Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bucket List

Short Term

1.)  Get good grades, graduate with a good GPA so I can get into the college of my choice.

2.)  Be a captain for a high school sport.

3.)  Go to a Denver vs. New England football game. Peyton Manning is my favorite player and one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. To see him play would be awesome.
4.)  See Childish Gambino in concert. He is one of my favorite rappers and it would be an awesome experience to see him in person.

5.)  Not get dunked on. In an upcoming AAU we are playing a team with NBA prospects, and my goal is to not get dunked on. 

Long Term

1.) Have a healthy family. A wife and 2 kids, preferably boys.
2.) Successful business man. A well paying job to support my family.
3.) Still be friends with the people I have been through high school.

4.) Be able to retire at an age where I can still enjoy life.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sports in high schools are becoming a more and more controversial topic every day in the United States. Students and teachers believe that schools are spending too much money on athletics and not enough in the classrooms. For example at Premont High School they spend more on a football player than a math student. “Football at Premont cost about $1,300 a player. Math, by contrast, cost just $618 a student”. This shows how a school will favor their school football team over classrooms. I believe that Ripley is wrong in saying high school sports should be taken out, they are a huge part of the high school atmosphere and teach kids valuable lessons about teamwork and social skills not taught in the classroom.
            The social skills that are taught through a high school sport are incomparable to any that you learn in a classroom. It teaches you how to communicate and work with others. Having social skills is a key part of life; you need to be able to communicate with people at job interviews, meeting, etc.
            One of the most important lessons of high school sports is teamwork. Team work is an essential part of life. Coming together to work as one to complete projects or work on a big presentation is essential. Playing on a team sport teaches you team work in the most fun way possible. You make many friends through sports; I have even met some of my best friends through high school sports.
            Another valuable lesson taught through sports is character. To be on a high school sports team you must respect the coach and others on that team. You must also do well academically. Most coaches believe that academics come before sports. This motivates student-athletes to do better academically so they can do what they love after school, and on the sports fields. It is also a great way to boost school spirit. Schools come together to supports their local high school sports teams and it is a great environment for everyone.
            High school sports in my opinion are a great part of the high school experience. The things you learn through them are necessary to succeed in life, and are taught in a fun way. A student-athlete must focus on grades too, so they still do well in classes as well on the fields.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pet peeves

1.) Chewing with your mouth open: Nothing is more annoying it disgusting than someone who chews their food with their mouth open.  It's not that hard to just close your mouth.

2.) Slow walkers: It aggravates me so much when someone in front of me is walking slow and there is no room to go by them. I walk with a purpose cause I have places to go, please move.

3.) Chris Berman's voice: ESPN announcer Chris Berman has the most annoying voice, it is so raspy and cuts right through me. People like him when he announces the home run derby, but I cannot stand it

4.) People who are constantly late: Always having to wait around for someone who is always late is one of my biggest pet peeves. It's not hard to leave a little early especially if you know you are usually late.

5.) Parrots: Not actual parrots, but people who just repeat what others said.