In honor of this Sunday's Super Bowl - and to fire up the unlikely and underdog Cardinals, and get the Steel Curtain locked down - here are 12 of the most inspirational speeches in sports (and movie) history.
In a classic, legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne, urging his players to fight, fight, fight.
Bear Bryant's calm, but firm, "We're behind" halftime speech.
Bobby Knight. Not quite as calm.
Alec "Fuck You, That's My Name" Baldwin motivating the sales team in Glengarry Glen Ross. One of the most repeated, and ripped off (you listening Affleck in Boiler Room
?), movie speeches.
If you're down at halftime, Ed Reed is the guy you want on your team.
No one gets more pumped than Terry Tate, Office Linebacker
Pacino could ask for directions to the grocery store and sound like he's giving a halftime speech.
If Gene Hackman's Hoosiers pre-game speech doesn't get you going, check to see if you're still breathing.
Just like Rudy himself: short, sweet and effective.
Coach Brook's speech before the 1980 gold medal game made all of us think we could strap on some skates and beat the Russians.
Before he was the President, he was the Gipper. And they won one for him.
Check your boss's office. $5 bucks says he's got a poster, with Lombardi's "Winning" speech, framed on his wall.