One philosophy: if you’re going to do it, do it right.
Four days from now, Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off in the 2017 Super Bowl. It’s being billed as “the biggest Super Bowl ever.” The Super Bowl has been running for 50 years now and, while it’s true that it seems to get bigger and glitzier every year, sometimes it’s good to look back at what used to be. Because those guys back then gave their all, just as the Falcons and the Patriots will this weekend.
In the first ever Super Bowl 50 years ago, coach Vince Lombardi sent his Green Bay Packers to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10. That game was great and great coaches leave treasure behind them. Treasure in the games we remember the rest of our lives; treasure in the on-field heroics that live on for ever on video; and treasure in some of the things they say. Tony La Russa said, “Play the game right. If you play the game intelligently and execute the fundamentals, you can win.” Scotty Bowman said, “Rick Tocchet is what I call a warrior. He really brings a lot to a team because he really believes in team play. He's tough on himself and he's tough on the team. As a coach, if you had even one guy like him on your team, you'd have a heckuva chance to do your job well.”
And back there in 1967, Vince Lombardi said, “It’s still only blocking and tackling.” Which reminds us of a line from Pete Rose, who wasn’t a coach but could still say things worth listening to: “Somebody’s gotta win, and somebody’s gotta lose. So let the other guy lose. It’s as simple as that.”
That La Russa/Bowman/Lombardi philosophy works. It works in football, baseball and hockey, and it works in HVAC, too. At Climate Control Services, that’s our guiding principle. Deal fairly with people, don’t try to sell them something they don’t need, and when you’re out at their place doing a job, do it right. Make sure it’s going to last. That way, when someone asks them who they can recommend, it will be us.
Enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday. Enjoy the build-up, the game, the half-time entertainment, the celebrations (and commiserations) afterwards. And, if you need help or advice with your HVAC, give us a call. We can’t throw a football like Tom Brady or Matt Ryan, but we can sure do a good job for you!