Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love this time of year. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. The heat is beginning to break, baseball playoff races are taking shape, NFL football is about a week away, and my favorite, College Football starts tomorrow.

I'm certain that I will have a tough time sleeping tonight as the anticipation of a new season filled with hope is at its highest. Fan's all over the country have poured over message boards and discussed perceived strengths and weaknesses of their favorite team and compared their team against the upcoming schedule. At this point everyone is wondering how their team will perform and the fans are probably feeling good about the new team and the new year. For some it is a new coach or a new stadium. For others it is a new conference with new competition. Some may have optimism over an easy schedule.

Only time will tell if the fan's optimism is justified for their team but as for right now only one thing is certain... Every team is currently undefeated and it is the most wonderful time of the year!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Top 10 Sports Movies - Warrior Movie Review

I got the opportunity to screen a new sports movie this week called "Warrior" and I really liked it. Although it isn't a "Christian" movie, it reminded me a lot of a modern day Prodigal Son. It was emotional, dramatic, action packed, intense, and the best thing I liked about it was that it felt real. It was a great movie about the power of forgiveness.

I am not a big Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fan but this movie is one that everyone should see so don't leave the women at home. I saw men and women alike wiping eyes when the lights came on and I thought Nick Nolte was absolutely phenomenal.

Warrior comes out on Sept. 9th and I recommend it with two thumbs up.

After I watched Warrior it made me think about my favorite sports movies. Below are my top 10 sports movies. It would be interesting to hear other opinions on this.

10. Pride

9. The Blind Side

8. Rocky

7. Field of Dreams

6. Coach Carter

5. Warrior

4. Rocky IV

3. Miracle

2. Hoosiers

Any my favorite sports movie is....
1. Remember the Titans

Honorable Mentions in no particular order include: The Natural, Glory Road, Cinderella Man, Radio, The Rookie, The Karate Kid, A League of Their Own, Finding Forrester, Victory, We Are Marshall, Rudy, Seabiscuit, Brian's Song, Rocky III, Rocky II, Rocky Balboa, Invincible, The Program