Descriptive Essay: The Sport Of Football

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The time on the clock slowly expires. Players on the court are dripping in sweat, as they prepare for the last play of the game. The scoreboard reads that the score remains tied at sixty eight a piece for each team. Our starting point guard dribbles the ball to the three point line and heaves up a shot at the last second. The ball rolls around the rim for what seems like an eternity, and falls into the net. The crowd celebrates and the players next to me on the bench run to my teammate to give him a huge hug. Running on the court to celebrate will be the first time I have stepped on the floor tonight. I haven’t seen a minute of action and begin to prepare myself for the fifth quarter, a time designated for players who are less talented and…show more content…
Many people say that wrestlers take part in the “ultimate sport.” The individual aspect of wrestling causes it to be such a battle. When a match becomes tiring or an impressive opponent arises, the responsibility to work hard remains completely on the wrestler’s shoulders. Each individual works to gain points that go towards the team score. Still, the sport consists of one man versus another man, or women, for nearly six continuous minutes. Football has eleven members of each team on the field at all times. Strong team chemistry builds success for teams. A crucial aspect of the sport remains understanding how each of teammate will act on play in order to stop the other team. I enjoy the team aspect more than the individual spotlight, as wrestling caused me a great deal of anxiety and stress. Wrestling in front of hundreds of screaming, passionate wrestling fans made me almost sick to my stomach. I love playing with a team and working with a unit to win games. Each sport occurs at a different time during the year. Wrestling begins half way into November and lasts three quick months of winter. In the contrary, football begins at the start of the summer and goes to the end of the fall. Summer workouts for football are essential to attend to actually have a shot of earning a desired position. The workouts for each sport have a drastic difference on my body. Each wrestling practice, I would walk out…show more content…
In general, both sports come with a book full of head spinning jargon. There are different moves and plays in each sport that cause the learning process to become confusing. There are a million different ways to take a person down in wrestling or formations that that are needed to be memorized to understand the field in football. For example, a “double thigh pry” in wrestling remains a key way to move a person from his knees to his stomach. In football plays on defense like “blue, green, or red” all have a significant meaning and difference for the team’s layout. My first week in both sports had me feeling clueless and like I was in a whole new realm. Both sports are also a major commitment. I was pushed to either fully commit or just not take part at all in both. They truly are a full year commitment to garner optimal success. The two sports required me to be strong a determined. It important to have commendable weight room strength, but a will to win and overcome the opponent was even more crucial. Both of my coaches for the sports made a positive, memorable impact on my life. Mr. Allen and Mr. Zajac both taught me life lessons and helped me grow up. They shaped me into who I am today and showed me what it takes to be committed. The responsibility level these coaches put on my was higher than I ever saw in any other sport. I had to make sure all my pads were in my travel bag for
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