A discourse community is a group of people who share a common interest or goal and use a specific vocabulary when discussing the topic. To truly be accepted in a discourse community, one must master the ways people within that community interconnect. I was successful in joining the discourse community of my high school football team by mastering the art of teamsmanship, establishing my credibility, and learning more about the game I love to play. In other words, I will be utilizing pathos, ethos, and logos appeals specifically to my high school football team community. I have always loved playing the game as well as watching the professionals play on television. I have played football since I was about eleven years old and although being a part of the team was simple in some aspects it was very difficult in others.