Organized sports teaches so many lessons. It doesn’t matter the sport. You learn about determination, and work, practicing, how to lose, how to handle defeat, how to learn from mistakes, and that even when you are perfect, its not always enough.
That goes for sports like tennis, golf, basketball and more. However, some sports will teach you more about team than others. Football is one of those sports. I think about the interview recently with Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks defense where he talks about the fact that a team’s defense requires every member to play their part to fully do their job. They have to function as a team, and each team has a leader.
23 Blast tells the story of Travis Freeman, a football player that loses his sight. It is loosely based on the true story of Travis Freeman. He tells the story and his side as well as what happened to other people you come to love in the movie.
How do you think Travis continues to play football after losing his sight? How do you think the town, the coach, his teammates feel about that? Where does his strong faith stand? And how do his parents deal with life now?
How does a teenager figure out who he is after it is flipped upside down? Travis’ life is quite interesting and you follow along pretty quickly, looking to see how it turns out. It has the feel of a made-for-tv movie. You enjoy the characters and follow right along knowing its a true story.
There is humor, and love, trials and triumph.
You find yourself truly inspired watching Travis, both before and during his trial. You see the impact a single person has on a team, regardless of where they are in it, or what they are doing. Some people just have a profound impact on others. Travis Freeman is that type of person.
This is a family friendly movie. My little two watched it but were up and down. My 7 year old was very interested and it was a great movie for us. There is a few instances of teen drinking, but it is one person and they are dealing with life- its a good conversation starter and it does not encourage it. My husband and I watched several of the other clips after the movie as well.
I would recommend watching this movie. I think you would truly enjoy it and feel the inspiration as well.
Tell me about life lessons you learned through sport? or What inspired you to keep going when it got difficult?