Sunday, October 28, 2007

week 5 post #2

Tampa had drafted some key players and was ready for the next season. They made it all the way to the NFC championship and then lost but they had the best defense anyone has ever seen. They were using a cover 2 defense were the corner backs and safteys would cover woever came into there zones. But ther key to there defence was gor the lineman to control there gaps and pass rush well. After all the years of having the staff together two of the defensive staff decided it was time to move on and one went to the jets and the other went with the rams. Tampa got Simeon Rice through a free agent and he was an allstar player. He didnt play with the intesity and determintation fo a good player but the the coaches changed that after he joined Tampa. They pushed him harder and harder until he played like they wanted him to. Tony Dungy added a new family member through adoption, Jordan, and he had a problem with his nervous system he couldnt feel pain. Jordan could run head first into a wall and not cry or feel the pain at all. They decided to add another through adoption named Jade and she joined the family a day before september 11, 2001. During a practice after the game against the philadelphia eagles Tony got the message that his mom has died from diebetes. He was sad because he had lost his mom but happy because she was in a better place. Tony had gotten the news papaer and saw that there was an article on him getting fired if he didnt win the playoff game. He didnt win the game and then 2 days later was fired by the team owner. Tony took the news just fine. He believed that god had a new place for him to go and had opened a different door. Tony's next job was with the colts as head coach and they werent doing to well.

week 5 post #1

i commented on Greg Weber's blog and Zach Worthy's blog

the sea inside post #3

There are two different camera angles and techniques that stood out the most through the movie. When you were traveling in the car with people they would use close up eye level shots to make u feel like ur sitting next to them and to make you feel like your apart of the conversation and intamite with the characters. Also they used trucking to make you feel like your in the car while the trees are passing by the car window. The second camers technique they used was when Julia left the room to get cigarettes and had a heart attack. When Ramon was screaming for manula to come and help the camera zoomed out and the picture faded into black to make you feel like you are losing something. Also it resembles Julia fading away from life.

the sea inside post #2

The sea inside and the diving bell and the butterfly were both very different but had some similarities. Some similarities were that Bauby and Ramon both were quadrapeligics and they both were stuck in beds with the occational wheel chair adventure. But the biggest similarity was that they both wrote a book about their lives. But there were more differences than similarities. Bauby became a quadrapeligic because of a major stroke but Ramon became one because of diving into shallow water and hitting his head and neck on the bottom of the ocean. They could control different parts of there bodies. Bauby could control his neck some and his left eye lid. Ramon could control his neck and everything above it perfectly. Bauby wanted to live but Ramon wanted to die.

The sea inside post #1

My general reaction to the film was that the film was sad and it made me think should people have the right to die. I personally think that Ramons wanting help for assisted suicide was a reasonable decition for him to make. If he is stuck in a place he doesnt want to be and cant get out he should choose what he needs to do next in this case he chose death. I think the courts decition to give him poison was a good one because then Ramon can do what he wants to do. I think that the friends that decided to help him were true friends. They made him happy by helping him with his dream to die and showed their respect for his judgements.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

week 4 part 2

summary: Tony had a rough first year as head coach the buccaneers didnt win any games and lost the season. But Tony just needed the right players and he needed to change some negative thinking habits of the team. He makes changes and picks the right people off the daft and goes into his 1997 year and has a winning season ending up in the playoffs against the green bay packers who they lost to. the croud after the years of losing seasons decided to stop going to games and they became an unpopular team. But they came back and had many many supporting fans after the 1997 year. After the successful 2 years of football Tony decided Tampa was a good place to live and built a house.

week 4 post 1

"Do whatever it takes with no excuses and no explinations" ~ Tony Dungy (page 106," Quiet Strength")

This quote is important to the book because this is how he runs his teams. Tony goes by this moto 24-7 and teaches it to all his players. This is a moto that got the tampa bay buccaneers to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998 back when the team wasnt doing to well. This quote struck me as important because it is a very true statement that can actually work if u put it to use.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

week 3 part 2

Tony has come very far in his sports career from being a player to becoming head coach. The book has many strengths it keeps you focused and amused. he tells the story of his life very well. I cant find any weaknesses in the book yet it is very well pit together and well thought out. One of the issues in the book that i think that the NFL should change is that the head quaters for the buccaneers (one buc) is not a very nice place, its dirty, extremely small, and old. This book relates to life because Tony never quites and takes every apportunity possable to get better. I try to do this in my life but i should probably do it more often. I can predict what happens next from what i know about the NFL. Tony goes on to win the super bowl with the buccaneers. But from his dads past i can tell that Tonys son will go into the same buisness as Tony.

week 3 part 1

summary of chapters.
-Dungy has the rolls of defensive corrdinator and assistant coach and he is learning to lead a team for his future of being a head coach.
-Dungy is serching for a head coach job
-Dungy finds jobs of head coach but non of them are ones that he wants
-Dungy finally gets a head job at the vikings and is there for awhile but his wife lauren doesnt like the cold minnesota weather and dosnt want to raise her kids there.
-Dungy is invited to a head coach job interview for the buccaneers
-Dungy travels wth lauren to tampa bay for the interview but Dungy doesnt think he will get the job but after many meetings and talks with the buccaneers head coach the buccaneers sign him as their new head coach.
-Dungy has to put a new staff on the team and highers many very good coaches. (photo of tony dungy i could not get the picture onto the blog post)

Tony Dungy grew up loving football and basketball and played them everday. His biggest suporters were his mom and dad who helped him get to were he is today. he played collage football and basketball. He played professional football for the stealers and 49ers before becoming a coach. (no internet sights I made this up from what i have been reading)

Monday, October 8, 2007

reflection on the diving bell and the butterfly

After reading the intresting and amazing memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby a man who had a stroke and know is a quatrapoligic. I was quite amazed at how he was handling everyday life and how he wrote the book. I personally dont like the book but i also don't hate it at the same time, you could say im neutral but leaning towards not liking it. I found it interesting how he was not self pittying and complaining about everything but he took a positive aproach and made the best out of what he was able to do. I find it sad that a writer like him could go from a nice life and all of a sudden have his life change in the way it did for him. He was an incredable man that did somehting i probably couldn't do.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

blog postings section #2 chap 5

Dungy was invited to speak at a church because the football player that was gunna do it was sick. So he went and gave a speech to the church. After one of the preists that worked there really thought Dungy would be a great match for this girl named lauren. the preist tryed to gert the together for a long time after the speech day and finally succeded in getting them to agree to see eachother. After about a year or 2 Dungy desided that this was the girl he wanted to marry and he proposed and they got married and wentto hawii for their honey moon.

blog section #2 chap 3-4

dungy played quarter back his sophmore year and was a starter on the varsity team. They elected captains the jounior year and dungy got picked and not his best friend bobby who clearly should have been a captain. There was racicsm in the votes dungy was convinced and he quit the team the team for basketball. He came back to football and played his senior year. he played college football as quarterback at the university of minnesota. He explained his jobs that he had in collage. He didnt like many of them. He was excited for draft time to get into the NFL as a quarter back. he didnt get drafte as a quarter back but he started his career playing for the pitsburg steelers. then shortly after got traded to the 49ers.