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.
¨All i ever wanted to do was hit people, is that so bad? Does that make me a bad guy?¨ (Lynch 1). Arlo disagrees that it makes him a bad person, but he agrees that Lloyd needs to change the way he plays football. At football practice the next day the football coach called Lloyd a career jay-vee player, and Lloyd took it too seriously and shortly after Lloyd quit the football for good.. Arlo still loved football so he kept playing and practicing, and he made the jayvee team as a freshman. This was a huge step for Arlo in
During the meeting the brother of the parents accusing the coach stated that the coach was not racist. Everyone in the crowd knew the parents were complaining because their son had been caught disobeying the rules and the coach had punished him. The board ruled the coach was not racist, but did need training on social differences. We played another county rival that week. We were behind at the half, but ended up winning at the
You’ll never believe what happened…here’s a little backstory. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan from birth and I have always wanted to go to one of their games, but there would never be enough time, even if we were playing the New York Giants…. I was walking to class and because I was already late, the hallway was empty. I saw two of my favorite football players Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott from the Dallas Cowboys. They were inviting me to their home game and I would have to go with them and miss class or miss the game entirely and go to class.
So I choose the second option at first it wasn't worth it. Because I was, working so hard ever day and I still wasn't starting until one practice I did really good on scout defense for the starting offense that the head coach gave me a chance to start that week. I did really well during the game and earned my starting spot which was the turning point for me in football because I learned not everything is given to you sometimes you have to work extremely hard to get what you want. This lesson is something I don't just use for football, but for my day to day life and it's honestly helped me out a lot and it's one of the lessons that I learned from football that is still helping me grow up. So the football season continued and I found myself getting really invincible and I felt like I had my position secured but I was wrong I took it for granite and the coach had put the starting running back at my position during practice so I learned real fast about competition and at first I didn't like it actually I really hated because it made me have to try during practice but I didn't really get the big picture until I got older then I realized that it was really good for me and it made me a whole
Knowledge is kept from students which leaves them bored and causes violence. When Clarisse is telling Montag about her school, she says that they have "'an hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you'" (27). They spend the whole day at school keeping the student busy without allowing them to think or use their brains at all. The students have information thrown at them too fast to process and are distracted from thinking and doing anything that stimulates their brain. This version of school either leaves people exhausted or in need of activity to use the energy and thoughts that are wasted during school.
I would leave class to be with someone who had no goals and no future besides the money mommy and daddy would leave him. When you’re young you barely think and when you do think you live for the moment. I chose to be naive and let someone walk all over me, a big mistake. My homework was not being done, I started to use volleyball as an excuse until my coach found out and kicked me off of the team and I even ditched my friends multiple times. My mind was elsewhere because I thought I knew what love was.
5 years of hiding it and the sixth year was the first time I told someone I cut and the first time I actually felt a weight hop off my chest. The cutting was keeping the pain away from me mentally, hiding the words Doctor S said to me as an eight year old kid, to this day I can still feel it burning inside me like a fresh cut or scrape. It was hard to control my anger and my aggression, so that's when my parents looked into football for me, they thought it would help my anger out and at the time they hadn't a clue that I cut, so I went through football. They were right football did help me a lot to get my anger out, now I can't wait for football season to begin so I can get anger from the summer and from school out, during practices, but then the anger became worse as time went on, once I was 12 I started to wrestle, because I wanted to get one more chance at wrestling, and lose weight so I can hopefully get rid of his voice saying "either get healthy or die" repetitively like a broken record in my
Playing football means so much to me because it helps me to not be depressed all the time and to prove to doctors that I can play the sport even with narcolepsy and cataplexy. Also, I want to prove to many people that told me it will be extremely difficult to major in Civil Engineering and play football at the same time. Engineering itself is very difficult, especially when you start the introduction of your major your junior year. Last but not least, football can help me pay for school by earning a scholarship, even though I walked on. This motivation helps me for schooling because all of my first cousins played college ball on an athletic scholarship.
I realized I wasn’t a good student my behavior inside the classroom was horrible but I could recognize I had a really good connection with my teachers even though I was super noisy in class and always laughing basically I was like a clown, until today I still talk to them as my second parents. Memorable moments in my life that I consider the scariest days and at the same time moments to celebrate was my last year in High School. De La Salle Panama is known for a lot of people as a really hard school to graduate and the hardest year is grade 12 (2014: my last year in High School). Remember moments when I was studying and I took me the whole night to study for my several