Here's To The Crazy Ones

Here's To The Crazy Ones
Here's To The Crazy Ones

"For Thinking Different !"
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"Here's To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the
square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have
no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the
human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who DO !"

~ Apple Computers ~

"In front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat
and long and steep is the way to it, and hard at first.
But when you come to the top, then it is easy,
- even though it is hard."

~ ~ Hesiod (700 BC)

    Alex Honnold    

"For Completely Redefining CRAZY!"

Alex Honnold
(born August 17, 1985) is an American
big wall free solo climber. He has broken a number of
speed records, including a free climb of Salathé Wall,
as well as a 5h49m aid solo ascent of the 2,900 feet
(900 m) Nose of El Capitan, a route normally
demanding two to four days. He was born in Sacramento,
California and graduated from Mira Loma High School.
Honnold started climbing when he was 11 years old.
At the age of 19, he dropped out of UC Berkeley,
where he was an engineering student, and devoted
all his time to climbing. Between climbs, he runs or
hikes to maintain fitness. Alex prefers big walls
and sport climbing, but enjoys any climb
calling for extreme commitment. Yosemite remains
his favorite area because of its impressive walls and
unbeatable weather. Honnold found inspiration from
such noted climbers as Peter Croft, John Bachar
and Tommy Caldwell, but, he says, not as much as
the stark simplicity and beauty of El Capitan. In 2010,
Honnold was awarded the "Golden Piton" for his
climbing achievements. Journalist Lara Logan
interviewed Honnold as part of CBS 60 Minutes
program airing on October 2, 2011.

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    Philippe Petit

"For The Artistic Crime Of The Century!"

"On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named
Philippe Petit stepped out on to a wire he illegally
rigged between New York's twin World Trade Towers,
the worlds tallest buildings at that time. After
performing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was
arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, taken to
jail and then finally released. Following six and a half
years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight
months in New York City planning the execution of
his "coup". Aided by a team of friends and
accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous
& extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way
to bypass the WTCs security; smuggle the heavy
steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers
and up to the rooftop; pass the wire between
the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to
withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings.
First, a fishing line was passed between the buildings
using a bow and arrow. Sequential lines were then
passed until one strong enough to pass the cable
was strung. The rigging was done by night in
complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his
first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the
sidewalks of Manhattan. James Marsh's
documentary brings Petits extraordinary
adventure to life through the testimony of
Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators
who helped him create the unique and magnificent
spectacle that became known as . . .
"The artistic crime of the century."

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    Steve Jobs

"For changing the ways we live,
         watch and listen to our lives!"

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs
(born February 24, 1955)
was an American business magnate and inventor.
He is well-known for being the co-founder and chief
executive officer of Apple. Born in San Francisco,
he was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain
View, California. His biological mother nearly refused to
agree to the adoption after she learned that the
adoptive mother never graduated from college and
the father never graduated from high school. She
relented only after his new adoptive parents promised
that Steve would go to college. They kept their promise.
Jobs would dropped out of college after one semester.
He never went back.

"Everything else - speaks for itself!"

Apple Press Release Jobs Retires
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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since the Great Depression --
and his own serious health problems.

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"Remembering that you are going to die,
is the best way I know to avoid the
trap of thinking that you have
something to lose.
          ~ Steve Jobs

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"I'm not drivin' the trucks - I'm just loadin' 'em."
~ Unknowen

This Is By The Way The Universal Answer To Any Question
You Get Asked And Don't Know The Answer!

    Tyler Bradt

"Cause It's There And Cause He Can!"

Tyler Bradt (born June 2, 1986) is an American
professional whitewater kayaker who holds the
unofficial world record for the highest waterfall
successfully run in a kayak. In 2007 Tyler ran the
107-foot (33 m) Alexandra Falls on the Hay River
in the Northwest Territories. This record was
broken by a Brazilian kayaker, Pedro Oliveira,
when he ran a 127-foot 39m) falls in Brazil,
breaking Tyler Bradt’s former 107-foot record
by 20 feet. On April 21, 2009, just a month after
Oliveira set a new world record, Bradt successfully
took back the record when he kayaked the
186-foot (57 m) Palouse Falls in Eastern
Washington. This drop was re-measured at
189 ft. A few feet taller than we had previously
thought. Tyler had smashed the world record
by 62 feet! The freefall lasted approximately
four seconds. Bradt suffered only minor injuries
from this record feat. His media agent
released the photographs and video footage
of him dropping over the falls to Sports Illustrated,
which carried a video of the plunge on their website.
The May 18, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated
included the first published photo of Bradt's
world record descent. Tyler Bradt and
kayaker/filmmaker Rush Sturges included
footage of the plunge in their 2010 film Dream Result,
which they collaborated on and released in 2010.

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    Kim Peek

"For Redefining Think Different &
       For Having The Best Memory Ever! "

"Laurence Kim Peek" (November 11, 1951 –
December 19, 2009) was an American savant.
Known as a"megasavant", he was confounding
mixture of disability and brilliance. Gifted with
the worlds best memory, he was also burdened
with social awkwardness and the inability to perform
even simple activities of daily living, such as combing
his hair or brushing his teeth, without assistance.
He was the inspiration for the character of
Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman in
the movie Rain Man. Unlike Babbitt,
Peek had FG syndrome.

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Peek was born in Salt Lake City, Utah with acrocephaly
damage to the cerebellum, and agenesis of the corpus callosum, a condition in which the bundle of nerves that connects the two hemispheres of the brain is missing;
in Peek's case, secondary connectors such as the
anterior commissure were also missing. There is
speculation that his neurons made unusual connections
due to the absence of a corpus callosum, which
resulted in an increased memory capacity. Peek
did not walk until the age of four and then in a
sidelong manner. He could not button up his shirt
and had difficulty with other ordinary motor skills,
presumably due to his damaged cerebellum,
which normally coordinates motor activities.
In psychological testing, Peek scored below
average (87) on general IQ tests. But, according
to Peek's father, Fran Peek, Kim was able to
memorize things from the age of 16–20 months.
He read books, memorized them, and then placed
them upside down on the shelf to show that he had
finished reading them, a practice he maintained
throughout life.. He could speed through a book in
about an hour and remember almost everything he
had read, memorizing vast amounts of information in
subjects ranging from history and literature, geography
and numbers to sports, music and dates. According to an
article in the Times newspaper, he could accurately
recall the contents of at least 12,000 books.

But perhaps the most stunning feature
of Kim's reading abilities was the fact that,
because his two hemispheres functioned
independently, Kim would read two pages
simultaneously - reading the left page
with his left eye and the right page
with his right eye, remembering nearly
everything he read - all 12,000 volumes!

And that my friends is truly crazy!

Inside The Mind Of A Mega-Savant

Kim Peek A Real "Kimputer".

"I think this is probably my personal favorite thus far!"

You see, if you try hard enough, you could pull off
most, if not all of the things on thes pages, at least to
some extent. But Kim Peek wrote new rules on the
meaning of think different, doing something that
no other person on the planet could have done, no
matter how hard they practice or train or work, or
try - not matter how crazy they are.

Kim Peek could do what no other person on the
plant could even come close to - even though born
with severe brain abnormalities that impaired his
physical coordination and made ordinary reasoning
difficult. He couldn't button a shirt or brush his
teeth or even operate a light switch without help.
He found metaphoric language incomprehensible
and conceptualization baffling. Mr. Peek was not
retarded or autistic — not all savants are autistic
and not all autistics are savants. He was however
compensated with an astonishing skill that allowed
him to read facing pages of a book at once —
one with each eye — he read as many as
12,000 volumes. Even more remarkable, he
could remember almost everything that he had read.

To date, almost all documented savants — people with
an extraordinary depth of knowledge and the ability to
recall it — have been restricted in their expertise to
specific fields like mathematics, chess, art or music.
But Mr. Peek had a wide range of interests and could
instantly answer the most arcane questions on subjects
as diverse as history, sports, music, geography and
movies. “He was the Mount Everest of memory,”
Dr. Darold A. Treffert, an expert on savants who
knew Mr. Peek for 20 years, said in an interview.

Mr. Peek had memorized so many Shakespearean
plays and musical compositions and was such a stickler
for accuracy, his father said, that they had to stop
attending performances because he would stand
up and correct the actors or the musicians.
“He’d stand up and say: ‘Wait a minute!
The trombone is two notes off,’ ”

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In 1984, screenwriter Barry Morrow met Peek in Arlington, Texas and the result of the meeting was the 1988 movie
Rain Man. The character of Raymond Babbitt, although inspired by Peek, was portrayed as having autism. Dustin Hoffman, who played Babbitt, met Peek and other savants to get an understanding of their nature and to play the role accurately and methodically. The movie caused a number of requests for appearances, which increased Peek's self-confidence. Barry Morrow gave Kim his Oscar statuette to
carry with him and show at these appearances; it has since been referred to as the "Most Loved Oscar Statue" as it has been held by more people than any other. Kim also enjoyed approaching strangers and showing them his talent for calendar calculations by telling them on which day of the
week they were born and what news items were on the front page of major newspapers. Peek also appeared on television. He traveled with his father, who took care of him and
performed many motor tasks that Peek found difficult.

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    Jack Dorsey

"For Giving Us Our Voices!"
           - Tweet, Tweet!

Dorsey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and by age 13,
he had become interested in dispatch routing.
Some of the open source software he created in
the area of dispatch logistics is still used by many
taxi cab companies. He was raised Catholic, and his
uncle is a Catholic priest in Cincinnati. He went to
Catholic high school at Bishop DuBourg High
School and attended the Missouri University of
Science and Technology before subsequently
transferring to New York University, where he first
came up with the idea for Twitter. While working
on dispatching as a programmer,
he would move to California.

In Oakland in 2000, Dorsey started his company to
dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services
from the Web. His other projects and ideas at this time
included networks of medical devices and a "frictionless
service market". In July 2000, building on dispatching
and inspired in part by LiveJournal and possibly
by AOL Instant Messenger, he had the idea for a
Web-based realtime status/short
message communication service.

When he first saw implementations of instant messaging, Dorsey wondered whether the software's user status output could be shared among friends easily. He approached Odeo, who at the time happened to be interested in text messaging. Dorsey and Biz Stone decided that SMS
text suited the status message idea, and built a
prototype of Twitter in about two weeks. The idea
attracted many users at Odeo and investment from
Evan Williams who had left Google after
selling it Pyra Labs and Blogger.

Dorsey, Stone and Noah Glass co-founded Obvious,
which then spun off Twitter, Inc. In his role during the
pivotal days of the company's founding, a compilation chronicling the originally named "twttr" and the time
leading up to the official launch, is shown in a timeline
of tweets revealing Twitter's beginnings. As chief
executive officer, Dorsey saw the startup through two
rounds of funding by the venture capitalists who
backed the company.] On October 16, 2008, Williams
took over the role of CEO, and Dorsey became
chairman of the board. On March 28, 2011, Dorsey
returned to Twitter as Executive Chairman.

As the service began to grow in popularity, Dorsey
chose the improvement of uptime as top priority,
even over creating revenue – which, as of 2008, Twitter
was not designed to earn. Dorsey described the
commercial use of Twitter and its API as two things
that could lead to paid features. His three guiding
principles, which are shared by the whole
company and through its culture, are simplicity,
constraint, and craftsmanship.

Dorsey developed a small business platform
called 'Square', designed to accept debit and
credit card payments on a mobile device.
It was released in May 2010. The small,
square-shaped device attaches to iPhone, iPad or
Android devices via the headphone jack, and as a
mini card reader allows a person to swipe her or his
card, choose an amount to give to the recipient and
then sign his or her name for confirmation. Square is
also a system for sending paperless receipts via text
message or email, and is available as a free app for
iOS and Android OS. The company grew from 10
employees in December 2009 to over a hundred
employees by June 2011. Square's office is located
on Mission Street in San Francisco's South of Market
neighborhood. In September 2012, Business Insider
magazine valued Square Inc. at $3.2 billion.
The means he grew Square from
$0 to 3.2 billion in just 3 years

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    John Stephen Akhwari

"For The Greatest Last Place Finish Ever!"
           - The 1968 Olympic Marathon

In the 1968 Mexico City Olympic games, a young
African runner from Tanzania, named John Stephen Akhwari,
would compete in the last event of the games - the 26 mile,
385 yard marathon. Although he would ultimately finish
last, nearly an hour behind the rest of the runners, he would nonetheless finish the race and in doing so deliver a
finish that will be remembered long after the winner
has been forgotten. Early in the race he suffered a bad
a fall but he got up and kept running. Now running on
a badly injured leg, and knowing full well that he
was out of the competition, a voice called from within
to go on, and so he went on. The other runners would
reach the finish line nearly an hour before Akhwari.
When Akhwari did finally approach the stadium, it was
nearly empty. As he entered the stadium the meager
crowd rose to their feet and began cheering.
Photographers scrambled to set up cameras they
had long stowed away, barely managing to capture
one of the greatest finishes in Olympics history.

Afterwards, it was written, "Today we have seen the
young African runner who symbolizes the finest in the
human spirit. A performance that gives true dignity to sport.
A performance that lifts sport out of the category of grown
men playing at games. A performance that gives meaning
to the word courage. All honor to John Stephen Akhwari
of Tanzania. Perhaps the words of John Stephen Akhwari
epitomize all that is right in the human spirit.
When asked why he did not quit, he said simply . . .

'My country did not send 5000 miles to start the race,
they sent me 5000 miles to Finish the race!'

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John Forbes Nash

"For Thinking Different!"

"John Forbes Nash, Jr." (born June 13, 1928)
is an American mathematician whose works in
game theory, differential geometry, and partial
differential equations have provided insight into the
forces that govern chance and events inside complex
systems in daily life. His theories are used in market
economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial
intelligence, accounting, politics and military theory.
Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at
Princeton University during the latter part of his life,
he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic
Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten
and John Harsanyi.

Nash is the subject of the Hollywood movie
A Beautiful Mind. The film, loosely based on the
biography of the same name, focuses on Nash's
mathematical genius and struggle with
paranoid schizophrenia.

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Don't take this entry the wrong way. I thought about it and thought
about it and thought about it for a long time before finishing this one -
fearing the obvious. But in the end, and still with some trepidation,
I decided that I couldn't not include Dr. Nash on this page.

To be clear, Dr. Nash is here not because he was 'Crazy', he was not, but because he is one of the 'Crazy Ones'. True to the difference between Think Differently and Think Different, with the former meaning to be able to think about what is and change it and the latter to think about what isn't and create it, Dr. Nash Thought Different. This of course is what all the 'Crazy Ones' can do. That is, in the end, what defines their genius. Like a Touch Screen Laptop versus the iPad - like Steve Jobs. Yes, Dr. Nash suffered from mental illness and yes he suffered in life. So I guess, at least to some extent, he's also here because of that. But he is here mostly because he overcame what many thought impossible, as many do, and triumphed, as many do. Perhaps we can all learn from him. Because when you learn to see the world the way people who suffer see it, then you will understand them different(ly).

According to Aristotle - "The best tragedies are
conflicts between a hero and his destiny.
They contain moments of recognition,
catharsis and ultimately a reversal of fortune."

Dr. John Nash's life -- his early brilliance,
his struggle with mental illness, and his
slow, willful recovery -- is definitely the
stuff of Greek Tragedy.

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'A Brilliant Madness' is the story of a mathematical genius
whose career was cut short by a descent into madness.
At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and
famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began
claiming that aliens were communicating with him and
that he was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid
schizophrenia, Nash spent the next three decades in
and out of mental hospitals, all but forgotten.
During that time, a proof he had written at the age of 20
became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Starting in the 1960's Economists began to successfully
apply game theory to economics - mergers, strikes,
collective bargaining, auctions, farm subsides,
monetary policy, international trade -situations of
conflict and cooperation- were all now seen as strategic
games. and at the center was the Nash Equilibrium.
These were situations of conflict and cooperation.
Beginning somewhere in the 1980's Nash began
to emerge from 30 years of mental illness.
Those around him assumed it was new
anti-psychotic medication. Nash however had
stopped taking medication in 1970. When asked how
he recovered he replied,"I willed it." In 1994, he
was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics. This
program features interviews with John Nash,
his wife Alicia, his friends and colleagues,
and experts in game theory and mental illness.

Jack Taylor

"For CRUSHING The NCAA Single-Game Scoring Record
      by 25 points & Simultaneously Setting 6 other NCAA
      Mens Baksketball Records - That's Just CraZy!"


'Jack Taylor
' Born 10/12/90 in Lakeside, California. Son
of Jack and Elizabeth Taylor, he has three sisters,
Cassandra, Tiffany and Jennifer Taylor. The Division III
guard shattered the NCAA and High School scoring
records with 138 pointson November 20, 2012,
hoisting a mind-boggling 108 attempts - or
one shot every 20 seconds - in eclipsing the previous
record by 25 points - a record that had stood for
nearly 60 years. Taylor, a 5-10, 170-pound
guard from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, shot 52-of-108
from the field, 27-of-71 from 3-point range, and 7-of-10
from the free-throw line to finish with the historic,
head-shaking line of 138 points. Jack Taylor's performance
left even Kobe Bryant impressed. Attended Black
River Falls High School, where he lettered four years in basketball … as a senior was the Coulee Conference
Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference,
WBCA Division 2 first-team All-Stater, AP honorable
mention All-State, All-La Crosse Tribune first-teamer,
team captain, team MVP, member of conference
championship team, first-team Academic All-State,
scored 1,295 points to rank second all-time in school
history, selected to play on the Division 2 WBCA North
All-Star Team, McDonald’s All-American nominee … as
a junior was the Coulee Conference Player of the Year
and first-team All-Conference, WBCA Division 2 first-team
All-Stater, AP honorable mention All-State, All-La Crosse Tribune first-teamer, team captain, team MVP,
averaged 24.0 points per game which ranked third in
the state of Wisconsin, scored 48 points against
West Salem … as a sophomore was All-Coulee
Conference honorable mention … aside from athletics
won the Presedential Academic Award and was a
National Honor Society inductee.

Top 5 Single-Game Scoring Performances (Boys)

138 – Jack Taylor, Grinnell (Iowa), 2012
135 – Danny Heater, Burnsville (W.Va.), 1960
127 – Johnny Morris, Norcom (Portsmouth, Va.), 1961
120 – Dick Bogenrife, Midway (Sedalia, Ohio), 1953
114 – Pete Cimino, Bristol (Pa.), 1960
114 – Wayne Oakley, Hanson (Ky.), 1954



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    Faith Dickey

"For Being Good At Being Crazy!"

'Faith Dickey' (23 years-old) began slacklining with the
same ambitions as most, just to cross between two trees
in the park. Little did she know that these humble beginnings would turn into a passionate lifestyle where the pursuit of balance was at the forefront. After one year of slacklining
in the USA, she traveled to Europe and began the more
extreme aspects of the sport, Longline and Highline.
Longlining invokes extended focus-time, endurance
and control despite the elements. th keep your keep
your mind focus on one feat for such a long time
is a new challenge for the human mind. Faith's current
Longline best and the female World Record is 22m (728ft). Faith's ambitions as a highliner were humble in the
beginning, however Highlining took everything she
thought she knew about fear and threw it into the sky.
To stand on a one inch webbing stretched across
a void, with all exposure penetrating ones vision and
unhinging your brain, every iota of your of your being
is telling not to be there. this is fear and each step
across that line pushes it slowly away. Faith broke
the original female world record within 4 months
of Highlining, and has since set the female world
record for Highlining length at 81m (266ft); record for
height int the Swiss Alps at 1200m (4000ft) from the
valley. She continually breaks her own records to set
new ones. She had an extensive free solo (walking
with no security) record, the longest of which is
26m (85ft). Free solo continues to be a major focus
for Faith, as the feeling of walking a Highline with no
security or safety line is the ultimate experience in
mind and body control. In addition, she aims to
continue establishing new lines around the world,
opening highlines for future people to repeat.



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Look closely, and you can just make out Faith Dickey
walking along a slackline strung between two sandstone
towers in the Moab Desert in Utah.

'Coach' Jim Johnson

"For Epitomizing All That Is Right In The Human Spirit!"

'Jim Johnson' had coached high school basketball for
25 years, always with the mantra, “dreams really do come
true.” But is was during his 2006 tenure at Greece Athena
High School where he got his chance to prove that
his mantra was more than just mere words.

Jason McElwain (A.K.A. J-Mac, a tag Coach Johnson had
hung on him two years earlier) was a Special Ed student
at Greece Athena High School and Jason had a burning
passion for basketball. But, try as he may, he was never
able to make the team, in part due to 5'7" frame but also in
part due to his disability — autism. After failing to make
the junior varsity team Jason assumed the role of junior
basketball team manager, eventually moving on to varsity
manger. For years he managed with the enthusiasm of a
star varsity player. So as the home finale of his senior
year approach, Coach Johnson made a decision that
only a real 'Coach' could make. 'Dressing for the final
home game, he thought, would be a fitting show of
gratitude for J-Mac's amazing dedication.' A simple but
fitting reward for such extraordinary devotion. With that
in mind, Johnson added J-Mac to the roster, issued him
jersey #52 and then dressed him for the game. Realizing
all along that his plan could backfire if something went
wrong or parents complained or any other unforeseen
outcome occurred, he nonetheless did the only thing he
was capable of doing - he did the right thing. Initially,
the plan was simply to let Jason suit up, to finally be part
of the team he loved, even if it was for just one game.
It was Friday night on February 15, 2006, and the
bleachers at Greece Athena High School near Rochester,
New York, were packed with students and parents,
most notably Jason's. Greece Athena was playing
Spencerport High School, a long standing rival, for a
division title. As time ticked by Jason continued to
rally his team as he had done so many times before.
Then with just 4:19 left in the game, and a double digit
lead, Coach Johnson stood up, pointed to #52,
and he sent him into the game. J-Mac took the
court with the fanfare of a rock-and-roll star! His first
shot, a 20 footer, from the right baseline, was
a complete air ball. His second shot missed too.

Coach Johnson hung his head in his hands,"Dear God,
please, lets just get him a basket." You know it's funny
he mentioned that, because right then, God showed up.
Jason's third try was a charmer, a 3-point no-doubter and
pandemonium broke loose. "But Jason wasn't done yet,
no,not by a long shot." He would follow his first 3 pointer
with 5 more, one right after another, each one more
convincing than the one before. His last shot would be
a 3-pointer, at the buzzer, and by then the team and the
fans had reached complete state of frenzy. They carried
Jason on their shoulders as though they had just won
the biggest game of their lives. And perhaps, in some
small way, that's exactly what every single person in
that gym did that night. Witnessing a moment in time
that will likely never be equaled again in their lifetimes.

All tolled J-Mac scored 20 points in just 3:11,
a 200 point/game pace. He was high scorer of the
game and tied the school record for 3-point field goals.

In just a few minutes time this diminutive 17-year-old,
his coach and his teammates, managed turned the tables
on a lifetime filled largely with autistic social isolation.

Hollywood, Cinderella, Miracle - call it what you want,
but on February 15, 2006, Coach Jim Johnson
brought 'true meaning' to the word 'Coach' &
his team true meaning to the word "Teammates".

Coach Johnson, Jason McElwain
and the rest of the Team !

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    Magnus Carlsen

"For Being Crazy Smart and The World Chess Champion!"


'Sven Magnus Øen Carlen (born 30 November 1990)
is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster and chess
prodigy who is currently the number-one ranked
player in the world. In January 2010 he became the
seventh player in history to be ranked number one
in the world on the official FIDE rating list. His peak
rating is 2837, the second highest in history,
after Garry Kasparov. On 26 April 2004 Carlsen
became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years,
148 days, making him the third-youngest Grandmaster
in history. On 1 January 2010 the new FIDE rating
list was published, and at the age of 19 years, 32 days,
he became the youngest chess player in history
to be ranked world number one, breaking the
record previously held by Vladimir Kramnik.
Carlsen was also the 2009 World blitz chess
champion. His performance at the September-
October 2009 Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament
has been described as one of the greatest in
history and lifted him to an Elo rating of 2801,
making him the fifth player to achieve a rating over
2800 – and aged 18 years 10 months at the time,
by far the youngest to do so. Based on his rating,
Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament
which determined the challenger to World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship
2012. In November 2010, however, he announced
he was withdrawing from the Candidates tournament.

Next to his chess activities, world's number one,
Magnus Carlsen has started a fashion model career.
The 22-year-old Norwegian is contracted by international clothing brand G-Star. In a campain launched in
Berlin, Carlsen stared together with world
famous actress Liv Tyler.


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