Football withdrawals

football withdrawal

I always get the blues this time of year because once the Superbowl happens, there is no denying that football season is officially over. How do I deal, you ask? I assuage my football withdrawals with a football movie!

IMDB is my go-to movie reference tool and I ran across their awesome list Favorite Football Films. It’s got a really good roundup of some great football biographies, comedies, rom-coms, and even a documentary or two, but I’m only going to focus on my top 5 picks today:

1. The Replacements

This one is my personal fav and top pick, mostly due to Keanu Reeves, but it’s a lighthearted underdog story too and it’s funny. (btw – the mention of his name always takes me back to his Bill and Ted days!)

I look at you and I see two men: the man you are, and the man you ought to be. Someday those two will meet. Should make for a hell of a football player. –Jimmy McGinty

The Replacements

2. My All-American

my all-american
Aaron Eckhart is in this one and it’s based on the Freddie Steinmark story. This story is tragic and uplifting all at the same time.

My All-American

3. Remember the Titans

This is a great story of how a group of boys and their coaches figure out how to be a team. And its got Denzel.

denzel

Remember the Titans

4. Invincible

invincible

Its a feel-good movie about the story of how Vince Papale earned a spot with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-1978, with Mark Wahlberg. For a few minutes, it almost made me an Eagles fan!

Invincible

5. Friday Night Lights.

Both the movie and TV show tell great stories of how devotion to football can shape a community! Based on H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger’s book.

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 Friday Night Lights

So what’s your favorite football movie?

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Shannon Eddings

Shannon is movie-obsessed and her infatuation with the silver screen can be traced back to a single event. After helping her move into her first apartment, her mom left her with this parting remark: “Don’t spend all your money at the movies!” From that point on, thanks to her library card, Shannon continues to feed her obsession! She is the library's Database Administrator.