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Matthew McConaughey drops by Texas' practice and leaves players with some advice


If you're even the slightest fan of Matthew McConaughey, or if you enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street, you're really going to enjoy McConaughey's visit to a recent Longhorn practice.

McConaughey's message to the players started with a simple question; "Why do you play football?"

"It's amazing how the mind can go up and down, man. So I guess what I'm saying is ask yourself, 'Why are you playing the game?' and in there you're going to find the answer of why you play it, and whether you win, or whether you lose."

"Some of you may play because you love football, some of you may play for your grandmother, some of you may play for older brother or your dad. Some of you may play for the coaches, some of you may play for the University. At the end of the day, every single one of you should only be playing for one person, and then it gets a whole lot more fun."

"If everyone can look at themselves in the mirror at the end of the night, or lay their head on their pillow, and are able to say 'I did everything I could today,' it's a whole lot easier to play for the guy next to you."

Excellent message.

Then, before wrapping everything up McConaughey takes some questions and gives the back story on how the chest pound and humming scene worked its way into becoming one of the most iconic scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street.

I remember seeing some media members tweeting about his visit to the practice a week or so back, but there's nothing like seeing the visit itself.