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The Breaks of the Game

The Breaks of the Game

In today's world of should've, would've, and could've, it's important to remember some teams make their own breaks.

Well all have them. Built-in, dismissive, argumentative excuses why a game, season, or play didn't go our way. And by now we've heard them all, or at least a reasonable facsimile of them all. Coaches, players, broadcasters, writers, parents, bettors, and fans…especially fans, have an excuse, reasonable or not, as to why his or her favorite lost at a particular moment. We blame the refs. We blame...

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