December 3 2015 was the Newton Railers seventh grade basketball team second away game. I was waiting all day for the basketball game it seemed like the day was endless. Finally 2:50 came up on the clock to let me know it was time to leave class and get ready to get on the bus. I got all my gear and got on the bus. I put my headphones on a got pumped for our game.
It was a cool and crisp night as the clock wound down ‘til halftime at the homecoming game where the Slinger Owls took on the West Bend West Suns. The strong smell of the fresh burgers on the the propane grill lingered in the air while bugs were swarming around the lights that lit up the new turf field. The score was Slinger 14-7 and the clock was ticking down as I was anxiously waiting for the six-minute mark. I didn 't realize untill we got onto the field that that this band performance is the one that matters the most.
It seems as if the entire town is invited to fill the gym in order to reminisce about the past successes of Permian football and welcome in the new team. Current and new players are introduced one by one, their name and position called followed by the roar of probably more than 1,000 fans, all of whom are wondering which players will provide the winning combination for this year’s season. This chapter highlights the entire towns enthusiasm for the most important aspect of Odessa, High School
In the poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, a baseball team from the town of Mudville was trailing their opponents 4-2 in the final inning of a game. The fans’ notions of the game’s outcome weren’t good because various players (Cooney and Borrows) were out at first base; and the next two players up to bat were seen as lousy. The third player in line to bat, however, was a star player of the team; Casey, on whom they would bet were he up to bat. To the audience’s pleasant surprise, the two lousy players (Flynn and Jimmy Blake) batted well and made it to second and third bases. The crowd was ecstatic that Casey was finally up and their team once more had a chance to win.
Sport-Purpose Reading Response “… The rules of sport provide each performer with a rare opportunity to concentrate all the energies of his being in one meaningful effort to perform task of his own choosing…” (Fraleigh 80). Watching Lebron James play in downtown Cleveland on a weeknight or weekend, this statement holds true, that fuels Lebron to play the great game of basketball. In the article sport-purpose Fraleigh discusses three concepts describing social, god, and history.
Sports are a great way to bring a community together. However, sports have more to offer than just being a fun activity and a way to hang with friends. Lewis Lapham is correct in his assertion that sports represents more than trivial games between winners and losers; sports are deceptive and offer the illusion of hope, innocence, as well as lightness triumphing over darkness. H.G. Bissinger shows how these illusions affect a town’s reality in his book Friday Night Lights.
The stadium was as packed as a can of sardines, with everyone smashed up against each other and not one seat left open. Many fans relaxed on the lawn just inside the vicinity, watching the game on the big screen while resting on blankets. Tons of people got lost on their way to their seats, the area was so large. Not even Louis and Clark could have found their way around without assistance. Just about everyone had come to see Navy’s last home football game against Southern Methodist University on Saturday at the stadium next to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
In early September my family and I took a trip up to State College, Pennsylvania for the Rutgers Penn State game. Even though it was not the outcome I wanted for my Scarlet Knights, we still had a great time. Just being there for only a couple minutes, I quickly learned that when you travel for an away game with your desired sports team, you are going to feel like the minority. Kickoff was at eight o’clock in the evening, so that meant my day started at eleven in the morning in “Happy Valley.”
The acoustics of this structure allow a person standing at one end of the court to be speaking in a natural voice to be heard by another person standing about 150 yards away at the other end of the ball court. The game was played by two opposing teams, one team was shadow and the other was light. At the end of the game, the losing team captain would be sacrificed.
In “No-Win Situations”, Alfie Kohn recounts his view on competitive games. He begins the essay with a simple personal example: musical chairs and explains how the winner is out to make everyone else fail in order to be the winner. He also says that competition undermines self-esteem, poisons relationships, and holds individuals back from doing their best. Kohn claims that recreation is at its best when the goal is not to make everyone else fail and win, but to team up and reach a certain goal together. He uses an example of research conducted by Terry Orlick, a sports psychologist at the University of Ottawa, in order to support his claim.
One summer, there was a kid named Dean Gullberry and Dean liked to play the game of basketball. Dean would always go out to the river court and do what he does best. Dean had three best friends that he had always spent time with 24/7 playing basketball and just hanging out. His friends Ben Dover who lived across the street from Dean, Dixie Normous who Dean met at the river court but didn’t go to his school, and Jack Koffing who Dean met playing travel ball back at Compton. Dean Gullberry had always wanted to play in his city’s basketball league but people kept on saying that he wasn’t good enough, strong enough or big enough to be in the league.
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We won some games, and we lost games, but we did it together. In the beginning of the season, rumors of doubt spread about our team being too short, or not good enough. A Lewistown High School team had not won a Regional Championship since the year 2002, but against all doubts, I knew my team could win. Not only had I seen their mistakes, along with my own, throughout this season, but I also watched them grow as athletes and individuals.
Fans were tailgating, the band was playing 20 minutes before game started, and it was a huge stadium. We get in line facing an old blue shack turned to a ticket booth, while waiting in line, the bleachers were rocking, and the anticipation was at an all-time high for the first game at home for Hoggard of season is about to kick off. We get to the front of line and the kind old lady asked for $7 and once we gave her the last of the money our parents gave us, we entered through the chained link fence and walked around the track to the visitor side across the field. In the midst of us walking over to the visitor side, the Public Announcer comes on and says for everyone to remove all headgear to honor America. Hoggard’s ROTC brought out the American and North Carolina flag to midfield and all eyes were locked onto those beautiful flags, hands over hearts, as we listen to the band play the National Anthem.
There was not a season where we lost against them and today certainly would not be that day. Class finished and the clock read 3, our game started at 5:30. The air felt with tense emotion and quietness filled the room. We all gathered up, had a briefing moment, and then headed out to the court.