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.
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".
In Jr. High Walter didn’t really want to play football, he usually went to his brothers games and practices. One day when practice was over, Eddie’s coach asked Walter to try out for the team, Eddie’s coach realized what talent he had, but was confused as to why he wasn’t going out. So the next day Walter tried out, at the end of the practice, Coach came up to Walter and said, “ Congrats you made the team”, Walter didn’t know how to react because he was scared and excited at the same time. Walter was a quick learner, he already in the first 5 practices had the starting position for the runnin... ... middle of paper ... ...of people look at Walter Payton as one of the greatest running backs of all time, but in my eyes he was also an inspiration, and a role model. Works Cited 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Payton 2. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7031006/chicago-bears-walter-payton-used-drugs-talked-suicide-according-book 3. http://www.nfl.com/player/walterpayton/2522907/profile 4. http://www.wpcp.org/ 5. http://www.payton34.com/walter.asp 6. http://www.bearshistory.com/lore/walterpayton.aspx 7. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/walter-payton-sweetness-unto-death/ 8. http://football.about.com/od/legends/p/Walter-Payton.htm 9. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Walter_Jerry_Payton.aspx 10. http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/00_01/BH/wp/wp.htm http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-09-30/mike-ditka-says-he-would-spit-on-author-of-walter-payton-biography
The high school team is known for being great and when they here that blacks are entering their school now they are furious. The school comes in and fires the old head coach and replaces him with a black, Coach Boon. At first all of the white players try to boycott the new coach and football program but the old coach, Coach Yoast decides to stay and run the defensive line and not abandon his old boys. Their first act as a team, both colors, was to attend camp together at Gettysburg College. Coach Boon has paired up one black and one white player to sit next to each other on their and also be roommates for the remainder of camp.
Everything in his life revolves around football. Even one of Boobie’s coaches said that without football all he would be is “‘A big ol’ dumb nigger’” (Bissinger 67). Boobie doesn’t see school as a priority, which means he completely relies on football to continue his life after high school. He took “...correlated language arts, a class for students at least two years behind their grade level in english” (Bissinger 150). “He then went on to algebra I, a course that the average college bound... ... middle of paper ... ...football player and scholar.
But if you ask his high school friends of their memories of Chester, they will not remember him running down the football field, but running down the hall, trying to save his own life. Like so many students, Chester found it amusing to tease the underclassmen. Particularly a fourteen-year-old freshman boy that was unable to defend himself when Chester and his friends pushed him in his own locker and secured the combination lock for three consecutive classes. That was the event they say made the boy snap. He brought a gun to school the next day, and even with all of his football training, Chester could not run fast enough to save his own life.
Images were racing wild as he thought about his teammates going to battle without him. He couldn't comprehend why he had to let them handle it on their own. He has played with them since they were in eighth grade, and when they need him the most, all he can do is sit and cheer. He hates this feeling of helplessness, but at the same time he knows he has to do what little he can do, well. It was two days until the first game of my last high school football season.
Because Brett did not have a chance to throw much he was not regarded as a top ranking quarterback for college scouts. The only Division1 school that had a clue about Favre was his fathers alma mater the University of Southern Mississippi. This is where Favre spent his college years playing for the Golden Eagles. He was being recruited as a Defensive Back but the first day of practice he began to throw the ball around and heads began to turn. The Southern Miss coaches stopped and took notice of Brett’s skills.
Fitzgerald did not do well on the entrance exams though, so he had to travel to Princeton to re-take the tests and have a personal interview. Supposedly, Fitzgerald convinced the admissions office that it would be cruel to deny him on his birthday and he began at Princeton in the fall of 1913. Fitzgerald desired to play freshman football but his career was cut short. Depending on who you ask, he either wrenched his knee and was unable to play or was cut from the squad on the first day of practice (Tate, 200). With football out of the picture, he chose to participate in the Triangle Club, an original musical comedy group, and the Princeton Tiger, a humor magazine.
Later, he was convinced to be an assistant coach by Jack. At the beginning of the first football season following the crash, the team had trouble-finding players to play. The NCAA allowed the University to play freshmen. They play... ... middle of paper ... ... chose it because the topics of football and tragedy inspired him to watch it. Although there were a few inaccuracies, the movie really caught the eye of the viewer and sparked an emotion found deep inside the heart.