Not every sports movie is great, but every sports movie that is great has classic one-liners that fans know and love to repeat.
The element almost every one-liner shares is that the subject (or subjects) on the business end of it is getting "zinged."
If a one-liner wasn't funny or clever, or both, then it isn't a one-liner, it's just someone saying something—something easily ignored.
This explains why we love to reenact one-liner moments from our favorite flicks, with varying success: The material is simply superior to our originals.
So, even if someone butchers a classic from Caddyshack, the odds are that the end result remains better than a misguided attempt at inventing an original "Ted" or "Bristine" (and never discount the entertainment value of a terrible impression).
While the genre has an impressive collection of one-liners suitable for any role—whether at the bar or just for sake of the film itself—here are some of our favorites from classic sports comedies.