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worst/cheesiest sports movie?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Herbert Anchovy, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

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  2. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

  3. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    "Any Given Sunday" was awful...or the 15 or so minutes of it I saw on HBO were. Oliver Stone (who has made some excellent movies) was in full-on misogyny mode, so every woman in the flick is either a total bitch or a prostitute. A buddy of mine who saw it had a bunch of laughs over the "Pantheon Cup" and the horrible ass uniforms the fake teams wore.
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    That reminds me. Let's add Cameron Diaz to the list.
  5. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Another vote for "Ed," imminently unwatchable.

    Also, another torpedo for "For the Love of the Game." We spend two hours with Kevin Costner's character and his chase for a perfect game. And NEVER ONCE is it explained what a perfect game is.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I haven't seen that movie since it came out (1982?) but a couple of things stand out.

    There was a scene where a talking head came to Brewster Baker's (Kenny Rogers) pit to interview him before a race. I forget where he was but it wasn't where he was supposed to be, at the track. One of the kids, covering up for him, told the TV guy Brewster had gone to "shake the dew off his lily."

    TV guy: "He had to what?"

    Another of the kids: "He had to take a piss."

    Don't know why that scene has stuck in my head all these years but I remember thinking at that time that it was funny. So sue me, I was 12. :D

    The other thing I remember? The song. Kenny Rogers put out a lot of shitty records but "Love Will Turn You Around" is a very cool song. On top of that, Kenny himself created the guitar lick that the rest of the song was later built around, which was pretty significant in itself. Of all the hit records he's ever had, he only wrote or co-wrote four of them.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member


    I'm a little hesitant to include it, because it's a classic and it works surprisingly well. And how can you really hate a movie that finds a way to put together a cast that includes Ed Asner, Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Dick Van Patten, Tom Bosley, Bob Crane, Dick Butkus and Johnny Unitas. But let's face it, the plot can be summed up as "Last place team finds a field-goal kicking mule and saves the season."

    Don't know if I'd call it cheesy, but I recently watched the Adam Sandler remake of the Longest Yard and my two questions are, 1) Is there anything less believable than Adam Sandler as an ex-NFL quarterback? and 2) Why did this have to be remade?
  8. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Just as I arrived at this thread, "Slap Shot 2" came on. Which channel? Oh, you know, where it belongs: American Movie Classics.

    Um, yeah.
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    There were so many bad performances in Any Given Sunday. About the only one that didn't suck, in my mind, was Lawrence Taylor's.
  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

      "Air Bud" - I only remove it from worst-ever consideration because I know what my golden retriever's bite feels like (I was trying to get an empty can of cat food away from him).
      I've never seen "A Talent for the Game," but I'm willing to bet it has something to do with why Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco are no longer married.
      My choice for worst sports movie ever, and as an avid beach volleyball player it pains me to say it..."Side Out." It's the cinematic equivalent of that spike the opposing player drills into the net, only to roll over the tape and land on your side of the net. Ever wondered why C. Thomas Howell's career stalled after "The Hitcher?" Watch. Where did Peter Horton's movie career go? View. I won't even discuss how Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos soiled their legend as the greatest beach team ever (it came out around the time Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes hooked up and relieved S&S of the best-ever title).
      Although based on the two straight-to-video volleyball movies she's done (including "Air Bud Spikes Back"), Gabrielle Reece won't rest until she tops (or bottoms) "Side Out."
  11. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Any Given Sunday was a suckfest, including the final game when the guy got his eye ripped out of the socket. Nevermind those fandangled facemasks, homeboy lost his eye. Really believable.

    If it's cheesy you want, allow me to submit Necessary Roughness. Mizzou-alum Robert Loggia steals the show as coach Riggendorf, and as an added bonus, the team with 15 players ties Kansas. Wonder if Loggia had something to do with that.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    double, was that the movie with Kathy Ireland as the kicker?

    Speaking of which, Helen Hunt played a quarterback in a really bad early '80s football movie.
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