September 10, 2009
NFL Opening Kickoff Tonight ~ Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans
NFL begins with a celebration in its special pregame show, "NFL Opening Kickoff 2009" at 8:00 p.m. ET Thursday, tonight. Tim McGraw and The Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform.
There will be simulcast coverage of the 30-minute pregame show which will air from 8-8:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NFL Network.
The performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2009 season and to honor the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.
The show leads into the season opener between the Steelers and the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field.
Football is truly the sport closest to combat. Men strategize in their war room, don their armor, and line up against their opponent. Victory is measured in territory gained, in how well one unit outmaneuvers the other. The game involves brute strength and keen physicality; it is a hand to hand, helmet to helmet fight, one man struggling against another. And yet at the same time, finesse, agility, and brilliant strategy are requisites for success and a team lives or dies solely on how well they work together as a team, as a unit.
I love football locker room speeches, they can apply to life as well. Here are a few to share with you.
Any Given Sunday
Legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne prepares his players for battle.
Remember the Titans - Coach Boone Speech
Torrey Pines Coach Burke Last Play speech
My two favorite teams:
........The Chicago Bears
And the Denver Bronco's
These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)
Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Posted by Wild Thing at September 10, 2009 07:47 AM
As far as I can tell that Rockne speech was the real McCoy, by the time he was done I am shouting, ' Yeah, lets go get'em, win one for the gipper'.
Posted by: Mark at September 10, 2009 03:46 PM
Mark, I think it is too. It sure seems like
Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2009 11:15 PM