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Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8neQJlTvMSs

Anyone who has never seen his ESPY speech from 1993 should do so. ESPN Radio had their Jimmy V Foundation auction today that I listened to on my lunch break and I thought I should post this video. It's probably the most touching speech I've ever heard as someone that lost their father to cancer 5 years ago when I was 16.
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby Big Pimpin » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:22 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8neQJlTvMSs

Anyone who has never seen his ESPY speech from 1993 should do so. ESPN Radio had their Jimmy V Foundation auction today that I listened to on my lunch break and I thought I should post this video. It's probably the most touching speech I've ever heard as someone that lost their father to cancer 5 years ago when I was 16.


I watch this thing every year during his preseason tournament and end up balling. I'm a big girl. :-b

But yeah, it's a great speech. ;-D
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:39 pm

Great post. ;-D

Some speaker who came to our school last year talked about this speech and how much we can learn from it. Unfortunately not many people knew who "Jimmy V" was...everyone should watch this at least once.
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby Old_Style » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:50 pm

One of the best speeches I have ever heard. The guy is an inspiration to everyone.

I loved the response he had when the light started flashing, indicating that he should rap up the speech. :-b
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:33 pm

Fantastic speech, hadn't heard it in full length in awhile, but even still brought tears to my eyes, truly a inspirational message.
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:36 pm

I listened to some of the auction too. The day at the studio was pretty cheap. I would have paid more for that than the Spurs superfan package.
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby sportsfan1433 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:26 pm

thats awesome ;-D
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:01 pm

It was absolutely a great speech. I still remember thinking what the heck is Valvano doing during the 83 Championship game with his fouling at the end of the game, but boy did it ever work out for him.
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:49 pm

Thought I would give this a bump, just saw the speech again in between games in the Jimmy V Classic. I strongly urge you to watch the speech if you've somehow never seen it.
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Re: Jimmy V

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:40 am

Its one of the most moving speeches I have ever seen.
Every year his tourney is on, I see it, I cry, I donate.
The reason I like his foundation is 100 percent to cancer research.
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