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?
Fitzgerald tells us of his first life regrets as a young man. He says that his two regrets are that he never was “big enough (or good enough) to play football in college, and at not getting overseas during the war”’ (“The Crack Up” 1). He was still a successful man at the time, starting his journey to fame and success, but couldn’t forgive himself for not being able to get to his goals. He says that he would think about those things, and turned them into daydreams of personal heroism of running into the end zone in the Princeton Orange and Black, fantasies that he thought were good enough to fall asleep to on a stressful night (“The Crack Up” 1). Later in his first essay, he finally talks about how it is that he finally “cracked.” One of his lines reads “ten years this side of forty-nine, I suddenly realized I had prematurely cracked,” because he had spent the past few years simply not caring (“The Crack Up” 2).
Both the townspeople and the players live for the game. The head coach, Eric Taylor, and his family are the primary focus of the show, along with the lead football players, who are stereotypically portrayed at the beginning of the series. Jason Street, the stereotypical allAmerican football quarterback, suffered a career-ending injury in the first episode of the series. This led him to deal with many difficult challenges as him and his head cheerleader girlfriend, Lyla Garrity, try to get their lives back in order after the accident. Tim Riggins is the bad boy in town, and Jason’s best friend.
Boone himself shares no such illusions; as he tells the adoring crowd, “I’m just a football coach.” Background to the Film In the late 1960’s and 70’s, many Americans began to question the ongoing war in Vietnam. Among other things, young people could not understand the unnecessary killing of Vietnamese. In 1970 students at Kent State University protested against the war. Meanwhile the African-American students were still trying to find ways to bring about equal education opportunities. A case filed by Dr Swann was making its way to the United States Supreme Court.
Remember the Titans Remember the titans is an inspirational and dramatic movie, races join together to play triple A American football, this movie is set in Virginia, Alexandria, this school T.C Williams is forced to mix races and to get alone with one and other. Coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) was hired to work at T.C Williams, but neither coach Herman Boone, or Coach Yoast is happy with the schools decision, at first they don’t get alone with each other due to their race, but in the long run, they get alone and lead their football team the Titans to victory. This movie is set in 1971 in America, this is a time when “black “and “white “people couldn’t mix together, but since T.C Williams made the races mixed, this had a positive effect on the community. Against the odds, the Titans succeed, this is due to Coach Boones hard effort in the offensive play, while Coach Yoast also helped by training the defence team. When on the field the team had to face some difficult challenges, this makes the team a stronger team.
Through out his life, he remembers mother’s words and ignores all the harsh words, and stones the world throws at him. He stays positive and hopeful even in the worst of times and Forrest becomes a success. At school, Forrest was always picked on for his handicap. However, he would ignore the hurtful remarks and quickly run away to avoid the bullies. He doesn’t notice how fast he runs, but is discovered by a group of college football coaches that are willing to give him a full scholarship if he plays on their team.
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. Cory and Biff both wanted to make something of themselves through football. This never happened for either of the boys because Cory's father wouldn't sign papers for a recruiter that came all the way from North Carolina just to see Cory, as for Biff he never passed his math class which kept him from graduating. Even though the boys didn't make a career for themselves out of football they both still treasured the sport, maybe even more than their own father. Cory and Biff both had unusual fathers.
In the flashback, Willy gives his sons a punching bag. He also condones Biff’s stealing of a football and doesn’t encourage them to study as much as they should. He emphasizes being well liked. After the flashback, Happy talks with Willy and asks him why he didn’t go to New England for his business trip. Willy explains that he almost hit a kid in Yonkers.
When I got home that night, my brother, asked me what I was moping around about. I didn’t want to tell him, but not wanting to keep it in, I blurted out the whole story, sharing every last excruciating detail. I waited for him to laugh and give me a hard time. Instead, he just smiled and said that it could have been a lot worse. “When I was in middle school, we were playing for the championship game.
Charlie’s Aunt Helen was his “favorite person in the whole world.” However, she died after a terrible car accident. Charlie’s dad, who Charlie describes as “a very proud and strong person”, inhibits the attitude of whatever he says goes. Charlie describes his mom as “emotional, but loving.” His brother plays football at Penn State and hardly comes home unless he must. Charlie never gets along with his sister. She dates a boy secretly due to an incident where Charlie saw her boyfriend hit her.