Your Must-Win Pre-Game Rituals Let's face it, we've all lost games. I've done so in previous (off-line) dynasties due various reasons. This has happened when I've rushed games or failed to take them seriously. There's also been instances when I've lacked focus due to a crazy work/school schedule or sleep deprivation. My most recent defeat came at the hands of a high-risk game plan marked by silly mistakes. (And, you know, I've been beaten sometimes simply because I had the inferior team.) But when I really, really need a win, I make sure that I'm in the right "mode". I set things up just right, putting my laptop away and locking the pets in the bedroom. I have a steaming cup of coffee by my side. And I make sure that every play-call is well thought out and within the flow of the game. When I play this way, I'm a lot harder to beat. What do YOU do to maximize your chances of winning a "must-win" game?