Hump Day Hotties: Sports Movie Crushes

Today has officially been dubbed “Dead Day” at my work since we’re hurting for any type of live sporting event.  Some of my coworkers have suggested having a sports-themed movie day, and that got me thinking about some of my favorite sports-centric movie characters.  I polled the Ladies to see what movie characters they crushed on as teenyboppers (or as grown women – we don’t judge!).

Follow us after the jump to see our crush-worthy choices!

Raven

Mike Vitar

Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, The Sandlot

What girl didn't love Benny? Every girl I know who loves sports also loves "The Sandlot."

Luis Mendoza, D2: The Mighty Ducks

I was also happy to see Mike turn up in D2, my most favorite Mighty Ducks movie.

Now

Holy Spinks Ladies! Mike Vitar is still hot, and he's a firefighter...bonus!

Eddie Cahill

Jim Craig, Miracle

I've loved Eddie since Friends, so of course I loved him as Jim Craig in Miracle. Again with the hot goalies!

Now

Well Eddie is doing alright these days. He stars alongside Gary Sinise in CSI: New York!

Austin Nichols

Jake Hammond, Wimbledon

I know Jake was the "bad guy" in Wimbledon, but his character was so based on Andy Roddick. Plus, he was hot!

Now

When Austin is dating Jake Gyllenhaal, hes playing Julien on One Tree Hill.  He so looks like JT in the picture!

When Austin isn't "dating" Jake Gyllenhaal, he's playing Julien on One Tree Hill. He so looks like JT in the picture!

Dennis Quaid

Jimmy Morris, The Rookie

I love Dennis Quaid, so I loved him in The Rookie!

I love Dennis Quaid, so I loved him in The Rookie!

Now

Dennis had some hardships recently, but hes bouncing back well. Go Dennis! Eat your heart out, Meg Ryan!

Dennis had some hardships recently, but he's bouncing back well. Go Dennis! Eat your heart out, Meg Ryan!

Lady Liz

Devon Sawa

Junior Floyd, Little Giants

I think everyone had a crush on Devon Sawa at some point during their youth. How could we not include him?

I think everyone had a crush on Devon Sawa at some point during their youth. How could we not include him?

Now

This was the most recent photo I could find of Devon. You be the judge.

This was the most recent photo I could find of Devon. You be the judge.

Jonathan Brandis

Matthew/Martha, Ladybugs

I swear I had every JB picture ever published in a Bop Magazine hanging on my wall as a kid. I loved this kid!

I swear I had every JB picture ever published in a Bop Magazine hanging on my wall as a kid. I loved this kid!

Another picture for old time’s sake…

This is how I will always remember Jonathan!

This is how I will always remember Jonathan!

Most recent headshot…

This would be Jonathans last promo/headshot. I was very sad when I found he had committed suicide a few years ago.  RIP, Jonathan.

This would be Jonathan's last promo/headshot. I was very sad when I found he had committed suicide a few years ago. RIP, Jonathan.

Ryan Gosling

Alan Bosley, Remember the Titans

Way before Ryan Gosling was a big star, he played someones backup (sorta) in Remember the Titans.

Way before Ryan Gosling was a big star, he played someone's backup (sorta) in Remember the Titans.

Now

Some would argue that Ryan is looking better today than he did in his early days!

Some would argue that Ryan is looking better today than he did in his early days!

Buffalita

Robert Redford

Roy Hobbs, The Natural

Always a classic pick.  Redford was rather stunning in this film.

Always a classic pick. Redford was rather stunning in this film.

Now

Redford is much older now, but hes still got the hair! Rock it while you can, Robert!

Redford is much older now, but he's still got the hair! Rock it while you can, Robert!

Kevin Costner

Ray Kinsella, Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams is one of the best baseball movies. Costner looked great in this flick, too!

Field of Dreams is one of the best baseball movies. Costner looked great in this flick, too!

Now

Age has definitely caught up with Mr. Costner, but hes still going strong. Wonder if hell do another baseball movie in the future?

Age has definitely caught up with Mr. Costner, but he's still going strong. Wonder if he'll do another baseball movie in the future?

Games Mistress

Kevin Costner

Crash Davis, Bull Durham

How could you not love Crash Davis? Looks like Lady Liz and Games Mistress will have to fight over Costner! Crash would approve!

How could you not love Crash Davis? Looks like Buffalita and Games Mistress will have to fight over Costner! Crash would approve!

For a picture of Costner now…see above

Ray Liotta

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field of Dreams

Ill let Games Mistress explain this pick: Those eyes!

I'll let Games Mistress explain this pick: "Those eyes!"

Now

Uh, yeah, Ray needs some Just for Men. I think it would make him look way younger.

Uh, yeah, Ray needs some "Just for Men." I think it would make him look way younger.

Jared Leto

Steve Prefontaine, Prefontaine

Hey remember when Jared Leto was cute? Yeah these were probably the days.

Hey remember when Jared Leto was cute? Yeah these were probably the days.

Now

So this was the best looking of the newer photos of Jared.  I think hes blonde currently.

So this was the best looking of the newer photos of Jared. I think he's blonde currently.

Maggie Sox

Paul Walker

Lance Harbor, Varsity Blues

So I was kicking myself for not remembering how hot Paul Walker was in Varsity Blues! Good call, Maggie!

So I was kicking myself for not remembering how hot Paul Walker was in Varsity Blues! Good call, Maggie!

Now

Whoa baby! Walker is still smokin hot!

Whoa baby! Walker is still smokin hot!

Charlie Sheen

Rick Vaughn, Major League

Wild Thing!! I loved these movies, and Charile was such a stud back in the day!

Wild Thing!! I loved these movies, and Charile was such a stud back in the day!

Now

Well Charlie may not be a Wild Thing anymore, but hes divorced from a star of Wild Things and is currently married to a model. Life doesnt suck for him.

Well Charlie may not be a "Wild Thing" anymore, but he's divorced from a star of "Wild Things" and is currently married to a model. Life doesn't suck for him.

CuteSports

Joshua Jackson

Charlie Conway, The Mighty Ducks trilogy

Im a sucker for hockey movies, and the Duck movies are some of my favorites. Charlie Conway is excellent choice!

I'm a sucker for hockey movies, and the Duck movies are some of my favorites. Charlie Conway is excellent choice!

Now

Well Charlie grew up and turned into Pacey, and now Pacey is all grown up and looking damn fine!

Well Charlie grew up and turned into Pacey, and now Pacey is all grown up and looking damn fine!

Josh Lucas

Coach Don Haskins, Glory Road

Josh was one hot coach in Glory Road. For sure!

Josh was one hot coach in Glory Road. For sure!

Now

So we all know Josh is hot, hes just a little too skinny in this recent picture.  He could probably lose the facial hair, too. Just sayin.

So we all know Josh is hot, he's just a little too skinny in this recent picture. He could probably lose the facial hair, too. Just sayin'.

Channing Tatum

Duke, She’s the Man

So this was basically the first time we were introduced to Tatum. Thank God for Shes the Man!

So this was basically the first time we were introduced to Tatum. Thank God for She's the Man!

Now

While its only been a few years since Shes the Man, Tatum has beefed up a little...and he got engaged! boo

While it's only been a few years since She's the Man, Tatum has beefed up a little...and he got engaged! boo

Lady Bee

Paul Newman

Reg Dunlop, Slap Shot

Those baby blues...sigh... straight from the lips of Lady Bee! Slap Shot is a classic, and we could not leave the late, great Paul Newman off our list!

"Those baby blues...sigh..." straight from the lips of Lady Bee! Slap Shot is a classic, and we could not leave the late, great Paul Newman off our list!

Recent

While Paul got older, those baby blues never aged! Much love to Mr. Newman!

While Paul got older, those baby blues never aged! Much love to Mr. Newman!

Honorable Mention:

Vincent LaRusso, Adam Banks, Mighty Ducks trilogy

Thomas Ian Nicholas, Henry Rowengartner, Rookie of the Year

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carroll, Basketball Diaries

Omar Epps, Quincy McCall, Love and Basketball

D.B. Sweeney, Doug Dorsey, The Cutting Edge

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joe, Bend It Like Beckham

13 thoughts on “Hump Day Hotties: Sports Movie Crushes

  1. Wow, Junior Floyd got ugly…how sad. I absolutely love some of those movies mentioned. Mostly the childish ones.

    But for me, the best movie line EVER, comes from Major League: “I’ve got one thing to say to you Vaughn…STRIKE THIS MOTHERFUCKER OUT!”

    And Major League 2 was a piece of shit.

  2. channing tatum got married over the weekend… making me even sadder :(
    I know its not a sports movie, but Taylor Kitch aka Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights (the tv show) is damn hot!

  3. I completely forgot Paul Walker was in Varsity Blues. His eyes are amazing.

    And that pic of Channing Tatum..all I have to say is thank you very much!

  4. Charlie Conway was only my favorite fictional character for like EVER!

    These are all awesome picks though- Crash, Wild Thang, Shoeless Joe, Benny The Jet, Ryan Gosling… <3

  5. Crash Davis FTW! That speech on what he believes in will always make me melt. Although I will also cop to Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Bend It Like Beckham.

  6. Awww…Mike Vitar is STILL hot & his dog is cute too. (Damn my weakness for guys w/dogs!)

    Ray Liotta & Field of Dreams was the beginning of my White Sox love.

  7. I LOVE guys with accents, so of course my choices were the Southern guy and the Irish soccer player – my poor boyfriend!
    I was all prepared to get razzed for my “She’s the Man” choice, but I realized that Channing’s abs pretty much left everyone speechless!

  8. Dennis Quaid cheats on his current wife and cheated on Meg Ryan for god knows how many years. He should have no place on this list.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s