Why have I been taking the ball in the first half for all these years? Just because the coin toss ends up in my favor doesn’t mean I should automatically opt for getting possession at the start of the game. Maybe I should give the kids the ball instead and see if they can get past my stout defense.
The children will totally not suspect me of thinking through my options until they find themselves facing my offense at the end of the half, when I bleed the clock dry and score, leaving them with no time to counter. In the second half I’ll take possession again and will run 8 minutes off the clock before scoring. How ya like me now, punks!
Deferring is going to be my new philosophy on how to manage life’s metaphorical ball-possession issues.