Even though I recently stopped playing softball, I played for ten long years with my dad by my side the whole time as the head coach. Although at one point I counted fourteen trophies and seven medals, there is always one trophy that I smile when I see it. The trophy is a metallic silver color with a metal glove on top of the metal base. On the front on the trophy, it has a plaque that says, 14u ASA PA State Championships State Runner-Up. To earn this trophy, my team and I had to play 7 games in one weekend.
Ever since I was a toddler, I loved sports. Baseball, basketball, it did not matter; I just liked to run. When I was around 4 or 5, I was in the living room watching the Steelers play the Cardinals and saw Santonio Holmes grab a game winning touchdown to win the Superbowl. I was so excited that I jumped up in the air and I told my dad, “Daddy when I grow up I want to play football and I want to score a lot of touchdowns just like 10 does.” Fast forward to the Fall of 2014, and I am in my 3rd yr in football, and I was killing it. I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship.
One particular moment was when I scored my first ever touchdown for a league team. Then from then on out I grew to love the sport of football. When I was around nine years old my dad enrolled me into the Duck Creek Pop Warner Football league where for the first time, I would play for an actual organized team. I was so excited to begin to play actual football from my years of playing around with my friends throwing the ball around or watching the games with my dad. Growing up with my brother we would play football together on an awkward one against one game where I wasn’t allowed to tackle him because he was younger than me and my parents didn’t want him to be hurt.
His parents signed him up to play when he was young. His early interest in photography started when one day his older brother, Frank, told him that he would give him his Diana Camera if he got a base hit in one of his games. Unfortunately, he did not hit the ball BUT he did get on base because he got hit in the shoulder, so he got to walk onto first base. He still ended up getting the camera. (Mark Seliger) Mark quickly became obsessed with his camera and fell in love with developing his pictures in his makeshift darkroom that
Dinesh throw more than 80 miles per hour, while Rinku before throwing her pose, he had done with those rated higher than Dinesh again. Rinku and Dinesh won the first place is a close second. Dinesh uses his reward with his father to buy a new truck, but he said he did not need a new one. He told his father that he to America. Her father hugged him and said he knows Dinesh too proud.
I had that butterfly feeling in my stomach as I was sitting in the front passenger’s seat of my dad’s 2007 pearl Ford F-150, I felt as if I was going into battle…… But I was ready. When I arrived to the stadium it was a very gloomy early April day, rap music was blasting, and the stadium felt like fresh cut grass. I got there I got my try-out number 705, I was excited because my favorite football number is 75, and I thought that that was very lucky. I then got my height and weight measured 6ft 1in 221 lbs, which Is huge for a thirteen year old, but compared to all of the others I was underweight. I then began to wait for the coaches to call us up for warm-ups, my dad came up to me and told me this “ You have been training for this since February, you have put the work in and now you are ready”.
We go all out sometimes and buy a bunch of food just for one game. It’s like the Super Bowl is every night for us that we watch games. We sit back on the couch with the giant stereo system I have at my house and it feels like we’re there. Watching the games with my friends is just something that I absolutely love to do. Sometimes it’s for a whole game and sometimes it’s only the second half.
I think I 'm really good at football. There is the NFL it happens every year millions of people watch it on tv. Football is one of my favorite spots because I 'm a fast runner, I was in track for 5 years, I can catch, I can hit hard, also I like it because it is aggressive, This will help me out In life because I won 't be lazy. In my family if you are lazy you have to go out side and work or something you just can 't be sitting on the couch for a long time. If I keep with football it will help me stay in shape cut you have to fun and jump and push people.
It was a warm and windy morning in the month of June 2007. I was 7 years old and my family planned a big trip to go to Hershey park. I was so excited it made me want to scream at the top of my lungs. But I didn’t. This trip was going to be the best trip of the summer.
I have a Russell Wilson jersey/shirt. We drove to the super bowl. I went inside the stadium to get a better glimpse on the stadium because it was my first time ever going to a super bowl stadium. I bought me some popcorn and a drink. I sat down and waited for my brothers and parents to sit down.
Story time was always something to look forward to when going over to my grandparents house. Every time my younger brother and I visited my grandparents, we were in for a treat as my grandpa told us stories of his time during WW2, and even going back further to the Enlightenment Period, the crusades, explorations, etc. “I wonder what grandpa is going to tell us today.” Joshua, my younger brother said- anticipation embedded on his face. After a couple of minutes driving we reached our destination - a brightly yellow painted house, with a big front yard that houses so many family of flowers, and a flag pole with the flag of the United States proudly sailing in the air. Entering my grandparents house made my brother and I even more anxious,
From what I can remember, football has become a Sunday ritual in my family since I was a kid. Growing up in the Northeast, we lived a couple hours from Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York. Being the playing ground for the New York Jets 1964 to 1983, now the New York Jets play at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Living so close to the stadium and having family members like my Dad, Uncles, and Grandfather take the train or a boat over to watch Joe Namath play was an experience I wish I could have been a part of. Football has become so popular in America, that they have a day dedicated to watching your favorite team play their hardest versus one of the other thirty-one teams in the league.