Wally Buono gives riveting speech after BC Lions 1st win of season (VIDEO)

Jul 2 2017, 6:47 pm

Football is unlike any other sport.

As physically demanding as any sport, there’s a reason why they only play once a week. And with rosters containing more players than any other popular team sport in North America, there are a lot of personalities.

And the BC Lions certainly have some personalities.

The Leos got their first win of the season Friday in Toronto, a come-from-behind 28-15 win over the Argos, and the team’s camera crew was there to capture the behind the scenes video.

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“Have confidence in yourselves, have trust in each other, and go out and play football,” Buono said, commanding the attention of the room.

“I’m only in this to win,” added the CFL’s all-time winningest head coach. “Honestly, that’s all I want. I want to win for me. I want to win for you guys.”

“We got a good team. Now, let’s be great.”

There’s a reason why Buono has been as successful as he has over the course of his Hall of Fame coaching career. He doesn’t bark at his players. Instead, he speaks to them like men.

Post-game speeches are like scenes out of a movie in football. Watch as Buono addresses the team, followed by game balls.

Rolly Lumbala gave the special teams game ball to Ty Long, who filled in for injured kicker Swayze Waters. Solmon Elimimian gave the defence’s game ball to Ty Long, who suffered a freak injury in Toronto one year earlier. And Travis Lulay gave the offence’s game ball to the offensive line, who provided Jonathan Jennings with protection all game.

BC heads to Montreal for Week 3 of the CFL season on Thursday for their second of three consecutive road games.