Joe King Oliver was born in New Orleans, 1885. He spent his youth as a trombonist playing in brass bands. During this time, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, and Louis Armstrong, were all born in New Orleans. All of them learned and played different instruments and had inspiration from the bands that had started playing this new genre of music. Joe King Oliver invited Armstrong to join his band in Chicago along with Sidney. They played many performances and recorded many songs until the band went their separate ways. Jelly, Oliver, Sidney, Louis, and Duke all moved to New York since the city is the capital of mainstream. They all traveled around the country and even the world. These musicians had many similarities, but they also had differences too.
Sam langford competed in the lightweight division all the way up to the heavyweight division's, beating many champions in the process but never securing a title for himself. Langford was at his peak at middleweight when Stanley Ketchel was the world middleweight champion. Nat Fleischer wrote, “One hesitates to say that Ketchel, renowned deservedly for his gameness, was afraid of Langford.
Robinson would go on to attend UCLA, where he was the first athlete to receive a varsity letter for four sports. An article describing his accomplishments states this by saying, “In 1941, Jackie Robinson became the first athlete in the history of UCLA to letter in four sports (Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Track) in the same year” (“Hall of Famers”). Jackie was one of four black players on UCLA’s football team in 1939, which was abnormal, considering this was a time when very few black athletes played college football. Robinson won the 1940 NCAA Championship in the long jump. Surprisingly, baseball was the worst sport for him during his tenure at UCLA, hitting only .097 in his only season. UCLA is also where he would meet Rachel Isum, his future wife. However, Robinson would leave UCLA just before his graduation.
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows… It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it… Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life” said Rocky. A world class boxer in the movie Rocky. One day he was talking to his son about boxing and gave a speech that went down in history.
He joined the 49ers as a second-string quarterback behind Steve DeBerg. He only threw 23 passes during preseason. Then, Steve DeBerg got injured due to a torn calf, Montana got his chance to shine. He didn’t start to well with only 9/24 passes and 102 yards, he became even better as he moved on through the season. When they played the Saints in 1980, the Saints had a 35-7 lead at halftime. At the start of the fourth quarter it was now 35-21. They got two more touchdowns to tie the game 35-35. In overtime, the 49ers kicker Ray Wersching kicked a 34-yard field goal to win the game 38-35. Joe Montana’s stats were off the charts. He went 20/32 for 402 yards and 4 touchdowns. During the end of the season he totaled up for 1,795 yards, 15 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. During the time of 1981-1983 he was an elite player. He averaged 324 yards a game and 3 touchdowns a game. He played in 4 super bowls during that time. He got his nickname “Comeback kid”, came from all of the games he won from coming behind to win the games that were important. Joe Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. Although he just had an injured season, and was healthy, the San Francisco 49ers released him, incase of another injury. That is why the Chiefs signed the free agent
The 1920’s was a time in which sports grew and flourished. The main sport at the time was baseball, but others became more popular as time went on. The game of football was popularized and was a big stepping stone as to how it is seen and played today. Many others enjoyed watching boxing and the famous boxers of that time. The 1920’s was a decade that made sports very popular and a hobby many enjoyed doing.
Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, talks about the significance of the rescuers of the Holocaust. He gives us an important piece of advice when he says, “Let us not forget, after all, that there is always a moment when the moral choice is made. Often because of one story or one book or one person, we are able to make a different choice, a choice for humanity, for life”. Having been through such a traumatizing experience, Wiesel gives us a critical piece of advice: we as people are given the choice to do the right thing and stop hate all over the world. Muhammad Ali has done just that.
I’m going to be doing my presentation on Muhammad Ali. The reason why i chose him was because I thought he was a great person and I wanted to know more about him, like what he did, why he did things, and why he did things. The only thing i knew about him was that he was a boxer and that he was talking about how people shouldn’t be racist at some point.
This paper is going to show how three people live by a quote. The quote being used is, “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not you are right” (Henry Ford). This quote can be applied to multiple lives, some of which are Harry Haft, Rocky Marciano, and Mike Theissen. The first person being shown to live by this quote is Harry Haft, then Rocky Marciano, and finally the paper will show how my grandpa, Mike Theissen, lives by this quote today. These are three people that are going to be shown living or have lived by this quote.
Not many people know that the 1960s was home to the most dominant basketball franchise in history, the first football world champions, and the most influential boxer of all time. This decade changed the world of sports forever and how people viewed it, by bringing in athletes that would shock the world with their abilities. The Boston Celtics, Green Bay Packers, and Muhammed Ali changed the world of sports forever with not only their dominance, but also their character on and off the field.
Oscar de la Hoya was born February 4, 1973, into a very poor and tough neighborhood in East Los Angeles. Sometimes De la Hoya’s family didn’t have enough money for food. There were also lots of street gangs and drug dealers. His father decided to give him some boxing lessons to help adapt to the neighborhood he lived in. Boxing was very big in Oscar de la Hoya’s family. His grandfather had fought as an amateur and his father had boxed professionally. His first boxing match was when he was 6 years old, and he won the match. As he kept working out in the Resurrection Boy 's Club Gym, he started winning a lot of matches. By the end of his high school career he had an astonishing 225 wins, and only five losses. He had become a national Junior Olympic
Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists. He was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arizona, he died on September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. He had five kids their names are John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash, his wife’s name was June Carter.
Though Johnson never saw it he had made it into the Boxing hall of fame in 1954. He was also put on the roster for “International Boxing Hall of Fame” and the “World of Boxing Hall of Fame”. His boxing films became historical in 2005 by the United States National Film Preservation Board. A lot of people found his legacy important and had his story turned into movies, had paintings done, songs wrote about him, and the list goes on. He became one the “100 Greatest African Americans.” His whole life is a legacy and that’s where he will be
The Baltimore Ravens are a football team in the National Football League, in the American Football Conference division that was established in 1996 at Baltimore, Maryland. It is currently under the ownership of Steve Biscotti. Ozzie Newsome is currently the General Manager and John Harbaugh is the head coach. It is compiled by elite players like quarterback Joe Flacco, kicker Justin Tucker, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs etc. The official mascots for the Baltimore Ravens are Poe and his brothers Edgar and Allan. They were named after Baltimore native and famous poet Edgar Allan Poe. The Baltimore Ravens is a professional football team known for being ranked on the top of the AFC division by being competitive, having elite players, controversial
In the story of “King of the word: Mohammad Ali and the rise of an American Hero” by Remnick, David. The author has written a story about the most dynamic modern hero of all time. Mohammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Mohammad Ali has changed the worlds of sport and went on to change the lives of many people around the world. Ali became the world most famous athlete that is well known throughout the globe. He was a sport icon of his era as well as a dynamic figure in the racial and cultural battles of his time. Ali grew up in the south when racism was at its highest. According to Remnick, David he stated that “Like any black child of his generation, Cassius Clay Learned quickly that if he strayed outside his neighborhood to the white neighborhood of Portland,