Sean Sopheak Rida English Composition (WRIT 1010) Writing About 4th & Goal Movie relating to Me (Week 4) September 23, 2014 After watching 4th & Goal movie, I realized that it helps me to identify who I am, my future goals, and my major in university. 4th & Goal movie is the epic tale of the six men who worked on their goals to join the top club in professional athletics, the NFL. It tells the stories about Deqawn, Albert, Gibril, Tim, Randy, and Bret over the six years while they played at City College in San Francisco. Furthermore, it reveals about the brotherhood, family, and the harsh realities of growing up as they fought for their committed dreams. In conclusion, not only does 4th & Goal reflect my ideas but also my future goals. According to the movie, the six men had their unique football skills; however, their achievements are different. In fact, all of them got the universities’ scholarships in the United States. DeQawn Mobley …show more content…
Most of young students got marriage and dropped out of school by 11th and 12th grade. There were no examples in terms of academic aspirations or career options. Despite this fact, I dreamed of going to college. I developed a fascination with computer science from academic class and online courses, and started learning about software, codes, and web development. Even though the time and money are the issues for my higher education, I knew if I worked hard, got good grades and stayed focused, I would find a way to make my dream a reality. It is my hope that through my education, my studying may one day lead to breakthroughs in modern technological practices and solve the lack of knowledge on technology in the area. In addition, I could help my family and others to fight the poverty. Finally, my skills in computer science will be an asset to my society and other developing nations as
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The book is about the hardships of football and the dedication to perfection that it requires of its players. High school football is huge in Texas. The Permian Panthers was no ordinary high school team. To play on this prestigious team was an honor every boy in town hoped to achieve; every father hoped for their son. This town was so obsessed with football that they did not even blink when the football team chartered planes for away games at the cost of $20,000 while the teachers could barely afford textbooks.
It shows the challenging life of high school football players, struggling to keep their priorities straight when just about everything that highlights their hometown environment makes life seemingly hopeless. Daniel Lindsay and TJ Martin co-directed this 2-hour long film, and won an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2012 for their hard work (American Film). Taking personal cuts from their filming, and following them up with interviews, the duo was able to create an emotional upbringing of the lives of three african-american football players, and their volunteer white coach.
Support and encouragement by family members, especially by parents, are important in young athletes’ initial involvement in sport.” (Leff 187). Billingsley’s father, a former Panther State champion, is shown to be mentally abusive, running onto the field on the first day of practice to yell at his son for “not holding onto the football.” Winchell and his mother study football strategies at breakfast, all the while with her asking him if he’s going to get a scholarship. When a couple scouts come to speak to Winchell, his mother inserts an answer for him and when asked by one of the scouts if he thinks football is fun, Winchell is slightly hesitant to answer.
The documentary In Football We Trust followed the stories of four high school aged football players in Utah over the period of four years. Each of the families featured in the film were of Polynesian descent, and many of the people in the film were active members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. Though all three families lived in Salt Lake City in Utah, the featured players attended three different high schools, and they did not all share the same access to resources. For many kids who grow up in poor neighborhoods, sports are often viewed as the only way to get out of the area they grew up in. An athletic scholarship is seen as the only way to get to college, and college athletics is the only way to go pro and finally “make it,” so to speak.
Bloody, bruised, and battered, Falls Church’s football team fought on in the fourth quarter. A football flew through the air as players crashed into one another sprinting to the ball, except I wasn’t on the field, nor was I on the sideline. I was a freshman watching our varsity footall team lose 0 to 48 on homecoming night, a familiar sight to many Falls Church students for the past 40 years. Those past 40 years are what has made Falls Church football the laughing stock of our conference, and since our school was one of the smallest high schools in the area, we never had the speed, size, or numbers to compete with other football teams. Our own school saw the team as a joke, 0-10 was a common season record, and being a Falls Church football
Through the illusion of hope, Bissinger writes that the Permian football players wanted to achieve the goal of winning the state championship and ultimately playing in the National Football League (NFL). In fact, the state championship was as big of an event as “Neil Armstrong
It was the spring of 7th grade, and a young and naive Jackson Lampley was training to become a Tennessee Future Star. The Tennessee Future Stars is an all star football team for 7th graders, and there is also one for 8th graders. After trying out for the seventh grade team in the 6th grade, and not making it. 13 year old Jackson Lampley was determined to make the 7th grade team. I was so determined like Rocky Balboa in Rocky VI (the best movie of the series), you could 've probably made a pretty epic training montage for me.
In Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger appeals to his audience’s sense of emotions in order to persuade his readers that the obsession with high school football negatively affects everyone’s future in Odessa, Texas. Bissinger relies on emotional appeals by employing devices and techniques to present individuals’ personal stories and experiences. His searing portrayal of Odessa, and its Permian High School football team, exposes the side of sports that severely impacts the people living in this society. Bissinger shows the long term consequences of this delusion on the people who are directly and indirectly associated with Permian football. This demonstrate how detrimental the burdens are for the children, which touches the reader’s heart.
Justin Case stood outside the Athletic Director’s office, bouncing on the balls of his feet with glee. He checked the corridors for teachers, and on finding none he quickly slipped into the gym and unfolded the letter the Athletic Director gave him, “Mr. Justin Case of class 2016 has been selected as the school representative to the Annual McDonald’s All-American game which will take place in Los Angeles on the second Saturday of August. He is requested to collect the required material from the faculty in-charge Mr. Bobby Valentino.” Coach Valentino wasn’t high up on his “favorites” list, but if a small conversation with him will be succeeded by his taking part in the biggest high school game of the year, then who’s complaining? He quickly folded the letter and put it into his pocket before checking what time
Defiance (2008) (R) was directed by Edward Zwick, and is the story of Jewish brothers from Belarus. There were four brothers; in descending age order: Tuvia, Zus, Asael, and Aron. They were poor Jewish peasants, yet this helped the brothers to learn how to survive and toughened them. The movie was also accurate in many of the smaller details of the Bielski brothers’ story. The Tuvia and Zus were said to be large, sturdy men, and in the film, I believe the actors portrayed them well.
Knowing that the town is counting on them each player adds more pressure on themselves to satisfy their town while also trying to secure football scholarships. Buzz Bissinger clearly shows the great amount of unnecessary pressure that is put upon the football team from the town, themselves, and the prospect of the future. In the small, dirty, and dull town of Odessa football was all they had to look forward
Bissinger also portrays a well-respected player, Boobie Miles, as a quitter. I disagree, since the pressures of football contributed most to his failure. The town and the high school’s energy devote their energy to the team’s excellence and success. As the author shows football players breezing through their classes day by day, often not even being given required tests, he demonstrates his belief that the high school is compromising proper education for the ability of its star players to stay on the team.
American football has many different aspects that helped change America today. Football has earned millions of fans to the game every year. The sport has changed and helped various people strive through life. At the same time, football has caused many downsides that have changed people’s lives forever. Through the beginning to now, football has been filled with many impacts and injuries that have changed the game.
After a tragic accident that kills a beloved coach and the entire varsity football team, the coach’s estranged brother becomes guardian to his brother’s kids and against all odds decides to rebuild the team with freshman players. BRIEF SYNOPSIS When a beloved High School Coach, his wife, and the entire varsity football team are killed in a tragic car accident, the town of Rogersville mourns. The coach’s estranged brother, DANIEL (40), a former military man suffering from PTSD, arrives in town and becomes the guardian of his brother’s two kids, CHRIS (15) and SOPHIE (6).