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Friday, September 15, 2006

I know I set my pride around here somewhere...

Saw the YouTube clip below on EDSBS. In it, Chad Henne's former high school coach loses his fucking marbles gives his team a pep talk before a game in 2003.

No word yet if the kids were fired up as a result of this or wet themselves in fear.



Gee, I wonder if they won this game. If not, I'd really hate to see next week's speech.

17 comments:

Quinn said...

All I can say is HOLY CRAP. That is some crazy shit. Love the spit hanging off his lower lip for the last third of the clip. Priceless. Great find man.

Matt W. said...

Holy crap, indeed. I think I need to change my pants.

Brickeye said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

That was the master copy!!!

Yost said...

LOL, Brick.

Allaha said...

I played high school football in Texas -- and we may have been the worst team in the state -- but the most comical rant I ever heard from our coach was his screaming at us during one halftime: "This is not a game, and you are not here to have fun." Classic.

matt said...

first of all, one of you internets-savvy people MUST dig up whether they won that night...

second - it would be one thing if that sort of crap was actually effective...the kids look like they're just tuning him out anyway. i swear that #77 has his head down so he won't laugh in his the guy's face (well, that, or so he won't get spittled on). just a classic example of a coach / parent taking the game more seriously than the kids. dink.

JohnnyRotten said...

They indeed lost the game that night! (I guess pep takls don't always work)

Anonymous said...

I guess they got their ass kicked on field and in the locker room (at least #38 got his ass kicked in the locker room). Man this is a great find.

beast in 'bama said...

I don't think anyone in the room but the coach is even BREATHING!

You talkin' to me?
Are you talkin' to me?

Travis, I think he just might be...

Anonymous said...

Man, I'm glad Al Gore invented the internet or else I never would have seen this. The only thing that would have been funnier is if the guy he was shoving got up and ran out of the room before his rant was was done saying, "Time's up, let's do this, LEROYYYYYY JEEEEEEENKINS!"

Bill said...

A little background and an update. The Coach Cantafio, has since been fired for Embezzlement! He was stealing football camp money and directing it to his own account.

Anonymous said...

Since he is a thief, I suppose Danny has more pride than he does!!

Andy Geiger said...

And he hasn't been hired by Jim Tressel yet ?

Anonymous said...

"I lost my hand. I lost my pride! Danny still has his hand. Danny still has his pride!"

Regading a few comments made on EDSBS: coaches do not have to lose it completely to inspire a team.

Former NFL lineman Joe Ehrmann now coaches HS ball and his overriding goal is to develop the boys into well-rounded men. Oh, and he has built a nothing program into a top quality team (don't know their level, though).

The Concord De La Salle coach runs a program the same way. He wins big even when they don't always have the best talent. The team plays for each other, not out of fear of their coach. No yelling, ever.

At the college level, the guy from the small school in Minnesota (?) who has won all those games and championships doesn't ever yell. Heck, he doesn't even allow them to hit each other, as they are teammates.

Perhaps these approaches would not work at the D-1A or pro levels, but they certainly can at other levels.

The vido was hysterical, though. My high school coach did that to us once, but only once. A few did everything they could to keep from laughing.

Anonymous said...

Jeez the scariest thing about that guy is he didn't blink not once in that entire rant...I think somebody needs to cut back on the caffine

Marcoux said...

I don't think Danny's gonna sit in the front row anymore.

Anonymous said...

That's not how the scene is supposed to play out! When coach shouts at Danny, Danny is supposed to to slowly raise his head and softly says, "I've got pride." Then the coach is supposed to scream, "You think you have pride? I don't think so! Nobody in this room has pride!" Then another kid defends Danny, "I've got pride." One player after another keeps piping in with "I've Got Pride!" until the entire team has chimed in, and all are banging their helmets in unison on the benches and walls. Then the coach shouts, "Then prove me wrong, and let's get out there and kick some ass." The place goes crazy and we watch 2 minutes of bone crushing tackles, amazing slow-mo catches, and all of the Lancaster fans on their feet cheering, as the reporter for the Lancaster Era proclaims, "This is the Wilson team we've been waiting to see. Maybe Jackson isn't better than Henne, and just maybe the pride of this town is back!"