Strolling around Reddit can let you stumble upon things that can throw hours and hours away. Today was no different. Redditor DannyC724 posted a bracket-style tournament with 128 different sports movies.
This is so goddamn cool. Lets break down this ish:
- Raging Bull
- (Old) Bad News Bears
- The Wrestler
- Bull Durham
3 of these 4 are powerhouses. I’ve never seen the Wrestler… Maybe that one is on me but I have never heard anyone talk about this movie like it’s a #1 seed in any bracket. I think of these 4 top seeds, Bull Durham would be my choice as the favorite to move on far in this tournament.
If you are like me and have never seen The Wrestler, here is the trailer:
The Longshots That Could Make a Run:
- #17 Remember the Titans (Based on True Events)
- #23 Greatest Game Ever Played (Based on True Events)
- #22 D2: Mighty Ducks (Family Friendly)
- #30 Semi-Pro (Comedies)
These are 4 of my favorite movies of all time. Remember the Titans being a 17 seed might be the biggest sham since the Wichita State got that 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament last March. It might be in the top 10 best sports movies of all time. It had Denzel, a young Ryan Gosling and Hayden Panettiere. What a bunch of bologna.
My Final 4:
- Based on True Events: #17 Remember the Titans
- Comedies: #12 Caddyshack
- Family Friendly: #7 The Sandlot
- Action/Drama: #6 Field of Dreams
Wow. Finally Down to the Final Four. Crazy. Let’s go over the tale of the tape.
Remember the Titans VS The Sandlot
I’ve already given my thoughts on Remember the Titans. Absolute monster of a flick. But the Sandlot IS my childhood. Baseball has been my favorite sport my whole life and the Sandlot is the sole reason. Benny, Smalls, Squints, YaYa, Ham, Hercules, Timmy, Tommy, DeNunez, Bertram, Mr. Mertle. Murderers’ Row of movie characters. I love these guys so much. And last, but not least… Wendy Peffercorn. I cannot say for certain, but I am 99% sure Wendy Peffercorn is the reason I went through puberty. Her pool scene still stands as one of the hottest scenes in cinema. So because of all of this…
The Sandlot moves on to the Finals.
Field of Dreams VS Caddyshack
A movie with historic baseball players or a movie with peak Bill Murray? This is why I get paid the big bucks. Field of Dreams has given the state of Iowa enough tourism to keep it open for years. Just a simple baseball diamond in the middle of nowhere that people go bananas for. My buddy even spent money to buy some sand from the field. That is when you know a movie is good as shit. Caddyshack on the other hand gets better every single time I watch it. Dangerfield is incredible and makes me laugh each and every scene he is in. I quote Bill Murray’s character every time I step onto a golf course. It’s a perfect movie that you find on TV, as you are flipping through channels, and can pick up at any point in the movie and watch the rest. Hilarious, inspirational and has some funny ass characters.
Caddyshack moves on.
The Sandlot VS Caddyshack
Two of my favorite movies of all time, sports or not. These two movies are maybe 20% of what sculpted me as a human being. But since I have already gave my two cents on each one, I have to go with puberty 100 times out of 100. My favorite movie of all time. I love you boys.
PS. Whoever made Sandlot 2 should be in jail for life. Sandlot is the highest of highs and 2 is the lowest of lows. It makes me sick to my stomach whenever I watch it. 3 isn’t a crime, but its still not good. Fuck #2. The Sandlot for life.
(What’s good Wendy?)