English III 4B
September 19, 2013
The Life of Two Sports
Track and field and football are both sports that are very similar yet different in many ways. The time of the year is one of the many differences between the two sports. The approach, the rules and regulations, and equipment are some of the other differences about the two. Some similarities between them are that they both are sports that require specific training, and hard work to be successful in both. The seasons are technically different, but the weather they bare feels the same.
Football is played in the fall. The fall weather for the most part is hot, dry, and feels a little like summer. As it goes on however, it gets a little colder or rainy. It’s one of those sports that can be played when it’s 100 degrees outside, or it could be 32 degrees. Dressing appropriately is something that will help you perform well.
Track’s weather is the same feeling as footballs but it’s in a different season. Track is run in the spring which can feel like summer, or it could feel like winter. Some day it could be rainy and cold which could go on for weeks or even months. The opposite of that is feeling like summer on some weeks or days. The spring and fall are “bi polar” because they can change on a day to day basis.
Football in some opinions is harder than track. In football one would have to memorize formations, plays, and the rules. There is 11 guys on the field for one team who have to play together to win or be successful. Football is also a very high contact sport. The athlete will have to be physically and mentally prepared to put their body through the beating it takes during the season. The players also has to wear shoulder pads, knee pads, thigh pads, hip pads, a tail pad, a mouthpiece, and a helmet to keep themselves protected.
Track and field on the other hand is not a contact sport. It’s a sport that tests stamina and mental stability. The events vary which makes...