What you were told the worst pregame speech ever delivered was spoken by The Deliverer, Himself? As God tends to do though, what may look like the worst to us, may be found to the best assurance of hope we have in life.
Our God is King and Lord. He is in control and sovereign over all things, even the salvation and suffering of His saints. This is a difficult truth for some, yet it is a foundational truth for fully understanding and appreciating the gospel story.