It’s a well-worn a cliché, mostly used in association with professional team sports and meant to convey a cutthroat but fundamental reality: You’re only as good as your last game. It may be harsh, but such is the nature of professional sports, a world where high-stakes games are played by extremely wealthy, though frequently unsophisticated young men who all too often have a meteoric rise to stardom, only to have it be accompanied by a sudden, abrupt fall from grace.
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