Greenlit Sports Movies Of 2009

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Jumbotron Really Trying To Push New Third-Down Cheer On Fans

SAN DIEGO—Noting that the phrase had appeared in large blue letters during each of the team’s offensive drives, sources at Qualcomm Stadium confirmed Friday that the Jumbotron was trying really hard to push a new third-down cheer on San Diego Chargers fans.

Strongside/Weakside: Kris Bryant

By leading the Chicago Cubs in hits and home runs en route to their second straight playoff appearance, Kris Bryant has placed himself in the running for the National League MVP. Is he any good?

Rest Of Nation To Penn State: ‘Something Is Very Wrong With All Of You’

WASHINGTON—Stating they felt deeply unnerved by the community’s unwavering and impassioned defense of a football program and administration that enabled child sexual abuse over the course of several decades, the rest of the country informed Penn State University Friday that there is clearly something very wrong with all of them.

Strongside/Weakside: Lamar Jackson

After passing for eight touchdowns and rushing for another 10 in just the first three weeks of the season, Louisville Cardinals sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson has quickly become the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy. Is he any good?

Strongside/Weakside: Carson Wentz

After being selected second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz opened the season with a nearly flawless performance in a victory over the Cleveland Browns. Is he any good?

Former WWE Wrestler Found Alive At 44

PHOENIX—In a revelation that has sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, sources confirmed that former WWE wrestler Freddy Hendricks, better known as his in-ring persona “Time Bomb,” was discovered alive Friday at the age of 44.

Strongside/Weakside: Dak Prescott

Having assumed the role after Tony Romo’s injury during the preseason, Dak Prescott is expected to open the NFL regular season as the first rookie quarterback to start for the Dallas Cowboys since 2004. Is he any good?

Study: 96% Of Pickup Games Decided By Next Score

PRINCETON, NJ—Noting that none of the game’s earlier events factored into the final outcome in any way whatsoever, a study released Wednesday by researchers at Princeton University revealed that 96 percent of all pickup games are decided by the next score.
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Greenlit Sports Movies Of 2009

With the recent success of a number of sports movies, Hollywood is once again prepared to cash in at the box office. Here are the latest projects to begin production:

  • Norm Gaby, Dorm Baby: USC freshman Dave Gaby has no choice but to live in the dorms with his 1-year-old son, Norm, and boy is he surprised when Norm becomes the Trojans' new kicker and reason for their championship dreams
  • Untitled "Underdog Overcomes All Odds" project: Release date and sport TBD
  • Rolling Pins: Max and Charles are the best video-game bowlers of all time, but what happens when they get sucked into the game?
  • Talmudders: Jonah Hill, a foul-mouthed coach of a Hebrew school's pee-wee football team, teaches the group of overweight, wimpy, and neurotic players to swear
  • Tar: Hollywood jazzes up the real-life story of the George Brett pine-tar game by having Brett boil Yankees manager Billy Martin in a boiling vat of tar
  • Dead Coach: After Portland Trailblazers coach Buster McManus has a fatal heart attack in the locker room before the season opener, the players attempt to convince the NBA he's still alive by propping him up for games, drawing up plays, and rewarding themselves with huge contracts and trades to contenders
  • WHIP: Walks and Hits per Innings Puppy: Homer, the golden retriever with an eye for pitching statistics, proves in the big game that the old-fashioned, no-good sabermetricians have overvalued off-speed pitches in 2-1 situations
  • The Prince Fielder Diaries: An awkward and overweight cleanup hitter on an average team learns that he's the heir to the throne of Batvia
  • The Wrestler 2: Leaving off where the first film ended, Randy "The Ram" wins his match; enjoys a satisfying shower; meets Cassidy, the erotic dancer, in the lobby; and then walks out to the parking lot, where he collapses and dies
  • 4th and 98: Oh jeez, it doesn't look like the Pudgington Beavers are going to get that first down they want so much


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