So Much for the Pep Talk

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno gives an emotional locker-room speech to Army Black Knights football players before the 113th Army-Navy football game Saturday in Philadelphia. Navy won, 17-13.

7 thoughts on “So Much for the Pep Talk”

  1. Rugby is my game, same shaped balls with different rules (“rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentleman”)!

    I just can’t see the ‘iron’ or any type of aggression being instilled here through the ‘pep’ talk?

    I think he’s saying;
    “look here chaps, we all know we are going to receive a dam good thrashing out there; however, keep a stiff upper lip and walk off at the final whistle with dignity and pride; safe in the knowledge that at least you will never have to wear aquaflage”.

    Just my humble thought…

    Yours Aye.

    1. I honestly know nothing about rugby. But in college, the Cal rugby coach, this guy, came over to me in the weight room and told me I should try out for his team. It was a neat compliment, but I never took him up on it. (I am tall -all leg strength- and one of my friends on the rugby team told me I would play “lock” or some-such position.)

      As for the General telling his guys about aquaflage, you may be on to a good method of motivation!

      1. The two of you provide me a source of hilarity for many moments of the day; Merry Christmas to both of you ….Happy Holidays ….I’m still decorating the house and the Christmas tree…have you ever heard of a ‘flocked’ tree….my second year here in Texas was last year…and it’s an exciting time…they do it big here and we’re going with the flow….k

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