This sporting life: The transition game
With the playoffs upon us, I've been thinking hard about the transition game.
A question of adaptation, the transition game begins in that instant when direction and circumstance change, when offense becomes defense and defense becomes offense. When motion shifts, momentum and time hang suspended and the game inside the game turns confusion and disorder into purpose and opportunity. Success in hockey, soccer or basketball -- any game in which the flow of play is nearly continuous -- depends ...
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