written by Cameron Crowe
Jerry: Why are you with me, Rod? Don't you get it? Can't you see? I'm a loser! You like this coat Rod? You like it? You want it? Well, you can have it! Because I don't need it. Because I am cloaked in failure! I lost the number one draft pick the night before the draft! I'm a cautionary tale. I've become...I don't even know.... And why? Because a hockey player's son made me feel like a superficial jerk! I had two slices of bad pizza, went to bed a grew a conscience. I'm nothing.
Kudos and much thanks go to Ted for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.