Favorite Sports Movies Bracket Showdown

With “March Madness” starting right around the corner, Jacob and Ricky decided to put together their top sports movies of all time. Each week they will plead, argue, and try to convince you guys to choose their films. The voting will be done on Twitter (@MCDIPod), and the votes will be announced the following episode.

RankJacob’s FilmsRicky’s Films – First Pick
1Friday Night LightsRocky
2The Karate KidThe Wrestler
4InvictusThe Fighter
5WarriorWhite Man Can’t Jump
6I, TonyaPeanut Butter Falcon
7UndefeatedRemember the Titans
8Happy GilmoreThe Replacement

The Matchups – @MCDIPod to Vote

Sweet 16

Jacob Bracket

  • Friday Night Lights vs. Happy Gilmore
  • The Karate Kid vs. Undefeated
  • Moneyball vs. I, Tonya
  • Invictus vs. Warrior

Ricky Bracket

  • Rocky vs. The Replacements
  • The Wrestler vs. Remember the Titans
  • Creed vs. Peanut Butter Falcon
  • The Fighter vs. White Men Can’t Jump

Elite 8

Jacob Bracket

  • Friday Night Lights vs. Warrior
  • The Karate Kid vs. Moneyball

Ricky Bracket

  • Rocky vs. White Men Can’t Jump
  • The Wrestler vs. Creed

Final 4

Jacob Bracket

Ricky Bracket



Vote Here

Each host was asked to compile a list of 10-15 movies for the bracket. The highest-ranked film went in, but below is how each personal bracket shaped up to be.

Jacob’s Top 15

  1. Rocky
  2. Friday Night Lights
  3. The Karate Kid
  4. Moneyball
  5. The Wrestler
  6. Invictus
  7. Warrior
  8. I, Tonya
  9. Foxcatcher
  10. Undefeated
  11. Creed
  12. Borg v McEnroe
  13. Happy Gilmore
  14. Ali
  15. Miracle

Ricky’s Top 11

  1. Rocky
  2. The Wrestler
  3. Creed
  4. Moneyball
  5. The Fighter
  6. White Men Can’t Jump
  7. Peanut Butter Falcon
  8. Remember the Titans
  9. The Replacements

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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