09/05/2005: Thought for the Day:
What I liked most about the movie, I think, is that it undermines the self-congratulatory myths we cultivate about sports in America. It writes the obituary of good sportsmanship. Grantland Rice wrote "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." To which, according to the Baseball Almanac, the celebrated baseball team owner Gene Autry replied: "Grantland Rice can go to hell, as far as I'm concerned."
--Roger Ebert [on the film The Bad News Bears (2005)]
Len on 09.05.05 @ 09:49 AM CST