You're the luckiest human being in the world...It’s Nov. 6th, 2004, the crash of helmets echo against an unnatural silence in UT’s locker room at half time. A thought hangs like a cloud over the team...Oklahoma State played a perfect half of football. This is unbelievable! We’re down thirty-five to fourteen.
Head Coach Mack Brown breaks the silence, “Oklahoma State had a career half. We did not. They cannot play any better. We can. We get the ball to start the second half. Let’s score in this first drive and I guarantee you the score at the final gun will be 42 - 35.”
At the end of the game Coach Brown apologized
to his team, "I underestimated you." UT won
56 to 35. Was this an isolated event or the results of an exceptional teacher? Let’s dig deeper.
It’s now January 2, 2005, the 91st Rose Bowl, and UT is up against Michigan. It’s a cliffhanger. The final play is left in the hands of Dusty Mangum, a walk-on field goal kicker, whose closest experience to this type of situation was back during his Mesquite High days.
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are literally chewing their nails to the nub as Coach Brown
calls Mangum to the sideline. What would you say to this
young man? Let’s listen in.
“You're the luckiest
human being in the world," Brown tells Mangum, "because
on your last kick at The University of Texas, you're going
to be the hero."
… As ten Longhorns huddled near the right hashmark at the Michigan 19-yard line, Mangum stood alone in front of 93,000+ fans. So, what goes on in a kicker's mind at a time such as this? "I was singing the song ‘Just One’ by Hoobastank.”
gotta feeling that won't go away
I've gotta know
If they got away
Chance is all I ever wanted
Time I'd like to win the game
From now on,
I'd take the chance if I can have it
Just one, just one"
With just two seconds remaining in
the 91st Rose Bowl, Mangum's kick lifted Texas past Michigan,
38-37, for the UT’s first-ever BCS Bowl victory. Mangum's
Rose Bowl FG Is One For The Ages, by Bill Frisbie, Jan
2, 2005 http://texas.scout.com/2/336844.html
Under almost insurmountable pressure,
Dustin Mangum is not reviewing how to kick the ball. Instead
his mind goes naturally and effortlessly to a song containing
what he needs to accomplish his goal,"Just
one, time I'd like to win the game...I'd take the chance if I
can have it"
Who would think Mangum singing a
song is significant? Research supports this almost invisible
event. "Information learned in song, rhyme or rap is more
easily recalled when in a state of high arousal (anxiety). This
is due, of course, to the fact that this information is stored
in a different fashion than traditional verbal cognitive information."
- Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D. http://yellodyno.com/html/R_The_Power_of_Music.html
another crowd, and another "little" hero confirms
Dr. Perry's research:
There's a big festival and thousands of people are there. I
turn around and my four-year-old daughter is gone. I panicked.
She's all alone in the midst of a giant crowd. So what goes on
in a four-year-old's mind at a time like this? "I was singing
the song, 'If Your Parents Get Lost'."
if your parents get lost,
It's your turn to be the boss.
I'll be walkin' real tall,
in no time at all,
They'll be laughin' and cryin'.
They showed up in no time."
Lyrics from: If Your Parents Get Lost http://yellodyno.com/html/songs/lost.html
She looks around, finds a policeman and tells
him, "My mommy's lost, but it's okay because she'll be back
real soon!" It's almost
verbatim quoting of the lyrics from Yello Dyno's song, If
Your Parents Get Lost. She wasn't scared. I was
the one who was in hysterics and crying and it's so funny because
she looked at me and said, "It's okay, Mom." And she
started laughing and said, "That's just like the song.
You'll be laughing and crying. I never understood that, but now
I know what it means!" Angie's
are changing the lives of children by using The Yello Dyno
Method™. Based on Dr. Perry's research, we encoded key
safety information in memorable music. http://yellodyno.com/html/musichome.html
Mack Brown, each day we have the opportunity to "coach," to
inspire, impart knowledge and skills, and build self-confidence
to prepare children to act successfully. When you teach using the Yello Dyno curricula, you will be imparting the foundation knowledge for all anti-victimization to your Pre-K through 6th children. They in turn will be able to act successfully
to protect themselves. May I suggest including Yello Dyno
in your New Year Resolutions for all the children whose lives
Yours for child safety,
Yello Dyno Founder
P.S. To have a Yello Dyno Curriculum sent for you to review for thirty days call me at 888-935-5639 ext. 100 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sources: Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D. http://yellodyno.com/html/R_The_Power_of_Music.html
Mack Brown Texas Football: Texas Quotes 11/6/04
Hollywood Ending! By Bill Frisbie, Jan 2, 2005 http://texas.scout.com/2/336787.html
Mangum's Rose Bowl FG Is One For aThe Ages, by Bill Frisbie, Jan 2, 2005 http://texas.scout.com/2/336844.html
UT Game, November 6, 2004, Reporter Greg Singer, Local TV