After winning Super Bowl LII, Jason Kelce was, as you can imagine, incredibly fired up. And he was, as you can also imagine, moved to tears. Through those emotions he gave not one but two great speeches.
"We just won the ****** Super Bowl is what just happened!"— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) February 5, 2018
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I’m ready to run through several brick walls after watching that. Bookmark that for whenever you need to get fired up. If that doesn’t get you ready to take on the world, I don’t know what will. Swoop in the background is a bonus.
And he wasn’t done. Kelce then got choked up relfecting on his journey to the Super Bowl.
The last two weeks after we won, I found myself in the shower, crying, dreaming of this moment. You work so hard your whole life to get here, and everything culminates. I can’t help but think back to a quote my grandfather gave me from Calvin Coolidge about persistence. I’m not going to say it because it’s a little long and will drag on.
He gave me that quote when I was 18 years old, when I was not given a scholarship at any Division I university. My father and mother.... my father and mother told me to stay after my dream... and I’ve officially accomplished the best thing in this sport with a group of guys who mean the world to me.
Because really persistence has summed up my whole career, it’s summed up my whole life. Just keep going, keep going forward, no matter what obstacle is in your way, just keep moving forward.
The resiliency of this team is incredible. We’ve all talked about it, but when you really sit back and think... a lot of you guys picked us to finish dead last in the NFC East. As the season went along nobody gave us any inclination that we were the best team in the NFL. Especially after injuries started happening, which is understandable.
But the fact that we were able to overcome everything, just keep moving forward, I can’t help but be a little emotional.
That Coolidge quote is
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Hope he’s got another one for the parade on Thursday.