The NBA and the NFL are locked out, and we sports junkies need something to fill the void.
As a huge fan of the arts, I've decided to fill my sport's void with some great sports movies.
Unfortunately, most sports movies stink. The drama is almost always contrived, the endings are predictable, the sports action is weak and the casting is rarely believable (Michael J. Fox as a high school basketball player? Anthony Michael Hall as the top high school QB in the country? Come on).
In fact, the only two sports that have had much success in film are baseball (Field of Dreams, Major League, Bull Durham) and boxing.
Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather may never happen (if it does, my money is on the Fighting Filipino), and since there's no way for me to enjoy that fantasy matchup and there's no NBA or NFL action, I'm spending my nights reliving some of film's greatest boxing movies.
Without further ado, here they are: