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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 Worst Teams in NFL History (Most All-Time Losses and Most Losses per Season)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose A Lot

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose A Lot

The Cardinals franchise – through Chicago, St. Louis and now Arizona – has the most losses in NFL history, the only team with over 700 losses.

Give them a bit of a break, though. The Cards have been around since year 1 (1920). They and the Chicago Bears are the only two franchises that have been around from the very start, but the Bears “only” have 543 losses, giving them the best losses-per-season ratio of all 32 franchises.

The Detroit Lions‘ first season was 10 years later (1930). They are next in all-time losses, the only other team with at least 600 of them.

All together, nine NFL teams have lost at least 500 times. They’ve all been around at least 78 years.

That makes it a bit unfair to tag these losers with a “worst team” reference.

Who really are the worst all-time teams in NFL History?

Check the second list below, which simply divides all-time losses by number of years in existence.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the worst NFL franchise by this measure (and they are repeating history in 2014 at 2-12 so far). The Bucs have lost more than a depressing 9.5 games a season since their beginning in 1976. They and the far more nascent Houston Texans are the only teams with at least nine losses a year.

Another eight teams have lost over eight a season over time (more than half the current 16-game schedule), making 10 teams who usually lose more than they win.

MOST ALL-TIME LOSSES

TEAM / FRANCHISE ALL-TIME LOSSES SEASONS
1. Arizona Cardinals 719 95
2. Detroit Lions 624 85
3. Philadelphia Eagles 572 82
4. Washington Redskins 557 83
5. New York Giants 556 90
6. Chicago Bears 543 95
7. Green Bay Packers 541 94
8. St. Louis Rams 531 78
9. Pittsburgh Steelers 524 82
10. Cleveland Browns 436 65
11. Indianapolis Colts 424 62
11. San Francisco 49ers 424 65
13. Atlanta Falcons 423 49
14. New Orleans Saints 408 48
15. New York Jets 385 45
16. Cincinnati Bengals 374 45
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 374 39
18. Buffalo Bills 373 45
18. Minnesota Vikings 373 54
20. Tennessee Titans 361 45
21. San Diego Chargers 359 45
22. Dallas Cowboys 352 55
23. Kansas City Chiefs 351 45
24. Oakland Raiders 329 45
25. New England Patriots 308 45
26. Seattle Seahawks 307 39
27. Miami Dolphins 285 45
28. Denver Broncos 284 45
29. Jacksonville Jaguars 172 20
30. Carolina Panthers 168 20
31. Baltimore Ravens 134 18
32. Houston Texans 120 13

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MOST LOSSES PER SEASON

TEAM / FRANCHISE LOSSES PER SEASON ALL-TIME LOSSES SEASONS
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9.59 374 39
2. Houston Texans 9.23 120 13
3. Atlanta Falcons 8.63 423 49
4. Jacksonville Jaguars 8.60 172 20
5. New York Jets 8.56 385 45
6. New Orleans Saints 8.50 408 48
7. Carolina Panthers 8.40 168 20
8. Cincinnati Bengals 8.31 374 45
9. Buffalo Bills 8.29 373 45
10. Tennessee Titans 8.02 361 45
11. San Diego Chargers 7.98 359 45
12. Seattle Seahawks 7.87 307 39
13. Kansas City Chiefs 7.80 351 45
14. Arizona Cardinals 7.57 719 95
15. Baltimore Ravens 7.44 134 18
16. Detroit Lions 7.34 624 85
17. Oakland Raiders 7.31 329 45
18. Philadelphia Eagles 6.98 572 82
19. Minnesota Vikings 6.91 373 54
20. New England Patriots 6.84 308 45
20. Indianapolis Colts 6.84 424 62
22. St. Louis Rams 6.81 531 78
23. Washington Redskins 6.71 557 83
23. Cleveland Browns 6.71 436 65
25. San Francisco 49ers 6.52 424 65
26. Dallas Cowboys 6.40 352 55
27. Pittsburgh Steelers 6.39 524 82
28. Miami Dolphins 6.33 285 45
29. Denver Broncos 6.31 284 45
30. New York Giants 6.18 556 90
31. Green Bay Packers 5.76 541 94
32. Chicago Bears 5.72 543 95

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The Youngest MVPs in NBA History (25 and Under)

Derrick Rose And Wes Unseld Both Won The NBA MVP At The Age Of 22

Derrick Rose And Wes Unseld Both Won The NBA MVP At The Age Of 22

If you’re an NBA fan, chances are you know Derrick Rose was the youngest MVP winner a few years back at the age of 22. He still is.

Another MVP winner was 22, too, did you know? Baltimore Bullets‘ center Wes Unseld was that age when he won it after the 1968-69 season – but about seven months older than Rose.

Last year’s winner, the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Kevin Durant, was 25 – young enough to make today’s list of everybody 25 and under who took home the Maurice Podoloff trophy (yes, that’s the name of the hardware).

LeBron James was one of the youngest MVPs…twice, back-to-back in 2008-09 (24) and 2009-10 (25).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also, twice.

What does all this and those 16 ballers below tell you? What does all this mean?

It means if you’re this young and you win the MVP, it heralds (at least so far) a Hall of Fame future.

Everyone on this list that is eligible is in.

The only (wrong!) exception is Allen Iverson. Believe me, he belongs.

James and Tim Duncan, still active, will get in.

Rose and Durant have yet to prove themselves worthy, but if Durant keeps up his mojo, he’ll get in.

Ironically, the youngest MVP of all time – Rose – might wind up being the only non-Hall of Famer of the bunch, thanks to constant season-breaking injuries. Let’s hope that’s not the case. He’s so good when healthy.

MVP SEASON AGE BIRTHDAY TEAM PPG RPG APG FG%
1. Derrick Rose 2010-11 22 Oct. 4 Chicago Bulls 25 4.1 7.7 44.5
2. Wes Unseld 1968-69 22 Mar. 14 Baltimore Bullets 13.8 18.2 2.6 47.6
3. Bob Pettit 1955-56 23 Dec. 12 St. Louis Hawks 25.7 16.2 2.6 42.9
4. Bob McAdoo 1974-75 23 Sep. 25 Buffalo Braves 34.5 14.1 2.2 51.2
5. Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60 23 Aug. 21 Philadelphia Warriors 37.6 27 2.3 46.1
6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1970-71 23 Apr. 16 Milwaukee Bucks 31.7 16 3.3 57.7
7. Moses Malone 1978-79 23 Mar. 23 Houston Rockets 24.8 17.6 1.8 54.0
8. Bill Russell 1957-58 23 Feb. 12 Boston Celtics 16.6 22.7 2.9 44.2
9. LeBron James 2008-09 24 Dec. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers 28.4 7.6 7.2 48.9
10. Dave Cowens 1972-73 24 Oct. 25 Boston Celtics 20.5 16.2 4.1 45.2
11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1971-72 24 Apr. 16 Milwaukee Bucks 34.8 16.6 4.6 57.4
12. Michael Jordan 1987-88 24 Feb. 17 Chicago Bulls 35 5.5 5.9 53.5
13. LeBron James 2009-10 25 Dec. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers 29.7 7.3 8.6 50.3
14. Oscar Robertson 1963-64 25 Nov. 24 Cincinnati Royals 31.4 9.9 11 48.3
15. Bill Walton 1977-78 25 Nov. 5 Portland Trail Blazers 18.9 13.2 5 52.2
16. Kevin Durant 2013-14 25 Sep. 29 Oklahoma City Thunder 32 7.4 5.5 50.3
17. Allen Iverson 2000-01 25 Jun. 7 Philadelphia 76ers 31.1 3.8 4.6 42.0
18. Tim Duncan 2001-02 25 Apr. 25 San Antonio Spurs 25.5 12.7 3.7 50.8

Photos: Ezra Shaw, Getty via zimbio.com / nba.com

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