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Makedah Pascall AP English
11-18-12 Mr. Fayerberg Synthesis Essay
Sports have played a major part in people’s lives all over the world. It has affected countries, families, and schools in a way that sports have become the center of their lives and basically nothing else matters as much. Sources A, C, E, and H have demonstrated the way sports have affected people’s lives in negative way, there are positives to the situation but it comes across more negative. The development of sports in schools and communities
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They believe that if you don’t play you’re nothing and if the team fails the whole town fails. This shouldn’t be the case because if you don’t like the sport you have the choice to not play it and losing just means they need to work harder. When a baby “boy” is born the head coach of the football team personally goes to the hospital to give the mom a mini football to give her son, this says that the child has no say in what he might want to do and that he is automatically going to be a football player. The town’s funeral home has customized caskets of the teams name on it; the town is considering raising taxes just so they can support and keep the football team going, after every game someone has a party, the three main players of the film Danny Studer, Dave Erwin and Ellery Moore feels that without football they would be nobody’s and wouldn’t make it to where they need to go without playing the game. They “Live, Breathe, and Eat football” and putting this in the children’s mind makes them think that their education doesn’t matter and they are allowed to get away with anything such as the wild …show more content…
In source A Ann’s mother is worried about how her girly girl daughter became an athlete; she isn’t into all the competition, getting nasty and aggressive but her father is; he tells her to be aggressive, go for the ball and be intense. Ann would feel like she wants to quick but she says no and keeps going, there is a position she wants to play and she tells herself “I can’t let anybody else take my spot, I’ve got to prove that I can do it”, she feels that this is her life and she has to do whatever it takes to show that she’s the best. Although her mom was not all for her being an athlete at the end of the day she comes to terms with and also wants Ann to push hard, at one of her games all her mom is think is “Drive Ann , drive”. Source E Sarah Devens plays three sports field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse and is captain of all three; she pushes herself harder than anyone and is always on the go. Her friend tells this story because she died of pushing herself as hard as she did and couldn’t handle the stress anymore, Sarah thought she was in the Ivy League because of sports, the needed her, the school needed her so she didn’t want to quit she felt that quitting made her selfish, she didn’t play to enjoy herself, she had to be great, and as her nickname the Devil she had to be perfect. She knows that this was bad for her because when her other friend wanted to play three sport she told him no

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