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Vote Now! Sports Movie Tournament Round 1: Basketball Division

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It was a fun experiment, but Inside the Locker will be retiring their…

Totally Accurate, Desperately Necessary Movie Elimination Tournaments.

For now. But before we wrap up March Madness (*cough cough* in April *cough*), we are engaging in one last mega tourney; this one to decide the best sports movie of all time. I know, the implications are staggering.

Not this week, but next, we’ll be battling through the Sweet 16 of sports films. Obviously, this category is made all the more difficult by the fact that there are countless cinematic triumphs across all the various sports. How the hell can we even decide which movies from which sports make it into the Sweet 16?!

We won’t…you will!

We’re opening up the field to a full 64 movies, but don’t worry. We’re NOT going to record an eight-hour episode in which we debate each and every one. Instead, we’re going to let you, the readers/listeners work our field of 64 down to 16 with your votes. We’ve created four divisions for the bracket (Basketball Movies, Baseball Movies, Football Movies, Misc Sports Movies). Over the next few days, we’ll be revealing the match-ups for the first rounds of each division. You can then click on each match-up to vote for the winner.

First up, Basketball Movies.  The match-ups, according to the rankings, are…











Again, click on each image to vote for the winner of each match-up. Let’s tip this thing off!


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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.