He participated in the 1963 march on Washington for Civil Rights and defended Muhammad Ali when he refused to serve in the military on the basis on his religious beliefs. He was the first black to become a head coach of any major sports, and he still was coaching his own team while he was actively playing for the Boston Celtics and he won two times. Like a lot of retired athletes he has co-written autobiographies and unlike other retired athletes his are worth reading and re-reading. When he was told he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame he declined to serve but he was inducted anyways. In 2011, Barack Obama gave Bill Russell the highest civilian honor.
The team I played for was called the Jonesboro Wildcats. It’s one of the sixteen football teams in the recreational league for the county I live in. The recreational football team I played for had won the championship the previous year, and were looking for a repeat. The head coach, Coach Buchannan had asked the league commissioner for me to be traded to his team before the season started. It was a shock to me, because it was my first year, and I wasn’t even a starter for the team I was originally on.
It should be the opposite, our soldiers who are keeping this country safe and free are more important than a game with pigskin ball. The biggest thing a football player actually has to worry about is making six points. There is no record of any NFL football player dying from injuries due to playing football. Sadly between 2003-2004 1486 deaths occurred in the Army (Casualties,2017). Our soldiers have to worry about coming home in one piece which brings me back to Pat & the unknown soldier.
In today’s society, we have former National Football League(NFL) quarterback Collin Kapernick who’s no longer in the NFL because of his protest against racial inequality. However, many people believe he is no longer in the NFL because of his talent. Kapernick led the 49ers to Super Bowl 47. Although they didn’t win, he threw for 302 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 62 yards. Therefore, he didn’t get kicked out of the league because he wasn’t good enough, but for sitting down during the national anthem.
When it comes to motivational speeches, the pre-game speech given by Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday ranks with the best of them. This speech was given before a big championship game football game to a professional football team that was crumbling apart. Even though the aging coach’s job was on the line, he gave this speech not to save his job, but instead to motivate his team to put differences apart and come together and to inspire them to perform the way they were capable. Al Pacino is an accomplished actor who is notorious for delivering profound speeches in his movies. Pacino has an over half century acting career and have earned many accolades and honors, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, a British Academy Film
In the documentary “Undefeated” by T.J. Martin and Daniel Lindsay, an underprivileged black high school football team tries to break the streak of never having won a playoff game as long as the school has been around. Through all of the struggles that these kids face, they learn to come together with the help of their football coach. While the film was nominated for an Oscar, there are two completely different views on whether the film was about overcoming difficulties, considering the situation or about made up miracles that are only seen in fictional movies. In both reviews of the documentary, the authors talk about both the characters and the directors and how well they delivered their message. In the review “A Story Too Feel-Good for
Rewrite Ben Roethlisberger curious about the Steelers performance if they were to remain healthy Pittsburgh Steelers offensive last season finished in the second place in the NFL in terms of yards per play while they emerged fourth in scoring despite the power trio of Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger never playing in the whole game together. What is extremely enthusiastic is the fact that Roethlisberger who is entering his thirteenth season as the Pittsburgh’s starting quarter –back told the USA TODAY after his team’s opening practice of training in the camp last week that he wondered what it would be like if everybody was there and everyone was in the field. If the team stays healthy and put to the end their performance
Heterosexism is a belief that the opposite sex is the only real sexual orientation. Summary of example: In 2014 Michael Sam, the all-American college football star from Missouri who shocked football and the world when he came out. With his future on the line, Sam has courageously refused to be closeted or be untruthful about his sexuality. At a packed press conference where he stood as the first-ever out NFL-bound player, Sam proudly wore a rainbow pin on his chest inscribed “Stand With Sam.” When a beautifully handsome, talented, articulate, well-mannered 260-lb young man likes to be a mean defensive end, throw blocks and tackles, rush passers, and kiss and sleep with men instead of women. Most people 's minds go on a trip and start to not
Years later one Sunday morning, Jacob did not see his favorite running back on the field. He went online to several sports websites, and the breaking news was that this running back had been accused of domestic abuse and had been suspended for two games. Two games later, the running back returned to the game like nothing had happened. He never received a sentence from the courts. Jacob felt torn, he felt happy the player came back to the game because it meant his team would have a better chance of winning, but he felt uneasy about feeling happy a player got away with domestic abuse.
The 2000 film Remember the Titans does an amazing job with the extreme social issue of discrimination. In the film, Herman Boone had just been hired to be the new football coach of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The school had just been told to integrate so the whites and blacks all go to the same school now, as well as go on the same bus. Coach Boone and the former head coach Bill Yoast both go up to football camp with the new team.
From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan. Tony probably never expected to be a football star from coming out of where he lived. But he beat the odds and he had a purpose when running. He proved everybody wrong that doubted
Now Arizona is standing there, about five people away from receiving her diploma. She had already spoke to her parents and lined up a job in Texas. Her job was working for a cutting horse trainer, her boss said she could keep her two horses there and he had a place she could live until school started. She even has the trailer loaded with all her clothes and equipment, all she has to do is grab that diploma, go home, load her horses, and
Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter. Confederate shells showered the fort with over three-thousands shells in a three-and-a-half day period. Anderson surrendered after he couldn’t hold the fort. First Battle of Bull Run After a year the war began in April 1861, most Americans expect the conflict to be brief. When he invited President Lincoln to the Governors and Union with 75000 soldiers and asked to recruit the soldiers for 90 days only.