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[mov-quote] Any Given Sunday (1999)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

I found this speech is very inspiring and motivating.
It is from ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.. a very good movie about (american) football industry.


Don’t know what to say really.
Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives..
..all comes down to today.
Either we heal as a team
..or we are going to crumble.

Inch by inch..
Play by play..
Till we’re finished..

We are in hell right now, gentlemen
Believe me
And we can stay here
And get the shit kicked out of us
Or ..
We can fight our way
Back into the light.

We can climb out of hell.
One inch, at a time.

Now, I can’t do it for you.
I’m too old.
I look around and I see these young faces and I think
I mean I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make.
I uh….
I pissed away all my money
Believe it or not.
I chased off anyone who has ever loved me.
And lately, I can’t even stand the face I see in the mirror.

You know when you get old in life things get taken from you.
That’s, that’s part of life.

But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff…
…you find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.

Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.

I mean one half step too late or to early
.. you don’t quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
.. and you don’t quite catch it.

The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
Every minute..
Every second..

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
To pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.

Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that’s going to make the fucking difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.

I’ll tell you this..
In any fight
It is the guy who is willing to die who is going to win that inch.
And I know..
If I am going to have any life anymore
It is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.

The six inches in front of your face.

Now I can’t make you do it.
You gotta look at the guy next to you.
Look into his eyes.
Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
You are going to see a guy..
..who will sacrifice himself for this team
..because he knows when it comes down to it, are gonna do the same thing for him.

That’s a team, gentlemen!
And either we heal now, as a team,
Or we will die as individuals.
That’s football guys.
That’s all it is.
Now, whattaya gonna do?

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