It's Football season and as I prepare for my last 4 fantasy drafts this weekend in anticipation of the NFL Season beginning this coming Thursday. With the barrage of NFL games descending upon us shortly, it always reminds me of the multitude of fantastic football movies that Hollywood has brought us over the past 60 plus years: Everything from Rudy to the Comebacks; from The Blindside to Air Bud: Golden Receiver. There have been so many fantastic movies, I thought this would be a perfect time to challenge your knowledge - so lets begin.
Vince Lombardi is a legend among NFL coaches. He was the coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960's and let them to five total NFL championships, 3 of which were consecutive.
How many films did Vince Lombardi cameo in before he died?
Many of us can't get enough football whether its the game itself or the movies associated with it. Some movies are based on fact and some are completely fictitious. Can you tell the difference?
Which of these is NOT based on a true story?
Movies based on real events are often able to bring out incredibly strong emotions when we watch them. One of those movies based on a true story is Gridiron Gang. Based on the accounts of a probation officer at a juvenile detention facility as he brings the young men together to teach them what it means to strive for greatness, to become a part of something bigger and to find their own self worth. Much of this film was shot on location in L.A.
What is the name of the Detention Facility in the movie & where it was filmed?
Many football movies have incredibly memorable lines Can you match the quote with the character in the following 5 questions?
"You will be perfect in every aspect. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile...."
"Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends..."
"When you take that field today, you've got to lay that heart on the line, men. From the souls of your feet, with every ounce of blood you've got in your body..."
"We're in hell right now gentlemen. Believe me. And we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight back into the light. We can climb outta hell... one inch at a time."
"Truth is, you guys have been given something that every athlete dreams of: a second chance. And you're afraid of blowing it. We all are. But now our fear is shared, and we can overcome it together."
There were two films shot on Notre Dame's Campus: Rudy (1993) was one, what was the other?
All these films in the Extra Credit question were actually filmed on college campuses, but Knute Rockney: All American was the only other movie filmed on Notre Dame's campus.