2014 Olympic Champions Charlie White and Meryl Davis show off their Gold Medals during the halftime show at Michigan Stadium during the game between Appalachin State and the Michigan Wolverines on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
THE SPORTS MOVIE RANKING PROJECT: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Back in February, I embarked on a RomCom Ranking project, in order to try and correct the grave injustice of a dumb website’s Top RomComs list. It was more successful than I could have imagined, and soon people were wondering if I was ever going to do this kind of project for another genre.
Well, that time is now. And the genre I decided to tackle for this edition of the ranking project was sports movies. It felt timely since tennis players are currently playing in the US Open, the NFL season is upon us, the baseball play-off race is truly on etc. etc.
But with any ranking project, I can’t do this on my own. I need your help, so if you are at all interested in helping me figure the best of this genre out, read on below.
WHAT QUALIFIES AS A SPORTS FILM FOR THIS LIST?
Any theatrically released movie that revolves around a sport. It doesn’t have to be an inspirational movie, guys (though it can be), it can be romantic comedy or a straight out comedy or Space Jam (which probably transcends genres). There’s a pretty comprehensive list on Wikipedia of movies that would fit under this heading, so check it out to get a general idea of what’s eligible.
If you are concerned about whether or not a film you want to include would fit under the heading of a sports movie by the way, you can always ask me. I’ll try to be speedy with my replies.
WHAT SHOULD MY SPORTS FILM LIST LOOK LIKE?
You should rank your top 5 favorite sports film in order of preference. To compile the system, I weight ballots so the film you slot in the first slot will get five points and the film you slot in the last slot will get one point. I then add the tallies up and the films with the highest vote totals make the final list.
You must also include your first name and last initial along with your submission list. This is so I can differentiate ballots when I’m ranking. If you don’t put your name on it, I’m going to get confused so please do.
As an option, along with your list of five films, you can also include a 1-3 sentence explanation for your choices. This is by no means mandatory, but I’ll certainly appreciate it when collecting testimonials for the final posts. Even if you only want to write one testimonial, it’s a big help for me later on.
If you’d like to see a sample of what a list could possibly look like, click here.
WHERE DO I SEND THIS?
You can either e-mail your list to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or enter it as a submission here.
WHEN IS THIS DUE BY?
Submissions close on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 11:00 PM EST.
ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO TO HELP?
Get the word out! Reblog, tell your family, tell your friends, etc. etc. The more submission lists I get, the more accurate and wide-ranging a final list we can have.
HOW DO I GET IN CONTACT WITH YOU IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
THIS IS GONNA GET REBOOSTED EVERY DAY UNTIL SUNDAY. YOU HAVE TIL SUNDAY TO SEND A LIST IN. SEND A LIST IN. GET YOUR FRIENDS TO SEND IN YOUR LISTS. GET YOUR DAD TO SEND IN A LIST. GET YOUR MOM TO SEND IN A LIST. ALL THE LISTS.
GUUUUUUUYS. I know I don’t have a crazy amount of followers, but I have enough that like if just a handful of you did this it would help Kacey a lot!
And even if you don’t do it, you can signal boost it? Because some of you have like a bajillion followers more than me. (Actual math, I promise.)
Stick It (2006)
Gymnastics tells you no. All day long. It mocks you over and over again. Telling you you’re an idiot. That you’re crazy. If you like running full-speed towards a stationary object, vault’s for you. If you like pealing pieces of skin the size of quarters of your hands… bars is for you. Because the only thing more fun then rips, is when your rips get rips. It’s super sexy. And floor, are you serious, I mean who doesn’t want to parade around in a leotard getting wedgies and doing dorky choreography? It’s delicious. If you like falling, then gymnastics is thee sport for you! You get to fall on your face, your ass, your back, your knees, and your pride! It’s a good thing I didn’t like falling… I LOVED IT!