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  • on December 2, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,311 words

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More than just a Sport
My life has been based around football since I was eight years old, and it has changed for me since then, because of a number of people and things that have happened since then. Like Vince Lombardi said: “Winning isn’t everything”. I took this quote to heart and established it in my daily life of football. When I was going into my sophomore year in high school football was becoming a lot more serious because of the college scouts coming to see me practice, watch my games, and review films of my play. This was shocking to me when it first happened because I hadn’t seen anything like this before, and I was only fifteen years old and didn’t know how to approach it. One of the only things I knew was that I wanted to play football my whole life, as my profession, because I enjoyed the game so much. What I didn’t know yet was that football isn’t just a game played with a ball and two teams, but a challenge in life I had to overcome and also learned on my own, and listen to my peers.
As a young kid at the age of nine, I wasn’t used to getting yelled at on a daily basis, so I didn’t know how to take it at first. One day coach Beshears who played college football at Fresno State University, pulled me to the side after practice one day and asked: ”Do you think I don’t like you because of how much I yell at you?” I said yes, because indeed I did think my coach didn’t like me, because I’ve never been yelled at like that before.   After my response to him, coach Beshears explained to me how he yelled at me the most because that is how he was taught when he was younger, and that he only yells at the ones he knows will have a future playing the game. This changed my attitude so dramatically that I liked when my coaches yelled at me, because they were doing it for a reason. Ever since then when I get yelled at I don’t pout or get mad, but I strive to work harder and get better. As I got older on the varsity team I began yelling more and more and this was...

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