he Legacy I want to leave behind is in involved with soccer. I want to be remembered as a FIFA legend, and want to be better or as good as past legends like Pele, and Messi. Also, an accomplishment I would like to achieve is make into the soccer hall of fame. I want to be known as the very best. Finally, my legacy will inspire people to try harder and never give up.
Although, the author has written this book in a very humorous way and used sarcasm in certain instances that makes a person smile while reading it, however many serious issues such as the acceptability of globalization, how it has caused what the author defines as an “American cultural cleavage” and why overall globalization failed are being discussed. The tone of the author has generally been subtle and like mentioned before, he has used humor to lighten up the mood. The strategy of using a friendly tone, using professional language and difficult vocabulary and combining it with sports to address a serious problem makes this writing very interesting and persuading but, soccer is perhaps a topic too narrow to represent
“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”
Everything starts as a young kid that's when you make friends and most of the time those friends are the ones you experience and try new things with in my case that thing was soccer. I grew up with a lot of my older family members playing soccer i would go to my uncles and older cousin soccer games and in my head i would think to myself i want to be as good as them and maybe even one day have a chance to play with them. When i started elementary school that's when it all started for me i made friends with kids that had the same interest as me and that was soccer it would be all i would talk and think about everyday during recess me and my group of friends would rush out to the field to play some soccer and show off our skills.
The culture of soccer is more than just articles written in sport pages, or rumors about players been transferred from one club to another. It includes a bigger picture that covers many different social, political and economic aspects of the game. In countries where the sport is not that relevant, people refer to it as soccer. In others where the sport is very popular and has been around for a long time, it is referred to as football. When it comes to the sport, there are two very different ideas relevant to how people view it. In said countries where soccer is the national sport, the game is viewed as if it can achieve anything; from having just fun with your friends to helping unite people from around the world. In other countries where the sport is not as much popular, the game is seen as boring and is looked down on. This paper will explore how soccer is growing at such a rapid pace despite the fact that it can be viewed as violent and boring.
In the early 1800s the game has been played on frozen ponds, pucks made out of wood, the sticks were also made of wood. Since that time the sport has evolved to be one of the most sports watched sport in Canada and,The United States Of America.Since 1915 the silver engraved Stanley cup has been apart of the N.H.L hockey playoffs,and continues to coveted players today.
Contrasting to Document 1, by Caio Megale from What did the World Cup do to Brazil’s economy? about why having the World Cup in Brazil is ultimately a great benefit to Brazil, Document 2, by Paul Dimeo from Hosting Major Sports Events: Hidden Costs and Policy Dilemmas, believes that the harms of hosting a major sporting event in no way outweigh the negatives. Overall, Document 2’s argument is stronger because of the author’s more effective use of inflammatory language, use of statistics, and outside sources, even though Document 1 does have a much stronger credibility. These articles, though, find very similar neutral effectiveness of reasoning and addressing counter arguments.
“Celebrate what you have accomplished but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed” states Mia Hamm; the former highest leading, female goal scorer in world. It is unknown who stated, “there is a first time for everything” although it is blatantly obvious, that it is true.There is a first time a person walks, runs, smiles, frowns, fall’s in love, or get’s their heart broken. For Mia Hamm, soccer was nothing new to her when she scored her first goal for the Unites States Women’s National Team, but it was her first professional goal. Now, don’t get confused, I am not in anyway comparing my soccer abilities to Mia Hamm, we just have a common interest, scoring goals and of course, soccer. Scoring my first goal became an experience I will never forget. The experience and memories that are created from accomplishing something new and challenging, will never be for gotten.For you to understand how exciting the event was, you have to know the background information about my soccer experiences. My freshman year of High School, I went in strongly believing I was going to run track; needless to say, I never saw the track again. I was put into a gym class with the soccer coach and he began pestering me to try out for the soccer team. As season got closer, the never ending begging grew stronger. I decided to give soccer a fair chance. After three vigorous, never-ending days of tryouts, to a rookie, I made the team. The news came as a surprise to me. I hardly watched soccer,
Soccer is a popular sport played all over the world. Even though it has only been popular in the United States for the past 30 years, soccer has been a long time favorite most everywhere else. The sport dates back to the Egyptians, who played games involving the kicking of a ball. Now, the sport has grown to a global pastime, including men’s and women’s teams, and the World Cup (which is played every four years).
Have you ever felt pain so bad, but you push through it and ignore it ? Have ever wanted to help out your team but couldn’t ? Well I have experienced both it’s a terrible feeling and in my eyes it’s considered a failure to let down your team. How, I let down my team and myself is quite simple and here is how I hurt my knee, but first i'm going to tell you a little about soccer, why I played it, and then i'm going to explain how I hurt it and how it’s a failure to me and how did it affect me.
Two years ago I played my first high school soccer season and it was one of the best experiences I had related with this sport, but what made it special was the last game we faced. Just like Forrest Gump quoted, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” This is how the surprise started; some friends and I were moved up from freshman team to the JV team and we were excited to compete for some game time. Even though we had very low chances, we gave our 100% in the few training sessions we had to earn a spot. Friday night arrived; I was frightened and shocked to face the best team in our district.
During both my High School years and now into college I have been able to keep up with my academics requirements and play soccer which requires a lot of dedication. Soccer has not only allowed me to be in good physical shape, but has also given the experience of working in a team environment, where you are constantly trying to help out others. You also learn that harder tasks involve more time and
Throughout the years many people have experienced where he or she does not fit in a certain type of group or society because they are not accepted through the rest of society. In the short stories, “How to Tame a wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldua and “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization” by Franklin Foer both authors talk about how society didn’t accept them because they were different from the “social norms” through the relationship of the individual and the community. With so many expectations from society the individual feels pressured from the rest of the group because they are different than others. With the pressure from others in the group, the individual becomes different by not acting like themselves just so they can f but the individual sometimes tends to forget what they believe in or even causing equality between each other.
Why Pele Matters “I ‘caught’ the ball with my chest, and then, without letting it touch the ground, I looped it over the outstretched foot of a Welsh defender- ‘cheekily,’ one announcer said. The ball bounced once, and I nimbly stepped around the defender and rifled it home into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal. Brazil 1, Wales 0. I screamed- a long, guttural roar” (Pele 104).
Have you ever heard the saying, “have you ever wanted something so much it hurt”? Well, when I say it. I’m talking about literally hurting. Your legs are so sore, it feels like you can’t take another stride, your so out of breath from chasing the ball around, and your so exhausted from last nights practice, your bed seems to be the most attractive thing to you right now. Three hour practices of straight running, push ups, and sit ups has its pros and cons. Even at times when you feel like you need a break, pushing yourself through it is what makes you a better player. I choose to inform you on soccer because I’ve played my whole life, from 5 years old until my senior year in high school, and its something I know about. The three main