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This was pretty cool –

Yesterday, I read this story by Marcus Hayes, a reporter/columnist at The Inquirer, Daily News and in Philadelphia: Carson Wentz outshines Dak Prescott as Eagles destroy Cowboys.

The story contained this –

“A prime-time national audience watched the North Dakota Kid make play after play in the Jerry Dome, where the Dak Attack led the Pokes to the playoffs a season ago.”

Right away, a blog post I wrote 14 months ago came to mind:  Carson Wentz – “The Dakota Kid”?

For fun, I tracked down an email address for Mr. Hayes and sent him this note –


To my surprise, a reply hit my inbox in less than 2 minutes:


The exchange continued –



Good stuff. I look forward to following Marcus more closely.


Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.


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