Top 10 sports movie villains
20 Mar 2015
We adore Gordon Bombay, Willie Mays Hayes and Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, but where is the love for the bad guy in sports movies? Without these sports villains, who knows if we’d still randomly start to yell “Quack, Quack, Quack” or “Shooter!” Sports movies need villains and today I point out the characters who made us hate them only to love their counterpart.
Jack Parkman: The villain in “Major League 2” spoke the truth: “I’m the only winner on this team. The rest of ’em, they’re losers. Either by choice, or by birth.”
Coach Red Beaulieu: The head coach of the University of Louisiana Cougars never could see the true talent of Bobby Boucher in “The Waterboy.”
Gunnar Stahl: Besides his Icelandic good looks, Stahl was a hockey phenom and definitely had a crush on “The Cat.”
Eddie Martel: In one of the more underrated sports flicks, Martel is the epitome of a selfish athlete who will never have the heart that Shane Falco showed in “The Replacements.”
Shooter McGavin: You constantly want to beat up Happy Gilmore’s stiffest competition throughout the movie. He paid dearly cause he never went to Red Lobster.
Ivan Drago: First off, the dude’s hair just screamed villain. Rocky had to fight to defend the honor of Apollo Creed.
David Simms: Everything you hate about golf was Don Jonhnson’s character in “Tin Cup.” His short game may have won the war but lost him the battle.
White Goodman: Poor White, a fat guy at heart trapped in a spandex full of lies. He did know how to mimic one hell of a snake in “Dodgeball.”
Jean Girard: Only this French driver could make you laugh when he finished his practice laps “sitting on the pole.”
Billy Chapel: I know, I know, how could I call Kevin Costner’s character in “For Love of the Game” a villain? Well, if Billy decided that Jane was more important then pitching against the Yankees in a meaningless game, he wouldn’t have had to chase her in the first place!
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