Life as a student athlete is not easy. So much is on your mind because you don’t have just sports but classes also. If there is a team you got to make that weighs a lot on your mind and then you got to keep up your grades to continue to play. For example, football is constant practice, lifting weights, and running. Having to be places at all times of the day has a person tired but at the same time you have to go to class in order to have good grades. Most football players like myself alway ask what it would be like to be a normal person that didn’t have anything to do.
Taking sports out of schools is like taking most students lives away. Its easy for a student that doesn’t play sports not to care. Most students that play sports are average in school so they use their ability to get them to the next level. I’m not saying they’re not smart but sports is just how they earn their money for school. If sports are out of schools then alot of people aren’t going to get to move on to college. Most students don’t have the funds to pay out of pocket.
Gas prices are really a big issue here in the United States. On the news recently people were being interviewed about how they feel about the prices. Many have said that it is ridiculous because they thought that was the whole purpose of going to Iraq. I’ve been having the same thoughts because I can’t put ten dollars worth of gas in my car without having to go get more in an hour. I remember when I was a little kid when five dollars would have my parents cars on half of tank. I hope now that they finally got Osama Bin Laden that something will change.
The student support serices program known as the (SSS lab) at Indy Community College is great. The Program helps with a lot such as writing papers for classes and math also. The program also helps students get on the right track to graduation. One of the sweetest ladies I know around by the name of Mrs. Duke works at the front desks and she will do almost anything to help the students. Ms. Jenny is also another nice lady that mostly helps students with science and math, she also helps students with enrolling in classes. The Program also has trips for the students to different universities that might be on your mind or you might find interesting to go. Overall the program wants to see your graduate on time and to move on to an university.
Facebook seems to be the best idea someone could have came up with since myspace. Facebook has brought many long lost family and friends together as I have seen on the news a couple of times. I have found friends and old girlfriends from elementary and middle school that I haven’t heard from or seen in years. I really enjoy catching up talking to old friends because it seems like the things that use to happen years ago was just yesterday. Facebook is also a good form of communication because if you don’t have someone’s number you can write them to get intouch with them. Also if you don’t have a person’s number you can get it from them off of facebook. Facebook is not just for catching up with old friends and the friends you have now but you can also meet people that you don’t even know. I’m glad that Facebook was invented.
Hopefully one day I can be in the NFL draft. It’s every young man who plays football dream but only the best of the best make it through that door to the NFL. The thing that makes me jealous is that some players just have the size and ability already to go so they already have that road paved for them. Others as my self have to work hard and one of my reasons I have to work hard is because I’m a 5’11” linebacker. Most schools want and NFL teams look for that 6’3” or 6’4” guy because I guess it looks better to have a big and tall guy. I still see to this day in some drafts that linebacker my height and a little shorter than me are making it so that really motivates me knowing I have a chance.
I remember being picked up from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s airport but didn’t have any idea of what I was going to see after I leave the airport. When coach lott our offensive line coach came and got three other players and I, I was thinking that it wasn’t going to take long until we were going to arrive in Independence. I seen so many long roads without a lot of other cars on the road, farm animals, and big fields. Me being from Jacksonville, Florida I’m use to seeing the city and seeing how small Independence is and very little to do it took a big toll on me because i’m not use sitting still. At home I was always on the move and had things to do but here in Indy it’s very little to do and most of the time i’m in my room. I can’t wait to get to a big University so that it will be alot more to do in the evenings and more to see.