There have been a lot of quarantine games and trivial gibberish running rampant all over social media. What happened is, the debates that existed in watering holes and family holiday tables didn’t go away, but resurfaced on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, KIK and the rest.
As both sports fanatics and movie buffs, we would like to get you to weigh in on the discussion. Perhaps you are an aficionado. Perhaps just a sports fan, but we have compiled a list of the top-six sports movies of all time, the top-six fictional movie athletes of all time, and the best actor in a sports movie real or fictitious for each sport.
So, let’s start with that. Here are our picks, please email us as to whether you agree or disagree. If we’ve left any sports out, feel free to add them to the list.
Best actor in
Baseball – Gary Cooper playing Lou Gehrig in Pride of the Yankees
Hockey – Curt Russel playing Coach Herb Brooks in Miracle on Ice
Golf – Kevin Costner playing Roy McAvoy in Tin Cup
Boxing – John Voight playing Billy Flynn in The Champ
Basketball – Bobby Plump playing Jimmy Chitwood in Hoosiers
Football – So many choices here, Keanu Reeves in The Replacements comes to mind first, but way back before the internet was the movie Brian’s Song and James Caan played Brian Piccolo and that is the pick.
Track – Alex Kendrick who played coach John Harrison high school coach who only had one athlete go out for the team in the movie Overcomer
Dodgeball – obviously Vince Vaughn as Peter La Fleur in Dodgeball
Tennis – Scarlett Johansson who played Nola Rice in Match Point
Volleyball – Erin Moriarty who played Kelley Fliehler in The Miracle Season
Ping Pong – Obviously it had to be Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Rodeo – Luke Perry plays Lane Frost in 8 Seconds
Sportscaster – It has to be Bob Uecker playing Harry Doyle in Major League
Top Sports Movies
of All Time
Remember The Titans – high school football
Hoosiers – high school basketball
Miracle on Ice – US Olympic team that beat the Russians in 1980
Field of Dreams – a fictitious baseball field built in Iowa
The Natural – story of a major league comeback player of the century
Dead Solid Perfect – story of a golfer on the pro-tour
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa – Rocky
Kevin Costner – Crash Davis – Bull Durham
Robert Redford – The Natural
Nick Nolte – Blue Chips
Warren Beatty – Heaven Can Wait
Robert DeNiro – Raging Bull
There are no right or wrong answers… only opinions.
And like noses… everyone has one.