The game was all over and I just gave the other team the winning basket. I have never been so mortified in my life. There I was on top of the world, thought I could do no wrong, and then I fall off in a second. From then it really hit me that I will not always be the best and I will mess up. How I can learn from my mistakes and not just blame people for my wrong doings.
Coach kept telling them to keep giving Theo the ball, because he was one of the best running backs we had. So one play Theo got the ball and ran all the way to Henry County’s 30 yard line. The next play coach called was “Wiggle Pass”; this was our bread and butter pass play. Our quarterback at the time was Brandon Robertson, so the center hiked the ball to him and hit stepped back and threw the ball to our Tight End; Isaiah Henry for a touchdown. Afterwards, we went for the two point conversion off the same play and he dropped the ball.
As the sweet sixteen approaches, and the brackets are broken, the most sought after prediction for the March Madness is, “Who will win?” This question can easily be answered. The University of Louisville will win. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the red and black Cardinals are looking to repeat their success as national champions twice in a row. Headed by 13 year coach, Rick Pitino, the men’s basketball team won the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championships this season over the Huskies, who are also part of this year’s sweet sixteen. Ending the regular season in 31-5, the cardinals are looking to keep their winning ways with them as they head into the sweet sixteen.
My schedule consisted of waking up early every day and taking a 1.5 mile run, followed by taking 500 jump shots, a similar exercise Kobe performed during his high school career. Conquering the fear of failure became an imaginary bond between Kobe and I. I knew that working hard all summer honed my physical and mental edge on the court. When tryouts came around, the odds were against me, as the team roster had been established, but I did my best Kobe impersonation and played harder than anyone else on the court. I made the team because just like Kobe, I wasn’t going to fail. This experience taught me to have fortitude, and to always strive for my dreams.
I saw the finish line, only 400 meters to go. I remembered what Coach Sorrels said about when to kick it and it was time. I saw the time ticker, and I was shocked about my time I ran even harder. Passing the finish line, it felt like this run took forever. My family was there to congratulate me, along with the other teammates and
I tapped the ball in to the backcourt and raced down to the other basket, trying to beat the older guy who was late getting back on the previous play. I knew it was going to be a hard lay-up with contact, but for some reason I didn’t care that the court was covered with some gravel and some sand. When you have a true passion for something, you get immersed in the moment some times and strive to perform to the best of your ability at all times. As I jumped up for the layup, I received the contact that I was expecting, and was forced down awkwardly on the slippery outdoor court and tore my Anterior Crucial Ligament and my Meniscus. It was by far the worst pain I have ever had at that point in my life.
I looked at the other team, they looked so good, but I knew we had the chance to beat them. I had never seen so many multi-cultured kids on a football team before, I was shocked but excited! They started the game with a toss off that we won, and we got the punt return. I was confused because the referee was yelling at me asking for a football. I was looking around for the footballs; he got impatient and started the game with T.C.
The Blind Side Michael Oher is a seventeen year old guy that was basically all alone; he was just all by himself because his mother was a drug addict who left him and his other brothers when they were little. He was living with one of his family members but it didn’t seem enough so the family members he was living with decided to try to get Michael into Wingate Christian School. But it all worked out actually thanks to Coach Burt’s persuasiveness to let him in because he knew Michael could be a great part of the football program they had at school. Things were really odd and strange to Michael when he had his first day at Wingate Christian School because he hadn’t been at school for so long and because he didn’t knew what students and teachers were discussing
But Kaylee wasn’t the only one on the team that could steal the ball. In fact the team was known for taking the ball and having grace with it. After running drills and plays for practice the Coach blew the whistle to get everyone to make an announcement to tell them there will be no practice tomorrow, because the school will be preparing for the game. Game time there is 30 min before the game starts and both teams are doing warm ups. Doing warm ups, Ohio is looking promising to Indiana.
Unfortunately however, the saints scored on the next drive and on the last drive before half time they forced a turnover deep in their own red zone, marched down the field and scored on a big play right before halftime. Everyone in the stadium and on TV felt the momentum and the saints never looked back from there and ended up blowing the dolphins out (Beasliy , 2013). Vallerand et al.Vallerand suggested psychological momentum involved enhanced psychological power that could influence performance and is bi-directional (Crust & Nesti 2006). Meaning that when one team loses momentum the opposite team gains momentum. There are three main concepts of momentum shifts in sports the first is the Antecedent-Consequences Model of Psychological Momentum in Sports (Crust & Nesti).