Well, looks like some congratulations are in order. It was a great game (with a bit of a rocky start…2 missed PATs and a missed field goal?), but the Eagles came out on top. Hats off guys. We’ll be waiting for our beer. (Philly, Philly!)
But after a great game like that, we’re not quite ready to give up on football yet. So we thought we’d put together a list of some of our favorite football movies to keep the mood alive – you know, for those of you feeling under the weather today, cough, cough.
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Fly like an eagle
Of course one of the first movies that comes to mind is Invincible. How could you not love this true story of a bartender turned rookie receiver for the Eagles despite not having played college ball.
Other “pigskin” classics (btw footballs were never actually made of pigskin) we love that are based on true events include Rudy (I’ve been ready for this my whole life!), We Are Marshall (What day is it? Gameday!), Friday Night Lights (Be perfect!), The Blind Side (No. He’s changing mine.), and Remember the Titans (We want some mo’!).
Of course, who could forget the hilarious and super quotable, The Waterboy (You can doooo iiiiit…). Bobby Boucher FTW!
Other great football comedies we love are The Replacements (Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory…lasts forever.), Varsity Blues (Let’s be heroes), Gridiron Gang with The Rock and Xzibit (Yo dawg, heard you like football, so we put football in your football), and don’t forget Wildcats (the oldie with Goldie, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and LL Cool J) and Necessary Roughness (fumbalaya, fumbleruski).
If you’re looking for something a little more serious, things get a little more serious in Any Given Sunday (You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football.), seriously romantic in Jerry Maguire (You had me at hello), and seriously real-life in the documentaries Undefeated and ’85: The Greatest Team in Football History (daaa’Bears).