I was unable to play football for the first 3 weeks because of my grades. When I learned of this I immediately started going to labs and everything I could so I still had my starting position and was able to play. After that I never let my grades get under a 2.0 so it couldn’t happen again. The other thing that really pushed me was me looking at my future career. With bad grades like I had, no collages would want me.
Have you ever had a great amount of animosity towards pro athletes that make more then they need? In this case, professional caddies for top golfer can fall under this category as well. Why should an individual get paid thousands of dollars to hold a bag full of clubs and say a few things during a match? After the meltdown of Tiger Woods after the “Thanksgiving car crash” in 2009, he showed no signs of improvement of dominance with his once consistent caddy Steve Williams. To make a long story short, the whole caddy thing did not work out and they went there separate ways later down the road.
We open up for Old Say brook high school the score was 45-0 and yes we were the winners. The whole season was just about that; Hyde the winners and the opponents the losers. We made it all the way to be the number one seed in the class s state playoffs. We went through the whole regular season undefeated, but that last game which was the first playoff game we lost not because they were better but because we were not focused on the task at hand. To be honest I do not take losing easy but when it was all over I have to say this was a character builder it tells me to stay focused and when on a team I need to pull my teammates a long with
9-403-131 REV: MARCH 30, 2004 SCOTT SNOOK JEFFREY T. POLZER The Army Crew Team It was nearing the end of the crew season in May 2002, and Colonel Stas Preczewski, the coach of the Army Crew team for the United States Military Academy at West Point, had just spent the last three weeks in utter frustration. He faced a situation he had never seen before in the nine years he had coached the sport: the Junior Varsity (JV) crew boat frequently beat the Varsity (V) boat during practice and in some races. This was not supposed to happen. Coach Preczewski (or Coach P.) had selected the members of the Varsity boat after a long series of objective tests measuring their speed, strength, and coordination—all of which demonstrated that they were the top eight rowers on his team. So how did the Junior Varsity boat—consisting of the bottom eight rowers on his team— frequently beat the Varsity boat?
I remember the first quarter so well. I played horrible that quarter which I couldn’t understand coming off an outstanding performance from the season opener where I recorded a school record for the amount of tackles by a single player in one game. I couldn’t understand why I was having such a bad first quarter. Was it because of the mixed emotions and excitement for this big game? Was it because I was thinking too much because it was on live TV?
I think that his good start has been a fluke and that he will soon drop off to the poor talent level that he’s played at his entire life. Tony Romo was the quarterback of the Burlington Demons his junior and senior year of High School. (Flores, 2) Romo could not lead the Demons to a winning record in either year. He did however, make the all-county team, and was an honorable mention for all-state basketball. (Layden, 1) So he was almost good in High School, but not really at all.
I had assumed that most kids would be like me, first-time tennis players. However, I was quickly proven wrong as the top varsity player hit speeding balls that flew by me. After the end of that practice I felt horrible as I realized that I was probably the worst player on the team. Heading inside to return to the locker room, Coach Smith gave us his annual "first day of practice" speech. He told us that he was not going to make any cuts.
Life Lessons Through Football Growing up I was a tough kid to get through too, even most of my high school years. I had no ambitions of doing something bigger in life. Always wanting to hang out with friends, going to parties, chasing girls, and getting into drugs. I was getting into trouble and my grades were slipping very low. I suffered from depression because I thought I would never be good in sports, or amount to anything in life.
This was no easy task. I practiced for hours on the golf course. This year as a Senior, I didn’t make the Varsity Team. I was very disappointed but also proud of what I had accomplished. I have a lot of pain in my feet when I’m on them too long and have learned to deal with the pain.
I was too overweight and was declined. This was my breaking point and started on my journey. About 8 months after I started my body change, I hit my goal and my BMI was low enough to do the job, but I didn’t stop there. I went on to enlist in the Army and wanted to lose the most weight I could and be in the best shape of my life before going into basic training. Along the way I was hit by many physical and mental challenges.