Re: The Color of Clutch
I'll second that. Athletes like Woods and Jordan have that single minded drive that allows them to concentrate even more in critical situations. I don't know that the "little extra" that some athletes have is something that can be measured. I have played with, coached, and been around a lot of very talented athletes. Some athletes have that "something" that allows them to
perform at their best in tough situations. I've seen guys that could sink 50 free throws in a row consistently in practice, but put them in a real game situation where there is pressure and they couldn't sink two in a row. Be up by 15 and there was no problem. Same with hitters and fielders in baseball. There is "that something" that some athletes have. Maybe it isn't called "clutch" but it is something. I think a lot of it is having a strong mind that does not allow or accept failure on any kind of a regular basis.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
Last edited by RANDY IN INDY; 02-24-2009 at 08:23 AM.