Ever since I was a toddler, I loved sports. Baseball, basketball, it did not matter; I just liked to run. When I was around 4 or 5, I was in the living room watching the Steelers play the Cardinals and saw Santonio Holmes grab a game winning touchdown to win the Superbowl. I was so excited that I jumped up in the air and I told my dad, “Daddy when I grow up I want to play football and I want to score a lot of touchdowns just like 10 does.” Fast forward to the Fall of 2014, and I am in my 3rd yr in football, and I was killing it. I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship.
Nathan Juhl Mrs. Daigle Pre-AP English 03 October 2017 Independent Novel Project: Hit Count Main Characters A- The protagonist of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo Brody. Arlo is a freshman in highschool and is in love with the game of football. Arlo is hardworking and determined to play highschool football for the varsity team even though his mom quotes head injuries from ´the file´. Arlo is one of the best players on the varsity team and makes all of the monstrous plays and that is enough to convince him that everything is okay.¨All I ever wanted to do was hit people¨ (Lynch 1). B- The antagonists of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo 's mom.
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
Prior to being abducted by the New Order Whitford Algood lived a basic high school life, he was an intelligent, charming, and athletic student. He played football and was the school’s runner back, and based off of this he would fit in perfectly with the athletics department at TPAA. Whit would be a pe coach, assists with the new football club as well as the track and field team. He would immediately fall in love with the football team and treat the team as if they were his family, because of his past experience playing football. He would definitely make sure that the team had an amazing runner back, and make him sprint every single day no matter how tired he got.
Also people say Joe Montana it the greatest of all time I laugh. Joe had one of the greatest wide receiver of all time Jerry Rice. And Jerry Rice admitted to using Stick’em glue which is against the rules. And Joe Montana never dominate the league like Tom Brady. And it was easier back then, than now because the players have gotten bigger, stronger, and more
Ironically he does so by doing nothing. Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly.
Throughout the novel, Gatsby is regarded as a self-made gentleman who doesn’t drink at his own parties due to his morals. However in this passage, through the descriptions and reflections of Nick the reader discovers how Daisy’s love had corrupted his morals. Before coming to the East, Gatsby’s aspiration was to achieve the American Dream but in this passage we discover the fact after his love with Daisy, all he ever wanted was to win Daisy as if she was an award of excellence. He keeps trying blindly as “he did not know that is was already behind him, somewhere in that vast obscurity beyond the city”. This quote supports the claim as Gatsby is being ignorant to the truth as he is not willing comprehend the fact that he could not accomplish his only goal in life.
The point of view throughout the whole book is mainly of Nick. He is basically telling the story of his memory of Gatsby and the story of his love and in the end, his tragic death. At times, the point of view changes to an outside look on the situation and the person with the point of view doesn’t really have a name. For example, in chapter 7, Myrtle was arguing with her husband and then hit by a car, “What happened?”--that’s what I want to know.” “Auto hit her. Ins’antly killed.” “Instantly killed,” repeated Tom, staring.
Johnny Manziel and Marcus Mariota are both stand out Quarterbacks at the college level and in the NFL, but Manziel let the hype get to him and has experienced less personal growth. Johnny Manziel, “ Johnny Football” has become the face of Texas A&M and rightfully so. Johnny Manziel broke all of the passing records his freshman year and was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. Johnny Manziel was quickly becoming a star at the college level and soon to be in the NFL. By Manziel 's sophomore year he picked up right where he left off, breaking his own records and again in the race to win the Heisman Trophy, only this time he hit a few speed bumps.
As a football player Tony’s records are really good. He is a positive leader to his teammates. He is a quarterback, he needs to pass the ball to the teammates to make a touchdown. He became the 3rd best quarterback from the Dallas Cowboys he is great. It is interesting not to only know about his football life, also about his personal life.
He was literally going down and he had to whip the ball that far sidearm’” (1). Another teammate, Dan Hampton said “Payton played football with the enthusiasm of a 10th grader trying to be the best tailback on the team,” (1). Mostly everyone in Chicago had the faith in Walter to become something great for this team. When the season rolled along the people were not wrong, he was great his rookie year and he had the stats to back it up. Payton had one stand out game that everyone remembered during his rookie year because he had a total of 300 yards against the New Orleans Saints (Walter 1).
Another example, Foster was not going to stop. According to JockBio Arian was not going to start for the new season until he impressed the coaches during training camp. So he got the start in week one. During his start he had 2311 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans rivals, Indianapolis Colts. This proved that his skill and play was no fluke.
Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, and Joe Montana are the three most influential quarterbacks of the last twenty five years of the twentieth century. Kelly’s contributions to modern offenses are incredible, but nothing is more impressive than what he has done off the field with his charities. Moon has helped bring about the age where there is no discrimination against the black quarterback, and Montana helped usher in one of the most successful offensive schemes of all time in the west coast offense, which is still used by many teams today. Many other quarterbacks of this time period were very influential, including players like John Elway, Dan Marino, and Dan Fouts, but Moon, Montana and especially Kelly were the most