He had everyone at hello.
That would be sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who delivered a warm speech on a hot day at The Daily Pilot Cup.
Steinberg, who recently began writing a sports column for the Daily Pilot, peppered his Sunday awards ceremony speech with references to "Jerry Maguire," the film partly based on his life.
When he shouted, "Show me the soccer!" the winning teams and families cheered.
But this wasn't some celebrity appearance with a remote connection to community. Steinberg is a longtime Newport Beach resident who sent his three children to public schools and has long participated in youth sports.
He's as local as a Balboa Bar.
He knew plenty of families, throwing hugs and handshakes like one of his better known clients, Troy Aikman, could toss a spiral.