Cincy Jungle: Favorite Football Movie Tournament Round One Continued

Any Given Sunday

Only two more days before we move on to the second round. Last night, we had another extremely close fight between Invincible and The Longest Yard (2005). In the end, Invincible won by the slimmest of margins, beating The Longest Yard (2005) by one vote (219-218).

Tonight, No. 11 Radio takes on No. 14 Any Given Sunday. First, a little about the match up.

Radio is the true story of Radio, a mentally challenged man in Anderson, South Carolina. Radio befriends the local high school's head football coach, Harold Jones, and, after some time, the team and eventually the entire town. Radio and Jones' friendship inspires the entire town football team and lasts decades.

Memorable Quote:

But the truth is, we’re not the ones that been teaching Radio. Radio’s the one that’s been teaching us. He goes by Radio. He treats us all the time like we wish we treated each other only half the time.

Any Given Sunday is a movie about the fictional Miami Sharks and the trials and tribulations that players, coaches and ownership go through in NFL teams. It starts off with star quarterback Cap Rooney's injury and the young third-string quarterback, Willie Beamen, forced to replace him. Beamen's flashy style breathes new life into the team. Head coach Tony D'Amato begins to question his time-tested strategies and his life choices all while the new owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, who took over after her father's death, plans to move the team to a new city. Regardless of the drama and pressure off the field, and the fact that the team is coming to the end of an era, everybody comes together to fight for a spot in the playoffs. Will they make it?

Memorable Quotes:

You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the f*cking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying!

Will Any Given Sunday beat up on Radio or will the true inspirational story take the Miami Sharks to school?

Wow, that was bad.

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