We push on. Now that Rudy, Remember The Titans, Brian's Song and The Blind Side have moved on to the next round, it's time to continue the first round of our tournament. This weeks match up is between two of my favorite football movies: Jerry Maguire and The Waterboy.
Here's a little about the match up:
No. 5, Jerry Maguire, is a story about a sports agent, Jerry, who has a moral epiphany and decides to write a memo that would change the face of his business. Unfortunately, he's fired from his agency for his memo and after a mad dash to retain his clients, he ends up with only one: Rod Tidwell, a loud-mouthed, hot-shot wide receiver played by Cuba Gooding Jr.. Rod and Jerry develop more than an agent-client relationship: they become friends.
Oh yeah, there's a cute kid and it's a love story too.
I will not rest until I have you holding a Coke, wearing your own shoe, playing a Sega game *featuring you*, while singing your own song in a new commercial, *starring you*, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that you are winning, and I will not *sleep* until that happens. I'll give you fifteen minutes to call me back.
No. 20 (for some reason), The Waterboy, is a comedy about Bobby Boucher's struggle through life as a simple (and dumb) kid in an extremely rural Louisiana town. Bobby spent his entire childhood as a waterboy for a major college football team until he attempted to strike a "finely tuned athletic machine" which got him fired. He ended up as a waterboy for a much smaller, and unsuccessful, college where the coach instructed him to stand up for himself. Harnessing the power of his suppressed rage and using the love for his favorite wrester, Captain Insano, Boucher plays linebacker for the team and leads them to a great season.
Oh yeah, and he goes to school and meets a girl named Vicki Vallencourt and he liked her boobies.
Coach Klein: Bobby, can you do that for me every game?
Bobby Boucher: Coach, not only will I do it for you, I... I... I... yes, yes, I'll do it for you.
Will The Waterboy be the first underdog to take down a higher ranked team? Vote and find out.
Which movie will advance to the next round and closer to football movie greatness?
Jerry Maguire (198 votes)
The Waterboy (399 votes)
597 total votes