Eight days after the Super Bowl, NFL fans worldwide are still talking about that play call. With 2nd and goal at the Patriots one-yard-line, trailing 28-24 with less than a minute on the clock, the Seahawks had strong alternatives at their disposal. Their powerful running back Marshawn Lynch, nicknamed Beast Mode for his ability to run through would-be tacklers, had bulldozed to more than 100 yards in the game already. Their ever-elusive quarterback Russell Wilson had slipped through the fingers of blitzing defenders more than once. Run a single yard, and their opponents would fall behind with less than thirty seconds to kick a game-tying field goal. Instead, the Seattle coaching staff stunningly selected a slant pass to their wide receiver, Ricardo Lockette, whose route would take him straight into the heart of the densely-concentrated Patriots run-stopping defense. The pass…

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We always love hearing from our clients about anything, including things you would like to hear about in our newsletter. Today’s idea comes to us from Scott Free, Treasurer of First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Thanks, Scott! If you have something you would like to suggest for a future newsletter, let us know. The NFL Draft played out the weekend before last amidst a flurry of franchise regalia and media hype. The draft itself is only three days long, but the amount of fan engagement, commentator banter, and analyst prediction is more than enough to expand this three day event into a season of its own. In fact, the NFL Draft season steps in to bridge the gap between the Superbowl in February, and the Spring League Meeting earlier this week, practically making NFL football a year-round event, much to…

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