For many, the ability to overcome the physical toll of professional football is most important to a team’s success. After all, players put their bodies on the line for the common goal of winning.
But there is an argument to be made that mental toughness is just as important. For some, managing how a team thinks can play an even greater role in preserving its long-term success.
Perhaps no other team exemplifies this more than the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their stubborn dedication to a strict one-week-at-a-time, one-game-at-a-time approach to business.
It’s a theory that has come to define the Bombers in recent years. Wherever they find themselves on the emotional roller coaster that comes with every Canadian Football League season matters little. What happened in the past, or what might arrive in the future, isn’t as important — or as controllable — as what occurs in the present.