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Slapshot (Paul Newman player coach of a rundown hockey team)

Miracle (Kurt Russell, the 1980 Miracle on Ice American hockey team)

 

Eight Men Out (John Cusack, the 1919 "Blacksox" scandal)

 

White Men Can't Jump (Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, neighborhood basketball hustling)

 

The Longest Yard - Original version (Burt Reynolds is a pro QB who is stupid enough to get thrown in Jail and has to captain the inmates vs the guards)

 

Undisputed (Ving Rhames, Wesley Snipes. Champion of the world is sent to prison where he meets the undefeated prison system pro)

 

Is poker a Sport? It's on ESPN...

Rounders (Matt Damon is a careful, excellent poker player and Ed Norton is a wild lunatic; John Malkovich has the best/worst Russian accent)

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3 hours ago, death tribble said:

I hesitated to put that one in,

 

Also Three Minute Warning as you have a sniper in an American football stadium.

 

But you could also say Black Sunday as that ends with a blimp about to launch shrapnel at the Superbowl (if I recall correctly) 

 

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On 3/28/2020 at 5:05 AM, Old Man said:

Shaolin Soccer

 

On 3/28/2020 at 5:18 AM, Sundog said:

The Replacements

 

On 3/28/2020 at 8:34 AM, Hermit said:

A Knight's Tale

 

18 hours ago, BNakagawa said:

Victory - We Can Win

 

 

Great calls.

 

I also recommend:

 

42 (Chadwick Boseman, baseball)

Back to School (Rodney Dangerfield, diving)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (actual cannibal Shia LeBeouf, golf)

Cool Runnings (John Candy, billsled bobsled)

Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler, hockey)

Rookie of the Year (Gary Busey, baseball) and to a lesser degree Little Big League

The Hustler (Jackie Gleason, pool)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Blue said:

  Is poker a Sport? It's on ESPN...

Rounders (Matt Damon is a careful, excellent poker player and Ed Norton is a wild lunatic; John Malkovich has the best/worst Russian accent)


     I don’t remember who said it but I do like the rule of thumb “If you can smoke while doing it, it’s not a sport.”

   And yes, there goes golf, bowling and darts.   That stuff is better categorized as a pastime or a game.

    Rounders is a very good movie however.

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50 minutes ago, Tjack said:


     I don’t remember who said it but I do like the rule of thumb “If you can smoke while doing it, it’s not a sport.”

   And yes, there goes golf, bowling and darts.   That stuff is better categorized as a pastime or a game.

    Rounders is a very good movie however.

Didn't Babe Ruth smoke during the game?

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So many good films.  I thought it might be useful to leaven out the testosterone heavy fare in front of us with two alternative suggestions.

 

Gregory's Girl (https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0082477/)

 

Bend it like Beckham (https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0286499/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)

 

Doc

 

PS: if you are going to watch Gregory's Girl, then do it in the original Scottish accents, not the dubbed for the US market version...

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