When I was in middle school one of my classmates used to practice catching the basketball and calling time out before he went out of bounds. He practiced this every single day after regular practice. I used to playfully mock him because I thought he would never get a chance to do that in a game. Lucky for him, I was there to witness it when he finally got his chance. Fifteen years later I am taking the advice I gleaned from his efforts: "Take care of a situation while you are still in control of it". Looks like I'm going to be calling a few "time outs" this season.