Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Big Picture Categories: sports movies

King's Cup might be the best drinking game out there. Everyone has their own version, there's ample drinking and sometimes -- on a few lucky occasions -- hot chicks end up naked. One of the best "games" in King's Cup is Categories, which often is represented by the Jack card. In Categories, the person who draws the card says a category (fast food joints, baseball stadiums, etc.) and everyone must go around the circle naming one until somebody stumbles. When that person fucks up, they drink. Make sense? Good.

For how much we like sports, sports movies have never really done it for us. They're often trite, cliché and corny. Occasionally there will be a good one and, for some, these niche movies really work.

With last weekend's Academy Awards, movies are on people's minds. So let's keep things sports-related and list off some of the best -- and inevitably some of the worst -- sports flicks of all time. We'll start and you guys continue in the comments. You can go again after every five comments. One -- one! -- answer per comment, assbags. First person to mess up has to listen to "Wild Thing" on repeat.

We'll start with one we quite enjoy: Major League.

All right, movie buffs. Spew your pop-culture knowledge in the comments.

39 comments:

Stephen said...

Hoosiers

Anonymous said...

Two of the greatest:

Pride of the Yankees and Field of Dreams.

rstiles said...

My favorite

Rocky

Bokolis said...

Slap Shot

james brown stains said...

Also the best two movies filmed in Milwaukee

Mr 300
Major League

Anonymous said...

The Pistol: Pete Maravich Story

Anonymous said...

What about Tin Cup, it's the only golf movie I've ever seen that has a notion of what it is really like playing golf.

flohtingPoint said...

A League of Their Own

GMoney said...

Mr. Baseball featuring Tom Selleck's mustache.

Only one answer at a time, 'tards.

Field of Dreams is the most overrated movie ever. It sucked.

Anonymous said...

Fucky McFuckdick

TBlazers666 said...

Mighty Ducks!! What an incredible series.

JMC said...

Necessary Roughness

Anonymous said...

"Do you believe in miracles.... YES!!!!!!!!"

Miracle

bob said...

Slap Shot

rstiles said...

The Fish that Save Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

Bang the drum slowly.

george said...

16 comments in and not one mention of THE baseball movie - Bull Durham. For shame!

SoDakDanster said...

Rudy!!! i hate Notre Dame with an absolute passion but when Rudy's dad walks up those steps and gets to see the field for the first time and says "This is the greatest sight these eyes have ever seen." gives me goose bumps everytime

JMC said...

The Longest Yard

Anonymous said...

Baseketball

Bokolis said...

Caddyshack

flohtingPoint said...

16 comments in and not one mention of THE baseball movie - Bull Durham. For shame!

For Love of the Game was better.

Anonymous said...

Rookie of the Year. That shit was awesome (sorta. Ok, not really at all)

Anonymous said...

8 Men Out

JMC said...

The NATURAL!

GMoney said...

Little Big League...so realistic

Anonymous said...

Long Gone - a made for HBO movie that was leagues better then Bull Durham

Spencer said...

One of the most underrated sports movies ever, 61*. An HBO movie that ranks as a top 5 baseball film of all-time.

Jon said...

Pre - The Steve PreFontaine Story.

Damn shame that guy was a duck who helped get Nike off the ground.

SoDakDanster said...

Air Bud....hahah im actually pretty disappointed that we got through 29 comments and no one said Bad News Bears..the original of course not the crappy but still good remake.."you guys talkin bout kelly leak? he's a bad motha."

Spencer said...

He's a loan shark, the other day I borrowed a nickel from him and he told me if I didn't have a dime for him by Friday, he'd break my arm. Hahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Any Given Sunday

Chuck Schick said...

The best ever is No Holds Barred. Best non-sports movie ever was Teen Wolf Too.

My arcanum trumps all!

Dr. Dawg said...

The 6th Man.

BTW, are you gay? How the fuck did you know the color of max's shoes, that he changed today, and you bother to report about it in the SEATTLE TIMES. Almost admirable the level of gay-ness there. But seriously, greatly appreciated, haha.

Anonymous said...

how can you fools go all day and not name The Sandlot?!!?!?!
-snacks

JMC said...

does Space Jam count?

rstiles said...

Did anyone mention Raging Bull?

TBlazers666 said...

White Fang - This includes dogsled racing and Michael Vick's favorite dog fighting.

Anonymous said...

Happy Gilmore

Golf, Hockey, Baseball, Boxing

and Happy gets tackled by Bob Barker for football. It has it all.