Killing the clock kills team spirit. Ugh, Gino! I’m with you on this one, and I’ve seen the effects of having my kids or older guys pull back on the throttle. All too often the opponents start coming back, and I’ve found it difficult getting my own players to get things in gear again. The reason for my “Ugh”? It’s that there are those out there who will crucify us for increasing a lead after a given point. For some reason, it’s like un-American to keep playing to your abilities, no matter the score.