'Screw' Those Soviet Hockey Players: Kid

Pint-sized coach recites Kurt Russell's speech from Miracle
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2009 10:46 AM CDT

What’s more inspiring than watching Kurt Russell speak the words of legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks to the 1980 men’s Olympic team before they played—and beat—the Russians in the film Miracle? Try the same words coming from a 5-year-old. Well, maybe it’s just cuter, but for whatever reason the vid has become a YouTube sensation, Urlesque reports.

Josh Sacco’s father set up a camera to record his pint-sized coach giving the speech after he got it down pat through months of repeated viewings of Miracle. Sacco—nicknamed “Rizzo” after one of the players—saunters on camera in a Brooks-esque sports coat and tie and proceeds to give a convincing rendition. Or at least convincing enough to get 800,000 hits on the video sharing site. (Read more Herb Brooks stories.)

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