When it’s over and the harsh reality sets in, that’s the real joke we play on people’” (Bissinger xiv). “Friday Night Lights” shows the darker side of high school football. Players are taught to play games to win, and thats all that matters. Football players are put under a tremendous amount of pressure, almost enough to be considered unfair. Even though football is a “team sport”, pressure on individual players is unnecessary.
Success is a Choice In the film, “Undefeated” (2011) directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Coach Bill Courtney helps out inner city high school football players with everything from their plays on the field, to their grades in class, to their personal life at home. With this extracurricular activity being a main aspect of the characters’ lives, their lives outside of the sport are positively impacted from playing football in Manassas. The film starts with Coach Bill Courtney listing off players whose disorderly conduct has resulted in them being unable to play for the Manassas Tigers. North Memphis used to be a booming place because of the Firestone plant, but since the plant closed, people moved out and jobs closed. The football program, as a result, fell off the map currently making the Manassas Tigers the underdogs.
Socializer: Don is known to go to many parties in high school. He believes that senior year is all about socializing and playing football. Ivory Christian: Ivory plays middle linebacker at Permian and has mixed feelings towards football. ... ... middle of paper ... ...s to describe how some people took offense to the word “nigger”, but no one even cared to consider to stop. This also shows how Odessa is a very racist town, and how it is normal to separate whites and blacks.
Even though both students are taking different courses, they are not being challenged to their best of their ability. They both said they have lots of free time. They are not receiving the quality education they deserve as college students. Based on my discussions with classmates about the video, I discovered that for most of my classmates the “ destructive pact” is a reality at some point in their lives. One student said that she doesn’t go to her Nutrition class because the instructor only expects the work to be done without stepping foot inside a physical classroom.
It was supposed to crown a true champion. Instead, the B.C.S. has only brought more light to the fact that in college football it is all about money and TV contracts. Teams that have no right going to a major bowl game go because of who they are and, more importantly, who their fans are and how much money the fans are will to spend. Players are failing classes, stealing, doing drugs, breaking almost every law imaginable, and they are still suiting up to play on Saturday.
Shameless plagiarists are the ones who go through their entire academic career passing off other people's work as their own. In a majority of cases, these people do not get caught. Recently, a first year student at the San Diego State University admitted to her friends that she was turning in her uncle's essays for every assignment. She felt that she was not doing harm to anyone because her uncle would specifically write the essays for her. All this student had to do was retype the essays with her name on the top of the paper.
Abstract: High school football in the state of Texas has become out of control. The sport is no longer played for the sake of the school but rather has become a Friday night ritual to these small towns in Texas. The players are no longer just high school kids inter acting in school sports but have now become heroes to these small town communities. Communities simply no longer support their local high school team but rally in pride of their hometown rivalry against another team. School administrators and coaches no longer are teachers and mentors for the kids but are the equivalent to what in professional football are team owners and "real coaches".
When told in High School that he was too small to play baseball, he chose not to join the chess team, but lift weights and play football instead. Headstrong and filled with hubris, he would decide his course and stick with it. While meeting with the head coach of ASU’s football team he announced to his superior, “Coach, you can play me or not play me, but I’m only going to be here four years. And then I’ve got things to do with my life (Page 71-72).” Running his own show, he refused to let the world get in his way. Pat lived with purpose, but he also lived for others... ... middle of paper ... ...tion to the press, before his family yet again, the US Government was intentionally ambiguous when explaining their farce of an investigation: “investigation results indicate that Corporal Tillman probably died as a result of friendly fire while his unit was engaged in combat with enemy forces… (Page 361).” The realization that they had been lied to was like the second coming of Pat’s death to his family.
That pain that troy feels from racism has also held his family from accomplishing things. For example Troy states “I told that boy about football and stuff. The white man ain’t gonna let him get nowhere that football. I told him to come to me with it. Now you come telling me he done….
But what comes along with the popular high school sport, isn’t so great. Football should be banned from American high schools because it comes with a lot of pain both physically and mentally, it puts loads of pure pressure on incoming students, and it promotes pain over pleasure. With football comes a lot of pain, both physical and mentally. I played a little bit of football and we were taught that pain was