The start of the 2015 NFL season has been anticipated all year. Since the end of last season, many fans, analysts, and teams have been counting down to the start of the regular season, proclaiming that this year is, “our year.” One of those team that has a gratifying chance of having “their year” is the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are one of the present day elite teams in the NFL. With arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, a high powered offense, a mediocre defense, and a young, yet experienced roster, Green Bay is a Super bowl favorite in the 2015 season.
Arrowhead stadium, which belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs can seat 76,416 people. This stadium opened August 12, 1972. Not only does this stadium belong to it’s football team but it also belongs to the fans and supporters. In addition the have the K.C. Wolf as their mascot to cheer the crowd up.
Sports are something most Americans can relate to; many of us played some type of sport as a kid and some of us are die-hard fans. Sports have developed with us as a society and have become an interwoven piece of our culture and their effects can be seen in many cities countrywide. The facilities where these teams play can become a centerpiece of the local community and the teams themselves can bring people from all walks of life together in search of one mutual goal, for their team to win. The controversy arises when it comes to how many professional stadiums are routinely being funded and whether taxpayers should foot the multi-billion-dollar bill. This has not always been a controversy, however, as prior to 1953 stadiums were largely funded
The Dallas Cowboys, the one NFL football team recognized around the world. Not only for their success in the NFL in recent years, but mostly for how wealthy the brand has become nowadays. The Dallas Cowboys have won a total of 5 Super Bowls and have been really successful in their conference and division since the 1900’s. Recently, they have not been doing well in the NFL. However, this does not matter because the Dallas Cowboys are still the wealthiest team in the NFL no matter if they win or lose throughout the regular season. The Dallas Cowboys brand has been noticed by Forbes as being the mostly wealthy brand in American sports, coming in at $4 billion dollars in 2014 (Citation). The Dallas Cowboy brand has grown since the day Jerry
Joe Montana is one of the most influential quarterbacks of the late twentieth century. Joe Montana, or Joe Cool as some called him, won four superbowl rings. He received the nickname for always being calm under pressure. He was the king of fourth quarter comebacks, leading over thirty game winning drives in his career, including a famous one in the superbowl of 1989. On that drive, he spotted the actor John Candy in the stands and decided to point it out in the huddle, right before leading his team 92 yards and throwing the game winner with thirty four seconds left in the game. Most quarterbacks, at any level, would have been nervous, but what Montana did, in the biggest game of the year, really shows how he earned the nickname Joe Cool.
Football is obviously an integral part of our nation’s identity. It’s the one sport that absolutely dominates the weekend, whether it be college football on Saturday, or professional on Sunday. However in some places in this country, the game of football is all that a community has. Award winning journalist and author H.G. Bissinger described in great detail such a community in his 1990 non-fiction book “Friday Night Lights.” Throughout the entirety of the book, we learned about what life was life in Odessa, Texas during the 1980’s. Bissinger 's main focus in the book is on Permian High School, a school that was known for its monumental success in football in the state of Texas. Pride for the Permian Panthers reverberated throughout the community
American football has many different aspects that helped change America today. Football has earned millions of fans to the game every year. The sport has changed and helped various people strive through life. At the same time, football has caused many downsides that have changed people’s lives forever. Through the beginning to now, football has been filled with many impacts and injuries that have changed the game.
Have you ever wondered why National Football League players, known as NFL players, make so much money? I think NFL players should continue to earn such high salaries for the reasons that follow; they entertain millions, risk getting life altering injuries, and create loads of revenue. To put the second reason into perspective, getting tackled by a 300 pound defensive lineman is comparable to getting in a car accident at 30 miles per hour without a seat belt on (Wisconsin Trooper Association). That can happen to just one player upwards of 20 times a game.
The burning scorch of summer is harsh at times, but it breathes life into the public. One of the many things summer brings is games, those of which include football, soccer, volleyball, and most importantly baseball. In my little city we manage to have a professional team for baseball, the Low A Quad City River Bandits stationed out at Modern Woodman park. As I enter my car and travel to work for them that burn of summer I briefly mentioned attacks, sweat beats down my brow and my only savior comes from air flow as I drive to downtown Davenport for the Bandits. Upon pulling into the stadium there are long lines of lumbering fans waiting to get their tickets or to get into the stadium.
They end up throwing so many touchdowns against the Browns and the score ends up being 45-40 with a packers win and they made it to the super bowl. Then later that week they had to play the Dallas Cowboys to win the super bowl. It was the super bowl and it was the Cowboys ball and they ran it and a guy got smoked and flew all the way into the crowd and was out for the rest of the game. Since the guy that got injured was out and their best player the Cowboys then had no chance against the packer. So they ended up losing with the score 1000000-0. That’s the story of how Aaron Rodgers and his team won the super
The Cleveland Browns are of to a devastating 0-4 start, but it's how we have lossed these games. Duke Johnson said it best after the loss to the Washington Redskins, "That's what's most upsetting: We're knocking on the door...We're just not finishing." Now, I'm not going to say that the Browns should have won those games, but they very easily could have a 3-1 record right now.
In analyzing Buckingham’s results, it calls out that a little over one in four Springfield residents did not attend a baseball game of any level professionally (Cespedes, 2009). I would have liked to see further questioning on this as to why they feel they have not seen a game. Was it that they didn’t have the funds to pay the minimum of $12 per person to see a Red Sox game, plus the traveling expenses? Was it that they weren’t interested at all? In having a little more in-depth explanation behind this question, would help Buckingham not only achieve the proper marketing for Nor’easters but make his job easier in defining the correct price point for each attendee. I was quite pleased to see that 23% of the responders purchased
My first topic/ issue is with the NFL and their team owners; the basic idea of this issue is how the NFL swindles the state and the taxpayers to buy them new things while on the other side the tax payers get bent over. In this article from “the Atlantic” it says how the Seahawks built a new stadium and the cost 560 million, 390 million which was tax payers money. They only pay 1 million for rent while the rest is just a profit to the team and the owners, the tax payers are paying a lot of money to build a new stadium while a lot of it is just going back into a billionaires pocket (Paul Allen). I don 't like it, I think paying guys millions to play football and act like idiots most of the time is ridiculous. Most of these guys are very uneducated
Vince Lombardi was mainly known as a football coach for the Green Bay Packers. Many people considered him one of the greatest football coaches in history considering the several Championships he took his team to. Vince Lombardi, defined his success in winning the Super Bowl and not just seeing his players as players, but as family.