10 February 2012
(Amazing that it took me only five days to formulate my reaction with that much precision and concision.)
The Patriots seemed snake-bit from the start. They went down by two points early because of a penalty of a sort that is almost never called, but was called here to stick them with the safety.
Later, but still in the first quarter, they missed a chance to get a turnover because they had an extra man on the field -- a basic communication problem that should have been settled back in the training-camp days of summer.
And so it went, literally down to the game's last seconds.
Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.