Friday, July 29, 2011

Full Court Press

In basketball it is called a full court press. When the competition tries to protect its lead, this is a tactic that can change a game's dynamic. Mind you, I am no authority on James Naismith's invention but I have watched with enthusiasm a large number of contests.

The opposing team's strategy has been on full display since this, so-far, lopsided game began. Though the score heavily favors one team, the game is not over. By directing its resources to a subset of competitive options the score leader has left itself vulnerable to the options depleted by the strategy.

Further, scouting reports have given the coaching staff an idea of what to expect from the other team. The best use of such reports often includes double and triple think considerations. "What will the opposing team think I think about this?"

"I hope my Keystone XL is not showing."

"How does this all apply to now?", the apparent question to which she already new the answer was a set-up. Made more effective by sincerity on behalf of those who may not be as sure as she.

"We are reasonably certain their deepest motivations are not widely known and they count on such ignorance. In fact, they invest vigorously a the shroud of deception."

"You are not talking about basketball then?", she asked just loud enough for everyone to hear.

He smiled.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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