Get Outta Delaware Park Week 16: SPEEEECH!

This is it.  Fantasy football finals.  Real football playoff berths at stake.  Holy S is this weekend going to be awesome.  Not only is it Christmas, and someone who happens to be writing this article’s birthday, but it is also the most significant football week of the year.

For my Raiders, the road looks bleak.  They have to beat the Colts.  They need San Deigo to lose one of their last two games against garbage teams.  They need the Titans to beat Kansas City.  They then need to beat the Cheifs at Kansas City.

There is not much hope.  Only a fools hope. That’s why I am turning the podium over, to some of the most inspirational Speeches/moments in cinematic history to get my boys fired up.  Let’s go!

Henry V Does Work

Oh, how lovely.  If you don’t get hyped at about the 2:30 minute mark of this video, than I got nothing for you.  Sure it may look a little silly having a spritely 5’2 thespian in colored garb prancing around on what is surely a soundstage, but just listen to those words.

“The fewer men, the greater share of honor! God’s will, I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove I am not covetous for gold, nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; it yearns me not if men my garments wear; such outward things dwell not in my desires. But if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive!”

“We would not die in that man’s company who fears his fellowship with us!”

Yeah…Shakespeare knew what he was doing.

Bonus points for the music as well.

Baldwins Brass Balls

“Coffee is for closers only!”

“First place is a Cadillac El Dorado.  Second Place is a set of steak knives.  Third place is you’re fired!”

“Fuck you that’s my name! You know why? Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an $80,000 BMW. That’s my name.”

I dunno if it will get you fired up to play football, but it does prove one thing: Alec Baldwin is the balls.

Ballad of Boobie Miles

Remember the Titans ain’t got Shit on me!

Best football movie ever. Period. End of story.  Trumped only by the TV Show and maybe Necessary Roughness or the Replacements.

When he says, “Think about Boobie Miles.  Who is your BROTHER.  And he would die to be out there on that football field with you tonight.”  I always start to cry a little bit.

I delivered this speech to my soccer team at half time once.  Just kidding, but it’s on my bucket list.

Giv em Hell 54th

Besides the end of Field of Dreams, this is by far the scene from a movie that makes me weep like a baby almost 100% of the time.  They know they’re going to die!  But they fight anyway!  And they didn’t even need to take the fort in the end!  Oh the humanity!

The battle scene is balling too.  With (spoiler alert!) Denzel screaming COME ON! After picking up the flag next to a dead Matthew Broderick.  Oh it is almost pitch perfect.

Picks may or may not be coming in a different column.  But my Thursday night pick is Carolina +14.5.

And now, if you’re lazy and just want to be inspired.  Please to enjoy.

40 Great Speeches in 2 Minutes


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