Heartwarming and inspiring.

How 4-year-old boy mastered 'Miracle' speech in YouTube hit

Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:45 am EDT
By Greg Wyshynski

Jim Sacco estimates that his son Josh has watched "Miracle," the film about the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team's legendary upset of Russia, nearly 150 times. Apparently, the movie has made quite an impression on the young fan.

Nicknamed "Rizzo" after the gold medal-winning team's captain Mike Eruzione, Josh sparked an Internet sensation this week when his hilarious, inspirational and eerily impeccable interpretation of actor Kurt Russell's locker room speech as Coach Herb Brooks went viral -- spreading everywhere from blogs to USA Today to the "Ellen" show.

No professional coaching. No fancy editing. No script, because Rizzo hasn't learned to read yet -- he was just 4 years old when his father filmed the speech earlier this year, making it all the more remarkable.

If you haven't seen this clip yet, you've not seen anything like it before:


VIDEO (1:35):

"Tonight, we skate whiff'um! Tonight, we stay whiff'um! And we shut dem down because we CAN!"


Continues with VIDEO of Kurt Russell's locker room speech in 'Miracle': http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puc...urn=nhl,193765


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