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Corky’s 100 Favorite Sports Movies

This is a list of my 100 personal favorite sports movies of all time.  I am simply ranking these movies based on the entertainment value they have in my eyes.  This includes how good the story line is, acting quality, the sports accuracy, humor, and re-watch-ability.  My list basically comes down to how much the movie entertained me, and if I will be able to watch it multiple times.
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Wolf Theater: Baseball Friends

Ever wonder what Phillies players talk about during road trips?  Let’s shed some light on this question.  A video portraying a bus trip conversation between Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.  This may not be totally spot on, but I assure you it’s damn close.  If not every time, this convo has definitely occurred on more than one occasion.
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Willie Mays Turns 80.

Willie Mays was born on May 6, 1931.  That makes today his 80th birthday.  That’s quite a milestone, so I thought that I’d write a little bit about his career since most of us are probably too young to have actually seen him play.

Some say he was the greatest baseball player of ALL TIME.  That is quite an accusation, but it can be backed up.  When most people think of the greatest player of all time they probably think of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, or even Barry Bonds if you go strictly on the numbers and not the steroids.  P.S. we are not counting pitchers in this article as they do totally different things than position players do, so it’s a different argument altogether.  The truth is, Willie’s numbers are just as good, or better, than these players.  Willie just might not have the recognition because he didn’t play for the Yankees or in today’s media market.
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Wolf Theater: Cliff & Jayson

On November 30th, 2010, Jayson Werth declined an arbitration offer from the Philadelphia Phillies. That ended a four year stint with the ball club in hopes of signing a long-term, big-money contract.  He succeeded in his quest when he shocked the baseball world and signed with the Washington Nationals, the cellar-dweller of the same division as the Phillies, on Sunday December 5th, 2010.  The deal? A healthy $126 Million dollars over seven years.  That’s a pretty penny.  Then, in a shocking turn of events, Cliff Lee, one of Werth’s best friends, decided to bypass more lucrative deals and re-join the Phightin’s.  This must have angered Jayson.  Werth has publicly stated that Lee hadn’t informed him of that decision, or even mentioned the chance of it.  Jayson was visibly upset.  The following clip provides a chance to see what most likely took place the first time Cliff and Jayson caught up.

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The Big Hurt, HOF? You bet.

Athlete Spotlight: Frank Thomas

Frank Edward Thomas, Jr.  (Born: May 27, 1968) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 18 seasons.  His massive stature and long ball ability made him a force to be reckoned with for almost two decades.  A long career backed by multiple awards and outstanding statistics proves this man was built for power in the Major Leagues.  However, many did not think this was the case in the earlier stages of his career.

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