Coach Boone began his speech with information his audience needed to know, “fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin’ the same fight that we're still fightin’ amongst ourselves today” (American Rhetoric). Coach Boone’s football team knew about the Gettysburg battle, but never connected it to a football game, knowing this came from how the boys reacted to the speech. Each boy on the team came to the realization that they were in the wrong, by Coach’s passionate appeal; which is what he was aiming for. Coach Boone used a pathos to appeal to his team’s emotion. “This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys, smoke and hot lead pourin' right through their bodies” (American Rhetoric).
Not long after the start of the movie, we meet any typical high school football team. Players, coaches, families, and so on. One of the first people, the director Boaz Yakin, introduces is a black coach named Herman Boone. He is hired at the T.C Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The conflict starts to surface when he is hired under a white coach named, Bill Yoast.
Coach Boone and the former head coach Bill Yoast both go up to football camp with the new team. While they are up there, the team learns the meaning of working as a team no matter what color you are. When they get back from camp, the football team has to remember to act as a team rather than fanatics by coercion from their parents. They also have to fight through the discrimination of the black players and having a black coach. They learn to stick as a team and even band together when Gary Bertier, one of the head players, paralyzes his legs.
Deadly American Tradition Jim Murray once said, “What about football? Is it a sport or a concussion?” On November 6, 1869 football was born. An unorganized college game between Rutgers and Princeton started a revolution that would soon become America’s favorite sport. With rules to the game being set in the 1880s, no one figured how much impact this sport would have on their health. Sweeping the hearts of Americans, football rises well above other sports in a poll on citizen’s favorite sport with a total of 35% of the population.
Eric LeGrand is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. He was born on September 4, 1990, Avenel, Woodbridge, NJ. He has twenty-five years of age and is paralyzed from the neck down due to an injury that occurred in football. This injury occurred in October of 2010 while attempting a tackle on the football field when he was twenty years old. I believe that his family, peers and coach would describe him as a strong and courageous person with determination that he will get back to his past self and continue to strive for his goals.
In the film Remember the Titans, racial prejudice and stereotypes are evident throughout. At the start of the movie we are taken back to 1971 where we are introduced to the town of Alexandria in Virginia and the new high school that resides in it, as two schools recently combined to form one desegregated student body called T.C. Williams High School. Football is an immense part of this town and for the people residing there. Shortly into the film, head football Coach Bill Yoast, nominee for the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, is demoted to assistant football coach and the school board hires an African American man by the name of Herman Boone to take his place.
Sean Sopheak Rida English Composition (WRIT 1010) Writing About 4th & Goal Movie relating to Me (Week 4) September 23, 2014 After watching 4th & Goal movie, I realized that it helps me to identify who I am, my future goals, and my major in university. 4th & Goal movie is the epic tale of the six men who worked on their goals to join the top club in professional athletics, the NFL. It tells the stories about Deqawn, Albert, Gibril, Tim, Randy, and Bret over the six years while they played at City College in San Francisco. Furthermore, it reveals about the brotherhood, family, and the harsh realities of growing up as they fought for their committed dreams. In conclusion, not only does 4th & Goal reflect my ideas but also my future goals.
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.
One particular moment was when I scored my first ever touchdown for a league team. Then from then on out I grew to love the sport of football. When I was around nine years old my dad enrolled me into the Duck Creek Pop Warner Football league where for the first time, I would play for an actual organized team. I was so excited to begin to play actual football from my years of playing around with my friends throwing the ball around or watching the games with my dad. Growing up with my brother we would play football together on an awkward one against one game where I wasn’t allowed to tackle him because he was younger than me and my parents didn’t want him to be hurt.
This movie came to air on September 23, 2000, and was directed by Boaz Yakin. This movie is about a high school football team in Alexandria, Virginia who were facing a new integration law at their high school and how their football team would be melding black and white players to the team. The team and coaches will have to overcome many problems as the season progresses, and become a family to overcome the obstacles thrown their way with the team captain, Gary Bertier getting in a life damaging car accident, and the state title on the line. they will have to work together and put aside their differences if they want any chance in winning.Teamwork makes the dream work with an open mind is the theme of this movie. A scene that accurately represents my theme is when the football team was at football camp before the season had started and the coaches felt that the team was not working together and practicing well enough so Coach Boone, the head coach, decides that until they start practicing better, they will be practicing three times every day until he feels that the team is working to the level they need to be.
The whole Alabama defense was swarming to the ball. Every single person in the stadium thought he got tackled. Mysteriously Tyrann Mathieu appeared out of the red Alabama jerseys and went running down the sideline with zero time on the clock. LSU wins the national championship in phenomenal form. Tyrann Mathieu was the savior of LSU and his legacy lives
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
Brett Favre was born on October 10th, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. In his early life, he had three siblings, and his mom and dad both were school teachers. He played baseball and football during High school. His dad probably is what made Brett a NFL legend, because he was a football coach and Brett’s dad inspired him to start playing football. He also met his future wife, Deanna Favre in high school too.