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    The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    [size=12pt]THE BEST NINE MINUTES YOU'LL SPEND THIS WEEK[/size]
    POSTED 3:35 p.m. EDT; UPDATED 5:19 p.m. EDT, October 10, 2007
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    We found on YouTube the Jim Valvano speech from that night more than 14 years ago, and we highly recommend watching it, in its entirety.
    Today, tomorrow, the next day, and beyond.

    That nine-minute investment of time completely fulfills Coach V's suggestion that, at least once per day, we laugh, we think, and we have our emotions moved to tears.

    So here it is.
    One click away.

    [youtube=425,350]8neQJlTvMSs[/youtube]

    We all know someone who has fought cancer.
    Most of us know someone who has lost the battle.
    My mother, who was supposed to have six months and defied the doctors by turning it into six years and six months, called me in tears after she watched Valvano's remarks the night they first aired.



    His words should stay with all of us, and should be shared long after we're all gone.

    "Cancer can take away all my physical abilities.
    It cannot touch my mind.
    It cannot touch my heart.
    And It cannot touch my soul.
    And those three things are gonna carry on forever."

    We know that we spend plenty of time in our role as unauthorized external ombudsperson/agitator ripping at many things ESPN.
    But we've got plenty of respect for the Bristol folks for supporting cancer research in the name of Valvano, and we urge all of the readers out there (and we know how much money some of you make) to throw a little cash toward the V Foundation.
    The site is right here.

    As Jimmy V said regarding financial support of the cause, "It may not save my life.
    It may save my children's lives.
    It may save someone you love."

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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    I don't have time for a 9 minute video, cut it down to 30 seconds and I will consider watching.

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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    wow......that makes all the other issues in my life moot.....

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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week



    Prophet,





    Thanks so much for posting that.
    In a time of my life, where I am facing so many issue's with life, health, family, and career issues, this video reminded me of what is truly important in life, and what things that I am truly not alone in this world with and doing my best to deal with them...






    You really put a cheerfull moment in my life today.






    Maybe your not such a dork after all.... ;D






    Sincerely,






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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    Even though this is a fictional speech from the movie " Any Given Sunday" it's always been considered by me to be a great motivational speech.....hope you enjoy it as much as I do every time I listen to it..







    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rFx6OFooCs&mode=related&search=


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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    is there a link of the words he said???
    not the video but it typed out??

    thanks

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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    "tdunc" wrote:
    is there a link of the words he said???
    not the video but it typed out??

    thanks




    tdunc,






    Try doing some Google searchs on the topic, I'm sure you will come up with something....






    Good Luck....


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    Re: The best nine minutes you'll spend this week

    It's been a long time since I've seen that, thanks prophet.

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