In the conclusion of this two-part podcast, Mike, Tommy, and Kevin discuss the ‘Ducks Fly Together’ speech at the end of D2 and Coach Orion’s ‘It starts with a ‘W” speech in D3. They then pick the best Mighty Ducks speech and answer the #QuackQuestion, courtesy of @graceholl21.
You should really listen to Episode 43 before this one where we broke down the first set of speeches in the trilogy. You really need the context of Part 1 or you’re going to be mad when we pick the best Mighty Ducks speech.
The Ducks Fly Together speech:
The full transcript:
Gordon Bombay: “Y’all enjoy that? Okay, well so did they. Because they’re still three points up and we’re one period away from defeat.”
Jesse Hall interjects rudely: “Well if we can’t beat him we might as well keep our pride.”
Back to Gordon: “Jessie that’s not pride. Sure when Dwayne roped that big oaf part of me cheered. But guys I’ve been there. I know how you feel. I want to cream that jerk that busted my knee when I played in the minors. I really, really wanted to go after Stansson for that cheap shot. But you know what? My knee will heal. But if I become someone I’m not, if I sink to their level, well then I’ve lost more than my knee. You understand?
“We’re not goons, We’re not bullies. No matter what people say or do we have to be ourselves. You. Who are you?
Dean Portman: “Dean Portman”
Gordon: “From where?”
Dean: “Chicago, Illinois.”
Guy Germaine: “Guy Germaine”
Gordon: “From where?”
Guy: “St. Paul, Minnesota”
Jesse: “Jessie Hall from Minneapolis Minnesota.”
Gordon: “Who are you?”
Julie Gaffney: “Julie Gaffney from Bangor, Maine.”
Luis Mendoza: “Luis Mendoza — Miami, Florida”
Greg Goldberg: “Greg Goldberg — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”
Les Averman: “Les Averman — Brooklyn Park, Minnesota”
Fulton Reed: “Fulton Reed — Stillwater, Minnesota”
Russ Tyler: “Russ Tyler — South Central, Los Angeles”
Charlie Conway: “Charlie Conway — Minneapolis, Minnesota”
Ken Wu: “Ken Wu — San Francisco, California”
Connie Moreau: “Connie Moreau — Minneapolis, Minnesota”
Adam Banks: “Adam Banks, Edina, Minnesota”
Dwayne Robertson: “Dwayne Robertson — Austin, Texas”
Michele MacKay: “Michele Mackay — Duluth, Minnesota”
Gordon: “And I’m Gordon Bombay — Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“We’re Team USA, gathered from all across America, and we’re gonna stick together you know why?”
Jan: “Because we are Ducks. And Ducks Fly Together.”
Gordon: “That’s right. Just when you think they’re about to break apart, Ducks Fly Together.”
MacKay: “And when the wind blows hard and the sky is black, Ducks Fly Together.”
Dwayne: “When the roosters are crowing and the cows are spinnin’ in circles in the pasture…Ducks Fly Together”
Gordon: “And when everyone says it can’t be done, Ducks Fly Together”
It starts with a ‘W’:
We talked about Coach Orion developing players instead of winning in Episode 37 and Episode 38.
Here is a bonus speech: