Cheering Persuasive Speech

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Imagine yourself standing in the student section of the annual Thatcher vs. Safford football game. Everyone around you is chanting in unison, “I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!” You can feel the energy all around. Pumping through the stands, screaming through the people around you, even pulsing through the air above your head. Every student there is cheering until their lungs can’t take it any more, and not a single person cares if they won’t be able to even speak a word tomorrow. Now, imagine yourself at the same game, but with a different setting. One small group of students towards the front of the crowd cheers halfheartedly. A few boys to your right make bets on who can hit the most consecutive cheerleaders with a …show more content…
At the beginning, it was pretty funny and harmless. People would cheer for the game, and then when the cheerleaders brought out the t shirts people would go crazy and have a lot of fun trying to catch them. Early this school year the T Shirt Crew amped their game up with signs, posters, hand painted shirts, and some pretty funny chants. Everything was going fine, until the football team lost their first game. The rest of the season didn't go that well either. After they realized that our Football season wouldn't be very good, the T Shirt Crew decided that they were done cheering for Thatcher and were only cheering for t shirts now. With a group of such funny, popular Seniors making that decision, nearly the whole student section quickly followed suit. Nobody cares about actual football anymore. One Senior I know told me “Maybe if they would actually win a game for once we would actually cheer.” What kind of attitude is that? I've also talked to a few football players, some of which even have close friends with this point of view! One told me “When I'm on the sideline I can't hear the student section cheering at all, unless they start throwing

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