In high school Lyle Alzado was an awesome football player, however, in college he was afraid, that he was not big enough to be successful. Thus in 1969 he started taking anabolic steroids, both orally and by injection. His size did subsequently increase, and over the next fifteen years he played professional football for three teams; the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Raiders. However, Alzado paid a terrible price for this success his brain was effected. He began to have terrible mood swings.
How would you feel if you were flying to your dad’s house in a plane and suddenly everything went wrong? Brian in the book is changing by having to go through being stuck in the middle of a forest. The pilot has had a heart attack and Brian is stuck alone in a plane he doesn’t know how to fly. He has to survive with just a hatchet and the clothes on his back. Surviving off the littlest things and his shelter being a lean-to.
Luther Dummy Taylor, a deaf baseball player left his impact on the game through not only his lightheartedness and team morale, but also through his pitching performances and obstacles he overcame. Luther Dummy Taylor was born in Oskaloosa, Kansas in the year 1875. Taylor’s father’s name was Arnold B. Taylor and mother was Emaline Taylor. He lived in Jefferson county with four siblings and his parents.
Orenthal James Simpson, known as "O.J. Simpson". Born in San Francisco California on July 9 in 1947. He was a former American football player. Since 1985, he was a member of the Hall of Fame. He was not only a football player; he was also an actor and television presenter.
Imagine what would it be like to grow up on a farm with two brothers, travel to the philippines, win the Heisman Trophy, be like a lion on the college football field:) and become a quarterback in the NFL, well that is exactly what Tim Tebow has done. This book talked about his early childhood, his highschool years, and his journey to the NFL and what he did when he got there. In this journal I will be questioning, predicting, and connecting. First, I was wondering why Tim Tebow decided to play football over baseball?
Why did this year impact his life so much? LeBron’s 5th grade year was the year that his life started to change. It was the year that he would start going to school, and playing sports. His mother let him play in a football league. His coach was Mr. Kelker.
Bo Jackson had many exciting things during his high school and college career. Although he wasn't out of high school yet he was recruited by the New York Yankees. He instead decided to go to Auburn. Even though he didn't go to The New York Yankees out of high school. He attended Auburn university where he still played baseball.
In 1993 Greg Mortenson failed to climb the K2, but ended up conquering something much greater than any mountain . This novel touches on the important role education has in making peace in the world. It goes into depth about the conflicts he faced throughout his journey to provide education for the children of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Along with the people who helped him complete his goals, he also found his own motivation that guided him to help others . Overall, Greg Mortenson's actions lead to a change of education in the world.
The hardships that people face, coming from racial and gender injustice, can sometimes affect not just those directly concerned, but their families as well. These injustices, such as the treatment to Troy in Fences during his younger years, change the ways he acts to his sons and the rest of the characters and is the source of much of the conflict they face. Many of the conflicts in the play arise because the characters disagree with the way they see the past and what they want to do in their respective futures. For example, Troy and Cory see Cory's future differently because of the ways they have been treated in their pasts.
Football, a commonplace sport of the United States, a game where your hopes are brought up only to be tackled down by the enemy. It is one of the most watched sports within the united states and is known to bring in both good entertainment and display the good qualities of the players. My All American, a Film about one player’s struggle for success within and for his life. Although Freddie Steinmark was an influential and important figure within the film, his roommate and long-time friend, Bobby Mitchell, endured a struggle far longer and greater than anyone else on the team. My All American is an extended metaphor for the American Dream, where there are constant struggles against adversity, shown in the way that Bobby struggles with the moving of schools and teams, the abnormality of not being the very best, and the enlistment and death of his brother.
Troy is seen as a tragic figure because he is seen in the play as this type of character. Troy as a young child lead himself to his own destruction or “fall.” Troy did not willingly cause himself to fall, but as a young kid he was just trying to pursue his dreams of playing baseball in the big leagues. As a kid Troy did not have his parents there to help guide him to the best decisions possible for his future. Later Cory, Troys son, is entered into the play talking about playing football and possibly taking it to the big leagues.