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Cincy Jungle: Favorite Football Movie Tournament Final First-Round Match Up

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Gridiron Gang
Gridiron Gang

Last night, after some close contests between movies like Invincible and the 2005 version of The Longest Yard, Any Given Sunday destroyed Radio. It wasn't even close.

Finally, we're to the last match up in the first round between No. 12, North Dallas Forty, and No. 13, Gridiron Gang. After this contest is decided, we'll be able to move into the second round.

First, though, a little about your match up.

North Dallas Forty is loosely based on the early 1970's Dallas Cowboys. The movie revolves around aging wide receiver Phill Elliot, who is beginning to struggle to play competitively and is relying on pain killers to get him through. The movie highlights the drug and sex fueled parties that were considered to be the atmosphere in the '70s NFL. The movie is part comedy, part drama and part satire and is based on the semi-autobiographical book by Cowboy's wide receiver Peter Gent.

Memorable Quote:

Phil Elliott: [as he receives a numbing injection in his knee] Better football through chemistry.

Gridiron Gang is a movie about juvenile detention center supervisor and former football player Sean Porter who worries about a lack of discipline, and self-esteem in the teenagers he watches over. After getting the okay from his supervisors, Porter organizes a football team out of some of the inmates and the successful experience changes the lives of many of the lost teens involved. It's an inspirational junior league version of The Longest Yard.

Memorable Quotes:

Everybody listen up. The Gridiron is a football field. On the Gridiron, we do it my way, not your way. Your way got you here. Whatever gang you claim, whatever hood you're from, this is your hood now.

Will the semi-true story of North Dallas Forty take out another prison football movie or will Gridiron Gang succeed where both The Longest Yard movies failed. Vote to find out.