Nothing beats a great sports movie.  And the best contain many memorable lines.  Here are a dozen of our favorites.

“You’re killin’ me, Smalls.”  Ham Porter, in The Sandlot.

“I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment…or the moment defines you.” Roy McAvoy, in Tin Cup.

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.  It’s the hard that makes it great.”  Jimmy Dugan, in A League of Their Own.

“I coulda had class.  I coulda been a contender.  I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”  Terry Malloy, in On the Waterfront.

“Juuuuuust a bit outside!”  Harry Doyle, in Major League.

“Well Reg is our coach.  Yeah, sure.  Old Time Hockey!  Like Eddie Shore.”  The Hansen Brothers, in Slap Shot.

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”  Patches O’Houlihan, in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

“Pick me out a winner, Bobby.”  Roy Hobbs, in The Natural.

“I always felt a man’s grip on his club just like a man’s grip on his world.”  Bagger Vance, in The Legend of Bagger Vance.

“Show…me…the…money!”  Rod Tidwell and Jerry McGuire, in Jerry McGuire.

“Tonight, we skate with them.  Tonight, we stay with them.  And we shut them down because we can!  Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world.”  Herb Brooks, in Miracle.

“That’s what losing sounds like.”  Billy Beane, in Moneyball.

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  1. Very well done . No complaints with this list.

    Number 11 might be:
    “On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces, for that inch.”
    Al Pacino – Any Given Sunday

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