Friday, March 5, 2010


Thank you, Herb Brooks, for giving absolutely the most adrenaline flowing, ass-whooping, confidence-building pre-game speech in the history of time and sport. And also thank you to sister Mindi's best friend Sarah-bo Barkema for discovering this particular rendition. I listened over and over (to Kurt Russell portraying Herb Brooks and giving the speech before beating the Soviets in '80) before the finals of the 5000m at the '08 Olympic Trials in Eugene. Some of the best memories of my life...

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