Sometimes to get ahead in sports, you just have to do something totally crazy.
Like when George Foreman had the bright idea to return to boxing at the age of 38, 10 years after his last professional fight, then was stubborn enough to still think he could hold his own against the best in the world seven years later.
Or when Sean Payton had the audacity to call an onside kick to begin the second half of Super Bowl XLIV.
How’d that work out for him?
Crazy and sports just go together. Hell, look at all the crazy people who’ve excelled at sports in just the last 20 years. Ron Artest. Rasheed Wallace. Dennis Rodman. All are NBA champions. And tremendous athletes. And total looney–bins.
What about Mike Tyson? Mike Tyson used to be the baddest man on the planet. He was the most amazing boxer the world had ever seen for like ten years straight.
Today? He’s nothing but a clown. He’s an international punchline. The guy’s so crazy, he makes fun of himself for being so crazy now. Even he’s in on the joke.
For some NFL teams, the time has come to just surrender their sanity, throw caution to the wind and do something completely ridiculous, and for every NFL team, there must be some logic-defying maneuver they could scheme up that just might pay off in the long run.
The following is a list of suggestions for just that very purpose and, you know what?
Just because we’re all feeling so crazy let’s throw in an M. Night Shyamalan twist right at the end here: the list shall be arranged in order of how crazy thy team’s fanbase is, from sanest to screwiest.
Climb aboard, partner. Next stop: crazy town.