A bird in the hand . . .


. . . is worth two in the bush.

I was so sorry to see the Colts lose last night.  I know that Peyton’s interception will be the most talked-about mistake, but there were plenty of others too so, unfortunately, they just didn’t have one of their best games in the Super Bowl.

But I would guess this will bring back talk about the Colts management decision to not try to win their last two regular season games to “save” their players for their run to the Super Bowl.

I can’t help but think that it would make it a little easier to deal with the loss they suffered yesterday if they at least had the record for a perfect regular season to show for this season.

I knew a man once who was going back to school to get his degree after being in the workforce many years.  The first thing he did was aim for an associates degree.  His reasoning being that after two years he would have “locked in” that degree, no matter what happened while he was working at getting the four-year degree.  He executed his plan exactly like that — he earned his two-year degree (and it did take a few additional classes that wouldn’t have been necessary if he were just working toward the four-year one) and then went on to get his four-year degree.  Some might say that the two-year degree was made “useless” when he got the four-year one.  But I would say that he took the achieveable while working toward the desirable.

Be careful not to let the “bird in a hand” fly away while you’ve got your eye on catching the two birds you think are in a near-by bush!

3 Responses to A bird in the hand . . .

  1. Amy O says:

    Very nice analogy. I’m sorry I missed you this weekend. Hopefully, the next time you are in town.

  2. Suldog says:

    Hmmmmm. Sorry to hear about your not having enjoyed the game. You’re the first Colts fan I’ve come across in my journeys. The Saints were the emotional choice for many, I’m afraid. However, I know what it’s like to be a fan of the favorite. I’m a Celtics fan since the time they were winning 11 of 13 years back in the 60’s. When they lost, much of the world rejoiced while I cried. So, I know how it feels, and I empathize.

  3. Sandra says:

    Amy — I was SO sorry to hear that you had just left when we got there! I hope we can meet sometime soon!

    Suldog — Of course, I was sorry that the Colts lost, but we really did enjoy their season. And Drew Brees went to Purdue here in Indiana so it’s not like we don’t appreciate him too.

    It was a little strange to be for the team that wasn’t the emotional favorite. But I’m happy for the Saints — I can certainly appreciate the way people gravatated toward them.

    btw, the Celtics in their heyday with Larry Bird (an Indiana boy) were the team that first got me interested in NBA basketball — they were fun to watch!

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