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01-04-2013, 04:14 PM
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Buckets and Gloves
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
This doesn't even exist. Clutchness is a fan-invented term used to describe normal events of variance.
I have to disagree.

Hell, even in my experience playing recreational sports alone, there are guys who constantly step up in pressure situations/big games and come through or are "clutch" and guys who wilt under pressure.

Great example, the rec league I play hockey... guy on our team crushes during the regular season and dangles through opponents, playoffs/big games come and he disapears as checking is tighter... meanwhile one of the mid tier players during regular season always seems to have more jump or elevate their game in big moments and seem to produce more.

I honestly can't explain it... but it's not something that fans make up, it exists for whatever reason.... different people handle pressure differently... it reveals character.... sometimes that character wilts, sometimes it elevates.

Find it hard to deny, but harder to explain why... but I do know it happens.

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