The UConn Huskies have had their ups and downs so far this season. The team has pulled off some impressive wins against teams such as 15th-ranked Florida and most recently, 17th-ranked Memphis. But on the flip side, the Huskies have come up short against lesser opponents Stanford, Houston and SMU — fans aren’t sure which UConn team is going to show up any given night.
Today, the school released a “theory of evolution” motivational video that includes highlights and clips from practices and games so far this season. The speech actually comes from a 2009 commercial for the Versus channel ahead of the NHL season. It’s sure to get the players and fans hyped up — check it out:
Here’s the text of the speech that was given:
“Here’s the thing that makes life so interesting. The theory of evolution claims that only the strong shall survive. Maybe so…maybe so…But the theory of competition says just because they’re the strong doesn’t mean they cant get their asses kicked. That’s right. See what every long shot, come-from-behind underdog will tell you is this: the other guy may in fact be the favorite, the odds may be stacked against you, fair enough. But what the odds don’t know is this isn’t a math test. This is a completely different kind of test — one where passion has a funny way of trumping logic.
So before you step up to the starting line, before the whistle blows, and the clock starts ticking…just remember out here the results don’t always add up. No matter what the stats may say, and the experts may think, and the commentators may have predicted, when the race is on, all bets are off. Don’t be surprised if someone decides to flip the script and take a pass on yelling ‘Uncle!” And then suddenly, as the old saying goes, we got ourselves a game.”