Muhammad Ali has significantly benefitted modern society by creating equality between African Americans and whites, helping fight for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and increasing the popularity of the sport of boxing. Muhammad Ali was not just one of the greatest boxers of all time; he was one of the greatest examples of all time. Muhammad Ali always said he wanted to be, more than a boxer, he wanted to inspire people all over the world (“Hauser”). To do this, Ali visited a lot of organizations such as, Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics making dreams of the young kids a reality. Ali was always trying to put the less fortunate before himself by helping out in any way he possibly could.
Don Haskins is the most predominant leader in the movie. He shows mostly an instrumental leadership type, being the coach trying to get his team to be the best they can be and be a successful team and win the games. He prepares his team by making them do hard drills at practice to
“The Great Dempsey” “A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings- not just before, not just after- but when it rings.” This quote represents Jack Dempsey because he was always prepared and worked very hard to earn world titles many times. He was a very good boxer who proved himself multiple times by defeating people that doubted him. Dempsey had huge disadvantages because of his height and weight. He was very small to be fighting in the heavyweight division only weighing at 187 pounds and his height being 6’1” but he still managed to win using his quickness to win. Jack Dempsey was one of the best boxers of all time (‘Jack Dempsey Biography”).
Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt Sr., Roosevelt’s father, told Theodore, to “make” his body and get physically into shape to escape his asthma, become strong and athletic in the process, and gain the confidence to challenge his bullies. Roosevelt always respected his
This debate really started to get acknowledged when NFL linebacker James Harrison took a picture of his kids’ trophies and said he was going to send them back. I think this idea was good on his part because it shows his children that he has faith in them. He also said he was very proud of his children but they can go and get a real trophy by putting a lot more effort into the sport instead of just showing up or maybe doing nothing at all. This is a good thing
Football is a great sport to teach young boys to work for what they want which is winning the game and eventually taking the championship. When my child plays football, he will gain character and that he can use that to benefit him on life skills. Although some would argue that their child cannot play football because it's too dangerous and is a great cause of concussions or any type of injuries, parents also need to understand the viewpoint of their children. Understanding they want to do and extracurricular activities they want to be a part of. I still strongly agree that I would let my child play football because it's a stress reliever, gain the life experience, and it builds character.
But coaching at the college level comes with a lot more!! A coach’s biggest job is to teach kids to play team sports. As a Head coach you never ever want to lose the trust and faith of your players. If the players don’t believe you will lead them to victory then they won’t want to play for you. Another huge responsibility as a head coach is teaching your players to do
Through hard work and a bit of fortune, anyone can make it in the United States, as portrayed in these films. The use of lighting, camera angles, and sounds allowed for the accurate portrayal of these events. To start, Cinderella Man portrays the hard life of James J. Braddock, who was a professional boxer and had much success early on, then struggled because he broke
He has gotten me to become a very influential respectful youngman, and got me to do things I don't think I could ever really do in life. And when things get harder or easier for me in life the things that he taught me I will always remember and never forget them this gave me a huge understanding of the people that just wanna become better, and those who dont wanna get better and achieve nothing. This goes from my intro from In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle. This shows how the captain of the team was pushing the team, and my personal mentor would be my coach on the way he pushed my team to finally win a state championship from the last state title being over 30 years ago
As shown many times in the book, Wes never backs down and aggressively fights back even if there are severe consequences. Additionally, winning a fight gives you a reputation and the feeling of being dominant, which most young men want. Both Wes Moore’s talk a lot about expectations. To what extent do the expectations of others control our
Felix had more of a natural black Afro for his hair and he was darker compared to Antonio. Felix was shorter but had a more muscular frame. Felix was the better slugger because of this and could do devastating body blows if he got the chance. Felix went to the Bronx to train as he didn’t want to see Antonio before the fight. The story of the “Amigo Brothers” was a great story for anyone who loves the action, fighting a good ending.
Joe Frazier made it out of the neighborhood by finding something that he was good at and working at it until he became the Heavy Weight Champion of the world. Joe could have easily fallen into his environment but due to his free will and choice, he made his own destiny, destiny for greatness. REFLECT I hold
People display this resilience through engagement in a meaningful activity and believe that “I am competent.” An emotional intelligent characteristic that Coach Knight displayed was motivation. His motivation and “will to win” attitude was always present. For example, he illustrated this attitude through a winner-take-all drill. Furthermore, he would motivate others through push-ups, wind sprints, and insulting verbal barbs. While some observers thought he was too harsh, Coach Knight was able to get his players to listen and win through these
I do not honestly know where our team would be if it weren’t for our quickwitted head coach. As you can see, our wrestling team is only as successful as it is because of our quickwitted head coach, our bodybuilder assistant coach, and our knowledgeable assistant coach. Our quickwitted head coach is most fit for our head coaching job because he is the only one who can think quickly enough to realize that in each and every match we should always choose top and never choose either neutral, bottom, or defer. Our bodybuilder assistant coach is invaluable to the team because he’s the only one who is in good enough shape to watch us work out and make sure we’re doing it as he would do if he were working out in high school. Lastly, our knowledgeable assistant coach is essential to the process because only he is smart enough to know that moves proven to work throughout the ages should be discarded in favor of his techniques.
All though, I got pretty good at it I know that I will never be as good as him. He is my icon, not to mention he gave me the drive to become a better player. Outside of Stephen’s astounding basketball career he is a great father to two kids Ryan and Riley Curry. Riley is three and Ryan is only 10 months. The kids always talk over him in the press room during interviews.