Despite what you may have heard, lawyers are, in fact, human beings with interests and hobbies all their own. They are not, I repeat not, robots sent from the future solely for the purpose of billing hours, drafting documents, and negotiating terms. Not all of them anyway.
In TGIF, I touch on some of my own interests primarily through the lens of the “Rules of the Game”, focusing on the rules and resulting incentives that ultimately affect all of us in pursuing our life’s endeavors. I may even crack a joke or two. Hard to say.
The NCAA Tournament and Perspective
Last week we talked about plane crashes, the Michigan basketball team, and the importance of looking at incentives when listening to differing perspectives on current events. This week we carefully examine whether or not Jim Harbaugh would crash an airplane if he determined it gave his team a competitive advantage. No, not really, but it is a fun thought experiment. (My best tongue-in-cheek guess: He absolutely would if he could assure that there were no injuries greater than those experienced by the basketball team last week. I mean they won the Big Ten Championship for heaven’s sake. If he can nail down that small “risk issue”, look out air traffic controllers. Wolverine One is coming in for a landing. Hard.)
No, this week we stick with basketball to celebrate one of my favorite things on Earth: “The Tournament”.