Monday, June 13, 2011

Slow time: What's your favorite sports movie?

There have been a lot of great – and some not so great – sports movies made over the years.

My personal favorite remains Slapshot – in part because I went to college in Johnstown where it was made – but Caddyshack, Major League and many other great ones are out there.

What's your favorite?

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Patrick does Philadelphia!

Anonymous said...

Major League

Anonymous said...

Probably Hoosiers. Also, Breaking Away.

Anonymous said...

Hoosiers, and I'm not even a basketball guy.

Anonymous said...

Horsefeathers

Anonymous said...

I tend to like the football comedies... Necessary Roughness, The Replacements, and Little Giants.

Anonymous said...

Slapshot and Caddyshack are great and it may be all of the quotable lines that make them so great. One movie that isn't a sports movie, but has a hilarious football scene is MASH.

kelly said...

Slapshot, Caddyshack and Hoosiers would probably be my top three... Actually, Bull Durham would have to be in there... Youngblood was pretty good too... Man, it's hard to pick a 'favorite'.

Anonymous said...

All time favorite.. Remember the Titans!
Zeke

marc said...

i played baseball in college so "The Natural" is a childhood favorite.

however, Bull Durham and Slapshot have to be two the best ever.

a not-so-well-known and very good baseball movie is "For Love of the Game."

Anonymous said...

I have a small one in Pop Warner right now, so Rudy is a family favorite. Remember the Titans is definitely near the top.

adamg said...

Hoosiers!

Ben said...

Rocky IV, obviously.

kyle said...

do documentaries count? When We Were Kings was pretty fantastic. I'll toss in for The Natural too. Eight Men Out was entertaining and had a heck of a cast.

Anonymous said...

All time -- "The Natural"

Fav right now -- "Cinderella Man"

Anonymous said...

Two words.... Raging Bull, De Niro is the man.

Anonymous said...

The Hustler, The Bad News Bears, A League of Their Own, Tin Cup, Field of Dreams

Nebb said...

Here's a classic...

"The Champ" with a young Ricky Schroeder (sp?)

Roy Munson said...

Kingpin!

Patrick said...

the first anonymous post was really hilarious. soaking with creativity

dale you still let the kids sit at the adults table?

Anonymous said...

Cinderella Man, The Fighter, Friday Night Lights

Patrick said...

The Bird Cage

Henry said...

I second Raging Bull.

Scorsese, De Niro, Presci

People who say Rocky is better are stupid.

Anonymous said...

I have to go with The Natural. It had everything.

Jeffrey said...

"Miracle" with the Herb Brooks speech at the end, tonight is our night!

Also, "Any Given Sunday" with Al Pacino giving his football game of inches speech.

Dale Lolley said...

Lot of great movies there guys. Keep em coming.

Chris said...

blue chips, he got game, and friday night lights

Anonymous said...

Vision Quest

Anonymous said...

little giants :-)

Anonymous said...

My favorite movie growing up was Bloodsport, and since we're on martial arts tournament movies lets not forget Enter the Dragon

Disa Pointed said...

My favorite is the Steelers super bowl highlight films.

Chico Lind said...

The Scout. Featuring the legendary Steve Nebraska who could pitch over 100 mph, and was a great switch hitter.

Anonymous said...

Eight Men Out

Steve-O said...

Hellooooo!!!!! This is Steeler Country! How about Fighting Back, the Rocky Bleier Story with Robert Urich playing Bleier?

Okay, that was a home team pick so I'll go with one that probably isn't on anyone's radar... Running Brave, the story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

Ed said...

Brian's Song

Anonymous said...

The Big Lebowski!
"F@ck it Dude, let's go bowling!"

Anonymous said...

Dale,

Any chance the Steelers try to sign Reggie Bush?

Anonymous said...

Why would they? They drafted someone capable of playing 3rd down back, which is all Bush is good at, and have Moore in case the lockout doesn't give Batch time to learn the playbook

No way it'll ever happen

btw, I choose Rudy

Other Patrick said...

My favorite comedy is Dale Lolley's life. lol, what a joke.

Anonymous said...

Requiem of a Heavyweight.

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Anonymous said...

Long Gone is the a classic!

Anonymous said...

Sandlot.