Monday, January 31 by

Greatest Sports Pep Talk Ever

In anticipation of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Matthew Freund put together this inspirational supercut. The finest sports figures from film and television offer up words of encouragement to get you back out on that field in fighting form. Whether you’re a Packers fan or a Steelers fan, it should get you amped to pummel the opposing team.

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  1. January 31, 2011 8:58 am

    Peter Klavin

    Matt Freund uses a mouse like Picasso uses a paintbrush. Well done.

  2. January 31, 2011 8:58 am


    You know nothing of my work!

  3. January 31, 2011 8:58 am

    Brian Huntington

    I love Dennis Quaid giving a speech to Dennis Quaid.

  4. January 31, 2011 8:58 am

    Mike O

    What movie is Pineapple Kid from?

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    Necessary Roughness (1991) – greatest coach speech EVER:
    [Halftime of final game]
    Coach Rig: Now, let’s analyze what’s been working for us.
    [Long pause]
    Coach Rig: NOT A GOD DAMN THING’S been working for us. Like this goddamn suit doesn’t work for me… and this stinking tie… and this goddamned shirt. IT DOESN’T WORK FOR ME. YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY WINNING HARD-NOSED FOOTBALL? YOU PLAY FOOTBALL LIKE ED GENERRO PLAYED FOOTBALL. A guy who gave his life for this football team. He was a 140-pound halfback, and HE PLAYED LIKE A GODDAMN WILDMAN! NO! LIKE A GODDAMN RAMPAGING BEAST! And that’s the way you got to do it! YOU GO OUT THERE! YOU TEAR THEIR FUCKING HEADS OFF, AND YOU SHIT DOWN THEIR NECKS! Let us pray.

  7. January 31, 2011 8:58 am


    Oh wow, OK dude that really does make a lot of sense.

  8. January 31, 2011 8:58 am


    Awesome Edit! what song is used in the background?

  9. January 31, 2011 8:58 am


    what no opening coaches pep talk with the teacher from the breakfast club …
    “god wants you to put your foot on their balls and believe it”
    the best quote in cinema.

  10. January 31, 2011 8:58 am

    D Johnston1985

    Not sure what thet title of the song is but i do know that the band is named Explosions in the Sky. They are from texas and they did the soundtrack for Friday Night Lights…

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    This is a lot like “40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes,” edited by Matthew Belinkie and posted on Overthinking It back in 2008:

    Nice job here, though.

  13. January 31, 2011 8:58 am


    This is awesome. Could’ve used a little Craig T. Nelson from ALL THE RIGHT MOVES. Otherwise, perfect. -SD

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