The Inches We Need

Daily Inspiration, Motivation and Banter.

Messi Crying after Copa del Ray Loss

The Yahoo Football blog – Dirt Tackle produced this photo from Barcelona photographer Miguel Ruiz.

The image is taken after the Copa Del Ray loss to Real Madrid last season. If you wanted proof of Barca`s passion and drive….here it is.  This was a team that went on to win every other competition they entered that season – but still mourned their loss to Real like it was the climax of their season. Messi must be one of the humblest most un-assuming genius`s on the planet.


Advertisement Gold

I was reminded of the brilliant Carlsberg Team Talk ad the other day and it got me thinking of a few other top draw sporting ads.  Below are some of my faves.

One of the original Nike Football ads – classic.

Jordan vs Bird.

Tidwell – what a player he would have been.

Fight On Men

The Andrew Barton Ballard that was famously used by Marv Levy to re-motivate his Buffalo Bills team after another Super Bowl loss, has great meaning in a sporting context.  Below is the most powerful section of the Ballard.

“I am sore wounded but not slain
I will lay me down and bleed a while
And then rise up to fight again”

Below is a link to an article from the independent about Levy`s use of the Ballard.

Marv Levy – Independent Article

Welcome to The Inches We Need

A motivational new blog with a sports theme, The Inches We Need is going to provide regular inspirational content.

First post is the speech that inspired the name – Enjoy!

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