Blake McKenzie 18 September 2012 Everything Happens For A Reason In “A Homemade Education” Malcolm X made a decision about his education that enabled him to be the political activist that he is known for today. Malcolm X states “I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life” (201). During my sophomore football season I sat the bench hoping for a shot at the starting job. The opportunity never came therefor it was time for a change. I decided to start the second semester of the 2009-2010 school year at John Paul II High School, one of the local private schools.
You would think being the best football player in the school, I would get more respect from my peers but nope everyone calls me the dork who has a 4.0 and plays football. I’m still wondering why it’s bad to be smart now days. Every since I moved here I was teased from day one. There is only 20 days until graduation and I’m so excited to be leaving this dumb. “ AH Kevin, what you thinking about”, asked my best friend Shawn.
In 1971 high school football was the most important fall activity in many towns in Virginia. The head football coach for a large high school was an important public figure whose job could be forfeited if the season didn't go well. If the team was a winner, the coach was a revered and powerful man. The stars of the team were heroes. In that year, the Alexandria school board decided to comply with court orders to integrate public schools by consolidating the junior and senior classes from its three high schools into one of the schools, T.C.
Friday Night Lights provided all three of these themes plus a whole list of others. This movie also helps to decode why football has such an impact on the youth of America, especially high school football. The 1988 Permian Panther football team deserved to win this game yet they lost, but yet they gained much more out of this experience than the victors did. They learned that football helped turn them into men; it helped them to become much more diverse human beings. Teaching them the basics of being a man while at the same time teaching them the importance of team work and perseverance through whatever life throws at you.
The BCS or Playoff I believe in the BCS system. When I think of college football, one word comes to mind, tradition. It’s one of the most exciting sports in the country, and people can’t get enough. Every weekend from September to January, countless fans flock to games or glue their anticipated eyes to TV sets. As teams battle on the gridiron, billions of dollars each year are generated in revenue.
Date: March 21, 2012 To: Mrs. Tice From: Tylor Mills Subject : New Game Uniforms Football is a huge tradition at Kossuth High School. Deion Sanders once said “If you look good you play good.” Our team has had the same game uniforms since 2006. They are old and worn out, and in desperate need of replacing. When we travel to other schools and represent our own, do we want to wear something that looks like it has been dug out of the garbage? If we have uniforms that look like terrible then the players are going to think, well if they don’t care about us and how we look on the field then why should we play for them.
MOVIE REVIEW – INTERPERSONNAL COMMUNICATION I chose to do my paper on the movie “Remember the Titans”. This movie is one of my favorite movies. Remember the Titans is not just a story about high school football. It’s a story based on real life events that shows how people must overcome their difficulties and cooperate with one another in order to achieve all that they want. Remember the Titans is the story of a high school football team in the 70's as the black schools and the white schools are integrated.
Aaron Rodgers: Replacing a Legend All high school football players dream of becoming an NFL superstar throughout their life. Football players fantasize of making it big and playing for America’s Team, the Green Bay Packers. The NFL Players Association states, “[s]tatistically of the 100,000 high school seniors who play football each year, only 215 will ever make an NFL roster. That is .2%!” (“NFL” par. 1).
American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was born on Feb. 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He three national Golden Gloves and a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. He became a professional boxer in 1996. By 2007, he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and had 38 undefeated bouts. He retired in 2008, but returned to the ring in September 2009.
Madden 12‘s presentation takes great leaps and bounds over last year’s instalment. For the first time ever in Madden all the NFL teams have their own individual team entrances. I must admit, I did get a little amped the first time I watched my Jacksonville Jaguars run out on the Everbank field with the Jubotron in the background. This year EA’ developed new camera technology that has allowed the developers to use photos & videos shot by NFL Films. This definitely makes the game more authentic, even if these pieces are just your QB getting directions from the coaches or players chanting on the side-line.