Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, Basketball, Coaches, Motivation
Coaching (Athletics); Football; Basketball
Probably the most famous halftime speech ever given was the Knute Rockne, "Win One for the Gipper" classic, which many of us have seen delivered by Pat O'Brien in "The Knute Rockne Story." It is remembered as well because the Gipper was played by the somnambulant President of the United States who incessantly evoked its memory for whatever feeble cause he was pushing. As motivational speeches go this one has no peer.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Motivating Athletes: Tampons at Catholic University and Bull Castration at Mississippi St." (1992). On Sport and Society. 343.