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Cheesiest Lines We Love from Sports Movies

Nick DimengoFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2014

Cheesiest Lines We Love from Sports Movies

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    In sports movies, there are plenty of good and bad moments.

    And while some of the films that are made have given memorable scenes and lines, when a script isn't any good, then the entire movie could fail.

    Still, that doesn't stop some of the most classic lines from being remembered by us all, even if they are as cheesy as these.

"If You Can Dodge a Wrench, You Can Dodge a Ball"

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    I'm not sure where Patches O'Houlihan from the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story learned his teaching methods, but it sure does hurt.

    Just take a look at this awkward piece of advice, where he tosses a wrench at one of his players thinking he can dodge it like a ball.

    It turns out just as all of us think.

"Wax On. Wax Off."

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    If you need help to keep calm, just think of Mr. Miyagi's advice from The Karate Kid. Miyagi tells Daniel a bigger lesson than just how to wax a car.

    Of course, Daniel used this to make sure Miyagi's car was as shiny as the top of his dome, so it looks like the teacher got the best of his pupil.

"You Can Do It!"

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    Like another one of the Adam Sandler movies you'll see on this list, The Waterboy uses a cheesy line that has stuck with sports movie fans everywhere.

    Sandler is one of the biggest celeb sports fans—and a hilarious actor—so it's safe to say he knows what he's doing.

    Still, this line is about as cheesy as they come—especially with its placement throughout the movie.

"There's No Crying in Baseball!"

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    Above all else, at least this line from A League of Their Own teaches baseball players everywhere a lesson—no tears should be shed while on the diamond.

    Of course, that's not always the case—since we've seen plenty of guys cry following a big win or loss—but that's beside the point.

    Tom Hanks' delivery of this is spot on, though.

"Win One for the Gipper."

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    One of the biggest sports cliches, the phrase, "win one for the Gipper," has become a staple in sports and in media.

    Taken from the speech of legendary Notre Dame head coach Knute Rockne, it was portrayed in the movie Knute Rockne, All American, with former U.S. President Ronald Reagan starring as George Gipp in the film.

    It's a little too dramatic for me, though.

"Rudy, Rudy, Rudy"

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    If you're a sports fan, the final scene from the movie Rudy is one that will no doubt leave you a bit teary-eyed.

    After working his way from a practice, tackle dummy to the field for Notre Dame, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger became a fan favorite.

    And while the idea of 75,000 people chanting one's name is awesome, it's also added for cinematic effect, making it a bit too much.

"The Price Is Wrong, B----H!"

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    Editor's Note: Video contains strong language.

    My all-time favorite sports movie, Happy Gilmore has some classic sports lines.

    One of the funniest, though, is this one after Happy gets frustrated and fights with former Price Is Right host Bob Barker.

    It's everything one would expect from a slapstick sports comedy that stars Adam Sandler—which is why we all enjoy it so much.

"Get Him a Body Bag, Yeaah!"

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    Talk about dramatic.

    Taking a major beating from his opponent, Daniel from The Karate Kid withstands the taunting from some of Johnny's teammates.

    As one would expect, right after a kid declares getting Daniel a body bag, he pulls one of the best moves ever in a sports movie.

"Show Me the Money!"

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    You knew this one would be toward the top of the list.

    It's one of the most memorable lines in any movie, not just a sports one, with people using it every single day.

    Want a raise at work? Show me the money.

    Want to buy my car? Show me the money.

    Want me to keep a secret? Show me the money.

    See, it works in almost all scenarios.

"If You Build It, He Will Come."

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    Like a few others on the list, Field of Dreams' line of, "If you build it, he will come," is one that every single sports fan is familiar with.

    The movie itself is one of the best sports films ever, so I can't be too critical of the line—especially since it's the basis for the entire movie.

"Yo, Adrian! I Did It!"

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    If you're a sports fan, then any one of the Rocky movies is probably at the top of your list—but that doesn't mean that every single line from the movie is on point.

    This is just one example, as Rocky Balboa gives this response, in the middle of the ring, following his victory over Apollo Creed.

    Imagine if we all saw this really happen?

"You Complete Me"

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    By far, the cheesiest line from any sports movie.

    I admit, though, using the line, "You complete me," on a girl will probably end in one of three ways: with her laughing in your face, falling for it or wondering what movie you stole the "sweet" line from.

    In this case, it's the most dramatic moment from the movie Jerry Maguire—working for Maguire.

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