The Top Ten Sports Movies

Last night, the 2012 NFL season officially kicked off, and in conjunction, today brings my list of the Top Ten Sports Movies of all time.

This was a difficult list to compile. Mainly due to the difficulty of defining what a “Sports Movie” actually is. A number of great movies use sports as an element, but in reality may be about something else. Perhaps the movie is a drama (“Raging Bull”) or has a strong romantic element (“Bull Durham”). How does one compare those as “Sports Movies” against a movie such as, say… “Miracle”, which is purely focused on a sport?

Compounding the challenge is the fact that this category has an enormous number of movies up for consideration. It would have been easy to go top 20 or even 30 here… I had to cut a number of movies that I’m a big fan of. There are some really, really painful omissions out there.

But I pushed on and worked it out! Click through to check out my list of the Top Ten Sports Movies of all time!

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News Worth Sharing: Charlie Sheen claims to have used Steroids for role in “Major League”

“Forget about the curveball Ricky!! Give ‘em the heater!!”

Oh, Charlie Sheen. We love you. Please be crazy forever.

Now Sheen is claiming that, for his role as Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the comedy classic “Major League”, he used steroids. “I was already bitchy because — let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks,” he’s quoted as saying. “You can print this, I don’t give a f–k. My fastball went from 79 [mph] to like 85.”

Sheen goes on to say that he quit them after they caused him to lose his temper.

“Well, I wasn’t doing enough to be completely insane — just a little bitchier than normal. When you combine the haircut with all of those comments, you’ve got a recipe for disaster.”

LOL. I want to know what kind of behavior would qualify for Charlie’s criteria of “Completely Insane”. Seriously though, can we forget getting this guy a sitcom and just get him a reality show already? I mean, God! Isn’t it the ultimate no brainer television production decision of all time?

Meanwhile, unlike steroid abuse in REAL Baseball, I think this only adds to my love for “Major League”. My kinda team, Charlie, it’s my kinda team.

Summary article:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43578656/ns/today-entertainment/

Read the entire interview here:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/extramustard/06/29/charlie-sheen-interview-major-league-anniversary/index.html#ixzz1QhujTO5Z