Friday, May 26, 2017

Favorite Movies of Each Sport and We’re in the Finals Again!!!

Oh. My. God. Double Overtime (and it’s a good thing I wrote most of this post earlier)! I think my heart gave out. But the Penguins did it. They’re going to the finals two years in a row. I’m so HAPPY!!!

I saw this request go around on Facebook and thought it would make a nice blog post, especially since I’m so gung ho on hockey right now. What am I saying… I love sports (well, most sports), so of course I would love movies featuring a sport.

So… Here are my favorite movies of each sport:

  • FOOTBALL: Necessary Roughness; The Blind Side; The Replacements; Remember the Titans; Jerry Maguire; The Longest Yard (w/Burt Reynolds)
  • BASEBALL: Bull Durham; A League of Their Own; Major League (I & II); Field of Dreams; The Natural; The Rookie
  • HOCKEY: Mystery, Alaska; Slap Shot
  • BASKETBALL: Finding Forrester
  • BOXING: Rocky
  • GOLF: Caddyshack; Tin Cup
  • SOCCER: Bend it Like Beckham
  • SURFING: Soul Surfer
  • OLYMPICS: Cool Runnings; Chariots of Fire

As you can tell, I love football and baseball movies. Basketball? Not so much, but then I’m not a fan of that sport (except during March Madness). I tried to find a tennis movie, but there wasn’t one I watched.

Out of all those sports, though, want to know which ones I played in? Baseball (softball, actually) and golf. I think if my high school had a softball or golf team for girls, I would have been on them. But they didn’t exist way back in the dark ages. J

Wednesday night we were hit with some major storms. Actually, our phones went off with a tornado warning. Never got that before. Quickly turned on the TV just as their live feed showed a tornado touching down…in my daughter’s town! Which is next door to our town. We’re all fine; her work place suffered minor damage, though (2 blocks away from her apartment!). But dang… That was just too close.

So… Doing anything fun this weekend? I’m gonna go see some caves. Hope to take some pictures and share. And it’ll be a fun weekend, too. Because the PENS WON!!! Yay!

Happy Friday!



JeffO said...

Congrats on the Penguins! I tuned in halfway through the 2nd period last night, it was a pretty exciting game. Penguins were the better team, but Ottawa is one of those teams that always hangs around and gives themselves a chance. But I'm really glad they're not going to the Final.

Enjoy your weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They did it! Holy crap, glad I didn't stay up for it though. Way too tense.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Game was too exciting. I don't think I breathed so a lot of it. So happy with the outcome!

Alex - No way could I have gone to bed not knowing!!! Of course, sleep didn't come all that easily afterward. Too excited!! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Glad you're all find. Just rain and cold here today. Burr.

Weekend plans? Why thank you for asking. Yesterday after work started Tim's 10-day staycation. Woohoo.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm glad you all came out of it unscathed. Tornadoes can be fast and dangerous.

We've been invited to two bbqs so I guess I won't be cooking this weekend. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - A 10-day staycation sounds pretty good. Enjoy!!

Maria - Mmmmm... BBQ. Hubby can't handle BBQ sauce yet. I hope it's not permanent. :(