Orenthal James Simpson, known as "O.J. Simpson". Born in San Francisco California on July 9 in 1947. He was a former American football player. Since 1985, he was a member of the Hall of Fame. He was not only a football player; he was also an actor and television presenter.
“Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” (“Lou”). This was said by Lou Gehrig in 1939 at his Hall of Fame ceremony (“Lou”). He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig disease (“ALS”). To begin, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is broken into three different terms (“ALS”). The “a” in amyotrophic means no or negative (“ALS”).
James Francis Thorpe, better known as Jim Thorpe or Wa-Tho-Huk, was born in a one room cabin close by Prague, Oklahoma, May 28, 1887. He was born to Hiram Thorpe and Marry James. Both half caucasian, Marry was the direct descendent of the last great Potawatomi chief, Black Hawk. A notable athlete and warrior. Jim’s Pottawatomie name, Wa-Tho-Huk, translates to Bright Path.
Bo Jackson had many exciting things during his high school and college career. Although he wasn't out of high school yet he was recruited by the New York Yankees. He instead decided to go to Auburn. Even though he didn't go to The New York Yankees out of high school. He attended Auburn university where he still played baseball.
John Madden was born on April 10th, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota to Earl Russell Madden and Mary Margaret Flaherty. While living in Austin his father worked as a mechanic. He later moved to Daly City, California with his family in 1942 after living in Minnesota for about six years. In California his dad worked on airplanes as a mechanic. John Madden went to High School at Jefferson High School in Daly City, California and was a three sport star in baseball, basketball, and football.
We almost all have someone in our life that we think is the best or the most valued. My most valuable player or MVP is my dad because he is always there for me. In the book Surviving Antarctica, five kids, Polly, Robert, Andrew, Billy, and Grace, are selected to travel to Antarctica since $10,000 and an extra $90,000 to the MVP, if they complete the journey. The MVP should be brave, smart, kind, willing, and unselfish. I think Andrew should be MVP because he is unselfish and he is not scared of anything.
Imagine what would it be like to grow up on a farm with two brothers, travel to the philippines, win the Heisman Trophy, be like a lion on the college football field:) and become a quarterback in the NFL, well that is exactly what Tim Tebow has done. This book talked about his early childhood, his highschool years, and his journey to the NFL and what he did when he got there. In this journal I will be questioning, predicting, and connecting. First, I was wondering why Tim Tebow decided to play football over baseball?
When beginning to read “Quiet Strength”, I noticed a strong value within Tony Dungy through his writing. A value that many people lack from time to time. Respect. Within the second chapter, you notice this value greatly when he speaks of his childhood and his family. He mentions his parents’ values multiple times and the discipline his siblings and himself would receive.
“Gatsby vs. Buchanan” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, there are several main characters that share numerous similarities and differences. These characteristics are what separate every character from each other to give them all their own personalities and to give the story different moods throughout. Two characters from this novel that are extremely alike, but extraordinarily different at the same time are Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. Three areas between these two main characters that can be easily compared and contrasted, and prove that Gatsby is a better person, are their wealth, their backgrounds, and their personalities.
This past Sunday, June 18th, America lost muslim teen, Nabra Hassanen to what most call road rage, and others, a hate crime. Hassanen, accompanied by a group of friends were headed back to a local mosque after a trip to a fast-food restaurant. It was then that they encountered driver Darwin Martinez Torres and an argument erupted. The altercation escalated, resulting in the capturing and death of 17 year old Hassanen. Torres had beaten her with a baseball bat, abducted her, and dumped her body into a lake.
Carrick Felix grew up bullied. In his youth, he has been put in a special needs class, he has been called short and stupid, and teachers saying he couldn't graduate college, but now he’s in the NBA. In the NBA, he almost finished it off, but things turned when he went to Santa Cruz. He injured his knee, but it didn’t stop him. After his recovery, he invented and app with a friend called ZNGIT.
Aaron Rodgers is a professional NFL quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He inspires me the most by who he is and what he does. I have only met him twice and hope to meet him a couple more times. He has inspired me by what he has told me. A quarterback for a professional football team has taught me and told me a lesson that I will always remember and never forget.