Point of view is very important in sports and happens in basically every sporting event. It applies to sports in quite a few ways by different levels of people. One point of view comes from the announcer or announcers of a professional sporting event. They are pretty much experts on the sport they are covering so their point of view on both the teams and the outcome of a game can effect other people’s opinion. Although a point of view from an announcer cannot effect the outcome of a game or a play, they do enough research to know who has the better chance of winning. They obtain this knowledge through things like statistics and past performances of teams.
Another group of people who have a point of view about sports are of course, the fans. Most fans do not do as much research as the announcers themselves do, so most people who impartial to a certain game that is being played will trust the announcer’s point of view over a fan’s. Like the announcer’s point of view, a fan’s point of view cannot effect an outcome of a game or play, the only thing that will effect those outcomes are the performances of the players.
Overall, the point I am trying to make is that there are many people who have different point of views on different sports, but none of those viewpoints can really effect the game being played in any way, but, perhaps they can change or alter the viewpoints of other people.
It is quite ironic that I was told to write about the worst moment I have seen about my topic. I just finished watching the Florida State vs. Clemson football game, and let me just say it was one of the worst games I have seen Florida State play in a while. The Seminoles ended up losing the away game, 35-30.
There were quite a few costly penalties for the Seminoles during the game that definitely affected the outcome and led to a Clemson win. The first costly penalty I saw was a “Roughing the kicker” penalty against the Seminoles in the first quarter which ended up leading to a Clemson touchdown. One quarter later, there was another “Roughing the kicker” penalty on the Seminoles which led to another Clemson touchdown. Clemson led after the first half 21-10, because of two major penalties by Florida State.
Fast forward to the fourth quarter, the score is 35-30, Clemson is winning but the Seminoles have the ball with 1:30 to go in the game. It’s 4th down and 4 yards to go to get the first down, if the Seminoles don’t make it than the game is over. The quarterback, Clint Trickett, is about to hike the ball but a wide receiver goes offsides and a “False start” penalty is called. The Seminoles lose 5 yards on the play and are unable to get the first down the next play, which results in a Clemson victory. Overall, I think the Seminoles lost the game because of penalties and sloppy play, Clemson was the better team in this match-up and deserved the win.
I felt like my conference with Charlie on Monday went pretty well. He gave me a lot of great ideas and tips to help me improve my work. He also pointed out a few grammatical errors that I could not even catch after reading the paper over a few times. I feel like a have a very clear idea of what I need to do for my final draft to have it ready in December.
My plans between now and when the final draft is due is to examine my story closer. I feel like I need to read each sentence individually and look for errors or ways I can improve on it. Another thing I will work on is to try and grab the readers attention from the beginning. I will do this by bringing senses into the story and really make the reader feel like they are in whatever situation I am describing. Finally, I will try and vary my vocabulary a little bit. I noticed throughout my paper, I used many of the same words to describe different situations. Overall, I think my conference went very well and I learned many good tips on how to improve my paper and become a better writer.
There are many moments in sports that make people go, “Wow, that was incredible.” Especially with football season just starting up, there have been many recent games that had me saying that such phrase. I would say that the most recent “Mona Lisa” moment of a sporting event that I saw happened just last weekend. I was watching college football on espn.com (since I’m a poor college student and can’t afford a television or cable) and saw that the University of Michigan was playing Notre Dame. Now I don’t particularly root for either one of these schools but I’ll watch just about any college football game, plus this game was one of the few free games to watch on espn.com.
So i started watching just as the fourth quarter began, Notre Dame was winning 24-7 but Michigan had the ball on Notre Dame’s 2 yard line and were about to score. Michigan scored on he first play of the fourth quarter to make it 24-14. A few minutes later Michigan gets the ball again and score with a 14 yard pass from their quarterback, Denard Robinson. Now, Notre Dame is only winning 24-21 with about 10 minutes to go in the quarter.
After a few turnovers from both teams, the score remains 24-21, Michigan gets the ball with about 2 minutes left in the game. After a few plays, Denard Robinson throws a 21 yard pass for a touchdown with 1 minute to go. Michigan now leads the game 28-24. Notre Dame then gets the ball and marches down the field for a quick touchdown, a 30 yard pass from their quarterback Tommy Rees, with only 40 seconds left in the game.Notre Dame now leads it 31-28. Michigan than gets the ball with only 40 seconds left, Denard Robinson throws a 65 yard pass which puts Michigan in field goal range with only 15 seconds left. Michigan calls a timeout and the coach decides whether to kick a field goal to send it to overtime, or go for the touchdown. They decide not to kick the field goal and Denard Robinson comes out on to the field looking determined to win. With one last play, he throws the ball 15 yards for a touchdown with 4 seconds left in the game. Michigan ends up beating Notre Dame, 35-31, in undoubtedly the best game so this year, so far.
September 11, 2001, seems like a blur in my mind today, but, it was the one of the few days I do remember, somewhat, during that particular year. I was eight years old and in the third grade, we had been in school for about a month and it seemed like any usual morning. I do remember we had a substitute teacher that day because my usual teacher was sick, I’m pretty sure that was the only day she missed all year. Around 9 o’clock in the morning, I remember my substitute teacher getting a phone call saying a plane had hit one of the twin towers in New York City. I knew very little about the World Trade Center at that point, the only thing I really knew was that they were important buildings and they were the tallest in New York City.
My teacher started freaking out and she turned on the television to see what was going on. We then saw a second plane hit the other tower a few minutes after we had turned on the television. I remember people just running away from the towers, jumping out of the buildings and screaming. After, I remember President Bush giving a speech saying we were under attack and that America needs to stay strong during this time of crisis. Nobody in the class knew too much about what was going on, everyone just knew it was something terrible.
That is all I really remember about 9/11/01, it was one of the few days I actually remember from that year and those events have definitely affected my life as well as the lives of all Americans. I think it’s safe to say that September 11, 2001, is a day I will remember for the rest of my life.
The topic of my blog is something that I have grown up with all of my life and is something near and dear to my heart, which is sports. My blog will not be about one sport particularly, but about three. These sports will be baseball, basketball, and football (college or professional). I chose this topic because I follow all of these sports and have a great interest in each one. I also thought it would be a good idea to cover three sports instead of one because some people may not like basketball, but love football or baseball. Someone may have a great interest in NCAA football, but hate baseball. Another benefit of covering three sports is that there may not be much news happening for basketball, but exciting and interesting news happening for football. With the coverage of three sports, I won’t have to limit myself to just one sub-topic. I believe a blog that covers more than one certain sport will certainly reach a wide variety of people. Another reason I chose the topic of sports is because it definitely is a topic I can write about all semester long. There is always news and updates happening in the world of sports so the topics will be fresh and interesting.
5 beliefs Cameron Locke
– Help better the environment. – Do well in school. -Never give up.
– You can do anything you set your mind to. – Don’t give in to peer pressure.
One of the main beliefs I have obtained throughout my life is to try to avoid and not give in to peer pressure. This belief came to me my freshman year of high school, just around the time when other students started offering me things like alcohol, cigarettes, and other tobacco products. Having played baseball during high school, I was very much exposed to products, such as dipping tobacco and chewing tobacco, which were very popular amongst most of the players. The first time I was offered any, it was on a bus ride to an away game. I almost felt like I had to say yes to fit in, but I refused and have been happy with that decision ever since. That was the first time I was really offered anything bad, and after that experience I decided that I would never give in to any type of peer pressure. This experience really made me realize I do have the power to not give into peer pressure and it brought me to believe that I can make my own decisions.