Discovery Famous football coach, Tony Dungy, is consistently a man of honor and strength throughout his book “Quiet Strength”. His book is a memoir of his life which captures his discovery of what it means to be a Godly leader and how to live it out both on and off the field. With his son 's tragic suicide, and media fiascos with players, Tony discovers that listening to God and who he has put in our lives will give him peace and wisdom. Tonys upbringing set him up for a lifetime of possibilities which allowed him to go farther than most. I connected most with how Tony handled his son’s suicide, he handled it in a manner I wish i could and would have. Tony Dungy 's childhood was different than those around him. Unlike his classmates who were raised under the belief that they would grow up and work at a factory, his parents raised him with the belief that whatever he wanted he could achieve, including college. Tony was raised in a uneducated town with educated parents who made it their mission to help kids be their best. With this childhood Tony is able to see the world very differently. Unlike other coaches, Tony doesn 't give up on his players, he sticks with them and tries different ways of explaining. This goes back to his mom 's discovery that all students could succeed with the right instruction, which in turn influenced Tony to see the world a little bit differently than everyone else. Quiet strength is not just about tony dungy it is about how one person 's
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Already, Tony life he’s seen struggling, death and other tragedies. Antonio is trying to find what his life is all about. He on a quest to find his true meaning in life. Antonio being a child has a hard time trying to understanding his physical and emotional surroundings. In chapters we had to read, I’ve notice Antonio not able to take action, but instead he 's a spectator.
In K.C. Johnson’s article, “Criticism Doesn’t Deter Rose,” Johnson uses the testimony of Derrick Rose to discuss his opinion on whether the public is holding professional athletes to unrealistic standards, specifically when it comes to dealing with injuries. Derrick Rose, a point guard for the Chicago Bulls, has been dealing with public scrutiny ever since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2012 and refusing to play the following season (par. 5). Rose reasons that the fan base did not understand the long term health implications associated with playing injured and that by sitting out, he was protecting himself from a potential career-ending injury (par. 3). His testimonial relies on the support of team doctors and other star player to support his claims. These experts as well as the testimonies of star players, like Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony, establish the author’s credibility.
The article, “CJ2K:The Hard Way” written by Alan Shipnuck. The article is inherently about Chris Johnson (a famous football player for the Arizona Cardinals). Starting, about his old problems with his team and children and how he got through it in a full-hearty way. Later on, it talks about how he practices countlessly and on how he always tries to score so high leading to his goal to have to make a rush for 2,000 yards (which is a gigantic goal in football). Which you can see that he is determined to do great (in football), and that he will not do arrogant things when in trouble.
Another great example of Pat Tillman’s presence is his resiliency. At the start of high school, Pat stood a scrawny five feet five inches tall and weighed120 pounds. Pat took it upon himself to eat more and work harder in the weight room after being told he was not ready for baseball, and too small for football (Krakauer, 2009). While this type of resiliency improved his athletics, Pat’s major resilience came at the age of 17.
Coaches are motivational none more so than Vince Lombardi that gave his speech on superBowl day around the time players, coaches, and fans not only loved football but would do anything to watch it. the speech was given in a locker room in a very intense football games against the opponent. Lombardi was an all time hall of famer football coach and a two-time super bowl champion. In a Super bowl game in 1971, Lombardi gave a speech to his players during halftime in a very intense game. This speech was to encourage his player to go out and play with your heart and to play hard, if you go out and give everything you have, you are guaranteed to become the best and to be number one.
A Tormented Soul outlines former Steelers center Mike Webster. Webster played football in his youth and later realized the serious repercussions that his passion had on his health. Webster's choice to play football, unbeknownst to him at the time, would have serious impacts on his health and if he would have know the effects earlier, perhaps he would have made a different decision. I am reluctant to say this, but I think it was worth it. I know it is uncouth to reference an outside source, but I think it plays in very well to this topic.
In his early years of life, Rudy and his father idolized watching Notre Dame College football. But when it came to Rudy’s case, it was completely different. He went from idolizing Notre Dame to becoming determined that he would one day be playing college football where his father loves most, Notre Dame. Throughout his high school education, Rudy’s dedication to becoming
Jerry Hix, a former Permian football player, rewatches his football games from high school to relive the fame that just one game brought. The videos show both the good and bad moments from the games, yet even after remembering the things he wanted to forget, Hix claimed, “I’d give anything to go back out there” (277). He continues to go to every Permian football game, chasing the lost feelings from high school. This sensation is what the players get to feel every game, but in some aspects that is the only good thing about football for them. Ivory Christian was one of the star players on the Permian team of 1988, but throughout Friday Night Lights, his relationship with football represents a paradox.
The pressures he faced from his family were no longer relevant to the ideas of a future that he had conjured up for himself. Having questioned ideals that seemed imperative he was able to uncover his true feelings toward the subject of independent thinking. And after the life changing events that took place, Tony no longer relied on others and came into his own. Considering the timeline of Antonio’s adolescence it is clear he grew to a point of maturity and independence that allowed him to prepare in choosing his own path in
This reveals to his son that athletic skills and being a strong athlete are not the only way to make an impact on the team. The author also desires his son to realize the skills that football can teach him such as how to be a leader, work as a team, and most notably to discover that he can only control certain aspects of life instead of solely playing football for the purpose of enjoying the game. All of the personal experiences and wisdom are given to Ted in order to justify how lucky he is to even be playing a collegiate sport and that he should be grateful for the skills that the game is teaching
When Tony goes to Boston, he “left the projects too” (line 17) just like his father. Tony was no longer home so he couldn’t continue to work and help his family. This made me think of how his father did basically the same thing, but Tony was going to school
The loss of Tony’s innocence from situations he counters plays an important role in the maturity he develops by the end of the story. As he is guided by Ultima, lessons are learned and she encourages him to be whatever he wants to be, and grow up into someone that he will be proud of. Magical realism overall contributes to his childhood experiences and his interactions with the world, which shape him into the man he
Tony has had many books written about him and also has one movie that has recently came out. The movie’s name is Woodlawn. Tony is a very inspirational person. From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan. Tony probably never expected to be a football star from coming out of where he lived.
They were able to relate to the one inch at a time proposition of pulling together to come out of the disarray the team was in. They were touched by his honesty and openness in the beginning of his speech, which was an attention getter, then intrigued by the challenge to sacrifice for the team and fight for the inches need to win and survive. The coach ended the speech with a summation of the team fighting for that inch together and then concluded with the question, “…now, what are you gonna do”. The inspired team then went on, played with their heart, and won the football game.