Joel's MONOlogue of the Day

Friday, July 27, 2007

In the spirit of Warmachine, which Noah and I dare to participate in from time to time as a means of escaping what has otherwise started to become a somewhat "meh" point in our lives, I have begun to think about the little "hits and misses" in life that can mean so much. For the uninitiated, Warmachine is a tabletop "geek game" where you move your pieces in a tactical manner against an opponent's army of pieces. Each piece lends it's own special abilities to the battle. Movement is measured in inches... just like football... just like life...

Tony D'Amato's (Al Pacino) speech to his football team from ANY GIVEN SUNDAY:

"...You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the f--king difference between winnin' and losin'! Between livin' and dyin'! I'll tell ya this: In any fight, it's the guy who's willin' to die who's gonna win that inch. And I know if I'm gonna have any life anymore, it's because I'm still willin' to fight and die for that inch. Because that's what livin' is! The six inches in front of your face!! Now I can't make you do it. You got to look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes! Now I think you're gonna see a guy who will go that inch with you. You're gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows, when it comes down to it, you're gonna do the same for him! That's a team, gentleman! And, either we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football, guys. That's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?"

2 comments:

Bob "Chief Beer Advocate" 1:57 PM  

Warmachine huh?

Is it like Axis and Allies?

steves 5:56 PM  

A little more complex.

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