4.08.2013

This One's for the Love of the Game!

My friends, it is finally time to reveal who the winners were in the Final Four. These are the two films that will compete in our championship game for a chance to be named the greatest sports movie of them all. These two films have crushed every film they've come up against, so it should be very interesting to see who will manage to come out the victor when they finally face each other. Let's recap Round Three and then move on to our voting!!


ROUND THREE RECAP 

HOOSIERS VS. FIELD OF DREAMS.
WINNER: FIELD OF DREAMS. Both of these films are beloved by many and easily won in any matchup they were placed. However in the end, this cocktail of baseball and ghosts was far too powerful for any film on its side of the bracket, even the classic basketball film Hoosiers

ROCKY VS. CINDERELLA MAN.
WINNER: ROCKY.  This boxing matchup was won with ease by the champ Rocky. He took down all his competitors in the same way, and Cinderella Man, the heavyweight that it is, wasn't any exception. Now only one baseball film stands in his way.
So that takes us to your final chance to decide THE greatest sports film of all. Which will it be?

Need a little help deciding which one wins your fancy? Let's recap each film by watching their trailer and reviewing some of their strengths.

FIELD OF DREAMS- 

WHY FIELD OF DREAMS SHOULD WIN -
  • It's one of the only movies I know of that can successfully make grown men cry.
  • There's a whole episode of HIMYM dedicated to its greatness.
  • It's extremely quotable and memorable all the way around.
  • It's about more than just baseball. 

ROCKY - 

WHY ROCKY SHOULD WIN- 
  • It's the ultimate story of an underdog
  • It has one of the coolest theme songs of any sports film.
  • It has some of the most memorable and iconic moments of not just any sports film, but film in general.
  • Would you just LOOK at that trailer? The trailer alone is just such a great showcase of trailers for that era. Okay, that wasn't really about the movie so....I'll add it has some great characters.
So here it goes....pick the champ now! The winner will be announced sometime on Wednesday, so be sure to get your votes in before then!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Can you see who votes on what from your end? Or is voting anonymous? Just curious.

Emily said...

It's anonymous. Haha. Whyyyyy????

Johanna said...

So I finally voted. And I think I'm probably not in line with the critics, but I don't care.