Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Dammaged View: Sports Movies
Moneyball is a subtle reminder that sports movies are a heck of a lot more enjoyable than sports. I could give a shit about sports. In fact, I loathe team sports because it turns individuals into assholes and crowds into mobs. I didn't know what a corner back was while I played football in high school, I read about it later in a Foxtrot comic strip. But give me Rocky, Major League, Any Given Sunday, Warrior, Miracle, heck even Coach Carter and I'm on the edge of my seat, heart swelling with the highs and lows of the athletes on screen and feel like I know something about boxing, baseball, football, basketball, MMA and hockey.
Every great sports film includes at least one goosebump inducing motivational speech. Such as: