Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
being a Dallas fan, all teams, Cowboys, Mavs (pre-ring), and even Rangers...I know fully how overblown the word "choke" is used...it is used in half the games that are played
the worst misconception to me is "clutch gene"
...as though playing well in the 4th quarter rather than the first 3 quarters is someone engraved in our DNA. Romo threw an INT in the 4th?...oh that is his missing clutch gene, he was born without that poor guy
...(nevermind the fact that he actually threw more INTs on average at beginings of games)
Dirk lost in the playoffs after winning MVP?...that is because of his bad "clutch gene"...Dirk will never win a ring because "winning" is not in his DNA
it's just all so simple minded and stupid...
I agree regarding the idea of clutch. I think the word itself has been raised to mythical proportions without always having logical reasoning behind applying the label to one player while withholding it from another. There seems to be a fair amount of players out there who miss a ton
of late game shots, failing at a higher percentage than many of their counterparts. Yet, if that first player plays for a prominent team and has hit a popular late shot at some point, folks seem to force the clutch association with that person's name until it's accepted as absolute truth.