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The 20 Best Sports Movies of All Time: ESPN, IMDB, FOX Sports, and Bleacher Report

And what are the best sports movies of all time? There is no consensus from the experts on the bunch, especially in the ranking order.

  ESPN (2012) IMDB (2014) FOX (2014) Bleacher Report (2014)
1. Bull Durham 1. Bull Durham 1. Hoosiers 1. Raging Bull
2. Rocky 2. Raging Bull 2. Raging Bull 2. Hoop Dreams
3. Raging Bull 3. Field of Dreams 3. Rocky 3. Rocky
4. Hoosiers 4. Rocky 4. Major League 4. The Hustler
5. Slap Shot 5. A League of Their Own 5. Hoop Dreams 5. Eight Men Out
6. The Natural 6. Hoosiers 6. Million Dollar Baby 6. Murderball
7. Field of Dreams 7. Breaking Away 7. Bull Durham 7. Bull Durham
8. Caddyshack 8. Hoop Dreams 8. Field of Dreams 8. Hoosiers
9. The Hustler 9. Eight Men Out 9. A League of Their Own 9. Field of Dreams
10. The Longest Yard 10. Chariots of Fire 10. Seabiscuit 10. When We Were Kings
11. North Dallas Forty 11. The Karate Kid 11. White Men Can’t Jump 11. The Fighter
12. Jerry Maguire 12. Miracle 12. Jerry Maguire 12. The Color of Money
13. Hoop Dreams 13. National Velvet 13. Rudy 13. Breaking Away
14. Breaking Away 14. North Dallas Forty 14. Friday Night Lights 14. The Karate Kid
15. White Men Can’t Jump 15. Caddyshack 15. Cinderella Man 15. Major League
16. The Bad News Bears 16. Slap Shot 16. Miracle 16. The Wrestler
17. Chariots of Fire 17. The Natural 17. The Natural 17. Caddyshack
18. Brian’s Song 18. Rudy 18. Caddyshack 18. The Sandlot
19. Eight Men Out 19. When We Were Kings 19. Chariots of Fire 19. Slap Shot
20. When We Were Kings 20. Brian’s Song 20. The Karate Kid 20. Baseball (Ken Burns)

 

The Best and Worst Home Teams in the NFL

Whose house? The Pittsburgh Steelers. The Baltimore Ravens. And the Denver Broncos.

Heinz Field, M&T Bank Stadium and Mile High are the current homes to the best home teams in the league.

MOST HOME WINS, TOTAL

TEAM HOME WINS HOME TIES
1. Pittsburgh Steelers 248 1
2. Denver Broncos 241 4
3. Miami Dolphins 230 1
3. Minnesota Vikings 230 1
5. Dallas Cowboys 229 0
6. New England Patriots 221 0
7. Green Bay Packers 217 6
8. San Francisco 49ers 215 3
9. Washington Redskins 205 2
10. Chicago Bears 204 1
11. Kansas City Chiefs 200 3
12. Oakland Raiders (+ Los Angeles) 199 2
13. Philadelphia Eagles 195 3
14. Cincinnati Bengals 192 2
15. St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles) 190 2
16. Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore) 189 2
16. San Diego Chargers 189 2
18. Buffalo Bills 188 1
18. Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers) 188 1
20. New York Giants 186 1
21. Atlanta Falcons 185 1
22. Detroit Lions 182 1
22. Seattle Seahawks 182 0
24. Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis + Phoenix) 175 3
25. New Orleans Saints 168 1
26. New York Jets 167 1
27. Cleveland Browns 157 2
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 142 1
29. Baltimore Ravens 104 1
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 87 0
31. Carolina Panthers 81 0
32. Houston Texans 49 0

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HOME WINS PER SEASON, AVERAGE

TEAM HOME WINS PER SEASON # SEASONS SINCE
1. Pittsburgh Steelers 5.51 45 1970
2. Baltimore Ravens 5.47 19 1996
3. Denver Broncos 5.36 45 1970
4. Miami Dolphins 5.11 45 1970
4. Minnesota Vikings 5.11 45 1970
6. Dallas Cowboys 5.09 45 1970
7. New England Patriots 4.91 45 1970
8. Green Bay Packers 4.82 45 1970
9. San Francisco 49ers 4.78 45 1970
10. Seattle Seahawks 4.67 39 1976
11. Washington Redskins 4.56 45 1970
12. Chicago Bears 4.53 45 1970
13. Kansas City Chiefs 4.44 45 1970
14. Oakland Raiders (+ Los Angeles) 4.42 45 1970
15. Jacksonville Jaguars 4.35 20 1995
16. Philadelphia Eagles 4.33 45 1970
17. Cincinnati Bengals 4.27 45 1970
18. St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles) 4.22 45 1970
19. Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore) 4.20 45 1970
19. San Diego Chargers 4.20 45 1970
21. Buffalo Bills 4.18 45 1970
21. Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers) 4.18 45 1970
23. New York Giants 4.13 45 1970
24. Atlanta Falcons 4.11 45 1970
25. Carolina Panthers 4.05 20 1995
26. Detroit Lions 4.04 45 1970
27. Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis + Phoenix) 3.89 45 1970
28. Houston Texans 3.77 13 2002
29. New Orleans Saints 3.73 45 1970
30. New York Jets 3.71 45 1970
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.64 39 1976
32. Cleveland Browns 3.49 45 1970

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The Best and Worst Road Teams in the NFL

The San Francisco 49ers Are The Best Road Team In The NFL

The San Francisco 49ers Are The Best Road Team In The NFL

Since 1970, year of the merger, no team has won more games on the road than the San Francisco 49ers, but it’s crowded at the top.

The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers – three more storied franchises – also have over 170 wins away.

It’s hard to knock the bottom four squads – Carolina Panthers (1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995) and Houston Texans (2002). They just haven’t been around long enough to accumulate wins, home or away for that matter.

In fact, take a look at today’s second list, one more fairly based on road wins per season. There, the Ravens rise from 30th to 13th and the Panthers from 29th to 15th.

Based on the averages, the top four teams (still the same) have won just about half of their road games a season (nearly four of eight scheduled – and don’t forget, between 1970-1978 there were only 14 games on the schedule and thus only seven away games).

So, then, who are the official worst road teams? Likely, the worst teams overall over the past 45 seasons, you’d guess. And you’d be right.

Nine losers (and just one Super Bowl amongst them) have won less than three away games on average, and the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are closer to two.

MOST ROAD WINS, TOTAL

TEAM ROAD WINS ROAD TIES
1. San Francisco 49ers 179 1
2. Miami Dolphins 177 1
3. Dallas Cowboys 176 1
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 171 1
5. New England Patriots 163 0
6. Philadelphia Eagles 161 5
6. Denver Broncos 161 2
6. Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore) 161 0
9. Oakland Raiders (+ Los Angeles) 159 4
9. Washington Redskins 159 0
11. Minnesota Vikings 154 2
11. New York Giants 154 2
13. St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles) 151 3
14. Green Bay Packers 146 3
15. Chicago Bears 144 0
16. Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers) 143 1
17. New Orleans Saints 142 3
18. San Diego Chargers 141 3
19. New York Jets 139 1
20. Kansas City Chiefs 135 4
21. Buffalo Bills 130 1
22. Cincinnati Bengals 125 0
23. Atlanta Falcons 124 4
24. Cleveland Browns 121 1
25. Seattle Seahawks 119 0
26. Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis + Phoenix) 113 3
27. Detroit Lions 101 3
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 93 0
29. Carolina Panthers 66 1
30. Baltimore Ravens 61 0
31. Jacksonville Jaguars 59 0
32. Houston Texans 36 0

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ROAD WINS PER SEASON, AVERAGE

TEAM ROAD WINS PER SEASON # SEASONS SINCE
1. San Francisco 49ers 3.98 45 1970
2. Miami Dolphins 3.93 45 1970
3. Dallas Cowboys 3.91 45 1970
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 3.80 45 1970
5. New England Patriots 3.62 45 1970
6. Philadelphia Eagles 3.58 45 1971
6. Denver Broncos 3.58 45 1970
6. Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore) 3.58 45 1970
9. Oakland Raiders (+ Los Angeles) 3.53 45 1970
9. Washington Redskins 3.53 45 1970
11. Minnesota Vikings 3.42 45 1970
11. New York Giants 3.42 45 1970
13. Baltimore Ravens 3.39 18 1997
14. St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles) 3.36 45 1970
15. Carolina Panthers 3.30 20 1995
16. Green Bay Packers 3.24 45 1970
17. Chicago Bears 3.20 45 1970
18. Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers) 3.18 45 1970
19. New Orleans Saints 3.16 45 1970
20. San Diego Chargers 3.13 45 1970
21. New York Jets 3.09 45 1970
22. Seattle Seahawks 3.05 39 1976
23. Kansas City Chiefs 3.00 45 1970
24. Jacksonville Jaguars 2.95 20 1995
25. Buffalo Bills 2.89 45 1970
26. Cleveland Browns 2.88 42 1970 (minus 1996-1998)
27. Cincinnati Bengals 2.78 45 1970
28. Houston Texans 2.77 13 2002
29. Atlanta Falcons 2.76 45 1970
30. Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis + Phoenix) 2.51 45 1970
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2.38 39 1977
32. Detroit Lions 2.24 45 1970

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