February 1 07

what with the whole superbowl-thing happening this sunday…and with the whole fact that i’m sitting at home – babysitting – instead of watching the superbowl or going to a superbowl party (um, yeah, no i’m not at all bitter about it….) i thought i’d do a sports theme this week. but, to change it up a little bit, i’ve chosen 13 sports (you may have to use that term loosely for some…but i didn’t use Searching for Bobby Fischer, so i should get some props for that!) and a favorite movie for each sport.

1. Boxing. Raging Bull. honorable mention to Rocky. natch.

2. Baseball. Bull Durham. honorable mention to Major League.

3. Hockey. Slap Shot.

4. Horse Racing. Seabiscuit

5. Football. Rudy. honorable mention to Remember the Titans.

6. Soccer. Bend It Like Beckham

7. Skateboarding. Lords of Dogtown

8. Basketball. Hoosiers.

9. Bowling. The Big Lebowski. also, Kingpin.

10. Figure Skating. The Cutting Edge

11. Tennis. The Squid and the Whale

12. Golf. Happy Girlmore. Also, Caddyshack.

13. Karate. The Karate Kid.

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  1. Okay, Big Lebowski is my favorite movie of ALL TIME, so major props to you for remembering it’s a bowling movie and including it on your 13. :)

    Two of mine that would have to be included would definitely be “Love & Basketball” and “For the Love of the Game”.

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    Comment by Tamsen on February 1, 2007
  2. My hubby loves The karate Kid! I like a lot on your list too.
    My TT is about music preferences.

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    Comment by Tink on February 1, 2007
  3. Major League!! “I say f-ck you Jobo”

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    Comment by aaron on February 1, 2007
  4. I love Rudy. LOL. And I love Happy Gilmore. But Major League is my favourite of all the ones you mentioned here. My favourite sports movie EVER is Field of Dreams. Man, I love that movie.

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    Comment by mamatulip on February 1, 2007
  5. Great list! A lot of my faves are up there.

    For unintentional comedy in a sports movie though, nothing beats Blue Chips… Shaq, Penny… who knew they couldn’t act?

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    Comment by Jeff on February 1, 2007
  6. I loved Bend It, Happy Gilmore, Cutting Edge. Great list!!! I’m getting sick of the Mr. Linky, too — it alienates my “regulars”….and NOBODY is doing it anymore….

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    Comment by Haley-O on February 1, 2007
  7. Good choices, but I think Miracle is better than Slap Shot. Then of course there are all the kids movies that promote team spirit and live your dreams and all those wholesome messages – Rookie of the Year, the Rookie, all the Mighty Duck movies and Remember the Titans. Good 13 though!

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    Comment by Karen on February 1, 2007
  8. What about Field of Dreams?

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    Comment by metro mama on February 1, 2007
  9. Karate Kid- Ralf Macchio used to be my BIG “love” in High School! Haven’t seen Big Lebowski, but I have seen Kingpin- and it was hilarious! Goodbye_?__, Goodbye Bitch! =P …And Seabiscuit, I love that one too!

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    Comment by Gina on February 1, 2007
  10. I love the Karate Kid! Great list!

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    Comment by Green Eyed Girl on February 1, 2007
  11. I’m so embarassed! I haven’t seen half of these! I need to get out more or watch more
    TV or something!

    BTW, your design is awesome! I love it!

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    Comment by Dana on February 1, 2007
  12. We’ve spent entire dinners just arguing over the best baseball movie…Bull Durham, The Natural, Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams!

    I’ll go you one better with the bitterness…my husband is in town, but pretty much out all weekend because of the Super Bowl (it’s in Miami which is just about a half hour from here). He’ll be entertaining clients…so they will be golfing, fine dining, oh, and GOING to the Super Bowl!!! My heart bleeds for how hard this man works!

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    Comment by Di on February 1, 2007
  13. hi Ali,

    we got the same topic this week – movies.

    anyway, i love the cutting edge and the karate kid.

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    Comment by JO on February 1, 2007
  14. SLAPSHOT!! Oh, I love that movie. Can’t get enough of it. And Seabiscuit… oh, and … and … and… *grin*

    In other words, awesome list, made better by the inclusion of Slapshot.

    Happy TT!

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    Comment by Susan Helene Gottfried on February 1, 2007
  15. Those are all great movies. Too bad about having to stay home on the superbowl. I actually don’t care a bit about the superbowl this year since MY team isn’t playing in it…so I’d do you babysitting for you if I could. =)

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    Comment by Anna on February 1, 2007
  16. OK. I’ve only seen like 5 of these movies. I guess I need to go to the video store!

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    Comment by nicole on February 1, 2007
  17. I loved The Cutting Edge! ‘toe-pick!’

    The Sandlot would be on that list for me!

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    Comment by Toryssa on February 2, 2007
  18. based on your inclusion of “the big lebowski,” i’m seriously reconsidering our bloggy friendship. i just don’t know if i can keep having anything to do with you after that. what an awful movie…

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    Comment by lara on February 2, 2007
  19. no, i’ve given it more thought. i still love you. :)

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    Comment by lara on February 2, 2007
  20. What no Rocky? lol :)

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    Comment by Colleen on February 2, 2007
  21. You’re right! I see it at #1!!

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    Comment by Colleen on February 2, 2007
  22. I love football and baseball movies! Loved Rudy and Invincible with the hunky Mark Warberg. And a League of Their Own. Bend It Like Beckham was great too. But I’ve never heard of The Whales and The Squid, will have to check it out.

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    Comment by Waya on February 2, 2007
  23. Great list! Bend it Like Beckham is one of my all time favs!

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    Comment by Attila the Mom on February 3, 2007
  24. I dont know how I missed this list, but its a great one. Only complaint, Tin Cup beats out Happy Gilmore

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    Comment by Sparky Duck on February 4, 2007
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