September 25, 2022


Sports Really Satisfies

Brian’s Song, Miracle and Hoosiers . . . worth second look Ted Buss

OK, maybe you’re not a sports authority. Maybe you don’t know an ERA from an RBI. Maybe you think Oakland A’s outfielder Coco Crisp is a cereal.

You may even assume “In the paint,” has something to do with a three-inch brush doused in a can of Valspar.

No matter. You don’t have to be a cowboy to love westerns, and it isn’t necessary to run 100 meters in 10 flat to have a favorite sports’ flick.

Among the countless sports movies released through the years, you may have an all-time favorite. However, today your vote doesn’t matter. I may be biased but my list is so good that viewing each one should be required by law.

We’ll start with the best all-time sleeper—“Brian’s Song.”

This is a true story of two Chicago Bears’ rookies. It was actually made for TV in 1971, but ranks as one of the greatest sports movies of all time.