My patriotic nails
My patriotic nails
PEYTON MANNING SHOWS INCREDIBLE MEMORY -
This is a pretty amazing story when you have time to process the entire thing.
Tennessee video coordinator Joe Harrington, who has been working with Volunteers for more than two decades, got a call in early December while he was out to lunch.
He recognized the voice: Old Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning. But the Denver Broncos star offered no greeting, just a request to cut up a play from 16 years earlier and send him the video.
It wasn’t hard to find either, because Manning gave him every single detail of the exact play he was looking for.
“I pick up the phone and I go in the corner where it’s quiet, and I’m all, ‘Hello?’ and no ‘Hi, how ya doing?,’ nothing,” Harrington said. “This is what he says: ‘In 1996, Tennessee played Ole Miss in Memphis, in the third quarter we ran a play called Flip Right Duo, X Motion, Fake Roll 98 Block Pass Special. I need you to find that play, I need you to digitize it and I need you to send it to me at Denver, in my email.’
“Exactly where he said it would be is what he said would happen.”
How amazing is that?
When Manning called this play, he was a JR at Tennessee. Since his college career, Manning has played in two Super Bowls, made 12 Pro Bowls, won four MVP awards and counting playoffs has thrown 8,554 NFL passes. But he still remembers the exact play call of a pass he made against Ole Miss in Memphis when he was 20 years old.
This is why Peyton Manning is one of the best, if not the best, player to ever wear an NFL uniform. He is a student of the game. (Photo via SI Photos)
How is this even comfortable?
My bedside table right now. I think I have a problem.
Writing the Query Letter
Advice from an article by Beth Hill
In your query, be sure to include:
- title of the story
- word count
- an enticing blurb
- a request for action
- contact info (name, pseudonym, phone number, email address)
Query Letter Tips
- Once you write your query letter, have a writer friend or critique partner rewrite it. Sometimes we’re simply too shy about promoting ourselves. Let someone else toot your horn if you can’t do it yourself.
- Practice writing query letters for books you’re familiar with. Pretend you have to get a positive response in return—what would you say about a well-known book to get it requested today?
- Do not include artwork (especially work done by your children) for a possible cover or your picks for the actors to play your characters in the movie version of the story or your life history or a list of all the manuscripts you’ve not sold. Stick with the essentials and that’s it.
- Do not request that an agent or editor check out your website or your blog. You can include a link in your signature line, but don’t refer to it in any other way.
- Meet up with agents and editors at conferences. If they hear your elevator pitch at a conference and request a query, they’ll remember your story and be looking for it.
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Source for Image
From Writers Write
Leon Sandcastle is taking on all challenges.
- Charlie Sheen
- Sean Connery
- Gary Oldman
- David Hasselhoff
- Mel Gibson
- Michael Fassbender
- Nicholas Cage
- Gary Busey
- Bill Murray
- Alec Baldwin
- Phil Hartman
- Tommy Lee
- Josh Brolin
- Sean Penn
- Woody Allen
- Roman Polanski
- Axl Rose
- Sonny Bono
- John Lennon
- Sean Bean
- Elvis Presley
- Kelsey Grammar
- Rob Lowe
- Chris Brown
Who Tumblr/Internet/Society cares about when they beat/rape women:
- Chris Brown
Beautiful look at death through the eyes of a physicist.
How I feel when someone had eaten the last sugar cookie.