So, yesterday was the day. Superbowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos, #1 offense in the league, and the Seattle Seahawks, the #1 defense in the league.
It was a classic matchup to find out if that old sports quote is true, “Offense wins games, defense wins championships.”
Well after a 43-8 blowout by the Seahawks, I guess it’s true.
Offense wins games, defense wins championships…
…except in softball where you absolutely need offense because your defense can’t score, nor can it cause a turnover…and you can’t win if you don’t score.
I’ve seen games with spectacular defense on both sides. Then ONE hitter puts a great swing on a great pitch and makes the difference in the game, 1-0. Game over.
What do you think? Do you agree? Does defense win championships in softball too? Or is our game special?
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Stacie Mahoe shares lessons learned from decades around the diamond. Enjoy her unique insights on softball and life from years as a player, coach, parent, and fan of the game.