The heat bears down on me, as I feel my skin burning in the hot summer sun. Dust and dirt floats around the air and a thin layer of grime covers my entire body. Sweat drips around my goggles while adrenaline fills my body and my heart races. In the middle of nowhere in Virginia, I feel at home, I feel the turf under my cleats and the cool metal of the stick in my hands. As the timer ticks down, the buzzer rings, and the game begins. I look to my left and see my dad sitting on the sideline, ready to cheer as loud as possible. To my right I find my teammates, the most loyal group of friends I have, ecstatic about the potential of winning.
From the first two national champions, Rutgers and Princeton, to last year’s debateable Auburn national championship winning team, college football has always had difficulties deciding national champions. The BCS National Championship game was thought to give a less prejudice opinion on which teams play in the championship game than humans did. However, it has stimulated more controversy in college sports than Cal-Stanford “The Play.” The problem with the BCS teams is, it chooses two teams that are based on profit, popularity, and record. The BCS is in need of replacement by a playoff system because with a playoff system college football teams have more of an opportunity to show themselves.
It is the state championship game and your team has rose up from the bottom of the ranks. Even though you are the underdog, your team has pushed through any obstacles that were thrown in your way. You are much smaller than the number one team in the state, but you still find a way to keep the game tied. You are the senior quarterback and it would mean everything if you won. The fans are all in the stands screaming and you smile as you take in your last experience under the Friday night lights. There are two minutes left in the second half and the ball gets snapped on the third down at the 20 yard line. You catch the ball and look around frantically. All of your receivers are covered and you decide you have to run, but before you can move, a 300 pound linebacker slams you to the ground. A flag is thrown, but it is too late, everything goes black, after a few seconds, you regain sight, but you are still in a daze. You slowly stand up, but fall over immediately. You have a few seconds to rest while the ref is checking on you, your head is pounding as you feel the concussion, but you want to keep playing. Your coach leaves it up to you, and you step back out onto the field. You are now at the 15 yard line and the ball is snapped. You make eye contact with your wide receiver and pass the ball, it sails through the air. As you watch it leave your hand, you see the same linebacker out of the corner of your eye. Everything goes black again, but this time you don’t wake up. This
quarterbacks and coach vs. coach. The announcers began the game by talking about each coach, Dan Quinn and Bill Belichick. They described how each coach was in honor to be in their position and to have their team make it this far. Both teams had good seasons, so now it’s time to see who the true champion is. The announcers expressed several times how the pressure was on for each coach, its team and their quarterbacks. They described how this shouldn’t be an easy game for either team.
Throughout American history, there have been events that have altered the trajectory of American history. Since 1970, there are several events that have changed American history. In 1996, Hopwood v. Texas had pushed for equality between races. On September 11, 2001, the tragic events that took place had resulted in stricter security throughout the United States. The Great Recession had affected citizens nationwide through the increase of prices and the rise of unemployment. Finally, Obergefell v. Hodges had protected citizen’s Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause.
On January 18th, 2015, the Indianapolis Colts visited Foxboro, MA to face the New England Patriots in the American Football Conference Championship Game. The Patriots were driving down the field in the 2nd quarter when Tom Brady
The history of LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States is long and complicated. The identities within the LGBTQIA+ community that are accepted have shifted over the years as the majority of the population comes to understand some identities to be commonplace and struggles to understand others. However, the gaining of rights and acceptance by the LGBTQIA+ community has nearly always been tied to legal recognition. Lawrence v. Texas questions whether or not a Texas statute that bans homosexual sodomy is constitutional. Although LGBTQIA+ rights issues are controversial, the statute that convicted John Lawrence and Tyson Garner for having private, consensual gay sex as well as the means of conviction are clearly unconstitutional on several grounds,
In a high game score of 41-33, the game quite simply was entertaining to watch as a football fan. For starters, the combined 1,151 yards was the most in a modern NFL game. The Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles had 373 yards and three touchdowns (TDs) as he went for 28 of 43. On the other side, Tom Brady the newly crowned NFL 2017 most valuable player (MVP) had 505 yards as he went for 28 of 48.
Lawrence v Texas was the inspiration of changing the gay rights, and if wasn’t for this case gay rights wouldn’t be where it is today . In the case Lawrence v. Texas, which was the United States Supreme Court case the criminal prohibition of the homosexual consent was invalidated in Texas. John Lawrence and Tyron Garner were arrested for having an illegal type of sex. However this law was only enforced in the state of Texas. Lawrence and Garner's appeal was that what they had been doing was protected the Fourteenth Amendment, which, “prohibits state and local government officials from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without legislative authorization.” The court's final decision was 6-3 in favor of Lawrence.
Usually, when the Fall comes around in Dallas, it means one or two things. The Grambling State University (GSU) Tigers vs. the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Panthers’ game and the State Fair of Texas. By all means everything fell into place on October 1, 2016.
Super Bowl XXXVI was a matchup between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams. It was suppose to be a day where the Rams’ prolific offence add their second Lombardi Trophy. “New England was a 14 point underdog. The third highest spread in super bowl history.” (McGinn 278)
Is there really much to say about the Patriots offense? They are the leaders in offensive yards and the second highest scoring offense of the year (ESPN). They are led by the transcendent quarterback Tom Brady and exemplary offensive mind Bill Belichick. On the other side, the Eagles are led by Nick Foles and Doug Pederson. The Eagles are third in passing yards, fourth in rushing yards, and fourth in points in the postseason (ESPN).
Since 1954, Brown v. Board of Education ended segregated schools allowing all students to attend the school they want to. The issue of racism and equality are still things that are discussed in the present day and affirmative action is one of the issues that people talk about. Most people are not necessarily comfortable talking about which is part of the reason the issue is still prevalent in today’s society. One of the most notable cases regarding affirmative action is Fisher v. Texas. When comparing this case to Brown v. Board of Education, which could be pinned as the case that began affirmative action, there are many points that can be related to each case. Within the cases, the points that cause issues in society today are race and equality.
Pat loves to play video games, especially his favorite game. Let's say that his favorite game is a first person shooter and he plays it everyday for at least two hours. After playing his game for about a week, Pat’s sensory receptor cells become less responsive to the basic mechanics of the game, which allows him to focus more on the details that change each time he plays it. This gradual decline in sensitivity to a constant stimulus is called sensory adaptation. Now let's say that during that week, Pat only played online with other players. While playing, Pat always died at a particular spot. Pat would then notice that every time he went to that spot he died and might decide to try a different route next time. This tendency to perceive objects or situations from a particular frame of reference is called a perceptual set.