"It's in the Hole!" The Best Lines and Quotes from Sports Movies

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Sports and movies are inexorably linked. Actors want to be athletes and athletes want to be movie stars, right, Shaq?

It is through movies and sports that we normal people find solace and strength. We find inspiration in the words of Herb Brooks (played by Kurt Russell) before the Miracle on Ice in the movie Miracle.

It is through movies and sports that we find happiness. We find humor in the words of Carl Spackler (played by Bill Murray), the infamous greens-keeper in Caddyshack.

It is through movies and sports that we find that we are not alone when we are down. We find a piece of something good by watching someone do something they are so good at that it is scary, such as Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance.

And it is in movies that those of us who have never reached the highest levels of professional sporting competition can get inside the minds of those athletes who achieved what we could not, just for a minute, and see the world through their eyes. This is what we get from the words of Buck Weaver (played by John Cusack) in the movie Eight Men Out.

If you ask any guy in the world, and a lot of women, if they would rather be a professional athlete or a movie star, most of them would have a tough time deciding. I know I would.

So here is a small sampling of some of the best lines to ever come out of cinema about sports.


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