American Football - More Than a Game

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Ramon Hurtado
Ms. Murphy
Section 8000
English 90
More than a game.
We cannot deny the fact that football is one of the most popular sports in the world. We all have that one outdoor or sports activity that we love weather it’s cheering on or participating in, mine is football. Since I was little, I’ve loved playing and watching football. I prefer football over other sports because it’s very physical and has many benefits. The game of football has helped me with my physical appearance, staying out of trouble and positive values. One benefit from playing football is the physical appearance. In order to be able to compete with athletes across the nation you have to be in the best shape. Some of the important physical skills that you will develop and acquire from playing this game regularly are speed, balance, strength, agility, stamina, quickness, and endurance. From sprints to the weight lifting, strength and conditioning coaches push us for maximum performance on the field and for our safety. We spend countless hours on the field and in the weight room working on our speed and strength. All the training gets us big and healthy so when we get on the field we are prepared for an all out battle. Physical appearance is only one of the many benefits you get from playing football; it also keeps you out of trouble. Another benefit from playing football is that it keeps you out of trouble. Sports can save you from a life of crime or a life on the streets.  Just by being part of something that's bigger than you can help you change your life around for the better. Growing up in Pittsburg I could have easily made a bad decision or taken the wrong path in life. Playing football consumes most of my time and gives me the motivation to want to better myself in life. My coaches have always pushed us hard and preached to us about school being our number one priority. On a typical day we would have school, practice, tutoring and come home around eight or nine everyday which...
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