A Game Plan
I begin this edition with an apology for my comparatively trivial sports-themed comments regarding much more serious wealth management matters, but the arrival of autumn also brings the start of football season. And the events of last season’s Kansas City Chiefs versus Buffalo Bills AFC divisional-round NFL playoff game are still so very fresh in my mind. I realize that by the time you read this, that game and the season are “old news,” but historically by most all accounts and stats, that game was one for the ages, no matter the viewers’ hometown, team allegiance, or even political affiliation. For a little more than 58 minutes, each team demonstrated those defining characteristics exemplified over the course of an entire season which led to this particular worthy playoff match up: each well coached; each led by talented, young quarterbacks; each found ways to overcome injuries with “next-man-up” mentality and execution; each played relatively penalty-free and turn-over free; each relied on their strengths in an effort to expose their opponent’s possible weaknesses. For more than 58 minutes, they battled back and forth, to and fro. But it is the final 1 minute and 54 seconds of regulation (and an overtime) that made the game one for the ages.