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.
Colleges are scouting or looking at kids from the age of ten years old. For March Madness (college basketball tournament) a student athlete would miss up to six days of class that they would have to make up later on, due to traveling and having to be with the team. Football player dedicate 43.3 hours of their own life to college sports. Whether it’s going to the weight room, film sessions, or just putting some type of work for the team. It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport.
This was the biggest change that happened and Roger Goodell stated to ESPN the day that it was first put into place “... too help the players from suffering life threatening injuries, because they as human beings, deserve to have the right to live a healthy life after football,”(Seifert, Kevin) Now people can say well if the NFL cared about the players and their right to be safe then why put the NFL GameDay Concussion Protocol into effect in 2009 when it started to be a big time problem in 2004. Well people do not know that the organization was trying to help but they were trying to fix it with small changes rather then big time changes due to the risk of viewer
The book, “Losers Take All,” written by David Klass, takes place in modern time New Jersey. Jack Logan is a senior boy who attends a sport enthusiastic school. After a tragic incident occurs, Fremont High is left in search of a new principal to replace Gentry. In the middle of summer, Fremont decided to hire their football coach, Mr. Muhldinger, as the new principle. Things take a dramatic turn when the first rule he implements is that all seniors must join a sport.
Michael goes through much heartbreak and doubtfulness when he goes and plays in minor league baseball. Greg, struggles with his family and school as he is starting middle school with the upperclassmen. Ben McBain is every football team 's all star player. He 's an all- around guy who can play almost any position. Ty Lewis can’t believe it when Coach recruits him for the football team.
Is Football too Dangerous Is football too dangerous? That is a question that a lot of parents ask themselves when their child wants to play football for school or a club. Football has been played for 138 years. The sport has evolved to help prevent head injuries by adding more gear, Making rules, and giving players a limit on how many concussions one player can have. Football is not too dangerous it should continue to be played across america.
The league has been encountering head trauma issues for years─it is a disease ruining the careers of present and future players. Even after realizing the issues, the league has been unsuccessful in trying to improve problems that lead up to head trauma. Allowing the game to be played as it currently is, having players tolerate surgeries throughout their careers, and ruining their future lives is ruthless. Whether it be a significant change of rules, upgraded helmets, or sports-tech innovations, providing greater safety for the players is a necessity. For the past few years, the NFL has acknowledged how serious these occurrences are; still, they stabilized the game as it is, and have failed to take action.
During Oher’s football practice, Leigh Anne gives intrinsic motivation about comparing his football team to Tuohy family. He finally perceives that his protective strengths to football team should be the same as to Tuohy family. His intrinsic motivation has altered from protecting himself to protecting his “family.” His love for his adoptive family also applies as he decides to commit Ole Miss. However, NCAA questions Oher about a possible bribery in Tuohy family and manipulation of his athletic skills. Oher clearly states that he wants to go Ole Miss because his family also goes there.
Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissinger, follows the Permian Panthers, a successful high school football team in Texas, while they do everything in their power to win the state championship. Near the beginning of the book, we learn about the star running back on the Panthers, Boobie Miles, and how he has college coaches all over the state who are offering him scholarships to come and play for them. Unfortunately for both Boobie and Permian, Miles injures his knee before the season even starts which forces the team to fall back on the second string running back. Boobie’s knee injury was not the only thing that bothered him, he deals with a lot of racial discrimination also.
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.
He said he wanted to be an NFL star, she laughed and asked what else he wanted to be. Arian used this as motivation and still today to remind himself he can prove the doubters wrong. Secondly, Arian’s high school coached doubted him because of his size. JockBio writes Foster was told by the football coach that he was not big enough to be a varsity halfback. Arian eventually had a growth spurt but he trained his
Tony Nathan grew up in Alabama where he loved to play sports. When he was in high school he tried to quit the football time. However, Tony’s mother Louise Nathan did not let him and took him straight to the head coach and asked for Tony’s spot back. He was accepted back where he played at safety. But one game changed that; he went from hardly playing to in on every offensive snap.
After numerous rejections, Rudy is finally admitted to Notre Dame during his final semester of transfer eligibility. He rushes home to tell his family, with his father announcing the news to his steel mill workers over the loudspeaker. Rudy persuades Fortune to promise to come see his first game if Rudy is permitted to suit up. After walking as a non-scholarship player for the football team, Ruettiger convinces coach Parseghian to give him a spot on the practice squad. An assistant coach warns the players that 35 "scholarship" players will not even make the "dress roster" of players who take the field during the games but notices that Ruettiger exhibits more drive than many of his scholarship teammates.
Little kids always want to make it to the pros, as they get older they narrow it down into smaller goals. I will never know what it’s like to go to a small town school; I graduated with a class of over 500. In this school of approximately 2,000 students, I can only imagine the pressure that was put on our football team when their season started to become a winning one. Odessa is a small town located in western Texas, home of the Permian Panthers. The Permian Panthers are only a high school football team, but the way the town acts you would think they were all going to receive major scholarships.
The valedictorian dreamed of going to Harvard University and playing football. School is Brian’s main priority albeit has exceptional skills in football. He wanted to become a lawyer like his father. Brian goes on to attend Harvard and plays football for one season, but decides to give it up wanting to focus solely on