Life According to Charles
By mustang6560 on 5/24/10
by Nathan Trifone, oobgolf Contributor
Charles Barkley is never at a loss for words and he isn't coy about sharing his views and opinions. This time, it was about Tony Romo's effort to qualify for the U.S. Open.
Barkley told ESPN talk radio in Dallas he thinks playing competitve golf will actually help Romo play better football.
No and actually, I think it will help him. The level of concentration it takes to get through all the qualifiers, I think it probably does make him a better football player. And from a common sense standpoint, clearly he’s under a tremendous amount of pressure, so I think it would help him in football, more than anything. The level of concentration, the stuff he has to go through on a golf course and attention to detail, I think it really does help in football and he’ll probably tell you that.Love him or hate him, sometimes Barkley makes a good point. Cross training is nothing new to sports and it helps athletes play better.
Playing different sports, even just a friendly pick-up game, challenges athletes because they have to use different muscle groups and mental facilities. No sport requires more concentration and discpline than golf. And critics would agrue Romo could use a little more mental toughness.
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I wonder how bad Charles' golf games would be if he had never played basketball?
also, the pump fake that Charles makes during his golf swing is a great example of taking a skill learned in one sport and using it in another.
i think charles' golf swing is a reflection of his personality...unique!
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