Anyone who’s ever said reality is stranger than fiction… hasn’t seen too many movies about football. In football movies, losing your star quarterback doesn’t ruin your team’s season, it just means the backup guy pulls off last-second trick plays… and in the movies, your team’s chances of victory are less tied to players or strategy than to the coach’s inspiring locker room speech. Take Al Pacino’s half time talk, in the movie Any Given Sunday:
Now, New Englanders might prefer a more drama free victory this Sunday, but all the excitement over the big game got us talking about those notable football films…and, some of the ones that were just a couple yards short of memorable. Here to call some of the silver screen’s most improbable football plays is Kevin Flynn. Author, communications professional, bad movie lover, and rabid Pats fan.