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And the best football movie is…

October 8, 2010


Man, thought Rudy had this one in the bag. Alas, such is the power of Denzel. Haven’t seen this one in ages and for some reason the only thing I can really remember is that kid named “Sunshine”. Sounds like I need to revisit this.

Swell voting, folks. Just glorious.

Remember the Titans: 30 votes
Rudy: 23 votes (no love for Samwise)
Any Given Sunday: 10 votes (never seen it, heard a guy’s eye pops out)
Jerry Maguire: 8 votes
The Longest Yard: 6 votes (Burt Reynolds is the man)
Brian’s Song: 6 votes (haven’t seen it, but I’m pretty sure it’s a lot like Remember the Titans, only with James Caan)
Friday Night Lights: 5 votes (own it, never seen it)
Varsity Blues: 5 votes
We Are Marshall: 2 votes
– Other: 2 votes for North Dallas Forty (even more Burt Reynolds mustachioed goodness), 1 vote for Little Giants (no idea why there aren’t more movies with Rick Moranis and Al Bundy), 1 vote for Invincible (not bad), 1 vote for Necessary Roughness (never seen it), 1 vote for MASH (?), 1 vote for The Best of Times (that you Lemon Meringue Copter?), 1 vote for Dodgeball (almost?), and 1 vote for A Leauge of Their Own (not even close).

Go Pats.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2010 5:35 am

    Sentimental but oh so good! Nice to see Remember The Titans top the vote!

    • October 12, 2010 12:28 pm

      “Sentimental’s” the word. Good stuff though. Need to revisit this…

  2. October 10, 2010 11:45 am

    fantastic! and i didnt even vote. Love The Titans. probably cos its the shittest film ever, yet still incredibly great

    • October 12, 2010 12:33 pm

      hahaha. think you need to write up a review after that statement.

  3. lemon meringue copter permalink
    October 12, 2010 9:17 am

    Aiden, you nailed me! Not only can you review movies with the best of them, you’re psychic too. Have you seen Best of Times? Classic, nostalgic and very funny.

    • October 12, 2010 1:17 pm

      hahaha. yeah, i remember you and pete were on a big Best of Times kick a few years back and I ended up renting it as result. liked it, but not as much as you did, but it also seems like one of those movies that’s better to watch with people who like it and start laughing when Kurt Russell comes out onto the field in his white shoes. will watch it again.

  4. October 13, 2010 2:38 am

    The “Other” list is quite humorous.

    Gotta agree with Titans, though. Still get shivers down my spine during a few parts.

    Varsity Blues will always hold a special place in my heart, though. “10!! A mother-******* 10!!

    • October 13, 2010 9:05 am

      Hahaha. Can’t say I’ve actually sat through all of Varsity Blues, and the extent I’ve watched was all on TV, so this who MF bomb is news to me. GOTTA see it now!

      • October 13, 2010 3:42 pm

        We watched that movie religiously in high school. And the Thunderstruck sequence is easily one of the most influential scenes on all of sports. Thunderstruck was later named the best song to listen to while preparing for a game, and our football team made it a priority that Thunderstruck was the last song we listened to before we left for the field.

  5. December 5, 2010 1:57 pm

    great list. I think Remember the Titans could very well could be the best football movie of all time, but there are so many good ones out there. You can’t argue with the voters though.

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