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Perspiration Yes, Inspiration No

(Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE)

It was that kind of weekend in the state of New York. The New York Yankees couldn't drive in runners in scoring position, and Army's football team couldn't light up the scoreboard when it reached scoring territory.

Playoff baseball games aren't measured in hits, walks or opportunities. They're measured by runs and wins. In a larger context, sports – sometimes married to a time clock (as in the case of football) and sometimes not (baseball) – are always governed by opportunities and the ways in which teams respond to them. For most of this season, Army – a team that fights hard and gives the old college try...

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