Everyone has a catchphrase they got from a movie. A lot of those catchphrases come from sports movies – even if you aren’t a sports fan!
Have you ever heard someone say, “You’re killing me, Smalls?”
Maybe you’ve said it and you didn’t even realize it came from the movie The Sandlot.
Movie quotes have a way of sticking with us, especially the motivating sports speeches.
Take a look at 10 of the most iconic sports movie speeches of all time:
A League Of Their Own
Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan: “Are you crying? Are you crying? There’s no crying. There’s no crying in baseball!”
Dwayne Johnson as Sean Porter: “You do it my way, not your way. Your way got you here and you’re here because you lost. Right now you are all losers, but if you accept this challenge and stick with the program, you are all going to be winners at the end.”
Friday Night Lights
Billy Bob Thornton as Gary Gaines: “Well I want you to understand something. To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship to yourself and 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, because you told them the truth. And that truth is that you did everything that you could. There wasn’t one more thing that you could have done.”
Mickey Rourke as Randy Robinson: “I just wanna say to you all tonight, I’m very, very grateful to be here. A lot of people told me that I’d never wrestle again and that’s all I do. You know, if you live hard and play hard and you burn the candle at both ends, you pay the price for it.You know in this life you can lose everything that you love, everything that loves you.”
Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks: “Great moments… are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. If we played ’em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. 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. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.”