Football is its own sport in many was one being its unique championship. “Football remains the only NCAA sport whose championship isn't decided through a playoff system”(Herald, p.1) that is very unique to the sport and some want to keep it because they like to be different. Some believe that the more different they are the better it is. One of the main groups that were against playoffs were the “lords” or owners, of different teams that they are “ defending the 'fairness' of deeply flawed for determining a division 1-A National Champion”(Herald, p.1). They don't care if others say that the way is flawed they still believe that it is fair in some
Although I was not elected or chosen to play football, it was a decision that changed me more than any other aspiration I have pursued. Through intense training and perseverance, football transformed me physically, as well as mentally. As far as being a leader goes, football taught me about the value of each player combining together as a single unit which makes a one, whole, team. It teaches that the typical childhood cliché of teamwork is not to be taken lightly, and is the key to success which can be applied to any real world situation. Before I joined football I wasn’t much of anything.
As a football coach I believe that one of my main ideals will be the utmost importance placed on success and winning. I cannot agree at all with the direction that young participation sports are going we their viewpoint on winning. I do not feel that a child should be brought up to believe that he will be rewarded solely for attempting a challenge. This kind of backwards philosophy will bring many problems in the near future because we are telling the children that life is about giving the effort, not about actually succeeding. This is not the case in any kind of professional field today because no one really cares how hard you try unless you produce results and overcome the challenges you are faced with.
It is understood that there has been a number of head and neck injuries but that is part of the risk one takes when they decide they are going to put that chin strap on. If you’re tough enough to play ball at the college level, then I’m sure no one has forced you to play. Certain hits are costing teams’ big plays or maybe even games, due to the penalties that occur following these hits. These hits are even costing the players big money out of their salaries. These rules are ruining the fun in football.
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. These life lessons usually take most a long time to learn. Football isn’t everything, and there is more to life, but football does help to create a man that can contribute something more to society than just being a football player. Football helped to turn these boys into men, by putting them into situations that most, if not properly prepared would just crumble and fail. Yet football taught them how to pull through and prevail over the situation at
Did he really need your attention? Was it worth being yelled at by your coach? Was it worth it worth it throwing away your dreams and hard work down the drain? To me the answer is a big fat no. It wouldn’t have taken any absence of conscience to run right by him, and he wouldn’t have lost any sleep over it.
At the college level if the player is ejected in the second half of the game, the suspension will carry over to the first half of the next game, but in high school games, the rule is not applied. Coaches around the nation are very much behind the new rule. Jared Sanderson said, “Really, the number-one thing when you’re going to hit somebody you’ve got to keep your eyes up, and we talk to the kids all the time about that” (Watson 2). Sanderson is saying coaches goals are to educate their players that if they have their head down going in for a hit, bad things like head or neck injuries. Many players have been forced to retire early or in rare cases have been hurt permeantly.
The snide comments from his fellow team mates still don’t bring his spirit down. Gerardo is ready to compete and believe in himself even if it means standing alone without his team or coaches support. He knows if he has confidence in himself that soon enough others will too. Without struggle there is no progress, if you imagine and believe you will achieve. Only Gerardo knows him limitations and can define them himself, he doesn’t need someone to hold his hand to conquer the world.
I feel that if I believe in something so much and pray for it every day and also work at it every day, it will come true no matter how slim my chance is. Most people decide to give up when they think the little possible chance is impossible. Well, not me; if there is a will, there is a way and the reason I left my son and made the choice to play football for Wayne State is to get an education and also make it to the pro‘s. In the movie Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner is a marginally employed salesman and a single father, struggling with the mother of his five year old son Jayden Smith.
I strived to succeed, so when I didn’t do my best I would get very upset with myself and try harder until I was the best. I hate the feeling of failure especially when I knew that I had tried my very hardest. My parents always told me try your hardest or don’t try at all, so anytime I lost at something I felt like I was letting them down. Like I said before the best feeling in the world is when your parents show pride in you, well how awesome that feels is coinciding with how horrible it feels when they are upset with me. Through the years I have learned what I am good at and what I don’t excel in.