Eli Manning: Let’s Play the Blame Game, I ____ You

January 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a recent article on SI.com, Joe Posnanski explained a theory he has on talent. 
To sum it up—and I hope I do his argument justice—Posnanski believes that talent is the ability to frequently repeat your optimal performance. Given a wide range of possibilities, talent arises when one’s best becomes his or her standard.
Posnanski had sports in mind when developing this theory. 
He describes how if we could routinely go back in time and use only our absolute best golf swings on each hole, our performance would be comparable to, if not surpass, the best golfer in the world.  
I will let him explain:
“BUT, what if you had some sort of watch that allowed you to manipulate time so that you could actually shoot every shot over and over until you were able to hit the very best shot within your capabilities.  That is, you hook a drive out of bounds, you rewind, you slice your drive into the trees, rewind, you...

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