Stories were often told to me about his playing days and shortly after someone would pop the big question; “Do you play ball”, or “Are you going to play ball”? Those questions made not want to play because I felt I needed to be my own person. Finally when I reached to high school I decided to play football. Little did I know this decision would change my life for ever. When I first arrived on the football team there were no expectations.
Strengths and Challenges Letter Dear Professor J. Campbell, I would like to take this time to share with you as my Professor my strengths and challenges so you will know something about this student. I have a couple of strengths and lots of challenges. I would like to keep it basic and right now my challenge is coming back to school. I don’t expect to be easy; as they always say” anything that comes easy to you, you never appreciate it”. I dropped out of school when I had my first child and I didn’t get my high school diploma until I had my 3th child.
Images were racing wild through my mind as I thought about my teammates going to battle without me. I had played with some of these guys since we were in eighth grade, and when they needed me the most, all I could do is sit and cheer. I hated the feeling of helplessness, but at the same time I knew I had to do what little I could do, well. It was two days until the first game of my junior year in high school football season. My team and I were going to play St. Rita, a battle we had persistently prepared for since the last game of our sophmore year.
In Friday Night Lights, Shows how football was everything, even to teachers, and everyone who was affiliated with the school. In the book, you notice how some dreams had been crushed, the player that shows it the most it Booby Miles, a running back who was set to have an outstanding year until he was forced out with a leg injury. You get to see how Booby deals with his whole life including his fights with racism. I have seen the book, and also the movie. I honestly liked the movie a little better.
My parents told me I had to choose either to play football or keep racing. It was a tough decision but I decided football was a better investment since I might have a chance to get my college schooling paid for by a scholarship. My sophomore and junior year I wasn’t that good of a player, not being the strongest or toughest. I knew my senior year was my time to shine but knew I had a lot of work to do. My best friend and I promised each other to train as hard as we could for 9 months to become the best.
Michael Barbuto College Writing October 2, 2013 Professor Eaton Descriptive Essay Last year playing high school football was probably one of the most entertaining and exciting things I have ever done in my entire life. The reasoning behind this is that we had an outstanding team which sent eighteen kids off to play college football. Therefore, eighteen out of twenty one people were sent off to play college football, which is pretty good in my eyes. When experiencing high school football, it is all about brotherhood and family throughout the whole entire team. This year playing football for Springfield is not the same as last year in high school because I’m not as close with the people on my college team.
Surroundings As long as I can remember I wanted to be a star athlete, you see my dad played football from pee-wee to collage. This inevitably led me to make the biggest mistake of my life, and with that kind of surrounding being an athlete was highly recommended in my house. When I was three it was baseball, when I was seven it was soccer. In the third grade football was my passion, and it carried with me throughout my first two years of high school. When I was in the middle of my eighth grade year one of the coaches came up to me in P.e and suggested that I try out for the high school football team, he said I had the highest vertical and fastest thirty yard sprint.
Most things do not happen the way we expected and, I did not start college a year after high school. Instead I was married with a baby on the way. I still wanted to return to school but, did not know how I could. I was not sure if I could afford it or, with the baby on the way, that I would have time. Once I had my son, I had to start work to afford all the things a baby requires.
They didn’t want me to cause any issues that they had to deal with. You could say that some teachers just wanted me out of the school; they got what they wanted. With a 45-Day Suspension, they got what they wanted: a long break from me and break from writing passes down to the office. The unforgettable reason for this was marijuana. It all started right before the high school football playoff game.
After a couple of months, they called us again and announced that we were chosen to receive green cards. It was a moment that I will never forget. However I had to finish the last month of high school and graduate before I could leave for the States. I was full of joy about leaving, but because I needed to separate from my family, relatives and friends, I felt sad too. I also had a prom which was unforgettable.