He also knows “dog days” and fear, by the way. This is part one of three videos of Wally Backman addressing his South Georgia Peanuts team after they were crushed in a playoff game.
NSFW ! (that means, Not Suitable For the Workplace). Wally throws a record number of F-bombs in this video — but what else would you expect from a backwoods blue collar guy who never went to college? The Ivy League guys have a much more prolific assortment of adjectives, adverbs, and nouns to use in their presentations; either way, the message is the same.
From this meeting you will notice that Wally is very, very upset with this team. Yet, no tables were overturned, no chairs thrown, no shirts taken off, and no players strangled. It’s almost as if Wally was in complete control of his emotions, while passionately getting his point across.
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