To the Whistle

There’s nothing like a last-gasp chance. 

The clock ticks relentlessly.

The players scramble. 

A disproportionate number of goals, points, games, and matches are won in the final moments. 

Much of the time, the winner isn’t the player or the team with the best skills and the most money. 

The winner — the team that scores the final goal — is the team that plays to the final whistle; The team that fights to the end, regardless of the mounting odds against them; The team that doesn’t lose concentration or relax until the deed is done.

Not to the end of official time. Not to the end of overtime.

We play until the final whistle blows because until the lights go out, we always have a chance to win.