What’s up? Welcome back to the second day of round two of the Sportcodex Sports Movies brackets.We had a couple of upsets on Day One, with only one of the higher seeds going through.
Our #1 seed Ford V Ferrari is safe, eliminating Bend It Like Beckham with 66.7% of the votes.
The #2 seed Raging Bull wasn’t so lucky though, losing to the #34 seed Cool Runnings with only 30.8% of the votes. Cool Runnings establishing itself as a dark horse contender.
The #3 seed The Wrestler also got taken out, this time by a whopping margin. It loses to the #30 seed Rocky, with the winner taking 85.7% of votes.
Finally, it wasn’t a good day for Martin Scorsese, with his #29 seed The Color of Money being eliminated by the #51 seed The Waterboy. Adam Sandler has taken out Creed and now The Color of Money.
With that out of the way, let’s look at today’s matchups.
60. Space Jam vs 28. Jerry Maguire
Stars: Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny
Directed by: Joe Pytka
RT Score: 53.5%
Path So Far: Beat 5th seed with 58.1% of the votes.
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
RT Score: 81.5%
Path So Far: Beat 37th seed The Sandlot with 81.3% of votes.
One is a beloved family movie with that is fun and amazing and has the Looney Tunes and the greatest bsaketball player of all-time. The other is a rom-com that isn’t bad. Pick the right movie, guys.
6. The Fighter vs 38. Goon
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale
Directed by: David O. Russell
RT Score: 90%
Path So Far: Beat 59th seed Hardball with 80.6% of votes.
Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel
Directed by: Michael Dowse
RT Score: 76%
Path So Far: Beat 27th seed Eddie The Eagle with 60% of votes.
Quite the contrast in matchups here. The Fighter is a very heavy drama based on a true story. Goon is a fun comedy about hockey fights.
7. Moneyball vs 39. The Blind Side
Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
Directed by: Bennett Miller
RT Score: 90%
Path So Far: Beat 58th seed Bloodsport with 77.1% of votes.
The Blind Side
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
RT Score: 75.5%
Path So Far: Beat the 26th seed A League Of Their Own with 75% of the votes.
There are a lot of comparisons to be made here. Both films were Academy Award darlings, receiving multiple nominations each. Both also star well-liked leads in Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock. Both are also based on true stories. The difference is only one of these films had the person it’s based on call it out for making up the majority of it. I’ll give you a clue, that film isn’t Moneyball.
57. BASEketball vs 25. He Got Game
Stars: Matt Stone, Trey Parker
Directed by: David Zucker
RT Score: 58%
Path So Far: Beat 8th seed Hoosiers with 58.1% of votes
He Got Game
Stars: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen
Directed by: Spike Lee
RT Score: 82%
Path So Far: Beat 40th seed Invictus with 62.5% of votes.
These films couldn’t be further apart in style if they tried. I am torn on this matchup though as I truly love both of these films. Toughest matchup of the day.
There we go, that’s another day of matchups down. As always, keep it locked on the Sportcodex Twitter account to keep up with the polls, because this doesn’t work without everyone voting!
Until next time, PEACE!