June 02, 2007

The Ultimate Commencement Address: Page 2's Mike Philbrick wrote a commencement speech entirely of quotes from sports movies (with footnotes to prove it.)

posted by apoch to other at 06:19 AM - 7 comments

Clever stuff. Was nice to see the oft forgotten "Any Given Sunday" as one of the picks.

posted by Drood at 01:27 PM on June 02, 2007

Looked good right up until the "Bad News Bears" reference. I don't think that counts ;-)

posted by cybermac at 01:32 PM on June 02, 2007

This is a clever speech and a hell of a lot better than most commencement talks I've heard. However it is not really about sports but movies.

posted by sickleguy at 02:17 PM on June 02, 2007

Holy cats that was awesome.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:13 PM on June 02, 2007

I am now so fired up, I'm ready to run through walls. That is the most inspiring thing I have ever heard. Where was this guy when I graduated from high school? (OK, with the exception of Pride of the Yankees, none of those films had been made when I was graduated.) To be serious, that was a really nice job of stringing the quotes together into a coherent piece. Thanks, apoch, for posting it.

posted by Howard_T at 05:53 PM on June 02, 2007

Excellent job. I heard once, from where I forget, someone say that all Shakespeare did was string a bunch of quotes together. Apropos of not much, but I always thought was funny...

posted by bobfoot at 09:06 PM on June 02, 2007

It's like the commencement speaker at my high school said, "Bleed all over 'em, let em know you're there!" Now where's that Russian pussy, Drago? I'm gonna wreck that red pansy.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:34 PM on June 03, 2007

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