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I know this is not exactly TAFT but if you have seen it, you'll understand. 

Summary: The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football, and coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) and quarterback Eddie Martel (Brett Cullen) look like they're on the road to the Super Bowl -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, McGinty and owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruit a ragtag band of scab players, headed by quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team?

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It was basically an under-rated team beating the odds and pulling together to win as a team. They got a sub-par QB but he was a leader. Now, I'm not saying Matt Ryan is sub-par (too early ... I think he'll be wonderful in the NFL) but he is a GREAT leader. Matty is someone the guys can follow and feed off of. Slow news day so I thought I would just post this. ;)

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doubletrouble21 (6/5/2008)
I know this is not exactly TAFT but if you have seen it, you'll understand. 

Summary: The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football, and coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) and quarterback Eddie Martel (Brett Cullen) look like they're on the road to the Super Bowl -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, McGinty and owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruit a ragtag band of scab players, headed by quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team?

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It was basically an under-rated team beating the odds and pulling together to win as a team. They got a sub-par QB but he was a leader. Now, I'm not saying Matt Ryan is sub-par (too early ... I think he'll be wonderful in the NFL) but he is a GREAT leader. Matty is someone the guys can follow and feed off of. Slow news day so I thought I would just post this. ;)

I don't really care about the Falcons comparison, I just want to say that the Replacements is one of the funniest movies of all time. A friend and I quote this movie almost every time we see each other.

 

Ohh, bunt cake.

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doubletrouble21 (6/5/2008)
I know this is not exactly TAFT but if you have seen it, you'll understand. 

Summary: The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football, and coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) and quarterback Eddie Martel (Brett Cullen) look like they're on the road to the Super Bowl -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, McGinty and owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruit a ragtag band of scab players, headed by quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team?

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It was basically an under-rated team beating the odds and pulling together to win as a team. They got a sub-par QB but he was a leader. Now, I'm not saying Matt Ryan is sub-par (too early ... I think he'll be wonderful in the NFL) but he is a GREAT leader. Matty is someone the guys can follow and feed off of. Slow news day so I thought I would just post this. ;)

Nice positive post, and you quoted one of the funniest movies of all time, both sports and non-sports related!

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doubletrouble21 (6/5/2008)
I know this is not exactly TAFT but if you have seen it, you'll understand.

Summary:The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football, and coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) and quarterback Eddie Martel (Brett Cullen) look like they're on the road to the Super Bowl -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, McGinty and owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruit a ragtag band of scab players, headed by quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team?

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It was basically an under-rated team beating the odds and pulling together to win as a team. They got a sub-par QB but he was a leader. Now, I'm not saying Matt Ryan is sub-par (too early ... I think he'll be wonderful in the NFL) but he is a GREAT leader. Matty is someone the guys can follow and feed off of. Slow news day so I thought I would just post this. ;)

I don't really care about the Falcons comparison, I just want to say that the Replacements is one of the funniest movies of all time. A friend and I quote this movie almost every time we see each other.

Ohh, bunt cake.

please... Keanu Reeves is probobly the worst actors of all time.. that alone made that movie one of the worst ever

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