If the qualifications for playing in the Big Game were based entirely on regular season records, then the championship should’ve been between Tennessee and Green Bay. And yet, neither team made it to the game. In fact, both of the league’s best teams were gone by the end of the second round.
The lesson is clear: Things that look good on paper don’t always play out well in practice.
This lesson extends far beyond sports. In fact, it’s a crucial one for businesses th