Big Picture Categories: sports movies

King’s Cup might be the best drinking game out there. Everyone has their own version, there’s ample drinking and sometimes — on a few lucky occasions — hot chicks end up naked. One of the best “games” in King’s Cup is Categories, which often is represented by the Jack card. In Categories, the person who draws the card says a category (fast food joints, baseball stadiums, etc.) and everyone must go around the circle naming one until somebody stumbles. When that person fucks up, they drink. Make sense? Good.

For how much we like sports, sports movies have never really done it for us. They’re often trite, cliché and corny. Occasionally there will be a good one and, for some, these niche movies really work.

With last weekend’s Academy Awards, movies are on people’s minds. So let’s keep things sports-related and list off some of the best — and inevitably some of the worst — sports flicks of all time. We’ll start and you guys continue in the comments. You can go again after every five comments. One — one! — answer per comment, assbags. First person to mess up has to listen to “Wild Thing” on repeat.

We’ll start with one we quite enjoy: Major League.

All right, movie buffs. Spew your pop-culture knowledge in the comments.


39 Responses

  1. Hoosiers

  2. Two of the greatest:

    Pride of the Yankees and Field of Dreams.

  3. My favorite


  4. Slap Shot

  5. Also the best two movies filmed in Milwaukee

    Mr 300
    Major League

  6. The Pistol: Pete Maravich Story

  7. What about Tin Cup, it’s the only golf movie I’ve ever seen that has a notion of what it is really like playing golf.

  8. A League of Their Own

  9. Mr. Baseball featuring Tom Selleck’s mustache.

    Only one answer at a time, ‘tards.

    Field of Dreams is the most overrated movie ever. It sucked.

  10. Fucky McFuckdick

  11. Mighty Ducks!! What an incredible series.

  12. Necessary Roughness

  13. “Do you believe in miracles…. YES!!!!!!!!”


  14. Slap Shot

  15. The Fish that Save Pittsburgh

  16. Bang the drum slowly.

  17. 16 comments in and not one mention of THE baseball movie – Bull Durham. For shame!

  18. Rudy!!! i hate Notre Dame with an absolute passion but when Rudy’s dad walks up those steps and gets to see the field for the first time and says “This is the greatest sight these eyes have ever seen.” gives me goose bumps everytime

  19. The Longest Yard

  20. Baseketball

  21. Caddyshack

  22. 16 comments in and not one mention of THE baseball movie – Bull Durham. For shame!

    For Love of the Game was better.

  23. Rookie of the Year. That shit was awesome (sorta. Ok, not really at all)

  24. 8 Men Out

  25. The NATURAL!

  26. Little Big League…so realistic

  27. Long Gone – a made for HBO movie that was leagues better then Bull Durham

  28. One of the most underrated sports movies ever, 61*. An HBO movie that ranks as a top 5 baseball film of all-time.

  29. Pre – The Steve PreFontaine Story.

    Damn shame that guy was a duck who helped get Nike off the ground.

  30. Air Bud….hahah im actually pretty disappointed that we got through 29 comments and no one said Bad News Bears..the original of course not the crappy but still good remake..”you guys talkin bout kelly leak? he’s a bad motha.”

  31. He’s a loan shark, the other day I borrowed a nickel from him and he told me if I didn’t have a dime for him by Friday, he’d break my arm. Hahahaha.

  32. Any Given Sunday

  33. The best ever is No Holds Barred. Best non-sports movie ever was Teen Wolf Too.

    My arcanum trumps all!

  34. The 6th Man.

    BTW, are you gay? How the fuck did you know the color of max’s shoes, that he changed today, and you bother to report about it in the SEATTLE TIMES. Almost admirable the level of gay-ness there. But seriously, greatly appreciated, haha.

  35. how can you fools go all day and not name The Sandlot?!!?!?!

  36. does Space Jam count?

  37. Did anyone mention Raging Bull?

  38. White Fang – This includes dogsled racing and Michael Vick’s favorite dog fighting.

  39. Happy Gilmore

    Golf, Hockey, Baseball, Boxing

    and Happy gets tackled by Bob Barker for football. It has it all.

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