Your Top 10 Sports Movie votes…all of them

by Dylan · August 21, 2008 · Uncategorized · 8 Comments

Hang on…this is gonna be a bumpy ride. (In other words, this is gonna be a long, ugly post. But it’s for posterity.)

Here are the complete results of the LAMB’s Top 10 Sports Movie votes, in the order and form they were received (please pardon the lack of proper links and italics – I do have to work sometime). Films are listed in the voters’ order from 1-10:

Pride of the Yankees
Rudy
Rocky
The Natural
Remember the Titans
Bend it Like Beckham
A Knight’s Tale
Shaolin Soccer
Riding Giants
Rocky Balboa
David Bishop
http://hopingforsomethingtohopefor.blogspot.com

The Sandlot
Beer League
Bad News Bears (Original)
Varsity Blues
Rudy
The Best of Times
Wildcats
Slap Shot
Semi-Pro
The Comebacks
Jason Soto
Invasion of the B Movies

Bull Durham
Field of Dreams
Raging Bull
Tin Cup
Friday Night Lights
Eight Men Out
Bad News Bears (original)
For Love of the Game
Major League
Ken Burns Baseball
Joseph B.
www.itsamadmadblog2.blogspot.com

Rudy
Raging Bull
Million Dollar Baby
Hoosiers
The Pride of the Yankees
Field of Dreams
Chariots of Fire
Remember the Titans
Brian’s Song
The Rookie
Joseph Demme
Cinexcellencehttp://cinexcellence.com

Hoop Dreams
The Natural
Rudy
Caddyshack
Fear Strikes Out
Breaking Away
Murderball
Lagaan
Rocks with Wings
Semi-Tough
Marilyn
Ferdy on Films, etc.

When We Were Kings
Rocky
Talladega Nights
Field of Dreams
Hoop Dreams
The Hurricane
Slap Shot
Hoosiers
League of Their Own
Karate Kid
Tony Tanti
www.watchitmovies.blogspot.com

The Longest Yard (1974)
Raging Bull
The Pride of the Yankees
Breaking Away
Slap Shot
Hoosiers
Field of Dreams
The Swimmer
Rollerball (1975)
Brian’s Song
Dean Treadway
http://filmicability.blogspot.com

Caddyshack
Bull Durham
Hoosiers
Rudy
Big Lebowski
The Natural
Kingpin
Major League
White Men Can’t Jump
Necessary Roughness
Matt
The Spoon, www.inthespoon.com

Breaking Away
Bull Durham
Rudy
Bring It On
National Velvet
Hoosiers
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Bend It Like Beckham
8 Men Out
The Black Stallion
Kirby Holt
Movie Dearest

Rocky
Slapshot
Breaking Away
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Field of Dreams
The Color of Money
Bull Durham
Hoosiers
The Longest Yard (1974)
Victory
Hollywood Chainsaw Blogger
http://newstimescommunity.com/blogs/chainsaw/

Bull Durham
Raging Bull
Slap Shot
North Dallas Forty
Hoosiers
Miracle
Breaking Away
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Field of Dreams
Bend It Like Beckham
J.D.
Radiator Heaven (http://rheaven.blogspot.com/)

Caddyshack
Bull Durham
White Men Can’t Jump
Major League
When We Were Kings
Tin Cup
Field of Dreams
Kingpin
The Color of Money
The Sandlot
Dylan
http://blogcabins.blogspot.com

Raging Bull
Bull Durham
Million Dollar Baby
Field of Dreams
When We Were Kings
Rocky
The Natural
Hoop Dreams
Rudy
Hoosiers
The Mad Hatter
http://mcneilmatinee.blogspot.com

Caddyshack
Field of Dreams
Eight Men Out
Hoop Dreams
Major League
Tin Cup
Rudy
Raging Bull
White Men Can’t Jump
Little Big League
Big Mike
http://bigmikesmovieblog.com

Caddyshack
Field of Dreams
Bull Durham
Invincible (2006)
Coach Carter
Rudy
Glory Road
The Natural
Remember the Titans
Miracle
Carla Chadwick
Tricky Movie Trivia

Battlefield Baseball
Death Race 2000
Kingpin
Les bronzés font du ski
Les Boys 2
Les Boys 1
Shaolin Soccer
Arena (the 1989 one with aliens fighting)
The Arena (the 1974 one with Pam Grier. Gladiator fight is a sport right?)
À vos marques, party!
JP
Acheter et entretenir sa tronconneusehttp://acheteretentretenirsatronconneuse.blogspot.com

The Natural
Raging Bull
Enter the Dragon
Ali
Bull Durham
Brian’s Song
Death Race 2000
Without Limits
Any Given Sunday
Hoosiers
Tony Dayoub
www.cinemaviewfinder.com

Slap Shot
Field of Dreams
Hoosiers
Caddyshack
Rocky
Friday Night Lights
Rudy
A League of Their Own
Miracle
The Mighty Ducks
Caitlin
1,416 and Counting

The Sandlot
Rocky
Remember the Titans
Rudy
Major League
Varsity Blues
Jerry McGuire
The Mighty Ducks
Cool Runnings
Bring It On (Cheerleading is totally a sport!)
Rachel
www.rachelsreelreviews.com

Slapshot
Happy Gilmour
Death Race 2000
Runningman
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Colleen
www.353review.com
[Editor’s note: Boo Colleen!]

The Hustler
Raging Bull
Breaking Away
Bull Durham
Hoop Dreams
Bang the Drum Slowly
Miracle
The Natural
Hoosiers
Slap Shot
T.S.
http://www.screensavour.net

Caddyshack
Rocky
Bull Durham
Semi-Pro
Field of Dreams
Bad News Bears
Stroker Ace
Talladega Nights
Lords of Dogtown
Six Pack
gilligan
http://my-retrospace.blogspot.com

Major League
Raging Bull
Slap Shot
Field of Dreams
Bad News Bears
Caddyshack
The Longest Yard (1974)
Rocky
Breaking Away
Dogtown & Z Boys
Ross Williams
What I Watched Last Nighthttp://whatiwatchedlastnight.blogspot.com

Personal Best
Raging Bull
Any Given Sunday
The Bad News Bears
Undisputed
Shaolin Soccer
Pride
This Sporting Life
Bull Durham
Spetters
Fox
TRACTOR FACTS

The Karate Kid II
Mighty Ducks 2
Dogtown and Z-Boys
The Karate Kid
Cool Runnings
The Freshman
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Beyond the Mat
Hoop Dreams
Raging Bull
Scott
he-shot-cyrus.blogspot.com

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8 Responses to Your Top 10 Sports Movie votes…all of them

  1. Joseph says:

    Haha. Props for the Death Race 2000 voters. 🙂

    Surprised that Hoosiers didn’t get any 1st place votes.

  2. elgringo says:

    What? No love for Dogtown and Z-Boys?

  3. Fletch says:

    Just 3 of mine made the list. I think that’s a new low. 🙁

    Though I know that’s not the “worst.” Looks like a few of you had 0 make it. Not a bad thing, per se – just interesting to see the varied tastes.

  4. I find the preponderance of comedies on most of these lists to be a little disappointing. There are three on mine: The Longest Yard, Slap Shot and Breaking Away. But even these I wouldn’t classify as out-and-out comedies…there’s some pretty serious stuff in all three. But CADDYSHACK? Ugh. An okay movie, but overrated, really. And how did THE LONGEST YARD only make it on to one other list? It’s simply the greatest football movie ever made. I put it at #1 not because it’s my favorite movie, but because it makes the unintelligible game actually make sense! AND it’s exciting. I never get this from watching football on TV. Guess I’m a big goofball or something…maybe most people won’t watch it cuz it has Burt Reynolds in it. But, y’know, Burt Reynolds WAS good at one time.

    Also, I want to express regrets that I didn’t mention THE BAD NEWS BEARS instead of THE SWIMMER. This might have propelled that great movie on to the final list.

    Two more things…THE SANDLOT as the greatest sports movie ever made? Um…may I ask how old you are? And has anyone ever considered that 1975’s ROLLERBALL might be the ultimate sports movie, because it gets down to what they are really all about: The thirst to win so that the owners can get their money and the fans can get their blood pumping by watching people kill each other. Of course, I am a cynic about sports. But I do like a good sports movie so’s I can get SOME insight into why they are the #1 pastime in the world.

  5. I should say that THE SANDLOT comment is perhaps unwarranted, so I apologize. I have not seen it. What makes it better than BAD NEWS BEARS, though?

  6. Rachel says:

    Dean, I happen to be 27, female, and do not care for sports movies in the least. But I thought I’d participate anyway. A majority of the movies on my list were viewed before I was 16, and I gladly admit that I have not seen, nor do I care to, some of the supposed “greats” of sports movies that are more adult. But I stand by the The Sandlot, because it’s one of the few movies from my childhood I’d gladly watch any day.

    And I have not seen Bad News Bears, and again do not care to. So I’m not saying it’s better, but I’m not going to list a movie if I haven’t seen it.

  7. David Bishop says:

    I liked Riding Giants more than Dogtown and Z-boys, but I considered putting the later on my list.

  8. Marilyn says:

    Dean, I would not consider The Swimmer a sports movie. Lancaster swims. He doesn’t compete. Swimming is more of a metaphor for his trip into the unconscious.

    I’m really surpised at all the love for Pride of the Yankees, which took Lou Gehrig’s life, distorted it, neutered it, and let Babe Ruth mug shamelessly through Gehrig’s “luckiest man” speech. A sham, in my opinion.

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