The Great One, Wayne Gretzky “ You miss 100% of the shots you never take”( Wayne Gretzky). Wayne Gretzky, also known as The Great One, was born to be an athlete. Wayne Gretzky played his first NHL game when he was seventeen years old and played for twenty one years until he was thirty seven. He was so good that people from all over the world would come and watch him play. Because Gretzky accomplished so many things in his early life, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped them succeed, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player
Chris McCandless Chris McCandless is a great inspiration to the people he met on his journey to Alaska. Jan Burres was inspired, by McCandless’s courage to live on his own. Ronald Franz drinking habits were killing him from the inside, but once he met Chris he got inspired for his word from god. Wayne Westerberg is inspired by McCandless strong minded and his courage to move away from society. Chris McCandless experiment to whom connected to his struggles in life and family life.
Bobo is a dynamic character, he recognizes that he bullied Amat only because he was older and felt Amat was lower than him because he was poor even though Bobo is lower middle class as well. Bobo goes onto to befriend Amat and protect his friends from the others. Bobo sees how terrible some of the people are the team are and that they hurt people because they don’t see them as equals. William Lyt is a leader on the hockey team who takes over when Kevin is arrested. His parents moved in next to Kevin’s family so that their kids would be best friends and Williams mother is a big part of the fight against Maya and claims she was lying.
Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . . Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything.
He is one of the first players that went on to be inducted into the Hockey Wall of Fame when it was founded in 1945. Unfortunately, this star died young, at the age of 26. Despite dying at such a young age, Baker left an inspiring image for people everywhere to follow. He enrolled at Princeton University where he excelled on the hockey and football teams, he played for three national championship teams in both hockey and football and he became commander of the 141st Aero Squadron while he served in the U.S. Army during World War I.
Coming off a tough second round loss to the Pittsburg Penguins a year earlier, the Capitals and head coach Bruce Boudreau were out to make a name for themselves the following season. Players such as Alexander Ovechkin, and Niklas Bäckström were considered leaders both on and off the ice, thought of by many as crucial members of the team. However, that night Boudreau’s top guys and the rest of the team would play very sluggish. During the second intermission, he would give a speech that spoke to the hearts of his team, and hockey players around the country. This speech is significant because it speaks multitudes on the importance of striving to achieve a goal, something everyone must do in
Paul may never think that one day he would end up in Annie Wilkes’ house as a pet writer with broken legs and drug addiction but this is also the reason why he is a warrior hero. It all starts from Paul Sheldon, a writer who is famous for his novels “Misery”, almost died in a car accident until he meets Annie Wilkes, a former nurse who is also the devil figure of
He had his team during the regular season there, but he also had other players for the extra off-season practice. He ran a very structured practice with lots of skill oriented drills. During the interview, I asked him several questions pertaining to sports psychology. During the interview, he stated he started playing hockey at the age of three. He stated his grandfather played, and he sort of idealized him growing up.
The attachments were so strong that Victor refers to Jimi Hendrix and his father as “drinking buddies. " His father became wistful and dependent on alcohol after him and Victor’s mother’s marriage started to take a turn for the worse. Victor once stated, “When an Indian marriage starts to fall apart, it’s even more destructive and painful than usual” (52). The failure of his father’s marriage really took a toll on him and didn’t help with the things he had already been through, which resulted in more drinking. Victor once compared his father’s drinking problem to a traditional ceremony and that suggests the importance of drinking in Victor’s dad’s life, especially as a Native American.
At points I would put what I needed to do in order to succeed in hockey ahead of school because until I was a sophomore in high school I was foolish enough to believe I had a shot of going big in hockey. All of this leads to my main point that I wasn’t born with an athlete identity however, I created one by pursuing a sport I am passionate about and would do anything I can to help myself succeed in it. A scholarly journal essay written by Shaun Boren called The Recreational Sports Journal talks about different athletes and how they had dreams of going big and the youth life certain athletes lived from 6am practices to missing school due to travel for a sport. While reading this journal I couldn’t help but think of myself as I lived a very similar lifestyle.
Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” star of the Renegades, has hockey running through his veins. He lives and breathes the game. The only thing he’s crazier about is his family. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a season of losing and injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan.
In 1935, a stockbroker and hopeless alcoholic named Bill W. met Dr. Bob S., who was a noted surgeon and a hopeless alcoholic. Both men tried every remedy imaginable to eliminate their dependence on alcohol. When Bill W. and Dr. Bob met, Bill W. had maintained a period of sobriety while Dr. Bob was still hopelessly drowning in alcohol. The Revelation What turned Dr. Bob around was Bill’s revelation that dependence on alcohol was a malady of the mind, body and one’s emotions.
Cyrano de Bergerac Appearances Vs. Reality Throughout the plot of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand clearly depicts his views by utilizing the theme of appearance versus reality. Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with dramatic plot twists and secrets, thus causing several conflicts to occur. Whether it is due to love or war, the characters remain at odds with each other throughout the majority of this play.
“Nostromo,” by Joseph Conrad has a strong central theme on greed, the power of greed, and the potential results of greed. A man’s ambitions can convert a noble man into an unknown monster. Nostromo is a well-known warrior of Sulaco, who’s priority is to guard the silver mine and save the town from invasions. The man seems humble, but in reality he helps others to build his own legacy, to earn respect, and to raise his pride. To Nostromo, wealth is represented through pride while in the other hand Gould (the wealthiest man of Sulaco and owner of the mine) is seen differently by the people.
First off, Ponyboy and Johnny went to Dally Winston after killing Bob because of his superior skills in fleeing from the cops and trouble. Dally has committed and have been associated with crimes before so Ponyboy and Johnny went to him for help and advice. They know him very well because they are all close because of the gang. In the text on page 18 “Dally had spent three years on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten.” Dally has an experience with the police like no one else they know.