Those who stay will be Champions.


Last game of the season. And although I know this blog is primarily dedicated to my 2favourites in life: food & travel, I would like to use the last few ounces of energy for the day to say… LET’S GO BLUE!! .
I am in no condition to rattle on with all the inspirational/motivational/rah-rah talk, so i would leave you in the hands of Al Pacino…

“I don’t know what to say really. I mean, three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives; all comes down to today. Well, we either we heal as a team or we’ll gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, till we’re finished. We’re in hell right now gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us; or we can fight our way back; into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch at a time.

Now I can’t do it for you. I’m to old. I look around and i see these young faces and I think. I made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who has ever loved me. And lately, I can’t even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know, when you get old in life; things get taken away from you. That’s part of life. But you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life’s this game of inches. So is football. Because in either game life or football the margin for error is so small. I mean one half step too early or too late and you don’t quite make it. One half a second too slow or too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game; every minute every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up all those inches, that’s what gonna make the *ucking difference between winning and losing. Between living and dying. I’ll tell you this in any fight, it’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch. And I know if I’m gona have any life anymore. It’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch. Because that’s what living is. The six inches in front of your face. Now I can’t make you do it. You have to look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes. Now i think your ginna see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows when it comes down to it; your gonna do the same for him.

That’s a team gentlemen. And, either we heal, now as a team, or we will die as individuals. That’s football guys. That’s all it is.

Now, what are you gonna do ?”




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