Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which gave me a new perspective regarding World War II. Unbroken was written from a soldier’s point of view, which inspired the reader and caused empathy towards the soldiers who were the victims of war. Silvie Zamperini or “Louie” grew up running from trouble and home. With help from his older brother Pete, Louie stops running from the law and starts running from his opponents as he develops his skills in track and field. Louie is no longer viewed as a criminal but a fast athlete with a bright future.
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.
He improved his skills as a football player early on by practicing with his brother’s, dad, and childhood friends at an early age. Peyton’s passion for football he says was instilled in him by his father. He would listen to all his dad’s games at Ole Miss and New Orleans to study by. Like most in high school Peyton played football, baseball, and basketball. By Peyton’s sophomore year in high school he was talented enough to be the starting quarterback.
This reveals to his son that athletic skills and being a strong athlete are not the only way to make an impact on the team. The author also desires his son to realize the skills that football can teach him such as how to be a leader, work as a team, and most notably to discover that he can only control certain aspects of life instead of solely playing football for the purpose of enjoying the game. All of the personal experiences and wisdom are given to Ted in order to justify how lucky he is to even be playing a collegiate sport and that he should be grateful for the skills that the game is teaching
“Honey, you are changing that boy’s life.” A friend of Leigh Anne’s exclaimed. Leigh Anne grinned and said, “No, he’s changing mine.” This exchange of words comes from the film trailer of an award-winning film, The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock, released on November 20th, 2009. This film puts emphasis on a homeless, black teen, Michael Oher, who has had no stability or support in his life thus far. It is not until the Tuohy family adopts Michael, that he begins to realize what he is capable of as both a student and football player. There are various techniques used for capturing the attention of an audience as they are viewing a film or film trailer for the first time, and rhetorical appeals happens to be one of them.
His other brother Johnny, was his nicer brother that made him feel more optimistic about himself and took down the pressure from Frank. As Rudy gets older, we see the challenges he must face and overcome them while still living in a world of negativity. Rudy and his whole family is portrayed as the main protagonist in the movie. Throughout the film, Rudy struggles to deal with his family mostly his father. During a father-Son moment, Rudy’s father tries to convince rudy and take away his dreams of Playing football for Notre dame.
With an award winning movie based on his life from being homeless to becoming a successful athlete, Michael Oher was truly amazing. Oher has faced many challenges and misfortunes in his life, yet he still became such a successful individual. Michael Oher became the first round National Football League (NFL) draft pick and also an inspired writer. Michael Oher had shown us all, that if you fall you will always get back up. ¨I came so far, from nothing to a Super Bowl Championship.¨ (¨Michael Oher Biography¨ Biography.com).
Boaz Yakin, the director of “Remember the Titans”, tell us the story of an American football team of a recently integrated high school. The team transitions from hating each other to becoming a brotherhood. A turning point in this transition is the run to Gettysburg, where coach Boone leads the boys on an early morning run before delivering a powerful speech. After this scene the boys start to respect each other, respect the coach and overcome adversity. Using visual and verbal techniques, Yakin teaches us to respect everyone no matter what race, and to be resilient in the face of adversity.
If it already has not been recognized, Ali had an exceptional career inside the ring and remarkably outside of the ring as well. Ali gave young blacks hope to have a successful life no matter what circumstances they were in. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and did a lot for charities to help others dealing with the same disease that he was fighting. Ali became one of the greatest individuals in sports of all time while helping young black people believe that they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to. From the words of Evander Holyfield stated in the article “The Greatest,” written by Gordon Morino, “In my neighborhood, when I was just a boy, everyone was always telling me, ‘You ain’t gonna be nothing.’ Then one day I heard Ali on television boasting about how he was the greatest and telling people ‘you can do anything.’ I was amazed.
He did not play his freshman year of high school because he wanted his brother to be the star. Then his sophomore year in high school and on to the pros, it was Walter Payton being the all-star. Walter broke many records not only in college, but also in the NFL. Beginning with an outstanding career at Jackson State University, Walter Payton went on to attain an unbelievable rookie season with the Chicago Bears that propelled him to achieve the label as one of the
Early in Ernie Davis’s life he attended the Elmira Free Academy for high school where he exceled in basketball, football, and baseball. He was an All-American in basketball and football his senior year of high school. This is unbelievable considering it is difficult to be an All-American in one sport. Although Davis shined in basketball, his first love was football and top programs for college football were recruiting him. He looked up to Jim Brown and wanted to follow in his footsteps at Syracuse University.
He said he wanted to be an NFL star, she laughed and asked what else he wanted to be. Arian used this as motivation and still today to remind himself he can prove the doubters wrong. Secondly, Arian’s high school coached doubted him because of his size. JockBio writes Foster was told by the football coach that he was not big enough to be a varsity halfback. Arian eventually had a growth spurt but he trained his
Carl Deuker lives in Seattle. What inspired Carl to write the book Gym Candy was he wanted his readers to see through the eyes of a football star, he wants to show the readers that how the football star got into doing drug to be better at football. Also to show people the bad things and also show the punishments of you using the drugs gets you. The theme of this book is that “Drugs changes people”. The reason this theme fits this novel is because in this book there is a boy named Mick Johnson he wanted to be the best football player ever played.
I can go to football camps during the summer to work on my running back and linebacker position(E2).I can also make tapes so colleges can see me. I can make highlight tapes throughout my high school and college years(E3). Don 't get too high on your highs and don 't get to low on your lows, just be prepared to work your best. It has been found that youth with positive role models have greater self-esteem. I can give back to my community by being a partner in the play 60 campaign.