Inside the Article:
“What are we? What makes us what we are and what we’re going to be? I think it’s that right there. It’s Grit. And what does it mean? In a nutshell, I think it means this. We will go a little bit longer, we’ll push a little harder, and we will think a little deeper, and a little sharper. It means we’re unbreakable. Like to me, it means we will play you anywhere. We’ll play you on grass, we’ll play you on turf. We’ll go to a [expletive] landfill. Doesn’t matter. And that’s what we got to be. That’s who we have to be. Because we will tread water as long as it takes to [expletive] bury you. Let’s go to work, men. It’s about to be fun.” That is the speech that Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said to his team at the start of training camp. Now, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is using part of one of Campbell's locker room speeches in her latest #MichiganGrit commercial.
Gretchen Whitmer drops #MichiganGrit commercial featuring Dan Campbell
As you are about to see in the video below, Whitmer used part of one of Campbell's locker room speeches as the background for her latest #MichiganGrit advertisement.
Why it Matters
Following games, Campbell would talk to his team, and when they won, he would generally give a fiery speech to motivate them to move forward. On Wednesday, Whitmer used Campbell's speech with the hopes of firing up Michiganders to move forward with Grit.