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Interactive video lesson plan for: The real importance of sports

Activity overview:

In his talk, Sean discusses four primary ways men have historically been raised in American culture — home, church, military, and sports. Sean’s talk focuses on his claim that sports are becoming the primary way American men learn critical lessons about work, determination, failure, and accountability, leading him to challenge listeners to rethink the true value they assign to sports.

Sean Adams, a former NCAA All-American athlete, turned his love of sports into a life working with others through the medium of sports. Each afternoon he hosts the top-rated show “The Adams Theory” on the Longhorn Flagship Station and ESPN affiliate – AM 1300 The Zone. He is also a television analyst for football and track and field for ESPN and The Longhorn Network.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Tagged under: TEDxTalks,English,United States,Life,Education,Life Development,Men,Sports

14 questions

1. Why did he fall in love with sports ?
He saw it as

2. What was he able to do because of sports ? (00:00:56)

3. Where do we raise kids in America ? (00:01:19)

4. How many children grow without father in America ? (00:01:39)

5. What percentage of Americans attend a church service ? (00:01:53)

6. What percentage of military applicant get turned away ? (00:02:24)

7. What are we left with to raise men ? (00:02:44)

8. What do they learn from sport ? (00:03:11)

9. Which team win championships ? (00:03:31)

10. What is his favorite virtue ? (00:04:03)

11. Why do we succeed in life ? (00:04:55)

12. Who should we listen to ? (00:06:38)

13. What does interact with success ? (00:07:12)

14. What does he fight for through sport ? (00:07:58)

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