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To kick-off my weekend I went to go check out the new movie that has everyone buzzing – Moneyball – when I started to walk out of the theater I was a loss of words to describe how good this movie was. This, I thought to myself, was a rare spectacle … rarely do I find myself entranced on a movie to the point that I am almost consumed in the movie, but the comedy and emotional one-two punch of the film had me in awe for all 126 minutes. I got to thinking last night, what are my favorite Sports Movies of all time? No, I’m not talking comedies like Talladega Nights, Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, Blades of Glory, or The Waterboy; I’m talking about true-stories, a detailed and believable plot-line, and – in some cases – tear-jerking closings. Without further adieu, here’s my top ten…

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At the end of every month on the Eastside we take a moment to step back and view the realm of sports as one entity. This Top Ten may include Highlights, Stories, etc., ultimately helping the fan get a feel for what I thought were the best of sports for the month of August 2011.

What can I say about the month of August? We are kicking back into gear with school and sports alike; and football is about to refill our lives. August has seen an unexpected finish to a Major Championship, an eventful NFL pre-season, an escalating MLB playoff race, a lockout seemingly accomplishing nothing, and the return of an ex-golf superstar; definitely a month to remember.

10 – Pete Carroll, ex-Collegiate Program Ruiner and the Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, was in the news just this past week; not for a great job coaching nor a landslide victory, but pulling a prank. Carroll brought a couple of cops into a Team Meeting Session to fake-arrest Seahawk’s Raheem Brock. Through all of our eyes the prank was pretty good, I mean he really had him going; however I could see it if Brock was upset, he did a great job laughing at himself though.


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We are now a little more than half-way through the month of August and the Sports World continues to entertain/surprise. The highly anticipated return of one ‘Tiger Woods‘ was not quite the start that anyone was expecting (although the PGA Championship was fantastic), the baseball season has unfolded a bit more so that we can now being to piece together the playoff picture, and with the Football season around the corner there is a lot of buzz around the NFL and it’s multiple preseason festivities. With that being said today on the East Side we are going to take a look at what, where, and who have been hot; and who really have not been so hot before everyone’s summer concludes.

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At the end of every month on the Eastside we take a moment to step back and view the realm of sports as one entity. This Top Ten may include Highlights, Stories, etc., ultimately helping the fan get a feel for what I thought were the best of sports for the month of July 2011.

What can I say about the month of July? Ultimately not the most ideal month for a sports fan, but it shaped up to be quite a month. From the Heart-Felt moments to Landslide Victories, and the Highlights to the Work Stoppages – July made for a more compelling 31 days than I would have thought. So without further adieu, let the Countdown begin.

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Who is the next great? A common question in the sports world that I have seen argued many-a-time by the biggest sports nuts because some people believe that an emerging young talents could possibly be the next great in their respective sport…others not so much. That may sound quite a bit confusing but allow me to give you an example. After his unbelievable performance in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, swimmer Michael Phelps claimed a record 8 Gold Medals – setting 7 World Records and 1 Olympic Record – and many tried to prove that he was the greatest swimmer to ever walk God’s Green Earth. Others saw Mark Spitz tear apart his competition in the 1972 Munich Games where he was able to obtain 7 Gold Medals accompanied by 7 World Records; many were up in arms about the topic and it has sparked quite a bit of controversy. So the idea crept into my head that I might compare the greats of major professional sporting to their young, ‘yet to do much for their sport’ counterparts in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and PGA; enjoy the argument and chime in with some comments below! Revisit my Part 1 Argument for Derrick Rose and Cameron Newton whom are two talented, aspiring athletes.

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