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’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Sports Films’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Sports Films’

We all love movies.  Some of us prefer comedies, some prefer drama, and others prefer action.  But something tells me that the all members of the ’30-YOC’ faithful love sports movies.

So with that, I present to you my next ‘Top Ten’ list – ‘Top Ten Sports Films’.

And away we go….

10.  Raging Bull – Deniro and Pesci are fantastic in this film.  Black & White just adds to the drama.

9.  The Rookie.  Typical Disney film, with a great ending.  Dennis Quaid pulls of a nice acting job on this one – very believable.

8.  Field Of Dreams.  While not too high on my list, this film offers one of the most recognizable catch phrases is sports film history.  “If you build it, he will come”.

7.  Dodgeball.  I had to throw a comedy into the mix and Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller were hilarious from start to finish in this one. 

6.  Hoosiers.  A classic film – my favorite Gene Hackman film of all-time.  If this is on and I am flipping channels, I stop here every time.

5.  Million Dollar Baby.  Clint Eastwood, enough said.  Hilary Swank, enough said.  Morgan Freeman, enough said.  Wow, what a cast!!

4.  Remember The Titans.  Another great job by Disney.  Denzel Washington pulls off a great job as a very believable head football coach.

3.  Major League.  A very funny cast – Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes, and a handful of great secondary players.  So funny…  Winning!

2.  Rocky III.  Oh man, with memorable performances from both Mr. T & Hulk Hogan in this one, this film was so close to the top spot.  Easily my favorite Rocky film of all-time – by a wide margin!!

1.  White Men Can’t Jump.  Woody & Wesley are a perfect match in this comedy/sports film.  With a ton of hoops action and a handful of memorable scenes between these two actors/athletes, this film still holds up today – almost 20 years after its release.  Oh, and Rosie Perez was so hot in this film!!!

And there you have it.  Another ’30-YOC Top Ten’ list in the books.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Next week’s preview??  How about ‘Top Ten Wrestlers From The 1980’s’.

Stay tuned.  And enjoy!!!

Pete Rose Is Out. Dick Butkus Is In!!!

Pete Rose Is Out.  Dick Butkus Is In!!!

Written by Norm Clarke of ‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’

After a seven-year run, Pete Rose is switching teams again.

Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, but an outcast for his many scandals, Rose has left the Field of Dreams memorabilia store at the Forum Shops at Caesars for what he hopes will be greener pastures.

“It was a mutual thing. He wanted to try something different. He’s a deal maker,” said Jim Nagourney, vice president of Stars Live, a division of Field of Dreams.

Rose, rumored to be heading for Luxor, turned his firebrand style and controversies into a $1 million-a-year business for most of his seven years at Field of Dreams.

Nagourney said NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus has been filling in for Rose, and the hope is he will move into the 15-weeks-a-year schedule Rose had.

Rose, who turns 70 on April 14, left “on good terms,” Nagourney said. “It was an enormous success” for both parties. Pete’s a friend of everybody in our company.”

Butkus, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection who played with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973, got off to “a dynamite start,” Nagourney said. “He’s extraordinary with the public; really cares.”