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The Jimmy Awards

Jimmy Awards
970x90 BetMGM Sportsbook - Article - Risk-Free Bet $600As we motor towards movie awards season, it’s time to add another name to the already over-crowded field: the JIMMY AWARDS, given for excellence in the field of motivational talks or speeches in a sports movie.

It doesn’t matter what the sport, or when the film was released, for you be eligible for the JIMMY AWARDS, you have to make the audience feel like they’re ready to run through a brick wall for the T-E-A-M.

So let's get fired up folks!!!!!! It’s time for THE JIMMYS!


Slapshot is the greatest sports movie of all-time.

I guarantee you that at least once a day in Canada, Paul Newman’s “old time hockey” speech is repeated at some rink or pond.


This movie is so fucking great that it doesn’t just win one Jimmy, but two Jimmys. The second goes to Strother Martin (most famous for his “What we have here is a problem to communicate” in another Newman classic COOL HAND LUKE) going bat shit crazy after The Chiefs have been mauled in the first period.



Mickey wanted to make sure that the Rock didn’t leave his best fight in the sheets.



The Hickory Huskers would never have pulled off the series of upsets they did without being supremely motivated. Coach Norman Dale knew how to fire up Rade and Jimmy and Ollie and Strap and the rest of the team to make them the biggest little school ever to win the Indiana High School championship.


Karate Kid

Do you think Daniel-san could have held off the Cobra Kai without the sage wisdom of Mister Miyagi? I think not.


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The 5 D’s of Dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive dodge. Chips O’Houlihan was the Bobby Knight of Dodgeball, but instead of chairs, he threw wrenches.


North Dallas Forty

Laurence Olivier had his “Saint Crispin’s Day” soliloquy in Henry V. The Tooz has his “We call it a game, you call it a business” rant.


A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball”. Of all the movies and all the characters Tom Hanks has played, is there any one line that he is more famous for then “there’s no crying in baseball?” Maybe, and I say maybe, “Life is like a box of chocolates”, but I don’t think so.


Any Given Sunday

“Inches add up,” says Tony D’Amato (a very tan Al Pacino) as the old coach tries to put the bite back into the dysfunctional bunch that was the Miami Sharks.



“5 foot nuthin’. A hundred and nuthin,” barks Fortune (Charles Dutton) at Rudy (Sean Astin) as they stand at the entrance to Notre Dame Stadium. If Fortune hadn’t motivated Rudy that day we never would have heard “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!”


The Bad News Bears

When’s the last time you watched this movie? It’s dark. Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) finds time away from his beers and pools to warn of impending doom for the Athletics.


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