Probably not, but it was still highly entertaining. I would have edited it down to about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes (the outer-limits of our modern attention spans) instead of the 6 or so that it went on for. That said, I was highly impressed that he rattled off so many player names and past fan grievances against them, in such a flawless rat-a-tat-tat style.
And of course the volley of expletives kept the speech from being heard entirely on live TV, because NFL Network was on delay and ended up dropping out huge chunks of audio. Still, impressive.
So I was thinking about “sports speeches” and what would be an all-time great list? I am still compiling, but certainly Lou Gherig’s has to be near the top, if not the greatest ever.
I came across this excellent short from the Smithsonian Channel that is worth your eyeballs for a few minutes. What an amazing man, and an amazing moment.