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.
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.
Bissinger in which was about a high school football team, the Permian panther’s hardships the Team players and coach to make it and win the state championships. The population Odessa is in love with football to the point the culture revolves around the team, themselves. Football is culturally important in Odessa. One of the examples of football being culturally important would be pepettes. Pepettes are a mostly female pep club.
Remember the titan’s film review. Film director Boaz Yakin has made the film remember the titans with the help of jerry Bruckhenier (producer) and Gregory Allen Howard (writer). It’s the true story of a newly appointed African American coach (Denzel Washington) and his high school football team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Remember the titans is not all about racism although most of it deals realistically with the racial issues adults and children had to face in the 70s with no choice, but also remember the titans has a lot to do with family and friendship, leadership, honesty, humility, violence, communication and teamwork. In 1971 Alexandria, Virginia at the designated T.C Williams high school, African American coach ‘Herman Boone’ (Denzel Washington) is hired to coach the school football team of one black and one white school after the different schools were closed and are forced to join as one.
Other things, such as the forward pass, also changed the game of football in the 1920's. However, it was the players and their talent that forever changed American football. Jim Thorpe was one of the first to change the game. He was an American Indian who was tremendously talented at football. He became the president of the league after he was done playing on a team.
Although payments to players were considered unsporting and dishonourable and even though PAC had suspicions it was kept a secret for years. After almost 80 years the Pro Football Hall of Fame received and displayed a document of an expense accounting sheet of the Allegheny Athletic Association, also known as “the birth certificate of pro football.” Therefore pro football made its way after more than 100 years of being invented, as an official professional sport. The game of American football caught on quickly, having intercollegiate teams in over 43 universities in 1900. Although the game became very popular it started to cause controversy because of all the violence in the sport, many players
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.
She had to walk 20 blocks to school even though there was a school for white people two blocks from her home. The NAACP helped her father to bring a legal case against the education board. On 19 May 1954 the court declared that segregation was against the law and the constitution of the USA. The Board of Education of Topeka and every other education board were forced to bring segregation to an end. But many schools continued to refuse to implement this, and by 1956, in six southern states, not a single black child was attending any school where there were white children.
When Bill Yoast the current coach for the T.C Williams High School football team steps down as head coach and is replaced by the non-white African American Herman Boone, the tension between the black and white communities hit breaking point. Most of the white players threatened to quit the team if Herman Boone was the coach. “I aint playing for no Coach Coon!” Coach Yoast then rejoins the team as defensive coordinator and assistant coach to Coach Boone. When the whole squad is assembled for the first time Coach Boone noted and was fully aware of the tension and distrust between the white players and the black players. As a way to assert his position as head coach, Coach Boone publically embarrasses captain Gerry Bertier, who is white and was showing attitude towards Boone.
Perhaps no other jobs than coaching has the absence of African Americans been more noticeable. Over the past two decade there has been little to no improvement in the area. While the National Football League, the National Basketball League, and even College Basketball have all seen dramatic improvement over the past 20 years, college football is still dragging their feet behind. College football is an important sport in our nation, from fans, college and high school athletes, recruiters, and even the president of the United States. This game gives younger athletes something to strive for and it even encourages them to attend college with the prospect of playing college football.