Only Flick’s, lost in his daydreams, could pass by the pumps; imagine them as guards on a basketball team. In stanza three the ball is personified to lay emphasis on flicks skill, and a simile likens Flick’s hands to wild birds. Yet irrelevant, the lug wrench is personified in the next stanza we jumped back to the present. While “the ball loved flick” (Updike) the lug is indifferent to Flick’s skill. In the last stanza, a metaphor depicts flick as standing “kind of coiled”, signifying the old basketball player within flick is still ready to spring.
Another thing I really liked was the way they made the family characters of mom, dad, and Scott. But my favorite thing was the way that they developed Nick’s basketball skill throughout the story. There is a part in the story where somebody is shot by Zack (Trent’s brother) and Trent has to decide if he’s gonna go into running with him or stay for the big championship game with Nick. So I really enjoyed that part because it combined how much I like basketball and the excitement of whether or not Trent would stay or go. In the book it has dad only caring about Nick as much when he was a good basketball player, so I thought it was cool how they sort of betrayed him as a bad guy.
Just think a college basketball player working hard and the top of their team it all good on the court but outside of basketball they are struggling to get money. A starting freshmen in college was tacked so hard in football the he was paralyzed. A college basketball player has most his/her time practicing for basketball. Most college basketball players have to skip classes for basketball. College basketball player should be paid for these reasons they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball.
My arms shot up in the air as the small crowd wailed and shouted. As we ran around with smiles on our faces and achievements on our mind, we took in the fact that we finally scored our first goal of the season. I started playing on a soccer team when I was around seven, and it’s been my favorite sport ever since. It’s when I started high school that I realized soccer wasn’t as meaningful to the small school as I hoped it would be. It turned out Mendocino hadn’t had a girls soccer team for around 4 years and that was quite a discouraging piece of information.
With this in mind, I joined the high school 's track team my freshman year for the indoor track season. Nothing could have prepared me for how rigorous the practices were. I suddenly felt extremely inferior and disappointed that I could not even make it through the warm ups let alone the actual practice. Team overall was very friendly but the upperclassmen
Before this soccer season, I never would have believed that soccer could change somebody 's eternity. Let us take it back to this August, when school was rolling around and the sun was still shining. This year I decided to play soccer, we didn’t have an enormous team, or barely enough really. Most of the girls were new to soccer, and CVCA. So, with only a few practices together we were as qualified as we could accomplish for the season.
It was a Friday afternoon when my brother and my father were kidnapped, they had left to a soccer game. My mother had made the usual phone call to make sure they had arrived to the place safe, but my mom didn’t get the response she was expecting. With
I always played recreational soccer. During the basketball tryouts, I worked hard and tried my best, but there were many girls that were better than me. I didn’t make the team and even though I knew I wouldn’t make the team, I still got upset about it. When the coach told me that I didn’t make the team, he told me to keep basketball a part of my life and that I had a positive attitude. To keep basketball a part of my life, I went to some of the games during the season and to this day I still make time to go to the modified games.
Adversity has touched my life in a number of ways, but something that I have continued to struggle with over the past two months is a concussion. On November 8th, 2017, I was kicked in the head during a high school soccer playoff game. The kick made me feel dizzy, and although I played the rest of that game, I had to visit my doctor soon after. My doctor told me to sit out the rest of the soccer season and I watched as my team struggled in the state finals, ultimately losing. The first guess for my complete recovery was mid December.
Nationwide, the summer is the time when temporary students come into the laboratory. During my sophomore summer, my Ph.D. mentor put me in charge of 3 summer students. Although excited, I quickly came to find that the students ignored any guidance from me, and soon enough experiments were going awry consistently. The truth was that even though I was in charge of training the students, I needed us to be able to work together to successfully get some of the larger experiments done. I ultimately realized that I needed to be able to make the students see that none of us individually could get all the work done.