Saturday, September 10, 2011

Are You Ready for Some Football?

If you haven't noticed, football season is underway. Whether you're into college, pro, high school, little league or all of the above, it is all around us.

Watching hubby shout at the TV tonight as the team of his alma mater gave up a lead and ended up losing by one point made me pause to think about the emotional connection we have with sports and on a broader scale, the different ways that people react to winning and losing.

Strangely enough, I can't recall reading any books where the plot centered around sports, but I have seen plenty of sports themed movies. In both the real sports I follow and in fiction, I tend to prefer the underdog. It's much more fun to me to root for the one who is not expected to win. Even better if they're not considered to have a snowball's chance in Hades.

Here is a list of some of my fave sports themed movies (the first that come to mind):
  • Rudy
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Rocky
  • Remember the Titans
  • Caddyshack (tee hee)
  • The Bad News Bears
  • Space Jam
  • Brian's Song
  • Karate Kid
  • Seabiscuit

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