If you could talk to the team
"Well, enough from me. Coach Beilein, take it away."
"Break a leg" too soon?
Not sure if I should laugh or not.... I mean he is going to be totally fine, so...
You beat me to it! Go Blue!
I would say that some of us will not be multi-millionare athletes that can bury the disappointment of a loss with the purchase of exotic lands, cars, and women. Please win it for those guys.
(Yes, I'm selfish)
That sounds like a pre-game speach you might have heard in the past? I love it.
I never give a speech without my speech peach. Or my speach, as I call it.
Let em hang.
I would say nothing & try to ninja away unseen. I'm afraid I would be more of a distraction than an inspiration.
Is that you Chris Webber?
Does anyone need a hug? (I'm a mom)
Let em hang
Let your nuts hang!
Why would you say that of all things?
They know the importance of the game, so there's no reason to play that up. If anything, they need the opposite. I'd take a page from Bacari Alexander and give a really goofy speech to loosen them up.
Nothing. Cause I'm an idiot when it comes to basketball relative to the coaching staff. It would me a monumental waste of time.
"You were a popular upset pick in the first round. You weren't supposed to be able to handle Havoc. You were supposed to get manhandled by Big Men. You were supposed to get overrun by another team that plays OUR game. You were supposed to get swallowed by the zone...
"You're supposed to be outplayed tonight. Go out there and show everyone how you made it to this game."
90% of your comments the past two days have been inappropriate culminating with this, the worst of the bunch. You've now lost all of the points for a year. Keep it up and you get banned.
It might be inappropriate, but I still chuckled when I read it.
I would mostly bring in others to do the work. For example:
- win one for the gipper speech given by dead Ronald Reagan
- the team speech via youtube, while Bo's son sits there looking at you sadly
- inches speech given by Al Pacino himself, LIVE FROM BROADWAY!
- bring in rocky's wife and have her tell them to "win" (Rocky 2), if Talia Shire is still alive and looking less "nerdy"
- have rilo kelly come in and sing and tell them to be "f***ing on"
- bring in Mr. Miyagi to do that hand thing to heal any last-minute injuries (however, don't share this with Kevin Ware)
- have Brian Cook read Eleven Swans aloud, except don't mention that the result of that game
- put a potato chip on everyone's shoulder and when they ask why, just say it looked like they needed a potato chip
- guest appearance by Jim Harbaugh who then shakes everyones' hands too excitedly
- just play the hype video and sit back and marvel
but these are just some first thoughts.
I have a feeling Bacari's speech is going to involve a baseball bat.
"We're starting Vogrich at PG to honor our seniors and to give Louisville some confusion. Now go get 'em Wolvie-cuties!"
"Oh wait, wait. Don't forget to wave to the Fab Five. Not sure where they are sitting... just look around for four or five of them and give them a 'hey-ho thumbs up' or something. OK?"
Go get 'em Wolvie-cuties!"
I would tell them to just trust the training that got you here.
UR A BALLER
"You're taller than I expected."
Speech from. Friday night lights. The one right before the championship game about what billy bob thinks the definition if perfect is.
That would be Julius not Billy Bob and the movie would be Remember The Titans not Friday Night Lights.
Pep talk from animal house.
I think the Blacked Eyed Peas said it the best. I Gotta Feeling...
Something about how Louisville has great point guards and shooting guards and big men, but we're gonna play as a team. I'll throw in something about nobody being more important than the team. There will be players who will play for contracts and this and that, and this is really the last time they get to play for a team.
Then maybe a little confidence boost like "We're gonna win because we're a team". I would probably mention not to talk about one another or criticize one another, but to encourage one another. I should mention that after the game is over, it'll be Michigan again. Michigan (just in case they forget).
Either that or "HAI GUYZ YOLO SWAG WE ON" and crank that Roundtree.
I'd have a Cardinal, and a cage. I'd cage the Cardinal dramatically. Then I'd have tons of rawk music with pyrotechnics. Then I'd release a live Wolverine to eat the Cardinal.
You see, the action of caging the Cardinal is Burke's role in running our offense, distributing the ball, creating and creating a few shots for himself. The cage itself represent Stauskas, GRII, and THJ who will need to come together and be the bars that shut down the bird. McGary is the Wolverine (originally would've been a big puppy, but a Wolverine just makes more sense).
I may skip the music and pyrotechnics, maybe.
That has to be some type of violation.
should be dressed as wolverine from X-men, otherwise I don't get it....
Remember Who You Are.
Score the ball!
With so many guys on the team considering going Pro next year, it seems a good time to remind them to play their hearts out and to cherish playing as a team with their brothers.
Soon enough, several of them will be in the NBA and playing for a new contract, new commercial deal, etc, but right now, they have the opportunity to do something special...They can write their own history tonight, and have the potential to write a legendary story that will be told for years to come.
The Team, The Team, The Team!
You beat me to it. Go Blue!
I'd probably just show them my boobs.
Your speech should be they can see your boobs if the WIN the game.
what you look like, but you just became infinitely hotter.
Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on your jersey already, training table spaghetti
Your nervous, but on the surface you look calm and ready to drop some three point bombs,
Just don't forget what coach B wrote down,
and when the whole crowd goes so loud
You'll open your mouth, and the words will come out
No choking now, nobody's joking now
Once the clock's run out and time's up over, wow
It will be reality, Oh there go wolverines
Oh, there goes Beilein, he won
He's so glad, that theydidn't give up that easy
You better lose yourself in the game flow, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance or blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
go out and have fun!
I would tell them that I am proud to be a Michigan fan and that the enjoyment they have brought me will be remembered forever.
Leave all you have on the court tonight and damn the results, we love you regardless and you are all forever Michigan Men.
I would totally wear that.
I'd start by quoting Gerald Ford: "Our long national nightmare is over." Then I'd abruptly conclude with:
Thanks for the ride. We are stuck on the top of the Ferris wheel. Win today and we get off and party... Lose and we are stuck for a little while before realizing we are slowly coming down still a good ride but it could've been better.
And "Stauskas, please find your stroke early and hit at a great clip today.
we'll be knee-deep in whiskey and hookers.
I'd play them the opening scene in Patton Go Blue! God help me I love it so.
grew up listening to my grandpa's Patton stories. I ended up in the Marine Corps, but Patton was one of the most beloved generals in American history
I'd play them the opening scene in Patton Go Blue! God help me I love it so.
Just replace what's needed to,"college" and "basketball"
How about . . . Wow, the security in this building really sucks.
Win for Michigan.
"Did you see that little kid score a touchdown in the Nebraska spring game?"
"No? WTF?!!?!?! DO YOU LIVE IN A CAVE?"
Then I'd whip out the video and they'd win by ELEVENTY BILLION.
they should start another thread about it.....
That was kind of why I brought it up.
Score more points than Louisville!
A bunch of blue collar players who were supposed to get demolished by the flashy Lakers. The Pistons suffocated Shaq, Kobe, Payton and Malone because they were a team that embodied the state of Michigan - hardworking, grinding, and working harder than your opponent until they submit.
This is a Michigan team. We're going to play Michigan basketball. Not just University of Michigan basketball, but state of Michigan basketball. This is what we do. Let's go to work.
(I assume that Bacari would bring out the hard hats tonight if he gave that speech.)
Have fun and enjoy yourselves......this team always seems to be calm regardless of what's going on during a game (credit Beilein)
Play for each other. Go after every loose ball. Believe in yourselves.
Big Stage. Big Ten.
Because there's no games left for you to use it.
I would show them a video of the speech Bo gave to the '89 squad before the Elite 8 game.
We would win by 30.
Wolverines! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the Louisville war machine, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.
But this is the year 2013! Much has happened since the Cadinal triumphs of the early season. The free men of the world are marching together to victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in basketball. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.