During the four consecutive weeks at the football field I have witnessed many different things. I have witnessed family members, fans, and students going out to support the home team and away team for the victory of the game. Most of my observations were made walking along the stands and pinpointing which team each individual was routing for and also making educated evaluations on how many people attended the game in total. Many of my observations were made easier when people in the stands wore clothing representing the school. I could tell if a person was part of the opposing team when they cheered when the opponent does something good in the game or they believe the referee makes a bad call against them.
In the story What Could Be Better Than A Touchdown author Kelefa Sanneh tells the real life story of New York Jets safety Dwight Lowery. I know most people think football is all about strength and hitting people well Dwight 's story shows a different side of football. The Jets were up by two and the Minnesota Vikings had the ball. Dwight watched a pass play unfold and as soon as Brett Favre threw
I stood and listened to the crashing of the cymbals and watched the shiny instruments bob back and forth to the beat. When the band was done, the players ran back onto the field. As soon as they stepped out of the tunnel, I could hear the roar of the crowd and saw the gleaming helmets on their heads. After that, we were taken back up to our seats to watch the game. I had the biggest smile on my face as we found our seats.
We scored our first touchdown within minutes of the game beginning. Now it is time for me to play. I was the rusher. My job involved running up to the other team’s quarterback and pulling her flag as quickly as possible, that way she could not throw the ball. Unfortunately, I
The favorite pastime of many Americans -whether it be playing or watching- is American football. But, the chance of temporary or permanent physical and mental damage are to great of a cost to pay for this game. Roger Goodell said, “It has tremendous values that outway the risks”(Kindelan and Conway); however, the danger of this sport is too high of risk for our American athletes to risk their health and wellness. For example, the highest rate of head injuries found in high school students are in football athletes. These injuries are life altering changes that may not have ever come about if they had not played the sport.
We have seen it on the news about two years ago when it was first reported, somebody was offended by the Washington Redskins NFL logo. Which cause an uproar with people finding every Indian logo offensive, from youth teams to high school, college, and then professional teams. Then the lawsuits began with the Washington Redskins, according to Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins, told ESPN writer Steve Wulf, “The name of our football team is the name of our team. And I would like to encourage you to do and everyone else to do is just look at history, and understand where the name came from, understand that it means … honor, it means respect, it means pride. And it’s that simple” (Wulf).
If I have to choose a favorite sport it would have to be football. Football is physical hard-hitting contact sport that is full of excitement rooting for my home team the New York Jets. Back in 1997 is where I developed a full interest; watching and playing football at a young age. I have played fullback and linebacker both positions took a lot of hard work, conditioning, and practice to execute my performance on the field. My whole life all I ever wanted to be was a football player.
Tennyson indicates how brave the horsemen were and how they fought. In stanza two of source one it says,” … of orders, the light brigade of about 600 horsemen began to headlong charge into a valley near the city of Balaclava, “this means the horsemen were going into battle even through the miscommunication.”Also in Source three, stanza four, lines 13-15, it says “Theres not to make reply, ,Theirs not reason why, Theirs but to do and die…” These lines show bravery, loyalty, and dedication because this was the rhyme that they would say before they went into battle. It also means that it wasn’t the other people’s right to reply, reason why, but there's is to do and die. Tennyson emphasizes the poem by using rhyme and repetition. In the poem it says “ Rode the six hundred”( Tennyson 93)and again Tennyson says, “Rode the six hundred,” this means that the six hundred were important,also that phrase is used after something had happened to the six hundred.