CF: Greatest Sports Movie (Guy Movie) 2nd rd.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by chadm, Feb 24, 2008.

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Pick your favorites

  1. 1) Raging Bull

    59 vote(s)
    42.1%
  2. 9) Rounders

    72 vote(s)
    51.4%
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    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  4. 5) The Longest Yard

    75 vote(s)
    53.6%
  5. 13) Friday Night Lights

    58 vote(s)
    41.4%
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    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 3) The Color of Money

    60 vote(s)
    42.9%
  8. 11) Any Given Sunday

    70 vote(s)
    50.0%
  9. --------

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  10. 7) Hoop Dreams

    24 vote(s)
    17.1%
  11. 2) Rocky

    110 vote(s)
    78.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    open until Monday evening

    multiple choice poll
     
  2. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I must reiterate the claim that Any Given Sunday was waay overrated and really could have been so much better. I think it is benefiting from going up against older movies people haven't seen.
     
  3. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    Rounders is a great movie if you play the game.
     
  4. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I liked it. Could have been better, but was very solid and I think Edward Norton always gives a good performance.
     
  5. MadCy

    MadCy Active Member

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    I agree. Al Pacino just wasn't a football coach in my opinion.

    The Hustler is a classic but not seen by very many people as it was made in 1961. Also, it's in black & white which turns some people off from a movie.
     
  6. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    I had to go with my gut and vote for Rounders...
     
  7. jtd9046

    jtd9046 Well-Known Member

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    I'm only 25... but I think these polls are being negatively affected by younger voters who just don't know better. Any Given Sunday in this poll and Sandlot among others in the other poll. Getting kind of pathetic.
     
  8. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    I agree with your movie picks, but don't assume it is the younger crowd. They will add their picks later in the day when most get on line.
     
  9. jtd9046

    jtd9046 Well-Known Member

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    Or else many of them voted when they were finally going to bed at 7:30am. :wideeyed:
     
  10. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Any Given Sunday may be one of my favorite movies ever. I'm gonna keep voting for that as long as I can :yes:
     
  11. CTAClone

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    I think there just are a lot of Football Homers on here. If the movie was about football they love it. And Any Given Sunday was probably Oliver Stones worst movie. And Alexander was pretty bad too.
     
  12. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    or alot of people who have never seen "Color of Money". If you have seen that movie, you would vote for it, guaranteed!
     
  13. BvK1126

    BvK1126 Member

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    I would have voted for freakin' "Steel Magnolias" if it had been up against "Any Given Sunday." Horrible, horrible movie! And you're right, cybsball, "Color of Money" is an excellent movie. Did anyone out there who voted for "Any Given Sunday" actually see "Color of Money"? If so, can you actually make a rational argument as to why you thought "Any Given Sunday" was a better movie than "Color of Money"?
     
  14. coachdags

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    Rounders should upset Raging Bull (Cinderella Man was better IMO)....

    Rocky was the original that kind of kicked off the sports movie craze we see today.....My Final Four represenative out of this region...
     
  15. CycloneWarrior

    CycloneWarrior Well-Known Member

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    friday night lights is an amazing movie
     
  16. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It will be sad when it's not in the next round :sad:
     
  17. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious? The book is great, the movie is just ok...
     
  18. isuarch80

    isuarch80 Active Member

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    Raging Bull has been argued to be one of the greatest sports movies of all time. IMO, Rounders is getting love because of the overhype of WSOP...
     
  19. isuarch80

    isuarch80 Active Member

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    I did!!!!!! :smile:
     
  20. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    Rounders was released in 1998. WSOP didn't get much attention until Moneymaker won in 2003.

    This was a great movie for those who played prior to the influx of players after WSOP came to fame.
     

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