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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Round 2, Set 1

The Hustler (1961) vs I, Tonya (2017) - I watched I, Tonya after it won and I was impressed. I like the unreliable narrator thing it had going. I thought Robbie did a good job. I...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Winners:

The Bad News Bears
Major League
Rudy
Eddie the Eagle
The Rookie
Kingpin

Remaining ties that can still be broken:
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Just watched Angels in the Outfield. It's pretty good, I'm going to rewatch Talladega Nights to break the tie.
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
I have my last finals tomorrow. After that, I'll...

I have my last finals tomorrow. After that, I'll be watching more of these. And I've actually watched a couple of movies for this tournament, but they've been movies that have either already won or I...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Need these ties to be broken, if you haven't voted in a match listed here, you can break the tie:

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) vs Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Bang the...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Winners:

This Sporting Life
Rocky
The Longest Yard
North Dallas Forty
Field of Dreams
White Men Can't Jump
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
Awesome, thanks for breaking these ties!

Awesome, thanks for breaking these ties!
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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The Fighter (2010) vs Rocky (1976)
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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You can vote for any of these tied sets if you haven't already in the previous round

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) vs Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Damn Yankees (1958) vs...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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So, we got a lot of ties this round. So what I'll do is start the next round, but keep those all open until they can be broken. I got finals coming real soon, so if there are any ties remaining when...
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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Maybe. I think people would probably more inspired to watch if some of the matchups were closer or their nom was facing something that could beat it. I'm going to be watching more of them pretty...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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I'll be closing up this set either tomorrow or Friday.
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Expect this set to go about a week, but just like last time, don't be surprised if it goes a little long


Round 1, Set 2

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) vs Angels in the...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
The Hustler vs Slap Shot Winner: The Hustler 8...

The Hustler vs Slap Shot
Winner: The Hustler 8 - 1

This was a predictable victory for The Hustler, and a bit of bad luck on the draw for Slap Shot. Paul Newman showed up twice in the first match...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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This set has gone on for a little longer than I anticipated, but I'll be closing it up and getting the next one going either today or tomorrow.
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Score update for any interested parties:

The Hustler - 8
Slap Shot - 1

The Blind Side - 1
I, Tonya - 5

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - 1
Requiem for a Heavyweight - 3
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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I thought Foxcatcher would do better; I really don't have my finger on the pulse of new movies around here.
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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I had the wrong year for The Champ, it's actually 1979 and not 1974. Sorry if there was any confusion.
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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I don't think it's been an issue so far, but I'll still go ahead an clarify: Your first votes are NOT final, and you CAN alter them any time until I close the set. Just let me know if you add any...
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
The Hustler (1961) vs Slap Shot (1977) I've...

The Hustler (1961) vs Slap Shot (1977)
I've seen The Hustler, but not Slap Shot. The Hustler's great.

The Blind Side (2009) vs I, Tonya (2017)
I've not seen I, Tonya. I have seen The Blind Side....
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Sports Film Tournament
Posted By jiraffejustin
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Disclaimer: I made the bracket on Challonge by putting all of the nominees in their box thingy and randomized the seeding. I don't remember who nominated what outside of a few.

Rules: You can...
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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I'm going to take Cap's 4 and Nathaniel's 3 over John-Connor's 7 since they don't have any others. This thing will either be started tomorrow or Monday!
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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We have 57 noms so far. We need 7 more.
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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We're at 48, we just need four more people to nominate four films each. Round three of nominations are open, feel free to nominate again everyone.
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Posted By jiraffejustin
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Goon (2011)