The Greatest Sports Film Speeches That You Absolutely Need In Your Everyday Life

The Greatest Sports Film Speeches That You Absolutely Need In Your Everyday Life

Whether it's on the field, court or ice— it's where champions are born and where legends are crowned.

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    In the face of doubt, it's those places that bring forward both inspiration and motivation to a group of individuals, even spectators. In the scheme of things, that's exactly why sports films so elite in comparison to other genres out there. These sports films would be nothing without overcoming some sort of adversity, and that very same adversity is met with nothing short of courage, heroism, and fortitude.

    Some speeches might be emotional and some might be humorous. Some might be angry and some aren't even said inside a locker room. Some are based on a true story and some are not, yet they all have one thing in common. Each film's speech has the ability to break down that wall and pull the viewer into the situation, letting us truly feel that surreal intensity. It's the perfect trifecta of superb directing, acting, and writing.

    It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, here are 20 of the greatest sports film speeches that you absolutely need in your everyday life to stay motivated:

1. "Miracle" (2004)

"This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw 'em."

2. "Rocky Balboa" (2006)

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it."

3. "Any Given Sunday" (1999)

"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."

4. "Hoosiers" (1986)

"Forget about the crowds, the size of the school, their fancy uniforms, and remember what got you here."

5. "Pride of a Yankee" (1942)

"Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

6. "Remember the Titans" (2000)

"This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin' the same fight that we're still fightin' amongst ourselves today."

7. "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994)

"We're not goons. We're not bullies. No matter what people say or do we have to be ourselves."

8. "Friday Night Lights" (2004)

"It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship to yourself, your family, and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn't let them down."

9. "The Sandlot" (1993)

"Everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance."

10. "Coach Carter" (2005)

"l came to coach basketball players, and you became students. l came to teach boys, and you became men."

11. "Facing The Giants" (2006)

"Keep going. Keep driving it. Keep your knees off the ground. That's it. Your very best. Don't quit on me."

12. "We Are Marshall" (2006)

"Six players, six teammates, six sons of Marshall. This is our past, gentlemen. This is where we have been, this is how we got here, this is who we are. Today."

13. "Field of Dreams" (1989)

"People will come, Ray. For reasons they cannot even fathom."

14. "The Blindside" (2009)

"But honor, that's the real reason for you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that's pretty good."

15. "Gridiron Gang" (2006)

Now is the time to prove to yourself and everyone out there that even though you're locked, you're somebody."

16. "Little Giants" (1994)

"When we were kids. We used to race our bikes down Cherry Hill every day after school. We raced every day and he always beat me, but one time— one time, I beat him."

17. "Rudy" (1993)

"Prove what? You are so full of crap. You are five feet nothing, 100 and noting. You hardly got a speck of athletic ability and you hung in with the best college football team in all the land for two years."

18. "Glory Road" (2006)

"Right now it's not about talent, it's about heart. It's about who will go out there and play the hardest."

19. "Invictus" (2009)

"Do you hear? Listen to your country. Seven minutes."

20. "Brian's Song" (1971)

"I think we should dedicate ourselves to give maximum effort to win this game."

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3 Tips To Drafting A Fantasy Football Team

How to Navigate the Complex Landscape of the Nerd's Take on America's Game

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It will be fun, they said. It's easy! You just pick players and when they play well you do well! They said. Well, all you are thinking now is what did I get myself into. The draft clock ticks away as you try to pick a player. Your brother talks nonstop about Tom Brady, but when you tried to pick him, your brother yelled in protest and started blabbering on about something called ADP. You just did this because everyone else was, you don't know what YAC is or how a player's ODP should affect their draft stock. Well, while I won't be able to give you every bit of advice to make 100% sure you'll be gloating to your old bro at the season's end, I can get you up to speed on this crazy game of sports and numbers.

Part One: The Basics

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For you beginning out there that barely know what a football is and are only in this because a friend begged you to fill a spot, this paragraph is a good place to start. Simply put, fantasy football is a game where you pick players who play real, NFL football in the hopes that they perform well. When the real games are played out, the better these players that you have on your team do, the more points you score. If the player you have scores a touchdown, that's six points. There are points for yards, field goals, negative points for a player throwing an interception, and sometimes a point is given just for catching the ball. But don't worry about all that. So, you have your players from all different teams in the NFL and you have your team play against another team from your fantasy league in a game of whose players can perform better in the real football game. The team with the most points wins.

Part Two: The Draft

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Now that we have the basics down we move on to the draft. Ah yes, they save the most confusing part of fantasy football for the very beginning. The draft can be daunting. It can be difficult trying to coordinate positions, byes, teams, and considering a myriad of other factors everyone else is telling you are essential. I'd like to break it down into three simple tips on draft day:

1. Use your first three picks on either RBs or WRs.

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Don't even think about anything other than these two positions for your first three picks. Some people may tell you to take a tight end, but I'm telling you there's talent later in the draft at that position. Focus on these two positions. In most leagues, you will need two RBs (Running Backs) and two WRs (Wide Receivers) plus a fifth slot for either an RB or a WR called a Flex. When you draft, the game will suggest players that people have taken when drafting at the same position you are. Players with lower numbers are traditionally being picked earlier and are generally better. Try to find 2 RBs and 1 WR or vice versa in those first three rounds if you can.

2. Don't draft a QB until after the 10th round. 

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Quarterback is the most important position in real football and most of the famous players (Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and others) are quarterbacks. In fantasy, they are not as important. The best QBs and the middle-of-the-pack QBs will score very similar numbers from week to week, so look for better players at WR, RB, and TE before you pick a QB. Good players to target at QB are Matt Ryan (Falcons) and Phillip Rivers (Chargers)

3. Wait to draft your defense and kicker until the final four rounds. 

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It can be tempting to look to fill that Kicker and that Defense slot early to make sure you have all the players you need, but trust me, wait. Remember when I said the difference between the best and the ok QBs is a small difference? It's even smaller for a kicker and a defense. Wait until the very end of the draft until you pick up anyone at these positions. If you have a favorite team it can be fun to pick their defense, as long as they are a good team their defense will do the trick.

So there you have it, three beginner tips for drafting a fantasy football team. Remember to relax, it's only a game, and have fun! Happy drafting!

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The 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Portrays The Female Superheroine We've Been Waiting For

Finally time for the superheroine we've been anticipating for years.

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First things first, if you haven't seen the trailer yet, stop what you're doing, and go WATCH IT!

Move on over Cinderella and Aurora. Meet Captain Marvel, the new chick in town! She doesn't need saving, unlike the Disney princesses!

In fact, Captain Marvel is here to save everyone else from an impending doom.

Many girls (and women) around the world have been begging for a spandex-clad heroine to swoop in and save the day. Up until this point, all we've had are dozens of male superheroes. Which isn't a bad thing but we've yearned for a feminine hero we can relate to on a basic level.

Specifically, not a princess who is crying for a prince to come to sweep her off her feet, to a new life.

Brie Larson is the perfect badass to do just that.

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She's ready to be the strong woman AND superhero for little girls (and boys) to admire. She is using this role to break down the stigma of a tomboy and what it means to be a role model that isn't adorning lace and wishing for a prince charming.

Captain Marvel has even been argued to be the most powerful character in the Marvel universe. She can fly, heal rapidly, has a sixth sense, immunity to most poisons, and can shoot immensely strong blasts. Complete with magical glowing hair. She's about more than just raw strength but has a limitless emotional strength and a "get-it-done" attitude that will stop any villain in their tracks.

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The trailer shows us that Carol Danvers, Ms. Marvel, is a woman of many faces. She's trained as a soldier, is preparing for a space invasion, and even convinced a young Nick Fury to have some faith in renegades. She is all strapped in and prepared to rock our world. And boy, are we ready for her debut!

'Captain Marvel' will hit theaters on March 8th, 2019.

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