Nathan Juhl Mrs. Daigle Pre-AP English 03 October 2017 Independent Novel Project: Hit Count Main Characters A- The protagonist of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo Brody. Arlo is a freshman in highschool and is in love with the game of football. Arlo is hardworking and determined to play highschool football for the varsity team even though his mom quotes head injuries from ´the file´. Arlo is one of the best players on the varsity team and makes all of the monstrous plays and that is enough to convince him that everything is okay.¨All I ever wanted to do was hit people¨ (Lynch 1). B- The antagonists of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo 's mom.
Next, he uses real life experiences such as experiences with his NFL players and acknowledges that he knows that most commencement speeches are forgotten. Then, the coach explains to the graduating class how they are like a football team and goes on to address them as one. Finally, Tomlin goes on to explain to them that they should continue to pursue their goals
attended Booker T. Washington High School where he started to develop a sense of individuality and an affinity for public speaking. His junior year of high school he entered an oratorical contest and was awarded first prize for his speech on “The Negro and the Constitution.” On his way back home from the contest, Dr. King and his teacher, Mrs. Bradley, had to forfeit their seats to white passengers, since it
Introduction Marcus Dupree was a star high school football player who had a promising future in front of him. After being recruited by multiple universities and committed to the University of Oklahoma, he soon realized that he had made a mistake and started making bad choices. Thesis Describing experiences, and also stating the personal statements of Marcus Dupree and others in the documentary, injustice was done to Marcus Dupree but also to the head football coach of Oklahoma using “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as a source lens. Early age Marcus Dupree was a young, gifted running back on his high school football team. Quickly the word spread around about his talents and many football recruits from all over the country went to visit him in
During this most important game in the history of college basketball, Coach Don Haskins shattered racial barriers and encouraged the Texas Miners to succeed against all odds, while Martin Luther King, Jr. influenced and paved the way for the desegregation of schools and other institutions and the landmark legislation, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act (History.com staff, 1996). Through self-discipline, hard work, and bonding together as a team, Coach Haskins formed a team that withstood violence, discrimination, verbal abuse, and death threats and triumphed to expose and reduce racism in basketball and society. The film’s sports suspense illustrates how the Miners paved the road for future generations to play in a league that was thought to be mainly for white people; thus, today basketball is a sport that is predominantly played by black players. Additionally, African Americans began to be treated more equally in
He led the Wolverines to victory at the Citrus Bowl (“Tom Brady” 2). In the year of 2000 the University of Michigan went to the Orange bowl to play the University of Alabama (“Tom Brady” 2). His third step to complete his dream was to get into the NFL. In the 2000 NFL draft pick Tom Brady was the 199th pick to the New England Patriots (“Tom Brady” 2). On September 23, 2001, during the second game of the season the starting quarterback got hurt, so they put Tom Brady to starting but the Patriots ended up losing that game (“Tom Brady” 2).
When Peter passes away in a tragic accident in a steel mill, that Rudy gets called into adventure. This event triggers Rudy to leave home and head to the University of Notre Dame in order to achieve his dream, regardless of his situation working against him. During the stage of separation, Rudy sets aside all the disadvantages and insists on being a football player at the University of Notre Dame, a dream finally initiated by his friend’s
The fourth principle we will analyze for John Madden are his skills for building personal credibility and influence. Madden was first hired as the linebackers coach in 1967 at the age of 30, before being offered the head coaching position in 1969. Madden age 32 was one of the youngest ever to become head coach of a professional football team. Although, he had seen early success in his college coaching this may have been enough to demand attention, it is what he did next that really stood out. Changing the culture of the entire organization.
For example, in the article Do Students Still Have Free Speech in School?, it is stated that, “a high school class president was…making fun of his school’s football team.” By commenting on the football team’s performance, the said class president has potentially improved the football team’s behavior during the games. If the class president wouldn’t have publicized his
Released in 2011, Undefeated has much more to offer than the typical football documentary. It shows the challenging life of high school football players, struggling to keep their priorities straight when just about everything that highlights their hometown environment makes life seemingly hopeless. Daniel Lindsay and TJ Martin co-directed this 2-hour long film, and won an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2012 for their hard work (American Film). Taking personal cuts from their filming, and following them up with interviews, the duo was able to create an emotional upbringing of the lives of three african-american football players, and their volunteer white coach.
He looked up to Jim Brown and wanted to follow in his footsteps at Syracuse University. So, Ernie graduated from high school and committed to Syracuse University to play football and to further his education. Ernie was one of the few African Americans to attend Syracuse and also one of the few to play a sport at Syracuse. Ernie couldn’t play football his freshman year because this was a rule at this time in the 1950’s and 60’s. The next year Ernie started as the halfback for the Syracuse Orangemen.
The Permian Panthers are only a high school football team, but the way the town acts you would think they were all going to receive major scholarships. In 1988, sports writer H.G. ‘Buzz’ Bissinger traveled from Philadelphia to Odessa to record one season of Permian High School Football. In his non-fiction
But one game changed that; he went from hardly playing to in on every offensive snap. Safety is played on defensive but his coach tried him out on running back and he scored. While playing in high school Tony received the name Touchdown Tony. While playing football in high school the legendary coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Bear Bryant came and stayed at Tony’s house until he agreed to go to Alabama for his college year. Tony did end up accepting
Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977. When Tom hit high school, he excelled in the sports football and baseball. After Tom graduated in the year 1995, he decided to pass up the opportunity to go straight to the professional level and play football and attend Michigan University and play for their football team and get an education. In Brady’s first two years of college he spent minimal time on the football field. During his junior season, Tom threw for over 2,500 yards on 350 attempts.
A Boston businessman with the name, Billy Sullivan Jr, had with a strong sports promotional background and acquired an AFL (American Football League) franchise on November 22, 1959. In Keeping the New England heritage, the nickname, “Patriots” was selected by an assembly of Boston sportswriters in a contest to pick the name. The Patriot defeated the Buffalo Bills in the first AFL pre-season game on July 30. The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in their first ever regular season game on September 9th. .During the Patriots ' first ten years, finding a convenient playing home in the Boston area was almost as vital as putting a competitive team on the field.