What’s Your Favorite Sports Movie?
Sal is constantly disappointed when the red netflix envelopes arrive: "Another jock movie??" he sighs.
But, he refuses to take control of the queue so the emotional jockishness will continue.
Today I watched, "When We Were Kings" while I rode the trainer. It was fantastic! (I can’t sit through movies but spinning through them works wonders.)
Of course, my favorite part was when Ali’s mother explains how he got into boxing:
His bike was stolen and the police officer that he reported to happened to train kids to box.
"You want to learn how to box?" the guy asks him.
"Yeah. Cuz if I ever find who stole my bike I’m gonna beat the crap out of them."
Ha! A stolen bike starts the career of one of the greatest boxers in the history of the world! That’s awesome.
I love sports movies. I was raised on them. It all started with "The Natural", of course. Then In high school I watched "A League of Our Own" about 400 times, sobbing convulsively through every single viewing. (No, really.)
Other favorites include:
- Breaking Away
- Triplets of Belleville
- Field of Dreams
- Bend it Like Beckham
- American Flyer
What are yours?