Locker rooms are gross.
They're smelly, waterlogged, messy and littered with way too many used jockstraps for comfort.
Luckily, the magic of film makes us forget all of that malarkey.
The field, court or ice may be where champions are born and where legends are crowned, but the silver screen reminds us: Those gross locker rooms are places of inspiration and motivation that bring us to the marvelous point of celebration.
Stars don't just perform out of nowhere. Before Rudy gets a-Rudyin' and the Hoosiers get a-Hoosierin', it takes great words of wisdom to get us there.
Sports films would be nothing without overcoming adversity. Honestly, no one in their right mind wants to watch a story of nothing's happening, right? Watching a real blowout on television is bad enough as it is, after all.
That adversity is met with courage, bravery and fortitude. All are exemplified in these classic sports film speeches—some emotional, some humorous, some angry and some not even told in the setting of a locker room.
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