The Worst Plot Holes in Sports Movies

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The Worst Plot Holes in Sports Movies
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A plot hole is an omission or inconsistency in a story that defies logic established within a film and sometimes from the outside world. They can be relatively minor without impacting the overall story or they can be massive movie ruiners. 

The bigger and more complicated a story is, the more likely it is to be riddled with plot holes. The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Independence Day and the Back to the Future are among the movies well known for glaring plot holes. 

Sports films, on the other hand, are far less prone to plot holes. Comedy or drama, they tend to be set in the real world—or some version of it—and revolve around real people doing real things. If you can't get that right, you probably shouldn't be making movies. 

Although, that doesn't mean sports movies are completely immune from the occasional plot hole. Here are 17 of the worst plot holes in sports movies. 

Just keep in mind that we're operating with a sliding scale. So worst is relative to the genre and only a couple are particularly egregious.  

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