Best Sports Movie Pep Talks

When you're down, these clips can get you going
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2009 5:22 AM CDT

World got you down? Let one of these coaches buck you up: AskMen picks the best sports movie inspirational talks. The top five:

  1. Kurt Russell, Miracle: “If we played ‘em 10 times, they might win nine. But not this game.”
  2. Al Pacino, Any Given Sunday: “You find out life's this game of inches. So is football. The inches we need are everywhere around us.”

  1. Gene Hackman, Hoosiers: “If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says.”
  2. Pat O’Brien, Knut Rockne, All-American: “Sometime when the team is up against it, tell them to go out there and win just one for the Gipper.”
  3. Billy Bob Thornton, Friday Night Lights: “Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn't let them down, because you told them the truth.”
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