This quote is from the article, What in the Name of High School Football by Hank Hill. First, they
Final Term Paper 1 The Dallas Cowboys, the one NFL football team recognized around the world. Not only for their success in the NFL in recent years, but mostly for how wealthy the brand has become nowadays. The Dallas Cowboys have won a total of 5 Super Bowls and have been really successful in their conference and division since the 1900’s. Recently, they have not been doing well in the NFL.
Bissinger’s “Friday Night Lights” paints a perfect picture of the culture of Texas in the 1980’s. It illustrates just how much football played in a role in the lives of everyone in the community, as well as the ideals these people had. Football was all that they cared about, and the people sacrificed other aspects of their life for it. With all of the money going towards football, education in the state suffered. The classrooms in high schools were outdated, and teachers were underpaid, ultimately compromising the quality of the student’s education.
Fremont High School is located in Los Angeles, California, “sprawled across a city block.” The school enrolls about 5,000 students every year but only 3,300 are in attendance every day. The students read at an elementary school level and are not provided the necessities to succeed. The school is lacking many resources, such as, classrooms, restrooms, and lunchrooms. The school lacks at least 15 restrooms that the law requires. The average class size is about 33 to 40 students per room in 220 classes. The teachers are worked to exhaustion and the students are treated like animals. Fremont High is lacking the basic needs for everyone there and all of the students know it. School is meant to be a place for students to feel comfortable and educated, not what Fremont High School is.
Have you ever felt like you don't belong even though it's where you are supposed to be? In the film Remember the Titans the director Boaz Yakin’s shows how the football team felt that same way. Yakins showed how they got over it throughout coming together to build a community, through unity, acceptance, and through self-fulfillment. When the titans built their sense of community all the team players showed a different side to the other teammates, as the team was becoming more accepted and the team started to feel self-fulfilled. With the Titans working on coming together during training camp a sense of community is already being established as the team must find a way to work together.
In Texas, football is a way of life; people eat, sleep and breathe it. Specifically for the people of Odessa, Texas this is very true. The book Friday Night Lights follows the 1988 Permian High School football team as they made their run for the State Championship. This type of culture that puts football and, everyone involved in it, on a pedestal creates no room for anything besides football to succeed in a town like Odessa. In 1988, when this took place, gender, class and race all mattered a great deal.
This past year I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the George Fox Football Team; a community that many people want to be in but only the strong willed can make it on. I have played football my whole life and the way this team rallies and comes together is by far the best. Throughout, this year I have learned a multitude of life lessons, strengthen my ability to work in a team and to depend on my teammates while we all strive to achieve the same goal. The main uniqueness of my community, The George Fox Football Team, is the acronym that we stand for, T.A.P.E, through these four words I have learned many life lessons that has made me the man I am today.
He reminded them that he had a dictatorship manner of coaching. He often used metaphors such as “Any two year old child can throw a fit, but football is about controlling that anger” Coach Boone drilled perfection to his team members. They were paired up and forced to discuss family and social issues about each other to promote the knowledge of cultural differences, and most of all, to develop friendships. Coach Boone gave minimal water breaks to enhance discipline. He went to the extreme of awakening the team as early as 3:00am for a morning run through a dark, damp forest.
Throughout the speech, Herb Brooks does a phenomenal job of transitioning a beat down, hesitant team of boys to a motivated, fearless team of men. The lighting in the locker room is very dim. The players are all sitting in their respective stalls as coach Herb Brooks enters the scene. Herb is wearing a tan blazer with tan plaid pants.
Walking on to a division one college football team can sound extremely daunting, because of all of the extraordinarily accomplished athletes on a stereotypical college football team. Were highly recruited from middle school. But most of the adolescent in high school that just pour out their blood, sweat, and tears on the football field just to be recruited by three or four division two schools in the middle of nowhere, or having to relegate and go to a junior college and play there for their freshman and sophomore years of college. With the hopefulness that a division one college football school would somehow offer you a scholarship for your last junior and senior years in college. But some student athletes take the road that’s starting to gain some traction because of the multimedia movies for example the movie Rudy.
The Blackfoot tribe The blackfoot tribe was located Alberta, Canada and northern Montana. About 8,000 Indians lives in the U.S and Canada. Because they lived there, they were called “Niitsitapi” meaning “Original people. ”They were the indian tribe that migrated from the Great Lakes region.
This action by the school board resulted in the demotion of the schools seasoned, Hall of Fame nominee; Bill Yoast (Caucasian). Coach Boone suggests to Yoast that he stay on as assistant head coach. Boone tells Yoast “I think it would go a long way to smooth things over” Yoast initially refuses but is humbled when his team communicates their plan to boycott the school if he can’t be their coach. What follows is a series of racially driven conflicts and it’s up to Boone to get them to see beyond race and work towards a common goal as a united team as they leave for football camp.
Instead of withdrawing from the public stage, Angelina and Sarah went on to achieve more notoriety, in 1838, Angelina testified at a Committee of the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts, becoming the first American woman to testify in a legislative meeting. Later in 1838, at the age of 33, Angelina married abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld, and they moved with Sarah to Fort Lee, New Jersey. Although both Angelina and Sarah wanted to continue giving speeches and attending meetings, the pressures of running a household, raising three children, poverty and health issues (Angelina had suffered a terrible breakdown after her third child), caused them retreat from public issues. They still continue to write and support the antislavery and women’s
When one thinks of the civil rights movement, the first thoughts are often of events that took place south of the Mason-Dixon line. Images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., marches, boycotts, and desegregation instantly pop into one 's head. Though the north was a much more welcoming environment for African Americans, it still had its fair share of inequality to balance . One place this struggle played out was Proviso East High School, located in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois called Maywood.
From the start of segregation or even slavery, African Americans have been treated differently, without any respect, hatred, and so much more. Many adults and students who have been through so much, but, the bravest of them all were nine of them who had the courage to be the only African Americans at Little Rock High School, an all white school. These students were Melba Pattillo, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Wall, Jefferson Thomas, Gloria Ray, and Thelma Mothershed. Before the students got enrolled into Little Rock High School, they went to two different schools. Carlotta, Jefferson, and Gloria went to Paul Laurence Dunbar Junior High School in Little Rock, Arkansa. While they went to that school, Ernest, Elizabeth, Thelma, Terrence, Minnijean, and Melba attended Horace Mann High School.