Dan Lambskin wrote: Art Vandelay wrote: Amazinz wrote:
Couldn't get past the fact that a white team beat a black team?
I thought that was the point of the scene. To rock your (audience) stereotype-fueled preconceptions.
I had no problem with that. I've played on plenty of (mostly) white basketball teams that beat (mostly) black teams. What I couldn't get past was the idea of Ed Norton being the star player that came in and saved the game for the Fightin' Whities. Even with the magic of Hollywood the best move he could come up with was bringing the ball behind his back on a lay-up. He dribbled up at his chest and the form on his jumper looked a little like the time my Grandma played horse with me and my brother when I was a kid. It probably ranks second in the pantheon of all-time ridiculous suspensions of reality in sports scenes to any scene in which Tim Robbins was supposed to be a great pitcher in Bull Durham.
what about Jake Taylor, with his bum knees, beating out that bunt in Major League?
That was at least somewhat believeable. The defense would never have been expecting a bunt, so the third baseman would have been way back. He laid it down perfectly, got out of the box quick...maybe the pitcher slipped coming off the mound. Plus he left it all out there. I mean, dude was really trucking down the line, ignoring the pain...he was probably sore from that for a week. Heck, back in like 2003 I saw Benito Santiago and JT Snow hit back-to-back triples during a Giants game, after that, I feel like any feats of speed are possible on a baseball field.