Steve and Pete are joined by author Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short) to talk about how he gets the ideas for his books, and the background story of The Blind Side and how it influenced the NFL’s view on the left tackle position. They discuss how advancements in technology are affecting sports and whether or not a coach can change a player’s natural ability. Finally they discuss the extraordinary influence of Timothy Gallwey‘s book The Inner Game of Tennis.
How a Book About Tennis Changed Everything, and How ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Blind Side’ Influenced Sports With Michael Lewis
Plus, how are technological advancements changing sports, and can a coach change a player’s natural ability?
Mike and Jesse discuss which players’ card values to watch
Ryan and CC recap the wins that put the Astros and Braves a victory away from the World Series and talk about the start to the NBA season, including the Knicks bringing life back to MSG
Julius Randle’s breakthrough performance fueled New York’s revival last season, but the playoffs showed that he alone can take the team only so far. Thanks to a few surprisingly modest offseason moves, the Knicks looked more complete in a season-opening double-overtime win over the Celtics.
After finishing 10-6 last season, Miami seemed poised for a long run of success. Now it’s on a five-game losing streak and its foundation is crumbling. What went wrong? And how did it happen so fast?
Juliet and Callie give their initial impressions of Michelle as Bachelorette, talk about some of their favorite and least favorite guys, and make some predictions