Nah, I needed that to pump me up this morning...thanks.
bo schembechler the team speech
this gets me pumped up and it brings a tear to my eye. RIP Bo.
hopefully next year I can get in the locker room during spring game and play that on my iPod as I walk through. I get chills everytime I hear it. Just missed the locker room tour this year.
is this barwis gem...
it's funny to read the comments left on this video.
that speech in any area of business (especially health care) and it has tremendous application. We are part of teams all of our life both at home, on the playground and at work.
God bless Bo.
This one is so good. When I was in school as a premed (graduated last year) whenever I saw this commercial I would go straight to the grad stacks and study for hours.
If this doesn't make your eyes well up a little bit then you have no soul.
I HAD to listen to the speech and write the transcript. Here is to you, Bo!
We want the Big 10 championship. And we’re going to win it as a TEAM. They can throw out all those great backs and great quarterbacks and great defensive players throughout the country and in this conference. But there’s going to be one team that is going play solely as a team. No man is more important than the team. No coach is more important than the team. THE TEAM! THE TEAM! THE TEAM! And if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do you take into consideration what effect does it have on my team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here, you will never play for a team again. You’ll play for a contract. You’ll play for this. You’ll play for that. You’ll play for everything except the team. And think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is THE TEAM! We’re going to win it. We’re going to win the championship again because we’re going to play as a team better than anyone else in the conference. We’re going to play together as a TEAM. We’re going to believe in each other. We’re not going to criticize each other. We’re not going to talk about each other. We’re going to encourage each other! And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know it’s going to be Michigan again. Michigan!
-- Bo Schembechler
Great post!! Thanks.
Last line always gets me.
....while I go punch a watercooler and run through a brick wall. If you can't get revved up by that, you are truly dead inside.
exactly why i don't really watch pro football: "Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here, you will never play for a team again. You’ll play for a contract. You’ll play for this. You’ll play for that. You’ll play for everything except the team."
best speech ever.
Long live Bo's spirit at the Big House. Maybe he can guide us to a few more victories this year. Hail!
Listening to that speech always gives me the chills, awesome post.
Anyone no where I can find an MP3 of this? I was actually looking for this last night.
Indeed a very touching speech. Motivation is a very powerful tool, and when utilized in the right way, it can become overwhelming. Bo definitely had a knack for motivating.
I'd like to think this years team has plenty of motivation to be better after what conspired last year. It should play into producing a better year.
a little dusty in here