I am a Minnesota Vikings football fan. Like many Minnesota fans, the longer I watch our home-town team, the more bitter and jaded I get. I’ve even started to become superstitious. And it appears that this football season will not be good. Whether the Vikes start Tarvaris Jackson or Gus Frerotte, it appears that we have an uphill climb with our remaining schedule and our receivers/passing game. All that being said, I must admit that I did not watch the Vikings game on Sunday when they saved themselves from an 0-3 start. Could I have been the jinx the first two weeks? I’m planning to not watch next week as well … we’ll see. Therefore, I decided I have to find something else to watch on Sundays for the rest of the season. So follow me after the jump to see the 12 sports movies I’ll watch the rest of the season (we still have a bye week, you know).
These choices may not all be “traditional,” but they do drive home some of the best things we get from sports. And isn’t that where we get the enjoyment of being sports fans? They are:
2. Remember the Titans
3. We Are Marshall
4. The Rookie
7. Field of Dreams
8. A League of Their Own
9. The Natural
10. The Sandlot
11. The Bad News Bears (original)
13. Ice Castles (just in case your “bye” week has already passed and you need one more selection)
If your team seems to only win when you don’t watch football, what will all the rest of you be watching?