John Facenda, The Power and the Glory
set to music by Sam Spence.
John Facenda exact words below are between quotation marks.
Other are sound bites from players and coaches
"Professional football in America is a special game a unique game
played nowhere else on earth - it is a
rare game the men who play it make it so."
Hey baby let's go out there like a
bunch of crazed dogs and have some fun.
We're coming now buddy, we're on our horses
All day long, let's just kick their but all day long
Pick it up, don't stop, pick it up, let's go!
Get after the ball, tattoo somebody
Regulator's mount up - we're coming
"Pro football is a mirror of early America,
reflecting toughness, courage and self denial."
Whoa, whoa, good job, good job
That's the way to make a play out there buddy, nice job.
Over Pirate 2, ready -- 45 left... hut huut
Keep on playin at this level now huh keep it up baby, keep it up
We gonna be here all day baby!!
Hang in t here little buddy, their comin at ya, better sweat out.
Is this fun or what?
"The game is wide open, not confined,
x's and o's on the blackboard are
translated into imagination on the field.
Pull right, pull right!!
"It can be one man rising above the obscurity of the grim,
no glory duty of special teams,
It is a lineman clawing thru the carnage of
the scrimmage line and devouring the quarterback."
Crown Right Fox 2 Run On Set,
"The game is perpetual motion,
a swirl of fying bodies in constant collision,
a Two and half hour carnival of color, sound and action."
I gotta little something for ya
"There's glory in the legends of this hard muscle life,
and there's poetry in each season made of sweat and strife."
Hey hut, hut
"But now's the time to work and strain at a sport
that test the spirit and and challenges the brain."
Come on, come on lets go
Yeah I'd like to have sunny and 75 degrees
and sunny all the time, but that's not football
"Do you fear the force of the wind, the slash of the rain?
Go Face Them and Fight Them, Be Savage Again!"
If this doesn't light your fire men, the pilot light's out.
This football team is comin into our place and standing in our way.
This is a game of the heart, focus and finish.
"A time for achievement, a time for purpose,
A Time For Glory..."
Sam Spence music ends with a flourish.