won it all after losing four in a row in November and December. The 2010 Packers lost three of four down the stretch. The 2009 Saints lost their last three in the regular season. The 2007 Giants went 4-4 over a November/December stretch. The 2006 Colts lost four of their last seven. And the 2005 Steelers had a three-game losing streak during November and December.
Being dragged to the edge of a cliff and forced to stare into the abyss helps sharpen a team's focus, reminding the players just how bad losing feels."
and I couldn't leave this out:
"Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII winner, the Baltimore Ravens, opened 9-2 but would finish 10-6 thanks to four losses in their last five games. And that's exactly the kind of momentum that often propels teams to go on a four-game winning streak in the postseason and capture the Lombardi Trophy."
I'm more a glass half full guy so I'll just hope this is a sign for better things to come.