Football Movie Team Trivia
January 14, 2009 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Fantasy football -- movie edition! I'm looking for portrayals of football teams in the movies, both real and imaginary teams, as many examples as possible.

Suggestions of great football movies are welcome, but I really need to know the team names as well. This is for a trivia game. Can you help?
posted by BE ADEQUITE to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (27 answers total)
The Little Giants.
posted by po822000 at 7:47 AM on January 14, 2009

Central High Wildcats
posted by JaredSeth at 7:51 AM on January 14, 2009

The Mean Machine from The Longest Yard - the good one with Burt Reynolds.
posted by 26.2 at 7:57 AM on January 14, 2009

The Any Given Sunday wikipedia entry lists a ton.
posted by mmascolino at 7:57 AM on January 14, 2009

Here's a list of football movies. I don't have time to start right now, but people can try to fill in team names from there.
posted by inigo2 at 8:00 AM on January 14, 2009

Quarterback Princess, with Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt
posted by Joe Beese at 8:01 AM on January 14, 2009

There was a series on HBO in the 80's called "1st and 10", featuring the fictional California Bulls.
posted by PsuDab93 at 8:05 AM on January 14, 2009

Great sites with tons of helmets from TV/film (via Wikipedia): Link 1, Link 2
posted by brandman at 8:07 AM on January 14, 2009

Are we talking American football?
posted by arco at 8:11 AM on January 14, 2009

Are we talking American football?

Good point. If not, the POWs and the German National Team from Victory.
posted by JaredSeth at 8:15 AM on January 14, 2009

Assuming we are talking about American football, I see that We Are Marshall is not on that list from Wikipedia.
posted by arco at 8:18 AM on January 14, 2009

Paper Lion (1968) is a must-see. Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
posted by Carol Anne at 8:22 AM on January 14, 2009

Jim Thorpe - All American. Thorpe played college ball for Carlisle.

(Oh, and my previous links were all fake teams.)
posted by brandman at 8:35 AM on January 14, 2009

The Last Boy Scout is not on the wiki list either. It features a team called the LA Stallions, possibly amongst others.

Wait! I just followed a link from the Last Boy Scout Wiki page, and got this link to MG's Helmets, which includes artwork for fictional teams from movies and TV.
posted by Jakey at 8:40 AM on January 14, 2009

Brian's Song featured the Chicago Bears. And it makes guys cry. But it's not so much a football movie.
posted by macadamiaranch at 8:42 AM on January 14, 2009

gimme an S
gimme an E
gimme an N
gimme a T
gimme a.......
posted by stubby phillips at 8:43 AM on January 14, 2009

There's a team I think is called the Dallas Bulls in "North Dallas Forty" a '70's movie about pro football starring Nick Nolte and Mac Davis.
posted by Ironmouth at 8:58 AM on January 14, 2009 [1 favorite]

Philiadelphia Eagles in Invincible
Notre Dame in Rudy
Remember the Titans
posted by DrDreidel at 9:05 AM on January 14, 2009

Thanks, stubby phillips. For one reason or another I love "The Replacements."
posted by PFL at 9:09 AM on January 14, 2009

North Dallas Forty features the Cowboysesque North Dallas Bulls.
Semi-Tough features the fictional Miami Bucks.
posted by activitystory at 9:13 AM on January 14, 2009

Knute Rockne All American : Notre Dame

The Long Gray Line: United States Military Academy (Army/West Point)
posted by Jahaza at 9:38 AM on January 14, 2009

Perhaps the funniest of all...MASH.
posted by Gungho at 10:35 AM on January 14, 2009

Flash Gordon, in the 1980 movie, is the quarterback for the New York Jets.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:42 PM on January 14, 2009

In Sorority Boys, there is a powder-puff game between the Delta Omicron Gamma sorority and the "Tri Pi" sorority. Does this count?

(My 100th askmefi answer! Hooray!)
posted by knile at 9:24 PM on January 14, 2009

Based on the OP's profile, I'm guessing it's American football. Why do I get the feeling World War III will be started based on a deadly misinterpretation regarding "football"?

Disney's "Gus" from 1976 featured the California Atoms.

I seem to recall it being on the channel formerly known as the Disney Channel in the '80s, but with a longer title like "The Football-Kicking Mule/Donkey." But that's not why you called.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 1:34 AM on January 17, 2009

Oh, and I'm sorta surprised that no one mentioned the recent "Leatherheads" (even if no one saw it). Apparently the team there was the Duluth Bulldogs.

There was also the also-recent "The Longshots," which featured the Minden Browns, a Pop Warner team.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 1:38 AM on January 17, 2009

The Texas State Armadillos from Necessary Roughness.

At the time, Texas State was a fictional school, but there is now a TSU-San Marcos...though no other schools in the Texas State system have the phrase "Texas State University" in their name -- but that's a different topic.

And has no one mentioned the South Central Louisiana State Mud Dogs from The Waterboy?
posted by Flying Saucer at 5:56 PM on January 21, 2009

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