Al Pacino's Inch By Inch speech from Any Given Sunday
I don't know what to say really. 6park.comThree minutes 6park.comto the biggest battle of our professional lives 6park.comall comes down to today. 6park.comEither 6park.comwe heal 6park.comas a team 6park.comor we are going to crumble. 6park.comInch by inch 6park.complay by play 6park.comtill we're finished. 6park.comWe are in hell right now, gentlemen 6park.combelieve me 6park.comand 6park.comwe can stay here 6park.comand get the shit kicked out of us 6park.comor 6park.comwe can fight our way 6park.comback into the light. 6park.comWe can climb out of hell. 6park.comOne inch, at a time. 6park.comNow I can't do it for you. 6park.comI'm too old. 6park.comI look around and I see these young faces 6park.comand I think 6park.comI mean 6park.comI made every wrong choice a middle age man could make. 6park.comI uh.... 6park.comI pissed away all my money 6park.combelieve it or not. 6park.comI chased off 6park.comanyone who has ever loved me. 6park.comAnd lately, 6park.comI can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. 6park.comYou know when you get old in life 6park.comthings get taken from you. 6park.comThat's, that's part of life. 6park.comBut, 6park.comyou only learn that when you start losing stuff. 6park.comYou find out that life is just a game of inches. 6park.comSo is football. 6park.comBecause in either game 6park.comlife or football 6park.comthe margin for error is so small. 6park.comI mean 6park.comone half step too late or to early 6park.comyou don't quite make it. 6park.comOne half second too slow or too fast 6park.comand you don't quite catch it. 6park.comThe inches we need are everywhere around us. 6park.comThey are in ever break of the game 6park.comevery minute, every second. 6park.comOn this team, we fight for that inch 6park.comOn this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us 6park.comto pieces for that inch. 6park.comWe CLAW with our finger nails for that inch. 6park.comCause we know 6park.comwhen we add up all those inches 6park.comthat's going to make the fucking difference 6park.combetween WINNING and LOSING 6park.combetween LIVING and DYING. 6park.comI'll tell you this 6park.comin any fight 6park.comit is the guy who is willing to die 6park.comwho is going to win that inch. 6park.comAnd I know 6park.comif I am going to have any life anymore 6park.comit is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch 6park.combecause that is what LIVING is. 6park.comThe six inches in front of your face. 6park.comNow I can't make you do it. 6park.comYou gotta look at the guy next to you. 6park.comLook into his eyes. 6park.comNow I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. 6park.comYou are going to see a guy 6park.comwho will sacrifice himself for this team 6park.combecause he knows when it comes down to it, 6park.comyou are gonna do the same thing for him. 6park.comThat's a team, gentlemen 6park.comand either we heal now, as a team, 6park.comor we will die as individuals. 6park.comThat's football guys. 6park.comThat's all it is. 6park.comNow, whattaya gonna do?