It's How You Play the Game

The head coach and his #1 ranked team, the Knights, are having a meeting on the eve of a game with the worst ranked team, the Sharks. The coach says, "look guys, I know the Sharks are bad, but we have to play them or else they win by default."

The quarterback peps up, "I've got an idea! Why don't you guys all go down to the local bar and let me play them on my own? They're such a bad team it shouldn't be a problem."

"Brilliant idea!" the coach says. "Let's do that!"

On the day of the game, the team is in the pub and the coach decides to check the score. He turns on the television and the announcer says, "It's the Knights 7 and the Sharks 0 at the end of the first quarter."

The team cheers. At six the coach decides to check the final score. The announcer comes on again. "I can't believe this! The Sharks have scored on the last play of the fourth quarter and converted the two points to win 8 to 7."

"What went wrong?" cries the coach. They all leave the bar and jump into taxis to get back to the stadium. They rush in to find the quarterback sitting in the dressing room with his head in his hands.

"Well, what happened?" asks the coach.

The quarterback shakes his head. "It was all under control," he says. "Everything was great. Then I was injured and had to come out of the game in the second quarter..."

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