Freshmen year was a rude awakening of what I was getting myself into. Coach Smolder was the toughest coach I have ever had. Our first day of practice we had to run 66, 40 yard sprints and I did all that just to start kickoff return on a 7-3 playoff football team, but I was the only freshmen to start. Sophomore year came around and it was a great learning experience because I started offensive line and played over ¾ of the game at defensive end which was weird because I’ve always played middle linebacker. I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year.
When it comes to motivational speeches, the pre-game speech given by Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday ranks with the best of them. This speech was given before a big championship game football game to a professional football team that was crumbling apart. Even though the aging coach’s job was on the line, he gave this speech not to save his job, but instead to motivate his team to put differences apart and come together and to inspire them to perform the way they were capable. Al Pacino is an accomplished actor who is notorious for delivering profound speeches in his movies. Pacino has an over half century acting career and have earned many accolades and honors, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, a British Academy Film
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.
This speech in not your normal locker room speech. He speaks with confidence allowing all the players to know he cares and believes in them. Emotion pours out as he shows his eagerness and determination towards their last two quarters of their season. He refers to the word “Perfect” throughout his entire speech repeating the word formatted into various definitions only strengthening the meaning and message that is being sent to the players. Speaking with confidence, is a hard thing to do you have
Later on in the week everybody is ready for the game friday but coach clark is nervous because he doesn’t know how his creation is going to do. So friday roll around and it’s time for kick off and coach told old players the game is cancelled but he was lying. Meanwhile it’s time to play and his team gets the ball first and they score on the first play right then and there coach knew he created some dogs. Meanwhile in the the season coach keeps lying to the other players and tells them their games are cancelled but the clones are winning them all and coach is very proud of himself. Little did he know his archnemesis had figured out about his team, so he builds his own team.
Forbes used to have a huge shoe factory that took over the town, so when the factory went down the whole town did also. Joe was a high school star playing football, until he tore his knee in the backfield when he was running. He had a good chance at playing in the NFL, but he has never recovered from his injury. Now Will is taking over his position, and Joe is teaching him everything he knows about being a running back. 3.
However, by the end of the film, we see characters gradually changing their behavior as they gain knowledge of others different than them. Two situations that describe this is the interactions between Coach Yoast and Coach Boone, as well as Julius Campbell and Gerry Bertier. To further explain, at the start of the film Coach Yoast is extremely undermining of Boones authority when he first starts as the new head football coach. Both are exceptionally talented in their field, however Yoast feels his white players are superior to the black players, whereas Boone is devoted to putting aside the injustices regarding the different races, to lead the team to victory and teach valuable lessons to his players. The two butt heads due to racial prejudice when it comes to coaching styles and how to coach the team to victory.
I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship. And I just went to Tennessee for a football tournament with kids that were a grade above me. Everything was going so well for me, but the one thing I was missing was a touchdown. That was the one thing I needed in order for me to say to my 10 year old weird self “I am one of the greatest football players at my age.” Now at that time I was starting cornerback on defense, but on
With a lot of teamwork, the Titans football team go through a winning season and are perfect. By playing so well and showing good team spirit, the team slowly gains support from the community. However this this success does not come without issues as Coach Yoast is denied a nomination for the Virginia football high school hall of fame. Also, even though more of the community is supporting the team, the African Americans and some whites based on their looks, such as player Sunshine, are denied access to restaurants and are forced to pick up food in the back if they want to eat. After one of the games, Bertier is out celebrating after a win when his car he is driving is t-boned.
Webster was a football player with Pittsburgh Steelers; he anchored the teams front line and aided them in achieving four robust super bowl wins. Only later did he begin zapping himself and ranting at strangers, a habit that got attached to him after severe health deterioration. It was the peak of such health degeneration that saw his death at age 50 from a heart attack. Webster died without realizing the reason behind his deteroriation. Dr. Omalu knew nothing concerning football and thus didn’t have the complete list of players
In Cincinnati, they won their playoff opener but Roethlisberger sprained AC joint in the shoulder and ligament damage thanks for the hit from a linebacker called Vontaze Burfict. A foot injury was responsible for the veteran DeAngelo Williams missing both playoff games which left Steelers without their most reliable tailbacks. Roethlisberger later concluded that the key to a successful and fruitful season is staying healthy. It is really straining when you are in and out. The good news for Steelers now is that they are healthy.
He was one of the best outside linebackers in the league, and the quarterbacks were always scared of him. He was the New York Giants first-round pick in 2009 and he has been playing for them since. Over the off season after his 2014 season, he was in South Florida celebrating the fourth of July. While he was celebrating he tried setting off fireworks, but they blew up and his hand was severely injured (Kratch, 2015). He suffered burns on his palm and 3 of his fingers, nerve damage in one finger, fractured many bones in his left hand, and had to amputate his index finger (Fitzgerald, 2015).
Dallas Cowboys 2-3 @ N.Y. Giants 3-3 4:25 PM ET – TV: FOX Ineptness on the offensive side of the ball has influenced Cowboys HC Jason Garrett to shake things up – giving Matt Cassel the nod at quarterback – and the progress of rookie standout O-lineman La’el Collins has earned him the starting spot at left guard over Ronald Leary. According to reports from Valley Ranch, the Cowboys have been giving Christine Michael first team reps at running back during practice. Joseph Randle hasn’t rocked the house as the lead ball-carrier for Dallas’ ground game, averaging only 3.9 yards per carry, but the yards in total have been decent with OC Scott Linehan getting Randle and the backs involved in the passing game. The Giants’ defense is ranked near
Bissinger’s “Friday Night Lights” paints a perfect picture of the culture of Texas in the 1980’s. It illustrates just how much football played in a role in the lives of everyone in the community, as well as the ideals these people had. Football was all that they cared about, and the people sacrificed other aspects of their life for it. With all of the money going towards football, education in the state suffered. The classrooms in high schools were outdated, and teachers were underpaid, ultimately compromising the quality of the student’s education.
From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan. Tony probably never expected to be a football star from coming out of where he lived. But he beat the odds and he had a purpose when running. He proved everybody wrong that doubted