Even In Football – Listen To Winston Churchill
In life, in war British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, Never give up". It was true when he said it and certainly true today even in football as evidenced by the incredible play by Malcolm Jenkins in the Saints - Buccaneers match-up. Once again today in Tampa it was proven "hotdogging" while attempting to out-run your opponent is not a good idea. In the fourth quarter it looked like Vincent Jackson would score for the buccaneers on a 95 yard run then he looked back and smiled. Not a good idea to taunt your pursuers! When he looked back and it seemed like he was in the clear I'm certain something deep inside his brain said "you're two yards away from the goal line so you can slack off just a bit there's nobody near you". He didn't seem to slow down but the time he took to flash that little smile was the time it took Malcolm Jenkins to catch up with Jackson and tackle him. Jenkins came from more than 30 yards away and made the tackle that ultimately led to the Saints defense stopping the Bucs at the goal line. This probably was the play of the game.
Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of England during World War II said "never give up" many times in many ways including,
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”
In war, life or football as Vincent Jackson found out today, "never give up" even if you're winning or as Malcolm Vincent found out when 35 yards back.