Character is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as “Moral or Ethical Strength; Integrity; fortitude. Tony Dungy is known as the first African American to win the super bowl as a coach. He is also known as a man with outstanding and excellent character. This paper will reflect on Tony’s exceptional character and how he has relied on his values and high morals to achieve goals that many thought were unreachable goals. Tony attributes a lot of his success in the world of football to the importance he placed on character and how much the people he surrounded himself with were likeminded.
Furthermore, during his collage years, his father labored as a member of a road crew and worked on a Louisiana dredge. Both jobs were reflective of his father’s great strength, deepening the admiration he had for his father. Although Manner had great admiration for his father, he equally experienced disappointment from his lack of engagement in his son 's education and musical concerts. However, when it came to a competitive sport his father was present and ready to provide directions for improvement after a game. Remarkably, Manner understood this as his father’s way to communicate with him, and in his own way, expressing his
Football is a great sport to teach young boys to work for what they want which is winning the game and eventually taking the championship. When my child plays football, he will gain character and that he can use that to benefit him on life skills. Although some would argue that their child cannot play football because it's too dangerous and is a great cause of concussions or any type of injuries, parents also need to understand the viewpoint of their children. Understanding they want to do and extracurricular activities they want to be a part of. I still strongly agree that I would let my child play football because it's a stress reliever, gain the life experience, and it builds character.
Being drafted almost guarantees a spot in the infantry, the most deadly branch of war but may gain honor for the boys back at home if they survive. When Brinker’s father, Mr. Hadley, comes to visit, all three of them discuss (perhaps even argue) about which branch of war the boys should enlist in. Brinker and Gene agree to enlist in branches that secure their safety and lives while Mr. Hadley believes they should enlist in a
As many people have said: “Be yourself because everyone else is taken.” In the book Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, Mick Johnson, a running back who played for the Shilshole high school varsity football team, is not a good example of being oneself. Mick wanted to be better than the rest and go beyond what he was capable of doing, but in dishonest ways. He used steroids to try to help him be the best running back on his varsity team. Little did he realize, taking steroids would cause him major side effects and regretful consequences that would affect him in the future. During this time period, his thoughts about himself changed.
The Junction Boys (2002) is an ESPN movie based on a novel with a similar name by Jim Dent (1999), shows examples of this. The movie is directed by Mike Robe and stars Tom Beranger as Head Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant who in the summer of 1954 takes his Texas A&M college football players on a 10-day camp in the middle of a drought and a heat wave with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, at Junction, Texas. Leadership (Junction Boys, 2002): Coach Bryant, the new head coach, wanted the players away from the town’s distractions to prepare for what he called “war” as he said to one parent. This movie demonstrates the task-style leadership of the coach at the beginning of the camp. “War” means how serious he was about preparing for the task and his desire to win at all costs.
“Execution” by Edward Hirsch is about an adult recollecting his thoughts about his high school football career and especially how his coach inspired him because his authoritative role model was battling cancer. The speaker talks about the coach’s goal for “perfect execution” and the infinite strategies the coach would draw up in order to reach his goal. The speaker concludes with their team’s loss against “the downstate team” and how they were ironically defeated by “perfect execution.” A superficial reader might assume that the poem was about the disappointing results that came from his team working hard to reach a goal, but the author’s use of impersonal tone and irony in the fact that their team’s loss is caused by “perfect execution” shows how a strong force can be conquered even when putting your best foot forward when accepting a challenge. Have you ever been a part of a team that seemed invincible and you lost? The feeling of astonishment and awe are directed into the speaker’s impersonal tone.
When Finny falls down from the tree apparently purges Gene different feelings and steers their friendship in a different direction so that they start connecting to each other rather than hatred characterizing it. From this point on, he and Finny comes together to depend on each other for psychological support. Gene continues to plays sports because Finny cannot, which allows Finny to train him to be the athlete that Finny himself cannot be Finny tells Gene that he once had aspirations to go to the Olympics, and Gene agrees to train for the 1944 Olympics in his place (chapter 6). When Finny became injured, it triggered this new evolution among them to not hate each other but to start caring. This also change the mood of the story from greed to contentment.
She supports Cory during the football recruitment. Also, she raises Alberta’s child. She is the one who keeps the family together. Moreover, Cory spends his whole life trying to be like his father until he starts trying to be himself. After his father ruined his chances to go to college and play football, he still manages to become successful in life.
Troy recognizes that and the way he was/is treated by society in general and wanted to “help” his son by showing Cory the difficult lessons Troy learned during his youth, as a way to lessen the pain that would be inflicted on his son later on. For example, Troy refused to allow Cory to play football at a college level because Troy