Gretzky, Red Auerbach, Football discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain


But, but but what happens is that coaches see that you're doing something different. And they immediately say, no, no, what are you doing? You're standing over there. You gotta do this. You gotta do my system. You gotta and it just snuffs her right out. But I I couldn't believe that. It's like what that's the great thing about statistics. Is that at least like you could say, hey, we'll just just don't worry. What I'm doing? Like, I'm more productive than everyone else. Right. You know on the team you you could point to that and say, hey, listen. Okay. I know what you don't understand my style. But at least I'm productive, you know. So in that sense like Gretzky statistically like you can't. Argue with that. Okay. You don't like my style. But I'm shattering records. Okay. Well, what do you want? So. Yeah. I mean, like, that's the thing that you look at these guys. I everybody says, oh, no, no don't do that. Don't know. He's just exception. He of this weird case it's anomaly, but really just do my system and everything will be good. But these guys like if you're if you're great, you'll never you could never just be sort of a robot in in a system, you have to have a sense of agency. And and and you have to Bill express your artistry same as with filmmaking to you know, I think part of that too is we have become comfortable analyzing data. But we're still in the world of sports not as comfortable analyzing psychology. We can talk about having a mental sports coach, and we can talk about all that stuff. But we're not as invested still in mental health or even in in the psychological means by which an athlete's exceeds as much as we are in. These are the numbers that we know and trust and. And that's where this movie is really interesting because it gets into that one of the things you talk about his learning sport. Like, you learn language, which is implicitly. You don't have to fully understand it. To immerse yourself in it and have your body. Just take it over the way, we learn how to talk, but, but, but, you know, combining the idea of allowing for creativity and learning implicitly with the idea that inherently in sports there is structure, if you're a coach, you certainly try to see if someone's creativity is is expressing itself ineffective ways. But there's also just kids who go stand in a corner and count butterflies, right? Like, so how do you balance that? Yeah. It's interesting. You know, 'cause I show I've shown the filter like a lot of different kinds of people. And and it's so funny to see the reaction of like, let's say a football player versus like, you know, basketball player, right 'cause football players tend to be way more structured and on time and like rigid because the game itself is like kinda, you know, it's planned play. They got to execute impeccably, timing and all that. So what I'm saying here is that Anna basketball players more. You know, it's more provocational things are changing. You don't have set plays. You kinda do not really same thing with hockey. So my point is everybody is different in their mind. And that's kind of talked about in the film with the Red Auerbach saying, you know, you never have this. It's great in life and not everyone's saying, you know, some people they need more structure, and they're kind of that that's how they function are. They like go off the rails. Right. And then other people just can't take it at all. And you have to know that. But those people tend to be the great in certain ways that, you know, the ones that we wanna see the greatest, you know. And and I do think that not everybody can be the greatest of all time. And I think yeah, it's like, I don't know my little bit going on a tangent. But these are also sort of facts and true that would just have to kind of understand about people and not push one. Of the main message in this film is that you know,.

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