The movie entitled Remember the Titans is a true story turned into a movie about a high school football team in Alexander, Virginia during the year of 1971 at T.C. Williams High school. During this time in history segregation was coming to an end but the racism that started everything remained the same. This movie was centered around a small town in Virginia that loved high school football but didn’t like the fact of desegregation bringing outsiders to their schools. When the desegregation began the sports teams had to merge into one and this presented a big obstacle for the towns’ most loved sport which is football.
When I was younger I was a great football player. Everyone knew who I was because I was so fast and quick. It was like I was a god how everyone was calling my name as soon as I got in the gate. I was so good that even the other teams knew who I was not saying they liked me but they know what I’m made of. The bad thing is, is that I was bad at doing my work in school but the team needed me so bad the couches would sit me out for a quarter and then put me in for the whole game.
MY MEMOIR ROUGH DRAFT It was a cold morning on Saturday October,2,2013 and this football game was in Manchester, Michigan. This game was really important, because our football team was playing a team that we almost beat last time which i wanted to win. but that game made us be 0-4. And we were playing a undefeated team, the buccaneers and I was looking for a win because in school People would say that “we suck” or “you never was going to win”, it would all come back to my mind on this day but in my head i told myself “that this would be a close game but we would win.So while our team was warming up i told our team ‘that we will win we to stay confintent in the late in the game and play to win’. In that brief second everyone
Young boys go full force in everything they do, and football is no exception. Most boys will start playing at age five, beginning the blows to the head that continue each year they participate in the sport. Young boys do not realize that concussions each year are greatly detrimental to their developing brain. Playing tackle football before the age of twelve can lead to negative cognitive effects and memory decline later in life. Playing tackle football has an overall negative effect on the cognitive and memory aspects of the adult brain; therefore, the age of players needs to be increased above the age of twelve years old.
Youth sports are an intricate part of our society. They teach kids from a young age how to work together as a team, which they can then build on and use in other facets of their lives. Concussions in youth football are at an all-time high, only because they weren’t (B3)kept track of until recent years. Anyone who has had a brain injury in the past needs to be aware of the symptoms of CTE, not only for themselves, but also for the people around them. Football causes about ten times the amount of significant brain injuries compared to other popular sports (What).
To me football is like a second family (simile. When freshmen football lifting started I decided that was going to work as hard as I could to be my best. So, that is what I did all school year and all summer I put a ton of effort into becoming the best football play I could be. One of the most important experiences of my life was my starting in my first varsity football game, it taught me that hard work always pays off, and changed the way that I look at life.
I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship. And I just went to Tennessee for a football tournament with kids that were a grade above me. Everything was going so well for me, but the one thing I was missing was a touchdown. That was the one thing I needed in order for me to say to my 10 year old weird self “I am one of the greatest football players at my age.” Now at that time I was starting cornerback on defense, but on
Team players have started to reduce in the modern sports era. Many players have become self-centered, even in team sports. High school athletes always want their names in the paper or want to get acknowledged by coaches or friends, but true team players do things that many people do not see. They may lead by example during practice or do little things that make a difference in the game. Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up.
The average height of a football player is around six foot two inches, being 5'2'' and playing football can be pretty challenging. I started playing football when I was in the seventh grade, and at first it was pretty simple, but one's high school came along, everyone grew and got bigger, while I stayed the same height since middle school. I love the sport, but no matter how hard I worked , it seemed like my height was getting in the way of my success. Throughout my high school carrier I always heard " only if you were a little bit bigger " or "we need someone taller" , but I didn't let that get to me. I had to over come my height, peoples criticism, and the fact that everyone was way bigger than me.
Also, it takes away from family time because they will always be playing their sport. Youth sports cause many injuries in children. “Over 448,000 football-related injuries to youths under 15 are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and emergency rooms annually” (Inetwork, 2017). This number is way too high. Every year, more than 3.5 million children under the age 14 need treatment for sports injuries, with nearly half of all sports injuries for middle and high school students caused by overuse(Inetwork, 2017).
The next year Ernie started as the halfback for the Syracuse Orangemen. In his sophomore year in 1960, Ernie rushed for 686 yards on 98 carries and 10 touchdowns and on route to win the national championship and Heisman trophy. This may not sound promising nowadays, but this was considered unbelievable considering people didn’t run the football as much. This season was definitely in his prime, and this season was considered one of the best in college football history. This spectacular season led him to earning the nickname “The Elmira express”.
“We have a lot more skilled position players than we had last year.” Bret Harte will line up 6-foot-5, 260-pound Preston at tight end. Preston spent his sophomore season on the varsity roster, and the junior knows what is expected of him this year. “I’ve been working on my footwork speed and working on getting my hands up to catch passes,” Preston said. “Even though I’m lined up at the tight end position, that doesn’t mean I will always go out for a pass. So it’s almost like an extra blocker.” Preston is not married to the tight end position, and if moving him to the offensive line later in the season would be what is best for the team, he would make the move no question
He said I would start varsity as a freshman and I would become better at football. So when the first day of the season came, I went to the first practice. After the first I wanted to quit. My whole entire body was sore and I was exhausted. I stuck it out and realized that the sport isn 't bad at all.
Little does the audience know, the players being hit is building up that damage to either break, develop, or lose something precious to them. The average tackle in the NFL is 95 g’s to a player, while to get a concussion, you only need 35 g’s of force. According to Fujita’s article ‘Would I let my son play football?’ it states “Once games start, football is football… There’s no doubt NFL players are bigger, faster, and stronger than they have ever been.” The players’ only goal is to win, no matter what it takes, and they will prepare for the win. All of the red flags thrown in a game means that the player played too
In 2015, the NFL reported 271 concussions through practices, games, and workouts in the 2015 season alone (Breslow). The NFL is the most popular sport in the US (McGarry and Schwartz). It’s competitiveness and excitement were all people focused on until players recognized the true effects concussions can have on a player. Today, only a handful of players come out and speak about the problem, addressing their concerns. The cost of speaking out could be that you would lose respect from your teammates and coaches, as they are trying to preserve a game that they love.