Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Name a sport and chances are good you'll be able to find a movie to indulge your fandom. Ping pong? "Balls of Fury." Ice skating? "The Cutting Edge." But when it comes to the big ones -- baseball, football, basketball, hockey -- Hollywood has gone to the court (or the field) so many times that it's not a matter of finding your sport in a movie as finding the greatest movie with your sport. Baseball movies are everywhere, but what's the best baseball movie? How can you decide which film best captures the spirit of boxing?
That's where the fans come in. We've dug out five of the best movies featuring 10 of America's biggest sports. Now it's up to you to cast your vote and decide which film is best for each sport. To vote for your favorite, click on the heading above.
--Commentary by Patrick Kevin Day