Irritant has another post on the Top 25 Sports Movies.
How can everyone overlook “Better Off Dead“ in the top 5?!?! Forget the dancing hamburgers… this movie was both a skiing movie and a car racing movie, complete with an unbearable Howard Cosell impersonation (complete with the old ABC Sports anchorman jacket) and a K2 skiing competition (“this is pure snow! Do you know the street value of this mountain?“) that popularized bicycles on skis.
I saw the special on ESPN, and I was absolutely amazed that they could put “Finding Forrester” and “Bend it Like Beckham” ahead of “Rudy“. If they are going to make that many ridiculous calls, then you might as well put in one of the funniest sports movies of all time (“I’m really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.“)
“Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way… turn.” I could quote this movie all day.