How about a little diversion this Friday with no game to agonize over this weekend (unless you are simply going to watch the SuC game to root against them--which I might)?
Way back when, I did a diary on UCLA references, sights, etc. in the movies (and TV shows).
Last night, based on N's recommendation, the wife and I rented "Invincible," a true story about a walk-on who made the Philadelphia Eagles back in the 70s. Good flick (and family friendly, too, I might add, for those with little kids). There are a couple of UCLA references (Dick Vermeil left UCLA to coach the Eagles) and it's very entertaining.
How about offering up the Best Sports Movies of All Time? The movies do not need to be tied into UCLA since we have already done that list. And let's not limit it to any one sport because right now, we have baseball, hockey, and football going on, with basketball right around the corner. So all sports are in play right now.
Right off the bat I can think of a few football movies, a couple hockey movies and a couple baseball movies. But I bet, collectively, we can come up with a pretty good list.
I'm going to offer up "Slapstick," probably the greatest hockey movie ever, starring Paul Newman and, of course, the infamous Hansen Brothers. It's not family friendly, but it's pretty hilarious and you don't have to be a hockeyhead to enjoy it.
What say you? Try and come up with something off the beaten path, if possible, and explain why the movie is so great or worth seeing.