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Things like the belt can work to motivate

Alabama was an early adopter of the belt, it worked out good for them because Alabama won and is good. We were bad under Bobo and lost every big game, so we blamed the belt instead of just blaming bad coaching and an underachieving team. Helmet stickers are bad if your team goes 3-9, but great tradition at Ohio State and Georgia because they are good. It's revisionist history, which is fine, but every team has motivational tactics that are labeled gimmicks if they don't work.

Another example, the 1998 Denver Broncos got Monday out of pads and helmets if they won, so the players called it hat day. That was a mantra of the team, to make sure they got hat day. They went 14-2 and were so pissed about the two they site that as motivation for the Super Bowl win (as if NFL players need more motivation to win). The next season, I am sure they had the same rule, but went 6-10 and that became a gimmick. All because John Elway was now Brian Griese and Terrell Davis' and Shannon Sharpe's knees went kabloowie.

(In response to this post by TylerDurdenisaRam )

Posted: 07/20/2021 at 1:36PM


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