Seeing the players on the field, statuesque as they were, was also amazing. I had only seen them on TV before, and now here they were playing in front of me. They seem to run faster, jump higher, and yell louder than on TV. Finally, I heard the whistle screaming, something I had only heard on TV before, signaling the game was about to begin. The players lined up, and kicked off beginning the epic gridiron battle.
NAME: Luis Giner Specific Goal: At the end of my speech my audience will be able to name some of the best players form the Dallas cowboys. INTRODUCTION Attention Getter: How many of y’all are cowboys fans? Listener Relevance: Football Speaker Credibility: Central idea: Randy White, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith are three amongst many great players that the Dallas cowboy’s organization has had. Transition: First off I will be talking about Randy White BODY: I. Randy White was a defensive tackle for Dallas and played from 1975-1988 A. he was introduced to the hall of fame in the Fort Worth stockyard in 1993 1. he was Dallas first round pick in 1975 * Played 209 games and only missed one game in his entire career * Including 3 super bowls B. He was also a 9 time all pro defensive lineman 1.
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.
He also emphasized the importance of other positions besides the running back, such as a defensive lineman to stop a running back. Next came the Four Hoursemen from Notre Dame. Historians argue that they may have been the best backfield in the history of football. Like Red Grange, they also brought in massive crowds of people, making football more popular. The Four Horsemen weren't big, but they all had speed, agility, and strength.
Introduction In the south, football is everything. Whether it’s the players on the field or the fans in the stands, everyone in town depends on a “win” from the football team each week. Businesses close down, and the people in town pray for the team as they make their way toward the field on game days. Football is not just entertainment in Dillon, Texas; it is the heart of their town. In a small southern community where racial diversity can lead to turmoil, football is one of the only things that can bring everyone together with a common goal.
Football is one of America's greatest pastimes. From Friday night at the local high school to watching the Super Bowl with your friends, football has affected everyone to some extent. American football was born on the playing fields of Northeastern colleges in the 19th century and gained popularity by the early 20th century through intercollegiate competition despite concern about the game's physical violence. (2) However, not every game that you watch will be exactly the same. There are many differences in the game that are determined by the league you play in.
Odessa In Odessa Texas football is number one similar to other small towns, football not only served as a means for community entertainment but also a venue in which to highlight the athletic talent of the town. Following their failing oil business, the small town of Odessa needed something of value to bring esteem to the town as well as the community at large. Football was their ticket. Not only did football serve as the redeeming entity to resolve the town if its once early failures, for Odessa, football brought the town and its people together. Driving into the town for the first time you will see a flat, dusty, dry town “You become immersed in a land so vast, so relentless, that something swells up inside, something that makes you feel powerless and insignificant” (Bissinger xi).
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.
Emillia Wade Mr. Hudson Junior English 2 December 2012 “…..when he stepped on that football field tonight he wouldn’t feel like a football player at all but like someone much more powerful entering a glittering, barbaric arena” (pg.7). For students in the West Texas town of Odessa, the most worshipped are the gridiron starts of Friday night. They live their lives for the glory of representing the Permian Panthers at their stadium that seats nearly 20,000. They do it for themselves, they do it for their community, and the do it to carry on that tradition, however, varies from family to family. In a chapter he entitles “Dreaming of Heroes,” Bissinger describes two very different father and son relationships, in the book Friday Night Lights.
John Pinckney ENG-123-Q2182 Michael Brien 12/1/2013 AMATEUR ATHLETES FOR PAY – MYTHS AND REALITY The play stunned the nation. The Alabama Crimson Tide, consecutive NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) college football champions, living on the precipice of a football championship dynasty unknown for two decades – three straight national NCAA football championships - allowed a last minute “miracle” touchdown return to arch rival Auburn with no time remaining, thereby ruining their chance for immortality. This ended one of the all-time college football classics, watched by approximately 10 million shocked television viewers who, no doubt, felt lucky enough to witness one of the greatest games in recent history. The Alabama/Auburn