Garcon is a hero, not because of the way he performed when his country was in turmoil, but because of the way he was able to go out, strap on his pads, and proudly represent his people despite being affected emotionally by the earthquake. Pierre Garcon’s family described him as an honorable young man. At the age of 23, Garcon inspired many people to believe that just because someone comes from a poverty stricken community, it doesn’t mean that they’re entitled to live there forever. Despite having the earthquake flowing through his mind, Garcon knew that he still had an obligation to perform on the football field. Football is his job, his dream, his one true love.
Rich is the man who, if only for a short time, feels the glory his body in peak condition, the bond of brothers, the sweet joy of victory and the agony of defeat. While the memories of such a time fade as a man grows older, the wisdom he gleans from the experience will echo throughout his life. So in honor of the opening of the football season, and the great lessons all men can learn from this great game, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most inspiring football locker room speeches from both film and real life. The speeches we chose are not only inspiring for men about to hit the field, they’re motivating for those men who wish to walk out the door each day to school or work, ready to take on the world. Success in football requires heart, pride, and teamwork.
Tony was born in Jackson, Michigan where he began his athletic career while keeping his education and faith in focus. After a college football career at the University of Minnesota and a brief professional career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers, he found his calling, coaching and mentoring athletes. The irony in this situation is that Mr. Dungy has repeatedly stressed that relationships, both with people and with God, are more important than sports.
He was my grade seven football coach. I will always remember his patince, and how he somehow read my mind when I was having a bad day. Not only was he a fantastic person, but a remarkable football coach who I have learned a great deal from. One day I hope to be a coach, but will follow from his example, and hopefully brook the qualities of what it takes to make a good football
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.
He receives tutoring on a regular basis and eventually becomes able to play football after much hard work and determination. Michael is a star player on the field and Leigh Ann is very determined to get him the NCAA Division I scholarship, but he needs a 2.5 GPA in order to receive it. Michael gets help from tutors and teachers and achieves the GPA he needs. Michael goes on to attend Ole Miss on a scholarship and is later drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. I really enjoyed watching this incredible story of one man's road to success.
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.
Coaches may have different responsibilities they must display to be considered an effective coach; however, it is extremely important that coaches understand their number one responsibility is to be a leader. The quality of leadership is preached religiously by Coach Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) in the classic sports drama Any Given Sunday. Any Given Sunday is the athletic masterpiece director Oliver Stone takes on professional football, a sport whose grace and confidence are a good match for his filmmaking style. Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino), the head coach of the Miami Sharks, won back-to-back championships four years ago. Nevertheless, new team owner Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz) has the slight interest for the finer points of the game and is concerned only with winning.
Life lessons involving responsibility, trust and accountability are shown and taught by people who truly care about their team as a whole, not just themselves. In order to achieve greatness in life as an individual, one must be taken out of their comfort zone and take hold of the responsibility in order to accomplish a goal. The football team at Woodinville High School was not very successful during the years of 2009 and 2010. They failed to make playoffs both years and the athletes in the 2011 class knew a call to action had to be done to make positive changes within the program. Growing up as a kid playing sports with most of the guys in my graduating class since I was in elementary school, it was noticed over the years that the senior leadership who most of the athletes are conditioned to look up to, were not exactly leaders.
The characters from both plays are indirectly compared, for instance the two youngest sons, Cory and Biff. Cory and Biff were compared through football and their father's, the contrast between the boys were where they went in life and the relationship they had with their father's. Football was a passion for both Cory and Biff, neither of the boys played football past high school, but they were both good players. Cory was very driven to play football even when his father constantly disapproved. Biff didn't have the same drive that Cory had but he still loved the game, it was a lot easier for him to be more interested in football when he had the support from his father.