I would love to say that this Spring Break I went skydiving, Rocky Mountain climbing, or that I rode two point seven seconds on a bull name Fu Man Chu but I am not Tim McGraw and did not do any of those things. I went to Austin, TX, more widely known as the Capitol. I went to Austin for golf. Most people would say that wasting valuable time off to drive long hours just to play golf is crazy, but luckily I am not most people and most people are not me. I went to the Capitol for five days and yes I played golf every one of those days.
I have a Russell Wilson jersey/shirt. We drove to the super bowl. I went inside the stadium to get a better glimpse on the stadium because it was my first time ever going to a super bowl stadium. I bought me some popcorn and a drink. I sat down and waited for my brothers and parents to sit down.
I had that butterfly feeling in my stomach as I was sitting in the front passenger’s seat of my dad’s 2007 pearl Ford F-150, I felt as if I was going into battle…… But I was ready. When I arrived to the stadium it was a very gloomy early April day, rap music was blasting, and the stadium felt like fresh cut grass. I got there I got my try-out number 705, I was excited because my favorite football number is 75, and I thought that that was very lucky. I then got my height and weight measured 6ft 1in 221 lbs, which Is huge for a thirteen year old, but compared to all of the others I was underweight. I then began to wait for the coaches to call us up for warm-ups, my dad came up to me and told me this “ You have been training for this since February, you have put the work in and now you are ready”.
i told everyone that i was an exchange student and would only be there for two days. I talked too the coach about being on the team and he said i could start next game. i was so excited and happy that i got to have a payoff day. we drove down on the bus too go too the game and i told all the kids about my life in africa cause i painted myself black. they thought my stories were so cool even though they were all bull shit.
By the time I woke up my uncle Joe said we are going to be there in 20 minutes. I was so happy when he said that! The traffic was horrible Joseph 2 since we were in Philly. For the next 20 minutes I just played games and talked to my cousins. Once I heard the car parked and roller coasters going, I knew that we were at Hershey Park.
One freezing February Saturday, I needed wake up at six in the morning to go play in a volleyball tournament. The rest of my family was in Arizona and had left me in Iowa Falls, so I wouldn 't miss my finishing tournament of the season. I wasn 't jubilant about it, but I agreed anyway. My grandma drove me up to Dike New Hartford High School. There were 10 other teams from all around Iowa.
In Texas, football is a way of life; people eat, sleep and breathe it. Specifically for the people of Odessa, Texas this is very true. The book Friday Night Lights follows the 1988 Permian High School football team as they made their run for the State Championship. This type of culture that puts football and, everyone involved in it, on a pedestal creates no room for anything besides football to succeed in a town like Odessa. In 1988, when this took place, gender, class and race all mattered a great deal.
A Fun Weekend with Austin This weekend my friend Austin and I attended the Bettendorf vs. Pleasant Valley football game as well as just hanging out with some more friends. Before the game started Austin and I chowed down on some delicious burgers and fries whiled we waited eagerly for the game to start. After the first play of the game, Austin and I thought it was going to be a blow out because the Bettendorf kick returner ran it 80 yards to the Pleasant Valley 15 yard-line. After he was tackled Austin and I looked in awe because it was a very impressive run.
6th grade football tryouts It was a humid day in the middle of August and football tryouts were tomorrow.It was 6th grade and I was really nervous,It wasn't because I had never played football ,I had played football for three years prior to that.I was nervous because it was my first time playing school football and I had just transferred schools because the school I was going to be nasty,wretched,and unkempt. When I got home from school my mom had gotten me a brand new white and black glossy chin guard and a juicy and sour lemon flavored mouthguard.My mom also gave me a talk when I told her I was nervous.She told me that I was a great athletic kid who could do anything he puts his mind to. I asked my mom to make a big breakfast for me and boy did she deliver.I woke up,got in the shower,got dressed with my favorite blue water
I really wanted to go to the football game, but I had to go to bed really early and wake up early for the run. That night we ate our spaghetti dinner, and then I went to tiger bowl. I left at halftime so then I could go to bed early and be well rested for the day