February 27, 2008

Leave the @!$#&^% kids at home.: The Onion's AV Club rates the top 15 proudly profane sports films.

posted by NoMich to culture at 01:02 PM - 8 comments

Fun stuff NoMich, I even paid money to see 5 of those at the theater when first released. Amazing only because I haven't been to a movie theater in over 15 years.

posted by Folkways at 01:17 PM on February 27, 2008

Thanks for the vids, NoMich. I love that scene from Bull Durham. Death Race has been on Directv lately, I had never heard of it before, so I caught most of it. I'm not quite sure how I missed that movie when I was a kid. I know I watched Bad News Bears all the time through grade school.

posted by BoKnows at 01:19 PM on February 27, 2008

The only problem with that Bull Durham scene is that Robert Wuhl does nothing to help the guy who needs a live rooster.

posted by BlueCarp at 02:03 PM on February 27, 2008

Robert Wuhl is still not 100% forgiven for Arli$$, but I admit his work in Bull Durham always makes me like a little more. Really, as far as subversive movies go, The Bad News Bears can't be beat. Kids are so often portrayed dishonestly. This, to me, was much more like what it was like to be a sixth grader than any movie I've seen before or since.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:42 PM on February 27, 2008

Any Given Sunday was one of the most embarrassing movies I've ever wasted time watching. It should have been titled Any Given Asshole.

posted by dyams at 05:53 PM on February 27, 2008

No "Slapshot"?

posted by budman13 at 08:51 PM on February 27, 2008

It's on the second page of that list, budman.

posted by NoMich at 08:55 PM on February 27, 2008

A pretty good list, and even I've seen most of them. I'd like to point you in the direction of 'The Club' - an Australian film made from David Williamson's play of the same name, from around 1977. They used the Collingwood VFL club as the setting. Less about the players, more about the management, but the film doesn't stint on good Aussie swearing and a bit of dressing room nudity.

posted by owlhouse at 10:18 PM on February 27, 2008

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