If you're looking for some motivation then you've come to the right place. Imagine being placed in a situation where you're considered the underdog. Or perhaps the consensus was that your chances for success were practically impossible. Well, the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team were placed in that situation when they faced the so-called invincible Russian team.
Based on true events, the movie "Miracle" retells this story and one of the best scenes is Coach Brook's pre-game speech to the team before they faced the Russian team. . . . . . .
Great moments are born from great opportunity.
And that's what you have here tonight, boys.
That's what you've earned here, tonight.
If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine.
But not this game. Not tonight.
Tonight, we skate with 'em.
Tonight, we stay with 'em, 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 ya.
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 hearin' about what a great hockey team the Soviets have.
This is your time!!
Now go out there and take it! ~ Coach Brooks