The beautiful thing about school spirit is that it isn’t tied to a place. A stadium could crumble and the campus could close down but as long as there are people like us, people who have pride and love for the heart and soul of an institution then school spirit is alive and well. The thunderous roar of thousands of students and alumni in the stands of a football game is just a reflection of that.
I’ve been a high school basketball coach for three years now, and I’ve learned a thing or two about working with the team. While it’s been a number of years since our last big championship, the team has been in the upper ranks in our region and has been steadily rising. Our core principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect have brought us far, and there’s a good camaraderie among the boys. I had been feeling great about my role as head coach and confident in my ability to lead the team deep into the playoffs and, potentially, a championship trophy.
Although the exact date that soccer was created is not known and early versions date back to over 3,000 years old, England is credited with being the nation that gave birth to the game as we know it today by FIFA, football’s governing body, in 1863. This may come as a surprise, considering the game’s popularity, but there are actually a number of other interesting facts about soccer that even those that love the game don’t know. Lesser known facts about soccer will no doubt surprise even the biggest soccer fans!
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There is, potentially, nothing more difficult than identifying the "greatest player" in the history of an individual sport. In basketball, the great Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James argument looms large. In baseball, there is literally no unequivocally right or wrong answer, and in the NFL, it's Tom Brady vs. literally everyone else.
I'd be lying if I said that Liverpool football wasn't on my mind all day, every day. As a former soccer player with bad knees, I can't get on the field as much as I once did, but I still have to get my soccer fix one way or another. I've opted to do this by literally watching as many Liverpool FC games as humanly possible. Being that I'm from the United States, it's difficult to see them live, but on the weekend I'll get up bright and early just to catch my favorite team in action.