Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Tuesday, September 20, 2005


  If you write it they will come.



The other day while playing golf my buddy asked me what was my favorite sports movie. Wow, tough question. I have so many favorites. Can that be possible? Can you have more than one favorite? So I thought of writing a post about it, but I was not sure I wanted to do it, until tonight. I sat down to write this thing, turned on the TV and there it was, just starting, Field of Dreams, one of my all time favorites. It was a sign that I MUST write this post. So here are my top ten, not in any kind of order:

1. The Natural
2. Field of Dreams
3. Hoosiers
4. Happy Gilmore
5. Rudy
6. Rookie of the year
7. Caddyshack
8. The longest Yard (The old one, I have not seen the new one yet.)
9. Brian's Song
10. A League of Their Own

Oh Man, nevermind, I can't name just ten, here are a couple more.

11. Remember the Titans
12. Jerry Maguire
13. Tin Cup
14. Major League (My wife hates this movie because I watch it every time it comes on.)
15. Angels in the Outfield

Alright I'll stop there, so what do you say? Have I forgotten any? Do you agree?

So tell me, what is your favorite sports movie?

Have fun , Joe

If you write it they will come.

16 Comments:

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Let's see.. I'll agree with you on:
1. Remember the Titans
2. The Longest Yard (original)
3. Hoosiers
4. Brian's Song (original)
5. Major League (definitely!)
6. Field of Dreams

I'll add

7.The Legend of Bagger Vance (nly because it was kinda odd and strange in a "keep watching" sort of way.)
8. The Year the Brave's Won the Pennant (well, not really a movie but it should be. It was an exciting year here in Atlanta).

Jimmy

 
At 12:56 AM, Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

American Flyers.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger MarylandMommy said...

Oh, I love Field of Dreams & Brian's Song!!!!

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Jorell said...

im going with Rudy & the sandlot

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Oh yeah! I forgot American Flyers! One of the great sleeper movies (IMHO). Thanks, Rodney.
Joe - I can't believe we both forgot about The Sandlot (thanks, Jorell).

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Gina Burgess said...

Gary Cooper in Lou Gerieg's story (sp?) I cry everytime.

My all time favorite is Brian's Song. The book was 20 times better than the movie. I noticed the movie removed a lot of references to Christianity which was one reason that Gayle Sayers wrote the book because Brian got saved. Ah, well... Hollywood.

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Joe said...

My favorite sports movies? Hmmm.

1. Jaws...no, no, no, that's not a sports movie.
2. The Exorcist...no, no, no, that's not a sports movie.
3. Mary Poppins...no, no, no, that's not a sports movie.
4. Star wars...no, no, no, that's not a sports movie.

You know what? I don't think I even watch sports movies.

Fact is, I don't watch many movies at all.

But I enjoyed seeing the ones you thought were good.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Well, here is my list in no particular order

1. Remember the Titans
2. Tin Cup
3. The Bad News Bears (original)
4. Happy Gilmore
5. Caddyshack
6. Rudy
7. For the Love of the Game
8. The Replacements
9. Major League
10. Field of Dreams

And Joe...

I am not normally one to gloat, so I took it easy on Jimmy and I thought I had done enough. But if you felt left out and violated for not receiving a post regarding the smackdown y'all received on Sunday, I am more than happy to oblige!

The first half was definitely my favorite, I am not sure what happened in the locker room, but if Vick hadn't hurt his hammy I think the gloating would be turned around!!

Take Care

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Kim said...

So glad to see The Replacements out there -- you can't forget "The Big Green", "Kicking and Screaming", and of course "Bend it Like Beckham" (soccer mom...)

 
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At 4:25 PM, Blogger Derek said...

Right. My turn......first things first. Kim? Bend It Like Beckham is very nominally a sports movie. It's more of a cultural movie than anything.

Anyway.......I have to do this in a roundabout manner according to sport, so bear with me.

Football movies
The Replacements, for brain candy. The prison dance scene is hilarious.
Remember The Titans. You'd have to have a heart of ice to not root for Coach Boone and the Williams High team.
Rudy. I cannot stand Notre Dame. Despise that team with a passion. So somebody please tell me why EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch this movie, and I know what's coming, I still bawl like a baby when Rudy runs on to the field and gets the sack???????

Baseball movies
The Natural. "Pick me out a winner, Bobby." Ahhhhh, yes!!!!
Field Of Dreams. Admit it. Every one of us has used the line in some shape or form at least once recently. You know, THAT line......
Bull Durham. Worthy of inclusion for so many reasons, chief of which are the "I believe in..." speech and the discussion on the mound.

Golf movies
Bagger Vance. Absolutely brilliant, especially if you've actually played the game.
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. I got chills at the end, when they broke ground at Augusta.
Tin Cup. Costner needs to stick to sports movies.

Others
Hoosiers. Honestly, I used to think this was overrated, but it's grown on me.
Rocky. Got to be on anyone's list. Simply HAS to be.
Miracle. The fact that it was a true story makes it all the more inspirational.

And saving my favorite sport for last......
Soccer
Fever Pitch. No, I'm not confusing this with baseball. Fallon's was cute, but it wasn't quite the original, which was an eye-opening look into the life of a true fan of the greatest game.
Victory. The acting left much to be desired, but the cast assembled was mind-boggling.
And I'm eagerly awaiting

 
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At 6:05 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Ok Joe you said the Longest Yard the old one well if you see the new one that will be one of your favorites. It is hilarious.
Love your little sis,
Michelle

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Paul Yates said...

The new "Longest Yard" is indeed a funny one. It was a bit crude, but what does one expect from Adam Sandler.

My favorite sports movies? Chariots of Fire, Breaking Away, and Radio. Remember the Titans, The Rookie, Rudy get honorable mention.

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Lauren said...

Although it may just barely qualify as a sports movie, I'm going to add "Kingpin" to the list of favorites. Also, "The Rookie".

Have a great day, God Bless!

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