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August 11, 2009 3:35 PM

Top 10 Sports Speeches

Sometimes, it's just a simple game. But often, sports is much more than that.

It's full of life lessons. It can teach you about failure, joy, disappointment, excitement, winning and losing. About maturity, teamwork, humility and selflessness. And no where is that more evident than in sports' great speeches.

The Top 10 Speeches in Sports motivate, inspire, and even heal, from Herb Brooks reminding a group of ragtag college kids that playing the Soviet Union was their moment, to Michael Irvin's emotional Hall of Fame speech, to Jack Buck's moving poem when baseball resumed in St. Louis after 9/11, to Jimmy V's message to never, never give up.

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