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Greatest Classic Sport Movie Speeches: 4 Memorable Monologues

By    |   Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:54 PM

If you love instant replay, a great sports movie is like instant replay taken to another level. When it comes to watching classic sports movies, you're in control of the remote.

Here are four classic sports speeches you can watch repeatedly.

1. "Bull Durham" (1988)

As the movie begins, Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) offers up her take on baseball and other topics.

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"You see, there's a certain amount of life wisdom I give these boys. I can expand their minds. Sometimes when I've got a ballplayer alone, I'll just read Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman to him, and the guys are so sweet, they always stay and listen. 'Course, a guy'll listen to anything if he thinks it's foreplay. I make them feel confident, and they make me feel safe, and pretty. 'Course, what I give them lasts a lifetime; what they give me lasts 142 games. Sometimes, it seems like a bad trade. But, bad trades are part of baseball – now who can forget Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas, for God's sake? It's a long season and you gotta trust it. I've tried 'em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the church of baseball."

2. "Field of Dreams" (1989)

Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) gives the "People will come" speech.
"People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh … people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."

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3. "Breaking Away" (1979)


Mike (Dennis Quaid) ponders life in this classic sports speech.
"You know, I used to think I was a really great quarterback in high school. Still think so, too. Can't even bring myself to light a cigarette because I keep thinking I have to stay in shape. You know what really gets me though? I mean, here I am, I have to live in this stinking town, and I gotta read in the newspapers about some hot-shot kid, new star of the college team. Every year, it's going to be a new one. And every year it's never going to be me. … I'm just going to be Mike. Twenty-year-old Mike. Thirty-year-old Mike. Old, mean old man, Mike.

4. "Pride of the Yankees

Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper) in a short and simple speech.
"People have to live their own lives. Nobody can live it for you. Nobody could have made a baseball player out of Uncle Otto, and nobody can make anything but a baseball player out of me."

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