On my radio program, I utter this phrase about once a week: “Transparency is the number one virtue of the Crowley Show.”
Telling the truth is important. Here’s some truth for you: Even the experts don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
Earlier this year in Sports Illustrated, an anonymous scout ripped Pirates first baseman Josh Bell.
“Josh Bell can’t play. He’s not a good defender. He’s a big lump. He has bad agility, bad footwork. He can’t run. Supposedly he’s a big power threat, but he hit 12 home runs at first base. This is not a kid! This is his third year in the big leagues! I don’t think he’s got the ability to get better.”
After crushing two homers Tuesday night at Arizona, that “big lump” has the third highest OPS in all of baseball, he’s equaled his home run total from last year, and he’s hitting .329.
Many people predicted that the Patriots would win the Super Bowl this year, but nobody predicted that they’d win in a defensive struggle.
Many people (myself included) predicted that the Tampa Bay Lightning would win the Stanley Cup this spring. The NHL’s best regular-season team of the 21st Century didn’t win a playoff game, swept by Columbus.
Sports are fantastic because they’re unpredictable. Even those who proclaim to know a lot actually know very little.
It’s one of the reasons why we love them.
— I’ve been on a Keto diet for the last 2 1/2 weeks.
I’ve been working out HARD every day. Usually, if I’m dieting, I don’t workout hard enough. OR if I’m working out really hard, I eat like a monster. I decided to put it all together and let me tell you — It’s made a huge difference. I can see some core muscles that I had long since forgotten about. I can make it through workouts that I never would have tried before.
It hasn’t even been that long of a period of time, but I feel like a totally different person. Sleep has gotten better, and my energy levels are through the roof. I also haven’t had a sip of alcohol since April 7.
I don’t believe that it will be a permanent change, but I’m trying to live a healthier life. So far, so good.
— I think the NFL should adopt a draft lottery.
Teams that mismanage their rosters and talent development shouldn’t be automatically rewarded. Let them suffer a bit. If they do a terrible job, they shouldn’t be awarded a franchise QB.
Plus, imagine the numbers that it would do on TV. The draft had 47 million people tune in over a three-day period and 600,000 people showed up in Nashville.
I think that a draft lottery would be a huge success for the most popular league in American sports.