I have always been petrified of heights. This dates all the way back to when I would peer off the edge of the enormous playset in my backyard as a kid. Looking over the breezy, towering side, hands clammy, and mouth dry, it would send shivers down my spine. Growing older the similar feeling occured when being suspended high up in the air. I hope for one day to overcome this fear. The opportunity finally revealed itself in the summer of 2017. I would soon change my perspective.
Throughout the week the anticipation builds, you can feel it in the air you breathe. Everyone is talking about the game that is coming up that weekend and predicting how the team will perform. That is what got me so excited for my first Iowa State football game.
This was the big game that we were all looking forward to. This team that we are playing are our rivals. If we were to win this game then we would be region champions. We all got into the bus and put our headphones in. No one said a word to anyone. You could hear a pin drop on that bus.
You’ll never believe what happened…here’s a little backstory. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan from birth and I have always wanted to go to one of their games, but there would never be enough time, even if we were playing the New York Giants…. I was walking to class and because I was already late, the hallway was empty. I saw two of my favorite football players Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott from the Dallas Cowboys. They were inviting me to their home game and I would have to go with them and miss class or miss the game entirely and go to class. I thought about what we were doing in class that day and I was more for the game than I was for class, sorry; no offense to the class but I would have never thought that I would be able to go to the game. Plus, I would get field side access, free food, and a chance to even participate in the game.
On Friday, August 26th, 2016, I got and opportunity to go to the NFL pre-season game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, NC. With my current situation as an international student, the method of adopting an attitude of strangeness has been my only option to observe this new society, culture, and environment. In my country, Thailand, we only know one kind of football and that is 90% of sport is all about using feet and 10% using hands, while the definition of football in America is the complete opposite and hardly has anything to do with foot. Needless to say that I 'm still trying to get used to differences between football and soccer in the US. Therefore, going to the real professional American football game is a completely new
“Alright bet.” he replied. So we went to the top of the tower in the start of the park,even though it was really high up it was really awesome. I felt like an eagle up high, I could see everything. Later we jumped on a swinging boat,the floor creaked really loud. It felt like the ship would sink.
It was the beginning of my 5th grade school year, and I decided that I wanted to begin a new sport. On the first day of practice, having never played the sport, our coach lined us all up on the field. Our team had a quarterback from the previous year that was returning, but he had no one to back him up this season. As coach Link stood back to examine his future team, unexpectedly, he pointed at me and said, “you are going to play quarterback”.
As a freshman, and a coach 's son, I came onto the football team and took a starting spot from a junior, who had started in that spot all of last season. There were quite a few players that weren 't happy with the decision, but I felt as if I 'd earned the spot. I knew that the only way i would gain their approval was to stand out. All season I listened to, "He only starts because he is the coaches son" but I tried to block it all out. The junior, who 's spot I took, took all his anger out on me in practice, taking every cheap shot possible while people weren 't paying attention. When we got to the last three games of the season, we had the three toughest teams left on the schedule. The first of the three games was going to be a very
Standing out in the blistering August heat covered head to toe with thick, bulky pads and a helmet may not be everyone's idea of enjoying their summer, but for football players it’s what we live for. Those long summer days spent with your new football family (who we spend more time with than our actual families) help spark the idea that together we can prevail. For two weeks in which seems to be the most enduring, draining two weeks of our lives, teammates battle each other for the chance the start under the Friday night lights and experience all the gory that goes with it.
It was June 2nd of 2013, and like most days of that time of year I was off to an afternoon soccer game. I has only recently returned to playing sports after being out for three months because of a concussion, and I was so happy to be back doing what I loved. My tea, was doing pretty well that year, and we were expecting an easy win from the game that day. I arrived at the game about a half hour early as usual, and my team and I began stretching. The game started on time, and my team played hard like always. As the end of the first half rolled around we were winning 2-0, as expected. My team and I took the field as the second half began, but I had no clue how much this second half was going to impact my life. It seemed like such an average day, but I couldn’t have
The funny thing about promises is that they tend to ignore our handicaps. It had been years since I went to a Friday night football game. Normally I avoid such events due to my sensitive hearing. But on that particular night I promised someone very important to me that I would be there to support her.
Once we got to the game, my grandparents had already set up the big, white tent with KC Royals in painted in blue at the top. That lifted my spirits a little bit, knowing that my family might have the coolest tent of them all. After dinner, my family headed into the stadium. The Royals stadium, in my opinion, is the best stadium of all of the major league stadiums. Once we get to our seats, I immediately realize that our seats aren’t that bad. They are in the second row of the top deck but I can see everything. My brother really wants to go out to the outfield because that is where all of the fun activities are, so he and my other brother go out to the outfield with my mom and my grandma. Meanwhile, I stay at the seats with my dad and grandpa because I do not want to miss any of the great