Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 12/5/12
IT STARTS WITH A #2  A careful look around the sporting landscape reveals the difference between good and great. Good is good enough. A #2 rolls with the punches and works the problem, a winner who barely runs out of time in losses. Great goes beyond the pale. A #1 warps time and space to create a world of need where winning fulfills everything and losing is the darkest of pits. Good players, good teams, and good coaches use their best effort as a calling card. They've got the 'ball bounces the same for everyone' attitude. They are good sports. Great players on great teams with great coaches take a different angle. They'll do whatever it takes to win and march to the beatdown of that drummer. An old saying holds that the difference between winners and losers is winners do what losers won't. If it seems mean spirited, picture Ray Lewis on his baddest day. For a less terrifying example, most agree the New England Patriots are a great AFC team. T...
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