Originally Posted by zonacats8
I can't tell if this is supporting or against my arguments, but it came up with the analogy that I've been trying to think of this whole time and couldn't.
All the start of the race (season) did was set you up to win the race (make the playoffs) but what really matters in the end, is how well you finish. And frankly, Cabrera was Bolt, he took those long strides down the stretch and won, while Trout clipped his own heel a bit and stumbled into the finish line a disappointing second by the slimmest of margins.
I got another one for you. Did it really matter if Jordan made or missed those shots in the first quarter, as long as hit the game winner at the buzzer?