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Yes, I know the Stanley Cup starts tomorrow, Winnipeg is regaining their NHL team, and that in about 20 days the Stamps have their first pre season game. But if all this still isn't enough sports for you try some of the following:

Eight Men Out- ""say it ain't so Joe". The true story of the eight men who conspired to throw the 1919 world series.

The Natural- with Robert Redford and Glenn Close. Depression era feel good baseball story.

The Fighter- 2010 winner for a couple of well-deserved best supporting Oscars- for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. Not just a story about boxing---it also serves as a cautionary tale. And if you occassionaly think your family is disfunctional, wait till you get a load of these guys!

Remember the Titans- a wonderful movie with Denzel Washington as the man assigned to take on the head coaching duties for a high school footaball team during the first year of racially intergrated play. This is good for everyone about 9 and up.

The Longest Yard- the original with Burt Reynolds, not the Adam Sandler remake. Despite being from 1974 the story stands up well. You will see why Burt was so popular back in the 70's. Currently on re-order, but mark it for later consumption.

Million Dollar Baby- I've recommended this before under a Paul Haggis post. Big cast, big winner from a few years back- big heartbreaker as well. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank in her 2nd Oscar winning role.

Field of Dreams and A League of their own--- just in case you missed either of these any of the nine thousand times they have been on t.v.

Sandlot- one for the whole family-this is funny and sweet.

No matter how Rocky ended up after far too many sequels, their is no denying it started out well. For a more realistic look at the the brutal world of boxing try Requiem for a Heavyweight with Anthony Quinn. This is also a real gut wrencher.

And because I have yet to see a movie about hockey that is any good, revisit the real thing. We have a 5 disc set that recaptures all the wonderful moments (and there were many) from the2010 Vancouver Olympics---including the exciting overtime Crosby goal in the men's gold medal final against the USA.

by Moe

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