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What, No "North Dallas Forty"?

By admin Published: March 29, 2007

A few complaints about a list of the 25 greatest sports movies, after the jump ...

In case you didn't bother with the link (and there's some screwiness in the numbers anyway), the list in descending order goes like this: Rocky, Raging Bull, Bull Durham, Hoosiers, The Natural, Caddyshack, Field of Dreams, Hoop Dreams, Remember the Titans, The Hustler, Slap Shot, White Men Can't Jump, Pride of the Yankees, Rudy, Jerry Maguire, Brian's Song, When We Were Kings, The Set-Up, Breaking Away, The Bad News Bears, Chariots of Fire, Bang the Drum Slowly, Miracle, A League of Their Own, Friday Night Lights.

As you can tell from the header on this post, I have a few issues with that list. Unfortunate omissions include not only "North Dallas Forty," which deserves consideration as the best football movie ever made, but the original "Longest Yard," "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings," "Million Dollar Baby," "The Color of Money," "The Harder They Fall," "Champion" and -- even though it's a fictional sport -- "Rollerball."

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