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Talking Sports: The short list


It’s been a while now - I don’t know how long. But I came across a list of the 10 greatest sports speeches ever made. The top one on the list was a poem by Muhammad Ali he read before fighting George Foreman in Africa - “The Rumble in the Jungle” they called it in 1974.

Right away I knew it wasn’t a list to be taken seriously.

I can only remember one sports speech in my lifetime that was especially memorable - at least for me. The March 3, 1993 ESPYs speech of Jim Valvano. Sure Valvano’s speech was on the list, but somewhere in the middle.

For the sake of recollection I Google...

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