This past weekend, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win their sixth Super Bowl Championship. But before the big win, Jason McCourty, better known as J-Mac, gave a pre-game speech to get his teammates pumped up.
The NFL did a “Mic’d Up” segment on the quick huddle, where the cornerback recited a famous verse from Ecclesiastes to prepare his team for their game.
McCourty’s twin brother and teammate, Devin McCourty, shared the video to their joint Instagram account, writing, “For the first time this season since probably my 4th year in the league I haven’t [given] the boys a pre-game speech.”
“But boy was it an honor to listen to this guy every week get the DBs fired up and ready to go! #Captain (J-Mac),” Devin added.
“Think about this as one last time,” J-Mac began his speech. “But I was reading a verse in Ecclesiastes, chapter 4, verses 9 through 10. It says two is better for one, but they have a great reward.”
“Because if one falls, the other one can pick them up,” he added. “The other one can pick them up!”
“What was the man who’s alone?” he asked. “‘Cause no one could pick him up.”
“All day today fellas! Have each other’s backs,” he said, pumping up his fellow teammates.
“One last time,” he shouted. “One last time for the 2018 season.”
“We’ve been through everything to be here,” he added.
He encouraged the players to think of the people they were playing for. Whether that be friends back home, their parents or their grandparents, he asked them to play in the moment for them.
“Tonight is the night!” he shouted. “Show the world.”
“Dominate on 3,” he concluded.
“1-2-3 Dominate!” the players cheered back.
The Patriots went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams and take back the coveted title for the sixth time in franchise history.