What are you gonna do?

29 Dec

(Speech by Alpacino from the movie, Any Given Sunday (1999))

“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 a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, 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 add up all those inches, that’s gonna make the f–king difference between winnin’ and losin’! Between livin’ and dyin’! I’ll tell ya this: In any fight, it’s the guy who’s willin’ to die who’s gonna win that inch. And I know if I’m gonna have any life anymore, it’s because I’m still willin’ to fight and die for that inch. Because that’s what livin’ is! The six inches in front of your face!! Now I can’t make you do it. You got to look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes! Now I think you’re gonna see a guy who will go that inch with you. You’re gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows, when it comes down to it, you’re gonna do the same for him! That’s a team, gentleman! 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?”

Have a wonderful new year !


Posted by on December 29, 2007 in From AM-KICKING blog, movies


2 responses to “What are you gonna do?

  1. BrainWaves

    December 30, 2007 at 1:43 am

    Lot of sports movies have the dialog which applies to life. This is a good one.

    We watched Om Shanti Om and in that he says, everything will be OK at the end. If it is not ending it happily, then it means it is over yet.

    Nice movie by the way! And Deepika Padukone looks AWESOME!

  2. Saumya

    December 31, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Team work is a rather fine line. You have to learn to give your best while working for the larger interests of the team – I like the way “Chak de” tried to capture the spirit.


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