|What is your favorite Sports Movie of All Time ?|
Our Next guest was in one of them.
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Every few months, it seems Hollywood releases a movie about sports – to entertain, to educate, to inspire.
For boxing fans, it’s usually a Rocky movie (spoiler alert, Sylvester Stallone begins work on Creed – the seventh andallegedly final Rocky installment over the next few weeks), Ragin Bull or even Gentleman Jim.
Baseball fans love The Natural, Field of Dreams, Angels in the Outfield, Moneyball, Bull Durham, The Bad News Bears, A League of Their Own, Cobb, any of the Major League movies, Mr. 3000, For Love of the Game, 61*, Hardball, Eight Men Out, Bang The Drum Slowly, and the classic The Sandlot.
Football people have a litany of choices in Rudy, Paper Lion, Friday Night Lights, The Program, North Dallas Forty, Heaven Can Wait, The Longest Yard (either version), Brian’s Song, Wildcats, Any Given Sunday and even The Replacements, one of my comedic favorites.
Even people who follow NASCAR (Days of Thunder) and rodeo (8 Seconds) are repped. Miracle tells the story of our USA men in the Winter Olympics for hockey buffs.
Basketball folks can take on Above The Rim, Love and Basketball, White Men Can’t Jump, Coach Carter, Celtic Pride, Blue Chips, He Got Game, Glory Road, Hoop Dreams and the classic Hoosiers. For the kids, there’s Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny in Space Jam.
For my money, there’s no better sports film out there for inspiration than ‘Remember The Titans.’ There are those that will argue that this is a football movie, but I will counter that it’s an inspirational movie that just happens to have football in it.
Had Herman Boone and Bill Yoast coached another sport, it would not have changed the message of the movie or taken away from anything they did to create teamwork and integration beyond color lines in tough, separatist Virginia in the early 1970s.
However, there are inspiring basketball movies as well, based on true stories.
Hoop Dreams features William Gates and Arthur Agee through their tough neighborhoods and upbringing in the Chicago area as they chase the dream of playing basketball. Coach Carter showcased the story of Ken Carter, who placed an emphasis of education with his Richmond-area athletes after benching the undefeated team because of poor academic results.
And Glory Road tells the story of Don Haskins, who defied all odds and obstacles to integrate his roster in El Paso, Texas in the mid-1960s to field a team that can compete for a national championship.
Glory Road features our guest on The Coach Scott Fields Showthis Tuesday, Brock Gillespie, a well-traveled athlete from Rice University by way of Clarksville, Tennessee.
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