Freshmen year was a rude awakening of what I was getting myself into. Coach Smolder was the toughest coach I have ever had. Our first day of practice we had to run 66, 40 yard sprints and I did all that just to start kickoff return on a 7-3 playoff football team, but I was the only freshmen to start. Sophomore year came around and it was a great learning experience because I started offensive line and played over ¾ of the game at defensive end which was weird because I’ve always played middle linebacker. I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year.
We made memories that will be with me for the rest of my life. Like the time in Warriors that there was two inches of snow on the ground and we had to play in the Warrior bowl. Our hands were almost pink and numb to the touch. Or the Junior year that luke stripped the ball from a hutch player and yelled “I’m Luke Porter” as if everyone didn’t already
I also have a deep love for football as many of the kids in this story did. The kids in this story talked about how when they were young they would go to the games on Friday nights, and dream about what the future for them would be like. They could not wait to play for the Permian school district, and be the town heroes. This aspect of the story for me was so relatable. I too would go to Scott City Beaver games when I was young, and dream about what my future would hold as a football player.
In conclusion, not only does 4th & Goal reflect my ideas but also my future goals. According to the movie, the six men had their unique football skills; however, their achievements are different. In fact, all of them got the universities’ scholarships in the United States. DeQawn Mobley
Football was a lot more glamorous. So, shortly after the first weeks of school, came the first day of freshman football tryouts. Each day, we all walked up the hill to a practice field dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt and ran through a series of wind sprints and passing and catching drills. Every once in a
Personal Accomplishment I remember it as if it was yesterday. The day I had been training weeks for, everything had come to this. The track and field district event, the most important event of the season. For a long time I had been training for long distance, the 1500 meter race. The training was hard, running for 2 hours, with only a few breaks for water and resting, everyday, for weeks.
Ever since I was a toddler, I loved sports. Baseball, basketball, it did not matter; I just liked to run. When I was around 4 or 5, I was in the living room watching the Steelers play the Cardinals and saw Santonio Holmes grab a game winning touchdown to win the Superbowl. I was so excited that I jumped up in the air and I told my dad, “Daddy when I grow up I want to play football and I want to score a lot of touchdowns just like 10 does.” Fast forward to the Fall of 2014, and I am in my 3rd yr in football, and I was killing it. I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship.
The day I had been waiting for for so long had finally arrived; the first day of the high school lacrosse season was finally here. That day was the day I needed to prove to my coaches that I deserved to be on the varsity team after not making it at tryouts. That day was a scrimmage at High Velocity, we were scheduled to play four games all in one day, against Saline, Okemos, Brighton, and Belleville. I woke up that day excited, I couldn’t wait to actually be playing lacrosse again. My breakfast was the same as any other morning, a bowl of cereal and some yogurt.
That summer I took a job in the Wheaton College athletic facility so that I could train everyday after work. Over the course of those summer months, I spent countless hours lifting weights, playing pick-up basketball games, and running on the track. By mid-August, I was in the best physical condition of my life and ready to start the basketball season. Then something happened that would greatly affect my life for the next two
This Greek word connect to me because I am very athletic. I spend the last four years in high school playing different sports and keep my body in great condition. I was a huge star in high school I would play football after football season finish, I would play basketball then last not at least I would run track and field. Being an athletic student mean that you have to work hard and show dedication, not only on the court or the field but also in the classroom. This word reflected back to my freshman year in High School football was one of the
With its long history of successful schools and teams, and size and strength of TV markets, the Big 10 is extremely important” (Gardiner, 2007, p. 10C; Heistand, 2006; Wolverton, 2007). College football millions of diehard fans throughout the country, and the vast television market in the BIG 10 region naturally creates monopoly for BTN. Stadiums cannot hold an entire fan base of a collegiate football team, and what better way, to broadcast live games at the local homes, and sports bars of fanatics. In 2007 the BTN made settlements with 40 minute cable companies, and DirecTV’s basic satellite package. Eventually the BTN cut a deal with Dish Network, which permitted the BTN to spread 28.5 million households world-wide.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was quoted in a recent report by Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton saying “I’m just excited to get back out there. I think there are some butterflies in there getting back out on the field knowing that I’m going to take a few hits, take them, get up, and get going again." Bradford’s eagerness to absorb blows was challenged early in the Eagles’ 40-17 preseason victory over the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. During Philadelphia’s first drive, the Ravens struck the Oklahoma alum twice as nose tackle Brandon Williams exploded into Bradford’s chest, and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs took a perceived dirty shot at the oft-injured quarterback’s knee on a read option. There was a 15 yard roughing the passer call enforced on Terrell Suggs’ tackle attempt.
I have Sam Bradford playing in all 16 games this season. To start, he’s looked tremendous this pre-season. He looks like a completely different guy than he did while he was with the Rams. Second, playing in the Chip Kelly offense is going to do wonders for Bradford. They run an abundance of plays, giving Bradford more opportunities to make plays.
When I joined the football team my freshman year, I did not fully understand what I was getting into. Even though I watched football on television, I had no idea how much work was truly required for the sport. I worked vigorously for the duration of the summer in the weight room, and on the track, to achieve peak physical and mental shape before the season. Waking up daily at six in the
N.C. A&T for example, possesses that one in every twenty year player who just wows his teammates, opponents and the world. Black college football possesses some of the best athletes in the country but these athletes often come with baggage. Baggage meaning, there’s a lot that comes with this specific player whether it’s his performance in the classroom or who he is as a person. Big time college football programs must deal with this problem as well but its higher chance of coming across a HBCU football coach’s desk than an SEC coach’s desk. Recruiting is an important factor in any college sport but most definitely in football.