However, by the end of the film, we see characters gradually changing their behavior as they gain knowledge of others different than them. Two situations that describe this is the interactions between Coach Yoast and Coach Boone, as well as Julius Campbell and Gerry Bertier. To further explain, at the start of the film Coach Yoast is extremely undermining of Boones authority when he first starts as the new head football coach. Both are exceptionally talented in their field, however Yoast feels his white players are superior to the black players, whereas Boone is devoted to putting aside the injustices regarding the different races, to lead the team to victory and teach valuable lessons to his players. The two butt heads due to racial prejudice when it comes to coaching styles and how to coach the team to victory.
The conflict starts to surface when he is hired under a white coach named, Bill Yoast. At this time around the 1960’s, racism was very prominent, especially in sports. The school realizes that the surrounding areas, are dominantly white-only. To avoid segregation, the school hires Coach Boone to be their leader and coach. Bill Yoast is hired as an assistant coach.
This is how Kamran Smith’s life takes a turn for the worse, but this is also how we get to see how Kamran does what he can to clear his brothers name by being the bravest of the brave, the smartest of the smart, and the loyalist of the loyal. To begin, Kamran Smith has to absolutely be the bravest he can possible be. One great example of bravery occurrs on page 10 when Kamran has to use every ounce of bravery he can possibly muster. The quote, “I threw myself at him,” shows how brave Kamran is because not every star running back tackles a kid at the school prom because they disrespect him and his family just because they look middle-eastern. To add, on page 111, Kamran’s bravery shines brighter than a
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. I think this was a great inspirational speech and I think of it when I am facing difficult odds.
Making its debut in 2000, Remember the Titans is a film about how an African American coach Herman Boone faced with multiple challenges changes the existing ideologies of the whole town through the game of football. A film that is dramatically devastating is characterized by the transforming character dynamics, vintage setting, and compelling dialogue while inconsistent in its authenticity. Director Boaz Yakin is undeviating from this them of change that he portrays through both character development and dialogue. Arguably, coach Boone, starring as the central character in the movie he is unwavering in his position as a roughneck who is strong in his convictions. This is seen by the audience in his numerous collusions with defensive line coach Bill Yoast and players.
The movie “Remember the Titans” is based on a true story of white football players and African American football players being forced to integrate into one team. In the beginning there is much protest against this by the players, the parents, and the community. As the movie progresses, tensions ease by the players, however remains somewhat high amongst the parents and community. Finally towards the end, the community becomes united and accepts everyone for who they are as a person rather than the color of their skin. The year is 1971 in Virginia, Herman Boone is hired as the first African American football coach.
Richard Sherman grew up on the streets of Compton, California riddled with crime, drugs and gangs. He fortunately escaped this life by excelling academically in the classroom and athletically on the football field. After graduating in three years from Stanford University, he was drafted in 2011 by the Seattle Seahawks. Not content with being a NFL All-Pro, Sherman helped create a vision within his community by stating that there are better options outside of being in a gang with associated criminal behavior. Richard Sherman, after being inspired by his own role model, subsequently used his football fame to create a foundation that supports and motivates young inner city youth to overcome obstacles.
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.
Problems begin when players of different races are forced to play together on the same football team. The biggest fight occurs between the white captain, Gerry Bertier and black player, Julius Campbell. On the success of Boone achieving racial harmony on the team, the teammates become close friends. This was the same year that T.C Williams High
After all the long runs, intervals, sprints, injuries, exhaustion, and personal records, I’m finally starting to find the answer to why i joined cross country. I joined this sport for the way it makes me feel- the adrenaline pumping through my veins as I stand in the box waiting for the gun to go off, the way nothing can bring me down when I get a personal record, the way I feel when my teammates lose their voices cheering for me. Cross country is by far the hardest thing