Peyton Manning: Where does he rank among the best NFL quarterbacks?

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3. Dan Marino

Dan Marino chalked up 147 victories. Before Brett Favre and Drew Brees overtook him in the NFL record books, Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins set the standard for 'gunslinging' quarterback play in the mid-1980s and 1990s. Another Hall of Famer, Marino threw for more than 61,000 yards and 420 touchdowns in a 17-year career with the Dolphins. He helped the Dolphins reach Super Bowl XIX in 1985 by throwing for a then-record 5,084 yards during the 1984 season, but Marino never won a Super Bowl.

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Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

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