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Do Negative Halftime Speeches Work?

September 12, 2019

Inspirational locker room speeches are a hallmark of sports movies.

Who can forget Herb Brooks in “Miracle” trying to rally the U.S. hockey team before their legendary upset over the unbeatable Soviets in the 1980 Olympic Games?

“Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight.

Growing up in Israel, she ‘learned how to live under missiles’

A very strong case can be made that anti-Semitism is not simply about prejudice towards a particular ethnic group—those of Jewish extraction. 

A very strong case can be made that anti-Semitism is in fact emblematic of what quickly can turn into the hatred of peoples of all stripes. If hatred of one is inflamed, history shows it soon spreads like wildfire into hatred of many, ...

Whys guy, eh?

Every so often, I crack Whys. I have a thing about cerain things, including, but not limited to… motorists behaving boorishly, language misuse, and a creeping disregard for simple civility.

Now, you might say I’m the one who’s boorish for bringing up petty grievances. You might say I should get a life. I will. Tomorrow. Today, I just had to scratch these itches. 

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