Football Is Teaching Violence And Causes Injury Essay

1149 Words Sep 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Throughout my life nothing has taught me more than playing my favorite sport, football. I have played many other sports such as baseball, basketball, and track, however, none of them make me feel the way football does. Although many people may agree that football is teaching violence and causes injury, I believe that it is a learning experience more than anything. Football has taught me how to hold myself accountable, how to fight through pain, how to fail, and also how to succeed. No matter what age, football teaches you that life is going to be hard whether it is practicing in 100 degree heat, or losing a big game. In addition, football teaches you how to be a man and grow up. I started playing football at the age of six but it really started to consume my life once I got into highschool. Throughout my highschool career I have learned a lot from playing football and have also had a lot of unforgettable experiences.
My freshman year of football was not the most eventful, but I still made some great friends and learned a lot. I remember walking into the weightroom on the first day of summer and being overwhelmed with the smell of sweat and the sound of weights rattling across the room. I was with my best friend Jackson, but we call him Jack, and both being intimidated by the upperclassman putting 225lbs on bench and repping it out with no issue. Little did I know, the weight room would soon be where I was spending most of my summers throughout high school. Later in the…

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