Letgo

Can the Sharks do the impossible for a chance at the impossible?


Written by Maria Delport (Letgo)

Posted in :Original Content on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:34

I know we’ve all been heart broken. I know the Sharks screwed it all up by themselves by losing games that they should have won. I know, we’ve all been here before. As a Sharks supporter, I know, it’s hard to will yourself to believe with a reminder of all the close calls and almost-beens and could-have-beens and should-have-beens that has gone by. I also know that we have already been written off and so we should be. I’m under no illusion. Winning this game, will be impossible for the Sharks and to add to that, winning this game will only give us a right to call ourselves number to, with a chance of at last calling ourselves number one. It’s tough being a Sharks supporter and I didn’t want to do it, but seeing that I am a Sharks supporter, I can’t help it. I know our team don’t have much of a chance, but I have to believe that the chance we have is enough.

Why don’t we go all in and believe in the Sharks, even if it means we take the chance of feeling that heartache again. Here’s a couple of our favorite movie pep talks to get us up for the game tomorrow.

Vince Lombardi – Winning is a Habit

Al Pacino – Inch by Inch

Great moments are born from great opportunity – coach Brooks

I also found a website www.keepingspiring.me where I picked a coupe of my favorite quotes, suitable for tomorrows game:

“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”– Frank L. Gaines

“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.”– Ken Doherty

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”– Emil Zatopek

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”– Terry Bradshaw

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”– Marv Levy

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”– Laird Hamilton

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”– Bo Jackson

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”– Tommy Lasorda

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”– Billie Jean King

“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”– Herb Brooks

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.”– Don Zimmer

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”– Pele

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”– George Halas

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.”– Chris Evert

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.”– Eddie Reese

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.”– Joe Frazier

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.”– Eddie Robinson

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”– Arnold Palmer

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”– Michael Jordan

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”– Picabo Street

“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.”– Homer Rice

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”– Ronnie Lott

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”– Carl Lewis

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”– Michael Jordan

“Win If You Can, Lose If You Must, But NEVER QUIT!”– Cameron Trammell

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”– Michael Phelps

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”– Lance Armstrong

“Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”– William A. Ward

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”– Satchel Paige

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”– Venus Williams

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”– Babe Ruth

“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.”– Evander Holyfield

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”– Jack Dempsey

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”– Yogi Berra

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”– Mike Ditka

“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.”– Jim Valvano

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”– Dan Gable

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”– Michael Jordan

Lets not give up on our Sharkies now. Believe in the power of black and white. Make history Sharkies. Take down the Crusaders for another chance at the cup.

 



33 Comments

  • I will just leave this here: GO SHARKS!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.07.14 11:43:33 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • The guys are going to be on the field, and having broken the Christchurch hoodoo with 14 guys earlier this year, they are going to be amped. We have every chance to win this one. Let’s go Sharkies!

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.07.14 11:45:48 by PTAShark Reply
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  • “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”– Michael Jordan

    “Win If You Can, Lose If You Must, But NEVER QUIT!”– Cameron Trammell

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.07.14 11:49:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • “Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”– William A. Ward

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.07.14 11:50:06 by Letgo Reply
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  • dam great quotes. We should send them these

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.07.14 12:07:05 by Dunx Reply

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  • i do not know why so man people have written us off. if any team can do the impossible it is the sharks people just never learn :cool:

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.07.14 12:36:19 by Poisy Reply
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  • Guys please help me, who do you think will take the kicks at goal?
    Pat or Frans?

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.07.14 12:48:04 by SuperShaun Reply

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  • @SuperShaun (Comment 7) : Recon it should be Pat with Frans taking any long range attempts.

    When Pat is nailing them his confidence improves. Also imagine that it would have been something he could continue to work on whilst waiting for his arm to fully heal.

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.07.14 13:03:16 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Great speech, now what do we do?
    -Braveheart

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.07.14 13:28:22 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Most inspiring speech ever…
    ‘You gotta learn the 5 Ds of Dodgeball: Dodge, Dive, Dip, Duck, Dodge.’ – Patches O’Houlihan. RIP.

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.07.14 13:40:10 by John Galt Reply

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  • I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BLACK AND WHITE!!SHARKS 4 EVER!!BLACK AND WHITE NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.07.14 13:43:49 by Harper07 Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 10) :
    ‘I know you. You know you. And I know you know that I know you’
    -White Goodman

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.07.14 13:47:54 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • No Facts no Story, no Guts no Glory

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.07.14 14:03:30 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 12) :
    We could do this all day.
    There are some absolute pearlers from ol’ White Goodman. haha.

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.07.14 14:03:36 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 14) : I dont care, and I dont care that you dont care that I dont care :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.07.14 14:06:24 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • “You don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time … I’ve never known a man worth his salt who deep down in his heart didn’t appreciate the grind and the discipline.” (0:16)

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.07.14 14:10:28 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • “Focus on the fundamentals that we’ve gone over time and time again … If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game. In my book, we’re gonna be winners!”

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.07.14 14:10:58 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • “To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself … It’s about being able to look your friends in the eye, and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth.”

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.07.14 14:11:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Knute Rockney: “Don’t forget, today is the day that we are going to win.”

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.07.14 14:12:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • From the movie, Miracle:”Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here, tonight. One game. If we played ‘em 10 times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with ‘em. Tonight, we stay with ‘em, and we shut them down because we can!”

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.07.14 14:13:00 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • After Assistant Coach Yoast from Remember the Titans decides to do the right thing, he announces to his team, “You want to act like a star, you better give me a star effort.”

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.07.14 14:14:05 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. the rest I wasted
    -George Best

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.07.14 14:30:27 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 22) : And as Suicide and Springsteen sang “Dream Baby Dream”, probably more appropriate for us fans.

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.07.14 14:36:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 22) : That George Best was a charachter.

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.07.14 14:36:54 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 23) :
    You can sum up this sport in two words: “you never know”
    -Lou Duva

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.07.14 14:37:43 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Eighty percent of success is showing up – Woody Allen

    We’re 80% there boys! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.07.14 15:06:19 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 25) : :lol: , punch drunk.

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.07.14 16:18:40 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • We are winning this competition and that means we are winning tomorrow. Dreamt about an away victory to lift the 2014 Superugby title back in February….in that dream, Alberts and Bissie were lifting the cup….and guess what, the background was Blue.

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.07.14 16:20:47 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Biggest bullshit I’ve ever read… Hahaha. We are gonna do this, I have NO doubt.

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.07.14 17:32:59 by Ice Reply
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  • I almost dare to believe…. :|

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.07.14 18:59:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • BLACK AND WHITE NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!! GO SHARKS!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.07.14 23:50:08 by JD Reply
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  • The good and the bad……. usually good if I miss a close hard game like this, usually bad if I buy a new Sharks jersey the week before a close hard game. Let’s see what happens tomorrow? !?!?!?!?! GO SHARKS!!!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.07.14 23:54:50 by JD Reply
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  • My quote for the day: “shit happens deal with it”.

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.07.14 14:12:06 by JD Reply
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