Famous football coach, Tony Dungy, is consistently a man of honor and strength throughout his book “Quiet Strength”. His book is a memoir of his life which captures his discovery of what it means to be a Godly leader and how to live it out both on and off the field. With his son 's tragic suicide, and media fiascos with players, Tony discovers that listening to God and who he has put in our lives will give him peace and wisdom. Tonys upbringing set him up for a lifetime of possibilities which allowed him to go farther than most. I connected most with how Tony handled his son’s suicide, he handled it in a manner I wish i could and would have.
“How you respond to a challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”- Lou Holtz. This quote relates to the book Bleachers by John Grisham, specifically to the character Neely Crenshaw. Neely’s “second half” is determined not only in a game but also in his life.
The phrase, the Golden Age of pro football, is somewhat inaccurate. It should have been called the Golden Age of Offense. Especially gilded in the 1950s were quarterbacks with big arms, gutty leaders, field generals who take-charge in the huddle. They called their own games, and generally speaking, drove a team to victory or loss with the strength of their arms.
This article attempts to persuade readers that Peyton Manning is the best quarterback in the National Football League since the NFL was founded in the 1920s. Neil Greenberg uses several varieties of arguments to strengthen his argument, including numerous factual statistics, and loaded language. He begins the article overwhelming the reader with statistic after statistic, overloading the reader with unquestionable certainty that no other quarterback can compare. “No other quarterback has more than three first-team all-pro nominations. Not Tom Brady. Not Brett Farve. Not even Joe Montana.” As a reader you are familiar with these similar quarterbacks and mentally start to compare them to Peyton Manning as Mr. Greenberg continues his argument,
Who is the greatest quarterback of all time; this is a current debate in the media after Tom Brady’s fifth Super Bowl win. The Inquirer and The Denver Post are two newspapers in the media that are apprising people of the facts on Tom Brady. When evaluating articles in The Inquirer and The Denver Post about NFL quarterback Tom Brady’s legacy, one can identify the differences and similarities in the articles, such as points of view, what the articles mainly about, and conclusions made by the writer.
Writer, Brad Wolverton, in his article “The Education of Dasmine Cathey” first appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, conveys the journey of a former University of Memphis football player who was poorly educated and how he struggled to be academically eligible. Wolverton’s purpose is to illustrate the widespread of educational shortcomings of NCAA athletes and the complicated ways athletes struggles gets brushed under the proverbial carpet. (Wolverton) In this article Wolverton utilizes a straightforward tone by using pathos to appeal to the readers with Mr. Cathey’s difficult situation also utilizing logos and ethos etc. to help make a presentable argument to which I will be analyzing.
When you hear the name Vince Lombardi, you probably think of the term winner. He was one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport and considered a legend by many. His leadership style was one that many try to emulate. Not only on the field but also in the corporate world. He was years ahead of his time and many of his leadership lessons are still revered and taught today all over the world. Vince Lombardi was a visionary and ethical leader. He was a forward thinking leader and he did things the right way without compromising his integrity. In this paper we will review how Vince Lombardi displayed the characteristics of a visionary leader by using openness and individualized consideration to create a winning franchise with the Green Bay Packers. We will then review how he was an ethical leader by using the concept of free thinking and not falling in to the ethical trap of drive for success. We will also look at how these lessons can be applied to my leadership style. First we will review how he used openness to build trust and respect when he first took over as the coach for Green Bay.
“I’m a firm believer in Karma. I believe life always works itself out in funny, mysterious, unbelievable ways.” Arian Foster believes. Grit is putting forth everything someone has to achieve what it is they want, and never give up. Arian Foster is an NFL running back for the Houston Texans. Arian used perseverance, passion and effort to overcome the challenges to achieve his dream.
Famous football coach Vincent Lombardi was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 11, 1913. Lombardi was the oldest of five brothers and sisters and the son of an Italian immigrant, Vince Lombardi was raised in the Catholic Church. At the age of 15, Lombardi enrolled at the Cathedral College of Immaculate Conception, where he intended to study to become a priest. Two years later, however, Lombardi changed his mind and bolted for the St. Francis Preparatory School. There, he started playing football and started at the fullback position, starting his football career Fordham University. At Fordham, Lombardi was one of the footballs team 's "Seven Blocks of Granite, “that was the nickname for the team 's unstoppable offensive line.
Drugs are a big issue in the sports industry. Many athletes will take performance-enhancing drugs, such as steroids, to help them play better. These types of drugs should not be allowed because it gives the player a greater advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. This issue could be solved if there was monthly drug testing and if the drug was not so easy to get ahold of. Many major league baseball players are getting caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Mostly power hitters and pitchers will use these steroids.
Coaches are motivational none more so than Vince Lombardi that gave his speech on superBowl
Bill Belichick is one of the most decorated coaches in the NFL. Bill Belichick is the only coach to win three Super Bowls in four seasons (“Bill Belichick New England Patriots”). In his early life he had many influences. His education and his successes and failures with and without the patriots leads on why he is who he is. Bills life wasn’t hard growing up, and he worked his way up the coaches ladder becoming the one of the best.
The ground below is rattling to the thunderous beat of rambunctious spectators with the anticipation of the battle that is set to be fought on this very field! The senseless chaos ceases as a loud roar erupts from the stands as the Green Bay Packers emerge from the tunnel. “With 13 super bowl rings and 53 postseason appearances it’s easy to say that Green Bay is one of the most dominant teams in the NFL” (Packers team Records). The iconic team has many notable attributes that set them apart, but one of the most recognizable is there historic stadium, Lambeau Field. Lambeau’s historical contributions to the NFL are ones that will never
To quit or not to quit, that is the dilemma. The predicament of surrendering or proceeding is a one of the principal purposes of Pursuit for Perfection. The author, which is classified, over and over requests that whether abandon improving his animated film or not because of the way that it is typically consuming him/her. This predicament is influencing the author's life, he/she needs to know at the earliest opportunity which would be the best choice.
Have you ever told yourself “I want to be famous one day?” There are many pros and cons to being famous. I have heard many people say they would like to be famous, but in reality being famous would make life a little more complicated in my opinion. Football Hero is a story that teaches a valuable lesson that is true for even a modern teen: being famous is not a perfect life.