When you hear the name Manning most people think football. That would be because the Manning family is the most popular family in NFL. If you live in America there is a great chance you have hear the name Archie Manning. To the younger generation like mine he is known as the father of Peyton and Eli. However to those that watched football in the late 1970s and 1980s he is own as one of the greatest quarterbacks not to win the Super Bowl.
When I play baseball with my friends I have lots of fun, but imagine what it would be like to play on a professional team. My parents dream for me is to be successful and happy, but I have had an interest in baseball since I was four years old. I remember waking up ready to go play a tournament in the fresh summer air. When I watch the games on T.V, Mike Trout always stood out to me. To be a professional just like him, I would have to work as hard as him to get to the pros. Baseball has taught me things about life, and everytime I step on the field, I have a good time.
Each one of us can leave a mark in this world and that is all conducted by effort. This was the message that Ray Lewis conveyed to the Stanford mens basketball team in a pre game speech. He went further into stating that no one can judge effort nor see it displayed on film because everyday people have to bring it. Being ok with being mediocre is unacceptable and that the men must strive for greatness. Ray Lewis, the speaker of this speech, is very famously known for being the best linebacker in NFL history for the Baltimore Ravens. He was always the man people would see on television pumping up his whole team and he was the teams biggest leader. For that reason being said, he gives many motivational speeches to teams. This speech was given
In the book Where Men Win Glory, Pat Tillman had an inherent sense of goodness. He was an expert football player that gave up his career to join the army. He had many reasons why he decided to dedicate himself to the protection of our country. He was always trying to better himself—intellectually, morally, and physically (p 98). He had an inherent sense that he could improve himself and be good but then even get better. He felt that if he stopped seeking out challenges he would lose his edge (p 78). In my post of July 14 I said that Pat Tillman, “had an incredible sense of who he was. He didn’t need to hide much, or pretend to be something that he wasn’t.” He had compassion and the strength in character to challenge himself and be
Pat Tillman, an NFL superstar who gave it all up to defend our country, embodied the American dream and more. Worked hard on and off the field he earned a comfortable life for him and his family. He not only achieved the American dream, but also gave the ultimate sacrifice of any American – his life. Because of his importance, Sports Illustrated created two different magazine covers to illustrate Pat Tillman's death.
Walter Payton, he was one of the best don’t you agree? Oh, you don’t know who he is… that’s a bummer. Just sit back and listen to my teaching of the one and only Walter Payton. In this I’ll be telling you about Walter Payton’s early life, collage years and his beginning career as a Chicago Bear, and in the last paragraph you will learn how he passed away.
Benjamin Franklin once said “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”(ushistory.org) He said this during the American Revolution when the Founders were preparing to rebel during the First Continental Congress meeting. This was important, because the Colonists who won our independence, were planning the revolts that began the American Revolution. The American Revolution wasn’t all about snazzy quotes and cool names though. The American Revolution was also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence (history.com) fought between the British Empire and the North American colonies. This war was caused by growing tensions between Great
Kenny Washington explored the world of the National Football League by becoming the first black NFL player.He encountered prejudice however he did not let this stop him from achieving his goal to play professional football. His dream was to play in the NFL.
October 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson shook hands with Branch Rickey, officially changing baseball and society, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson grew up in a poor household in Pasadena, California. He attended UCLA, making himself a four sport star athlete . Major league baseball had been segregated at the time, with the only black men playing in separate Negro Leagues. Branch Rickey, the owner of the Dodgers, wanted to break the color barrier. To do that, he had to find someone that could withstand racial discrimination and learn to not fight back when dealt with harsh criticism. Jackie Robinson took an amazing risk when he became the first African-American athlete to play in the major leagues. Robinson has been a huge inspiration to athletes, paving the way for blacks, not just in the game of baseball, as well as being an outspoken activist for the rights of American-Americans.
A man of the people for the people. Cesar is a hero to many because he was a great leader, many even compared him to MLK. he knew what had to be done and exactly how to achieve the goal of getting it done. Cesar Chavez was a extremely effective leader because three main reasons. He had courage and bravery, he had a clear goal and a way to achieve said goal, he was also extremely persistent. In this essay you will learn more about how and why he was such a good leader and why so many people looked up to him.
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” (Jackie Robinson).
Pat Tillman requested for the Army to not be involved in his funeral service through his statement, “ I don’t want them to parade me through the streets” (349). Jade Lane says that Pat was afraid of Bush’s people making a big deal out of his death if something were to happen to him. Pat thought it was unimportant to obtain an image in society. Instead, he just wanted to fight for his country and do something more than playing a sport and sitting on the couch. Pat had his clear goals and was determined to achieve them. He was willing to go as planned with or without support from his family or girlfriend. Pat did not care about the criticism he received from people or the Army itself. Instead, he still continued on and demonstrated that sacrifice are better than
Jackie Robinson is remembered as the African american that broke the color barrier for the Major League Baseball. Many words can be used to describe him, such as hero, powerful, stupid, anything of that sort, not all good, but not all bad. Keeping a cool head was key to his success, dealing with many racist names that he was called as he stepped up to the plate. With pitchers aiming at his head, he still became a very accomplished athlete in as many fields imaginable. Jackie didn’t pay attention to what people thought or said about him, just knowing he was going to get on base the next pitch.
Some people are great athletes; others are great humanitarians, but Roberto Clemente combined both characteristics in one, dynamic package. From his early years as a poor child in Puerto Rico to dizzying heights as a pro baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente’s life is one of inspiration and admiration.