Statistics lie; championships don’t. They tell the true story as to which players have heart and grit when it counts. A big play-making receiver who stays in bounds while making the most important catch of his life in the final two minutes of the Super Bowl. A baller who doesn’t blink when the bases are loaded with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in the World Series.
These guys don’t come around often, and they distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack.
But what is their make-up? What qualities define a clutch player? Is it their ability to slow the game down? To let their anxiety act as their fuel rather than their foe? Or are they just made of something different? Ice in their veins instead of blood, like the rest of us.