Some of our favorite movies ever been made have been based on true stories so great a screenwriter never could have come up with it.
Miracle. Seabiscuit. Remember the Titans. And coming soon, When the Game Stands Tall.
So now the question is—what's next? Which sports stories of today will be the blockbusters of tomorrow?
With almost five full months to go before the end of the year, 2014 has already offered plenty of promising stories that could captivate audiences if reenacted by the likes of Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt or Kevin Costner.
Two hockey players from the same team have provided inspirational stories of perseverance in the face of tragedy.
An NFL player overcame a unique obstacle to win a Super Bowl.
And Yasiel Puig got involved in a story that transcends anything that could happen on a baseball diamond.
Take a look through the following slides at 10 sports stories from 2014 that could one day fill the television screen in your living room.