Sports and the SWOT Analysis

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) flexes his muscles against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

I’m currently watching the Golden State Warriors play at Houston against the Rockets.

Whenever a basketball team I’m following is behind around halfway through the game, I look at the score, but I look at something else. WHO IS IN FOUL TROUBLE.

Why?

Because the ability of a team to have all its players on the court toward THE END of the game is more important than the beginning, because the final score is all that matters.

If the Warriors are behind by 10 points in the third quarter but NONE of their star players are in foul trouble (2 or less fouls each), then they can be AGGRESSIVE and TAKE CHANCES with both their offense and defense, because they have at least 3 more fouls to give.

But if their star players have 3 or even 4 fouls, then their actions are hampered, crippled even.

SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. In terms of the Warriors, their Strengths would be their defense, shooting and strategy. Their weaknesses would include shooting slumps, and more importantly, their fiery power forward Draymond Green’s foul trouble, since he’s instrumental in their winning another championship.

If Green has less than 3 fouls in the third quarter AND is playing steady, then the Warriors will probably win. Period.

Sometimes the game isn’t as much in the current score, but in the ability to stay in the game until the end.

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Resource links:

Audacity (looks like it’s for both Mac and Windows): https://www.audacityteam.org/

LAME mp3 encoder for Windows: https://manual.audacityteam.org/…/installing_and_updating_a…

for Mac:
https://manual.audacityteam.org/…/installing_and_updating_a…

Lyx Pro microphone ($27!):
https://www.amazon.com/LyxPro-Cardioid-Microp…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

Studio arm for mic:
https://www.amazon.com/iksee-Microphone-…/…/ref=sr_1_1_sspa…

Sean Cannell How to Get Free Stuff through your YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD7woG2h3a0

John Campea podcast:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyDbdaja1UDNdFSwUrYVGA

Suicide Squad Drinking Game:
https://youtu.be/gx6KkupsHFs

Adobe Premiere Elements on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Adobe-65281782-Premiere…/…/B0755K3HQV

Steve Jobs story on saving time/lives:
https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Saving_Lives.txt

Making Biscuits Cat Rescue:
https://greatnonprofits.org/org/making-biscuits-cat-rescue

The Daily Knight podcast website:
http://www.thedailyknight.net/