Matthew McConaughey Inspirational Speech
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Matthew McConaughey Inspirational Speech refers to a series of image macros of actor Matthew McConaughey talking with players of the University of Texas basketball team with his hands on his hips.
On October 17th, 2017, the Texas Basketball Twitter  posted several pictures of actor Matthew McConaughey talking to the University of Texas basketball team, including one of him with his hands on his hips. They captioned the post (shown below) "Appreciate @McConaughey speaking before today's practice & dropping knowledge. #TexasFamily @UTAustin @TexasExes." Within two days, the post received more than 160 retweets and 720 likes.
That day, Twitter users began sharing the photos on the site. ESPN producer commentator @chrisjfarrow posted a photograph from another ESPN Producer, Brett WIlensky, of McConaughey with his hands on hips speaking at a University of Texas basketball team practice. He captioned the tweet, "One of our producers was at Texas men's hoop practice today. Look who he saw…… @McConaughey w/ Shaka and the team." The post (shown below, left) received more than 135 retweets and 1,346 likes in two days.
Twitter user @malcham94 tweeted the photos, as well, with the caption "idk what McConaughey was saying but it must’ve been fierce af." The post (shown below, right) received more than 44,000 retweets and 146,000 likes in two days.
After the picture went viral, people began captioning the photo with different specifics about McConaughey's persona and previous acting roles. The following day, Twitter user @emilynicole92 tweeted the photo with the caption "Listen up boys… ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT." Within 24 hours, the tweet (shown below) received more than 600 retweets and 2,400 likes.
That day, Twitter published a Moments page, archiving the popularity of the picture and the emergence of the meme.
The next few days, the picture made it into entertainment media, with the primary headline being about how the sassy pic has now become a meme including InStyle, Chron, and Maxim. The sassy tweet even got coverage in local news KVUE and also in Golf Digest.
 Twitter – @TexasMBB's Tweet
 Twitter – @chrisjfarrow's Tweet
 Twitter – @malcham94's Tweet
 Twitter – @emilynicole92's Tweet
 Twitter – Matthew McConaughey inspires Texas and memes
 In Style – Matthew McConaughey Struck the Sassiest Pose on a Basketball Court and the Internet Is Losing It
 Chron – Internet turns Matthew McConaughey's power stance at the University of Texas into a meme
 Maxim – MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY'S 'POWER STANCE' AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS BASKETBALL PRACTICE IS NOW A MEME
 KVUE – Internet can't handle Matthew McConaughey's 'fierce' speech to UT basketball team
 Golf Digest – Matthew McConaughey talking to the Texas basketball team is the kick in the ass we all need
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Oct 19, 2017 at 05:13PM EDT
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