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Wynton Marsalis and Barry Sanders

"The ball is snapped and someone is tearing your head off."

Today is my one year blogiversary and I want to do something different:

I would like to talk about NFL running back Barry Sanders.  How he created openings when there was none.  How he dashed, darted, scuttled, weaved, sprinted, twisted, zigzagged, crisscrossed, turned, doubled back, and pushed forward, all with 350 lbs on his back, 350 lbs on his legs, 350 lbs on his neck, and 380 lbs on his arms.  He kept running, heading for the end zone.  Touchdown.

Wynton Marsalis, Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard 
explains the metaphysical aspect of "art" that is Barry Sanders.


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