Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up. Team players don’t do things for themselves, they do it for the benefit of the team. In a team player’s mind, the betterment of the team must come first. No matter who scores a touchdown, goal, basket, or run, a team player has to let go of all individualism and do the right thing for the whole team. In soccer, if a teammate gets open down field and you have an opponent in front of you, a team player would pass it to their open teammate, while an individualist would attempt and juke out the opponent or try and show off and possibly lose the ball.
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
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.
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. Despite the adversity the football team came together but had some major issues but to get to a successful story they had to overcome a lot of adversity such as the segregation of their school, the matter of who’s gonna be head coach, and getting the players to play as a team. This is one of favorite movies because it shows how through all the odds that were stacked against them they overcame the odds such as racism and relationship building to form a high caliber team. The major theme of this movie was racism and that was followed up with various sub themes but three that stuck out to me were racial ideology, overcoming adversity, and the building of friendships. When I first began to analyze this film, you had to think about the period in which it actually took place which was 1971 in rural southern Virginia before title IX was even passed.
In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey constantly compares Randle Patrick McMurphy to Jesus Christ. Although he struggles, McMurphy is able to transform the mental ward, which he enters to avoid work and consequences for crimes he has committed, and the other patients around him. McMurphy stands up for the other men and teaches them valuable life lessons. As a result, he becomes a well-needed hero and role model as he leads his twelve “disciples” into a new life of freedom. In fact, his abbreviations, RPM, which stands for revolutions per minute, are a reference to his heroic actions.
Remember the Titans is a film based on true events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. Two groups of people were forced together by the desegregation of T.C Williams High School. Despite the indefinite integration of the black and white students, the town was still living in a racially divided society. African American football coach Herman Boone’s arrival to T.C Williams further complicated things. In an attempt to tranquilize the escalating racial tensions he was given the head coaching position in hopes to placate the African /American community.
For example, in the movie Michael’s self-schemas is being protective. He had big protective instinct which generally shows that Michael’s self-schemas is the protection of others. He starts to put the best on the game as realizes that his football team are his family and so he believe that he need to protect one another in the field. In conclusion, The Blind Side is one of the best movies that really impact me in a way to motivate me in order to engage fully in lives. The movie is an ‘eye opener’ in which gives me the sense of value to truly help each other so that ones have a better chance in life.
True to You In the world today, finding people who truly represent what they are and stand for is a difficult task. Dictionary.com defines authenticity as “representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified.” Authenticity is often confused with conceitedness, when a person “has an inflated self-image and perceives himself as incredibly entertaining and wonderful.” My brother, Corey, to me, truly represents being authentic. He is currently a college football player for the University of Michigan, but the road there pushed him to be who he really is. Many years ago, when my brother decided he loves football, and last June he signed to the play University of Michigan. The day for him and my family was huge after the blood, sweat, and tears put into making him the best he can possibly be.
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.
First, Lucas and I have a lot of the same interests. I’ll tell you about his interests in sports, Lucas is very competitive when it comes to playing sports. He always wants to do the best of his abilities. Lucas used to play football back in seventh and eighth grade we both played the same position cornerback on the A team no big deal. Unfortunately, he had to quit football due to a bad concussion he got in eighth grade.
During his journey to the NFL Jason Pierre Paul used many habits of mind to help him get through his problems. He used persisting because he could have easily given up and retired, but he didn’t. He also used the habit of mind striving for accuracy because he had to try a lot harder as a result of his hand impediments. He also faced the problem that while he played his hand was in a very large glove to protect it so he couldn’t grab or grip anything with it. He uses the habits of mind thinking flexibly and creating, imagining, and innovating to find new ways to tackle with only one normal hand.
The audience thinks he is ready for anything to come his way. In the text the author uses visual imagery when he says “his red jersey a matador to my bull”. It shows that he is focused on the quarterback and ready to get the tackle. You can see him staring down the quarterback. The audience thinks that he is focused on getting the tackle and helping his team win the game.