544: Pep Talk

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Pep Talk
Listen! They said a team of chess players coached by someone with no understanding of basketball would never be competitive in the NBA! Well, it turns out they're pretty perceptive.
Title text: Listen! They said a team of chess players coached by someone with no understanding of basketball would never be competitive in the NBA! Well, it turns out they're pretty perceptive.

[edit] Explanation

The halftime pep talk of a basketball game is commonly used by coaches to inspire his team to come back from a seemingly insurmountable deficit, and to make strategic changes that will help them do so. Unfortunately, the basketball coach has absolutely no fundamental understanding of the sport, and has pulled his team into the locker room while the game is still in progress, enabling the other team to score at will.

The title text parodies a common plot of especially US sports movies in which an inexperienced team (and sometimes coach) still manage to win a title after a highly motivational pep talk.

[edit] Transcript

Cueball: Okay, team. We're sixteen points down. If we want to come back from this—
Offscreen: WOO!! SCORE!!!
Cueball: Okay, now we're eighteen points down. ...Listen—I'm starting to think we should only take these breaks at halftime.
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