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The Fourth Dimension

I am reading "When Pride Mattered", a bio on Vince Lombardi, and I came across a passage that I thought applied to what we're starting to see with the Bills.  Just some food for thought.

[Lombardi] came to understand from those coaches [Jim Crowley and Frank Leahy] the importance of precision blocking, fierce tackling and the larger "truths of the game: conditioning, spartanism, defense and violence as distinct from brutality."  He also discovered what he called football's fourth dimension.  "The first three dimensions are material, coaching and schedule.  The fourth is selfless teamwork and collective pride which accumulate until they made positive thinking and victory habitual." 

Something about that reminded me of Chan Gailey and the current philosophical approach to the game the Bills are putting into practice.  I'm especially reading that last part and looking forward to the day when the team and fans have that expectation again that we are supposed to win.  Not cocky like the Jets, but tough minded and knowing that the team will do what needs doing to win.  

Actually, the country needs this right now, but that's another story for another board.

Cheers, all.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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