Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion A Few Seconds of Panic
"“The modern NFL player craves what we all crave: to be understood.” (310)


The NFL held its first event on September 26, 1920. The league consisted of only two teams. A crowd of around 800 people watched the Independents beat the St. Paul Ideals. N…"
Nov 18, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion A Few Seconds of Panic
"When I first started kicking I saw it as a release from the everyday situations that were occurring to me at the time. I saw it as an opportunity to better myself, not as an opportunity to pressure myself. Everyone who plays football is going to los…"
Nov 18, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion A Few Seconds of Panic
"Pressure can do many things to a player. It can help them get better, but most of the time it makes them overthink situations and panic. The title of my book was "A Few Seconds of Panic". The title couldn't suit the book better. Kicking comes with a…"
Nov 18, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion A Few Seconds of Panic
"Kicking for an NFL team is a lot different then playing any other position. It isn't a physically demanding job and by the time you're in the NFL, you're not practicing near as much as other players on the team. Most NFL kickers will go out for prac…"
Nov 18, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Robb McKenzie's discussion American Shaolin
"How can a person change and adapt to reach a life long goal?"
Oct 25, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Matthew Promes's discussion Grunt
"How do mental illnesses such as PTSD affect soldiers after the war?"
Oct 25, 2016
Peyton Raymond posted a discussion
“You’re not comfortable in your life. That’s the best way to be.” (63)I jumped out of the car and trotted onto the football field. The cool March breeze blew by me as I slung the bag of footballs over my shoulder and headed for the ten yard line. I…
Oct 25, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion Scorecasting
"“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”- Mark Twain (232)

In the year 1891 Dr. James Naismith invented the popular sport of basketball. On November 12, 1892 the masterful sport of football was created and inserted into h…"
Oct 5, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion Scorecasting
"Fans forget an important part of all athletes and that is that they have a life outside of sports. When it comes to high school players they also have school, social issues, work, and pressure. They are expected to juggle multiple different jobs and…"
Oct 4, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion Scorecasting
"The concept of "whistle-swallowing" happens all the time outside of the sports world. Most humans would agree that it's better to withhold the truth then to tell a direct lie. An example of this would be if someone is wearing an ugly shirt. It's bet…"
Oct 4, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Peyton Raymond's discussion Scorecasting
"The chance at stardom puts a great amount of pressure on a player. One personal example that I can fall back onto was my sophomore year of kicking. I had a great year and there was a large amount of potential for me to become a amazing kicker. I did…"
Oct 4, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Robb McKenzie's discussion Gangster Warlords
"How might the governments go about combating these ruthless gangs?"
Sep 19, 2016
Peyton Raymond replied to Matthew Promes's discussion Gulp
"How might changing the different types of food we put in our body affect our bodily functions in the future?"
Sep 19, 2016
Peyton Raymond posted a discussion
“That which is recognizable or apparent is often given too much credit, whereas the real answer often lies concealed.” (4) Sports have inserted themselves into society as being a place where spectators watch spectacular individuals with extraordinar…
Sep 19, 2016
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Sep 19, 2016