"He Plays Great When the Game Is on the Line Equals..."

"He has trouble focusing."

Because clearly the player in question has the skills to play at level X, that level we see at the end of games.

But for most of the game he plays at level X - Y.

If he played at level X all game instead, the game would be on the line a lot less often!

UPDATE: And, by the way, this isn't meant as a knock on Eli Manning. Even the pre-winning-drive Manning is pretty damned impressive. Eli Manning, with his ADD, is better than all but a handful of NFL quarterbacks who are more consistent: The Jets would swap the consistently mediocre Sanchez for the alternately merely very good and occasionally brilliant Manning in a heartbeat. (Sanchez tends to be inconsistent game to game, but I have not noticed him turning on the after-burners in the fourth like Manning.) You take people as an entire package, and Manning may not be capable of maintaining that intense, end-of-game focus all game long.


  1. Thank goodness you don't write for DC Comics. You would have Clark turning into Superman when the elevator was taking too long.

    1. By the way, Bob, I agree that as a *story*, Eli Manning is much more interesting than a quarterback who plays at an outstanding level all game. They tend to make for blowouts, which are boring. In fact, I think our love of this storyline is what creates the illusion.

  2. As an actual ADHD-PI person, this interpretation strikes me as plausible and even likely.

    But you haven't touched on MY pet peeve, yet. So I will blog about it.


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