One of the finest football coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi once said, “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
English: Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Just think about how many times the heavily favored team gets defeated by the less talented underdogs.
- Super Bowl XLII – recently ranked as the best Super Bowl of all time on NFL Network.
- 2011 MLB World Series
- 1980 USA Men’s Ice Hockey Team
- 2004 ALCS (sorry but had to mention it.)
The reason I am sharing the above is because for a moment it shed a new light on the recent statement made by New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi.
During the skipper’s kickoff to Spring Training press conference, when pressed about the many concerns surrounding his 2013 club, the Girardi professed, “This team could win 95 games and get to the World Series.”
Since Girardi’s sweet declaration, the sports media has had a field day about how prepostero