This week's Monday Movie Meme from The Bumbles is all about sports. Apparently, our little sport-loving Bumbles featured this topic in the meme's infancy, but nobody was paying attention. I'm already going to tell you, my head hurts. So many great ones to pick from! (Oh, and isn't it coincidental that the title for the week is also the same name for the diet challenge I just started?)
Basketball: Hoosiers - I had to go here. I've talked about it countless times before, but for crying out loud people. I AM a Hoosier! This movie is classic! It makes me cry. It reminds me of the religion all Indiana-born, corn-fed humans are raised on.
Football: Rudy - I could have gone in a million directions on this one. Friday Night Lights? The Blind Side? Brian's Song? No, guys, I'm still in Indiana. This one is a family favorite. You've got to root for Rudy.
Soccer: Bend It Like Beckham - A confession? I know we saw this movie, but I don't remember much about it. I just couldn't think of any others I'd seen. Can I count all the World Cup recaps my husband watches? He remembers scores from World Cups that occurred in the '60's. It's a sickness.
Baseball: Bull Durham - I'm severely depressed that Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon have called it quits. They met while shooting this film! I'm still trying to convince my husband to paint my toenails, but he isn't buying.
Golf: Caddyshack - This one wins by a long mile, beating out Tin Cup and Happy Gilmore. I can't quote lines from the movie like some I know, but it is enjoyable on the 25th watching.
Boxing: Raging Bull - You all know I love this movie, even though it is really dark and disturbing. When We Were Kings ran a close second, and Rocky third.
Hockey: Miracle - I can actually remember where I was and what I was doing when the US beat the Russians in the Olympics (high school basketball game). When we saw this movie, even our kids got into the spirit of the thing. It is always good to beat Russians at anything.
Bowling: Kingpin - Bill Murray, on two movies this week! I really know so very little about this sport as a profession, but who cares. This movie is hilarious.
I suppose I could have included race car driving, bicycling, running and pool, but school is back in session and I must get up early again. Back to the salt mines.