Sports Movie of the Week — ‘The Blind Side’ [VIDEO]
The 2012 NFL Draft takes place this Thursday through Saturday. A much celebrated spring ritual for fans, draft day is also a time when the dreams of football players become reality. Each player chosen has his own unique back story, but some stories are more compelling than others.
Sports Movie of the Week — ‘Warrior’ [VIDEO]
Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and mixed martial arts have become a significant spectator sport in the United States. With UFC 145 between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans on tap for this Saturday and a subsequent UFC on Fox event set for May 5, the ferocious sport continues to punch its way into the American mainstream.
Sports Movie of the Week — ‘Caddyshack’ [VIDEO]
Thanks to golfer Bubba Watson’s dramatic and improbable win at The Masters on Sunday, golf has once again found an audience well outside the well-heeled country club settings in which the sport is perhaps best known. Watson’s unique back story — a country-raised, self-taught pro with past family hardships — strikes a more common tone for a game long encumbered by a stuffy air.
Sports Movie of the Week: ‘Bull Durham’ [VIDEO]
April is a sports fan’s dream with the NCAA basketball championship, the NBA and NHL playoff push, golf’s Masters tournament, the NFL draft and, perhaps most celebrated of all the annual April sporting events, the opening of the Major League Baseball season. This week’s Sports Movie of the Week, ‘Bull Durham,’ is arguably the best baseball movie ever made and a perfect choice to get fans in the mo
‘Goon’ Is This Generation’s ‘Slap Shot’
Goon is an adaptation of the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith, the player upon whom main character Doug Glatt is based. It stars Seann William Scott, who plays Doug Glatt, Jay Baruchel who plays Doug’s best friend (and who also co-wrote the script), and Liev Schreiber as the veteran enforcer and antagonist Ross “The Boss” Rh
Sports Movie of the Week — ‘The Wrestler’ [VIDEO]
Fox Searchlight Pictures WrestleMania XXVIII, the 28th edition of World Wrestling Entertainment’s premiere event, is scheduled for this Sunday, April 1 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. With participants like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena crossing over into mainstream entertainment, WrestleMania’s grand stage can be a star-making vehicle for the competitors.
Sports Movie of the Week — ‘Blue Chips’ [VIDEO]
After last week’s deluge of games, the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament has reached the regional semifinal round. The growth of the tournament’s annual ‘March Madness’ has helped make college basketball a money-making industry whose latest broadcast rights brought in more than $10 billion. As in any industry, the promise of wealth can lead to institutional corruption and ethical lapses
Sports Movie of the Week — ‘Hoop Dreams’ [VIDEO]
The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament begins this week with millions of college basketball fans cheering on hundreds of college basketball players in what has become a national spectacle. Arguably, all of the hoopla surrounding the tournament begins to take shape in high schools, as the most coveted prep players in America compete to determine which of them are good enough to play at the
Sports Movie of the Week — ‘The Rookie’ [VIDEO]
Much to the delight of baseball fans, Major League Baseball players have started spring training in preparation for the 2012 season. While many players under contract are assured of a spot in a team’s organization, others are fighting to make enough of an impact to make a team. If players don’t latch on, they risk drifting into journeyman status or falling entirely out of baseball.

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