We’ve all seen them, the movies, that leave us contemplating. They are the ones that soak up all of our mind. We’ve also gone through experiences in our life that leave us in the same situation, contemplating. The movie, Remember the Titans, includes both of those aspects that often leave us contemplating. Not long after the start of the movie, we meet any typical high school football team. Players, coaches, families, and so on. One of the first people, the director Boaz Yakin, introduces is a black coach named Herman Boone. He is hired at the T.C Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. 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. The director of the well known movie Remember the Titans, Boaz Yakin, recreates the plaguing epidemic of racism in the 1960s. He uses common situations that anyone may encounter and twisting it into an inspiring movie. The intent of this film is to connect to the average person by throwing in the realm of a high school setting. By doing so, he sets a focal point on the power of unity by incorporating a football team and their shared experiences. He uses the recollection of racism and teamwork to show the
Character is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as “Moral or Ethical Strength; Integrity; fortitude. Tony Dungy is known as the first African American to win the super bowl as a coach. He is also known as a man with outstanding and excellent character. This paper will reflect on Tony’s exceptional character and how he has relied on his values and high morals to achieve goals that many thought were unreachable goals. Tony attributes a lot of his success in the world of football to the importance he placed on character and how much the people he surrounded himself with were likeminded. Most people believe “character” influences all decisions, decisions that will determine if a person achieves their goals in life or if a person makes
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.
Rhett Miller wrote “We Could Have Been Cowboys,” an article based on football, its downfall and how it built back up. Miller’s grandfather became broke causing professional football to go to Dallas. Today Dallas has a great football team; however, it was devastating for that to happen at the time. He had to sell the company which made a huge impact. The team had lots of talent and some of the players would eventually go into the Hall of Fame. The team also had the first African Americans in that league. Even with African Americans playing on the team, they were still not allowed to have the best seats at the games. Dallas eventually went on to win.
Courage exists even in the midst of fear, but one cannot allow it to circumvent him or her from doing what is impartial and unbiased. Consequently, the warm and heart-stopping motion picture “Remember the Titans” depicts so eloquently the sacrifices one has to make to rear up firmly in support of their most cherished, morally sound views, and for some it initiates him or her to examine whether their principles are worth preserving. Thus, this delightful tale of tremendous victory against unprecedented probabilities is an excellent reminder that valor is a virtue that overpowers paralyzing fear. T.C. Williams, a recently integrated secondary school, successfully merged two high school football teams into one team, which became a persevering
Joe Starkey, the narrator, begins his tribute to the Cal-Stanford, 1982 game by acknowledging the practically unwinnable stance of the Bears, "And now, the bears in a seemingly impossible situation. " (191). He builds and illusion around the facts of the game as he analyzes the field and the play of the ball. Implying that the unlikelihood that the Bears will win, "It 's unlikely that Ford can get the ball and get out of bounds far enough upfield," (191) Starkey postpones his conclusion until after the drop of the ball. His intention, after all, is to inform about the current state of the game. This outpouring of emotion from the narrator conveys a calming tone that reassures the audience that he shares their skeptical, but hopeful morale. Much like the seconds of the play, Starkey 's analysis and commentary fall right in line, "Alright here we go with the kickoff." (191)
In the book Friday Night Lights, author H.G. Bissinger documents Odessa, Texas’s 1988 Permian High School football season. By depicting a class of students who would rather rally at football games than get an education, Bissinger presents his belief that the school is disregarding education in order to produce a winning football team. I agree. Bissinger also portrays a well-respected player, Boobie Miles, as a quitter. I disagree, since the pressures of football contributed most to his failure.
In the movie “Remember the Titans” The story follows the football team when the coach hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the white coach who has been there for quite some time. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the coaches learn to depend on and trust each other.
The film Friday Night Lights (2004) is based on the real-life story of the 1988 Permian Panthers football team in Odessa, Texas. The film is a more fictionalized account of the book it’s based on, written by author H.G. Bissinger and downplays the more intense issues that plagued Odessa when Bissinger followed the team during the 1988 season. (Briley 40) The film follows Coach Gary Gaines (portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton) as he coaches the Panthers in the football obsessed town. Stress is a common in everyday life, but there comes a time when it becomes too much and sports can present stress that means “any kind of threat or pressure experienced by an athlete as a result of competition, training, pain, illness, injuries, and conflicts with
In 1971, T. C. Williams High School hires a black head coach, Herman Boone, to lead the school's newly desegregated football team. Bill Yoast, a nominee for the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, becomes the team’s defensive coordinator. During their practices, black and white football team members often clash in racial conflicts. The biggest fights occur between the white captain, Gerry Bertier, and black player, Julius Campbell. In time, Boone is able to achieve racial harmony on the team. Bertier and Campbell become close friends. Many people in the community do not want a black coach at their high school. The loss of even a single game will result in Coach Boone losing his job. The Titans go through a winning season and the team slowly gains support from the
The sports business means many different things to different individuals. This is a global industry and sports stir up deep passion within spectators and players alike in countries around the world. For a person, sports are a venue for gambling to another they are a mode of personal recreation and fitness. To business people sports provide a money-spinning and continually growing marketplace worthy of huge investment. To athletes sports may lead to high levels of personal achievement and to professionals sports can bring fame and fortune. For the facilities, developers and local governments sports are a way to build revenue from tourists and local fans (Carole Beckford, 2014). Sports are deeply in-built in education since elementary through