Morning Coffee: Best sports movies?

Wednesday, December 5

Gene Hackman in "Hoosiers," a classic film.

Going way off topic for this morning's coffee and drawing your attention to this link from ShortList.com.

They've listed the Top 20 all-time sports movies.

For those who don't want to click, here they are ...

Rocky
Field of Dreams
Rounders
Hoosiers
Seabiscuit
Senna
Raging Bull
Hoop Dreams
The Wrestler
The Damned United
The Fighter
This Sporting Life
Friday Night Lights
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Breaking Away
Chariots of Fire
The Bad News Bears
Caddyshack
Moneyball
The Hustler

I'll admit that I haven't seen all of these. Some additions were obvious, like "Rocky" and "Hoosiers." Nice job adding others like "The Damned United" and "The Bad News Bears" in my opinion. And "Hoop Dreams" is one of the best sports documentaries I've ever seen.

But there were some glaring absences here, most notably "The Natural" and/or "Bull Durham."

Your thoughts?

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ON THE AGENDA

The Lombardi Award will be handed out tonight at a ceremony in Houston, Texas, and Jarvis Jones is a finalist.

Festivites begin around 8:45 p.m. and will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

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LINK(S) OF THE DAY

So Georgia played in the most-watched game of the football season.

Not surprising, but interesting.

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TWEET(S) OF THE DAY

Got a B on my paper!!!! All I gotta do is write this next 12 pager to perfection & then it's another semester of Academic Honor Roll !!

DL Garrison Smith

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nothing is more awkward than when you give an overly enthusiastic wave at someone u think is a friend but turns out to be a total stranger

OL Watts Dantzler

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That awkward moment when you just happen to be playing pickup basketball against your English professor

TE Cole Trolinger

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Up early about to fly to Houston for the Lombardi Award... Go Dawgs!!

LB Jarvis Jones

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I wake up to get my cake up. I'm out here grindin. GOODMORNING

WR Marlon Brown

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Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

DL commit John Atkins

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All men have flaws, make sure disloyalty remains foreign to your heart, for a man who sheds no loyalty, will bear a lonely life.

TE Arthur Lynch

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