February 3, 2014

Einstein And Super Bowl

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)
The above is one of my favorite quotes tied in with Einstein. I thought about this quote as I was thinking about the slaughter experienced by Payton Manning and the Denver Broncs against the Seattle Sea Hawks. I was cheering for Denver, because of Manning and I kept asking myself what happened, where was the Manning we all watched throughout the season? We know it wasn't for lack of preparation. We know it wasn't due to a lack of ability. We know the Broncos up until Super Bowl Sunday were considered to be the best in the league?

Manning had almost 5,600 yards passing this year with a 68% completion rate. He averaged 335 yards per game. He was a machine that seemed to be unstoppable. So what stopped him? This is when I thought of the above quote.

Manning studied and prepared hard for the game, while Seattle had the intangibles. Payton had the plan Seattle had the desire and the drive. Seattle had the will and the will overcame the numbers and detail.
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)

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