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THE QUESTION

Why Are Football Movies So Bad?

Of the four major sports, (and just about every minor one), why is the most popular one so lackluster in movie form?

Posted by Emil Steiner on June 15, 2009 7:50 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Flooding the Zone

The biggest problem with football movies is that there are too many of them.

Posted by C.J. Holley, on June 15, 2009 3:12 PM

A Match Made in Hell

Because of their unique natures, football and film are about as compatible as Gloria Steinem and Al Bundy.

Posted by Emil Steiner, on June 15, 2009 11:31 AM

Most Sports Films Are Bad

Why are football movies so bad? Maybe it's because sports movies in general ain't so great.

Posted by Desmond Bieler, on June 15, 2009 10:50 AM

No Nuance in Football

Do filmmakers assume football fans can't appreciate a movie that involves nuance, suspense or actual acting?

Posted by Liz Kelly, on June 15, 2009 8:34 AM

The Truth Helps

So the rule of thumb for football films is to avoid fictional accounts of the sport. It's those movies that give the entire genre a bad name.

Posted by Gene Wang, on June 15, 2009 8:12 AM

The Dynamics Don't Fit

The primary problem with adapting fictional football stories to the big screen is that the real thing is simply better.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on June 15, 2009 7:00 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

yellojkt: Best football movie of all time: Gus. End of discussion....

nall92: Any Given Sunday wasn't to bad ...

thingsthatshine: Football films are usually bad because great films require subtlety and too few football films bother portray the nature of the individual. ...

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