You’re gonna have to do better than that!

A true show of humbleness from Ernie who could have boasted about his successes, but instead prefers to give a lesson in life to Floyd. The scene is a good example of sponsoring.

Fear or courage?

The core theme is courage. The courage with which Ernie deals with the decisions of the coach, and the greater courage in facing racial hatred and the threats made by the spectators.

Beating the Best

The scene has different teaching uses. But I would like to use the example of the coach this time and his ability to nurture the responsibility of his boys.

Don’t give your destiny away. Keep it.

In a forceful and passionate way, the coach appeals to the pride of the team, to the desire to keep the victory alive, which has been jeopardized by the arrogance of the other team and the spectators.