This one is going to get complicated folks but bear with the Lil’ Dogg if you will please.
What if a professional sports team loses its “best” player yet inexplicably gets better in the process?
Introducing The Harper Theory (copyright HTTA).
The Washington Nationals struggled to find any real success for years with one of MLB’s biggest talents in their lineup. Yet one year after Bryce Harper signed with Division rival Philadelphia Phillies, the Nationals have gone on their deepest playoff run in franchise history and now sit four games from the World Series.
Call it addition by subtraction. Call it karma. Call me maybe. Who knows what to call it? We are going to dub this phenomenon The Harper Theory.
The basic tenants if you will of The Harper Theory is that a team that ever won anything with a star player incredibly gets better once that player leaves. Obviously it is named after Bryce Harper since the success of the Nationals after his free agency departure is what sparked this genius idea.
Other famous examples include:
2000 New England Patriots (Drew Bledsoe)
1939 New York Yankees (Lou Gehrig)
1970 Chicago Bears (Brian Piccolo)
The list goes on and on and The Harper Theory could even be applied to other areas of life such as Pop Culture. Just take a look at the Season 6 of Roseanne with Second Becky for a prime example or even post Clooney ER. The Theory even extends into music just look at The Rolling Stones after the death of Brian Jones or the post Pete Best Beatles.
Has Hi-Top somehow stumbled upon a theory that explains life itself? Perhaps. We just may have.