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.