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The Daily News has a gallery listing their picks for the twenty-five best sports movies of all time. No Body and Soul or Fat City, no Long Gone, but it’s not the worst list you’ve ever seen.

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1 The Hawk   ~  Sep 2, 2009 12:25 pm

No North Dallas Forty either. I'd easily put that above a bunch on that list.

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Sep 2, 2009 12:54 pm

I guess 61* wasn't eligible ...

I think "Rollerball" actually merits inclusion, even if it isn't a "real" sport.

3 The Mick536   ~  Sep 2, 2009 1:09 pm

Am I the only one who thinks Bang The Drum is a great baseball movie? And whaddabout Alibi Ike?

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Sep 2, 2009 1:23 pm

I don't care what anyone says, the sports scenes (just talking the sports/business scenes right now) of Jerry Maguire are some of the most acute observations of the intersection between sports, money, and pop culture ever made in a film.

"he said I don't understand black people?! I am Mr. Black People"

5 Rich   ~  Sep 2, 2009 1:39 pm

Is pool really a sport?

6 BuckFoston   ~  Sep 2, 2009 1:48 pm

Waht about Rounders(Poker is on ESPN)? The Champ(Good enough to be made twice)?

7 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Sep 2, 2009 2:29 pm

[3] Great baseball movie? Yes, you are.

[5] I was wondering the same thing.

8 Paul Clarke   ~  Sep 2, 2009 2:38 pm

Out of the 25 on the DN list, these are the ones that make my list - in order.

10. Bad News Bears
9. Eigth Men Out
8. Caddyshack
7. Raging Bull
6. Rocky
5. Hustler
4. Bull Durham
3. Slap Shot
2. Breaking Away
1. Hoop Dreams

'Pride of the Yankees'? Puh-leeze. Although I'd be interested in seeing the remake about the life of Derek Jeter. Billy Crystal playing Torre?

9 RagingTartabull   ~  Sep 2, 2009 2:43 pm

this list had me right up until they put "Hoosiers" over "Rocky"

I'm sorry but Hoosiers is just not that great, regardless of what Bill Simmons claims

10 17mdr   ~  Sep 2, 2009 4:25 pm

How could they forget White Men Can't Jump?

11 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 2, 2009 6:26 pm

[10] Or The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh? Or how about Cornbread, Earl & Me?? Or my personal favorite, Animalympics??? >;)

12 BuckFoston   ~  Sep 2, 2009 7:13 pm

How could I forget the classic, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings? Also although it was a TV movie it shouldn't be excluded how about The Soul of the Game.

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