Human beings are creatures of habit. We go through the same routine day-in and day-out with little variance in how we operate. We wake-up, take a shower, go to work. come home, and go to sleep. This routine is repeated for five days a week. All year round.
This season the New York Football Giants have a chance at winning the NFC East. In the same breath, the Giants also have a good chance to win the NFC as a whole. Big Blue enters 2017 with a top-ten defense from the year before, alongside an offense capable of putting up big numbers across the entirety of the season. The G-Men have all the makings of a legit Super Bowl contender.
On the other hand, the Jets have a chance to be historically bad. Now there have been some awful teams in football since its inception. But after the cake is baked following the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season, the Jets could be in the discussion.
Last week I wrote that acquiring Sonny Gray would have to little to no consequence for the Yankees in the 2017 playoffs. My argument was the Pinstripes lack the top-level starting pitching to match up with the Astros, Indians, and Red Sox over the course of a five or seven-game series.
In response the Yankees acquired both Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia at the deadline. Now in the 2017 interim, I don’t think either of these moves greatly improves the Yankees odds of reaching the World Series. In the end, neither Gray nor Garcia, skyrockets confidence come playoff time.
“We’ve got good vibes going on”, Todd Frazier said, “Everybody’s coming in here and you can feel it. I’ve been on winning teams before and when you come to the ballpark it’s all smiles. Guys are joking around a lot. When you win, good stuff happens.”
I could not agree more with one of the newest Yankees comments when it comes to winning. The one thing I would add is the importance of team chemistry.