Matthew McConaughey speech to Texas Longhorns envokes Wolf of Wall Street

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Matthew McConaughey did his best this week to inspire a Texas Longhorns football team who have already tasted defeat twice this season - swinging by his Alma Mata to offer some wise words and even throwing a little 'Wolf of Wall Street' into the mix while he was down there.

The avid Longhorns fan was invited along to practice by coach Charlie Strong and he clearly had his audience of student-athletes captivated as he offered up some advice.

And, as those familiar with the True Detective star may expect, it was truly inspirational (and pretty intense) stuff as McConaughey challenged the Longhorns roster to ask themselves some pretty tough questions.

The defining moment though had to be the actor leading the entire group in his now famous 'Wolf of Wall Street' chest-thumping chant.

Who knows, maybe the Longhorn nation can adopt it as their own - 100,000 people chanting in unison at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium would certainly be pretty intimidating for any visiting team.


From that footage it looks like his role in 'We Are Marshall' was pretty close to the real thing.

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Longhorns fanatic

Unlike many celebrities who try and align themselves with sports teams in a bid to boost their popularity, there is no denying Matthew McConaughey genuite affection for the Texas Longhorns.

Whether it is throwing up the Hook 'Em horns at the Texas Memorial Stadium or sounding off about the team in interviews, he is always keen to let people know just which team he is rooting for.

And with Charlie Strong still struggling to get the Longhorns going in any sort of consistent fashion since taking over the reigns this summer they need all the support they can get at the minute.

Longhorns season

As noted, the Texas Longhorns are 2-2 just now - winning against North Texas and Kansas but suffering defeat against both BYU and UCLA.

With Strong having implemented a notoriously tough regime at the school there may be brighter times on the horizon however when things start to fall into place.

Next up for the Longhorns is a home game against Baylor - with Matthew McConaughey's words likely still ringing in their ears.


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