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Getting Over It.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | January 15, 2018

No. 1,396

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Its great to live in a city with competitive sports teams.  It builds a sense of community.  It breeds optimism.  There is something exciting to look forward to in an otherwise nondescript week.

But don’t lose sight of the fact that we are only spectators.  There is nothing we personally can do to change the outcome of this past weekend’s game or any other sports event. Moreover, there is almost no benefit to fretting or arguing about what could have been done by somebody else. If you must, debate it for one day maximum and then give it up.

Don’t go around in a funk, spending a lot of time brooding and otherwise distracting ourselves from important things that we are required to do and we can change. Stop listening to sports radio and TV call-in shows for a while. And walk away from those negative people in your life who refuse to let it go. Focus on today.

Thank you Steelers for an exciting season.  Thanks, Antonio, for acrobatic one-hand catches.  Thanks, Le Veon for all of those amazing runs.  Now its time to move on.

Yes, we’ll see you all again (or so we hope) in a few months and start again. In the meantime, do you think that the Pens have finally turned the corner this season?



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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