From nearly 70,000 reader votes on more than 50 sports comedies …
#10 – Space Jam
Animated kids movie or comedy? Dumb question. In one scene the Monstars steal the basketball skills of Charles Barkley, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley. Shawn Bradley! Basketball skills! It's definitely a comedy.
#9 – Slap Shot
The mid-'70s gave us "Slap Shot", "The Longest Yard", and "The Bad News Bears". It was a golden age for sports comedies — and absolutely nothing else. Nothing at all.
#8 – BASEketball
Actual line from Bob Costas in this movie: "You're excited?! FEEL THESE NIPPLES!"
A) You may go vomit now.
B) That line kind of hurts his sermons on athletes not behaving with dignity.
C) You may continue vomiting if you'd like. Completely understandable.
#7 – The Sandlot
It's the story of neighborhood friends and a mean dog that lives beyond the fence of their sandlot field. Every time a ball is hit over the fence, the dog would get it. (Note: In the steroids-fueled 1990s, frequent home runs were common in baseball, so this movie related well to the audiences of that time.)
#6 – The Waterboy
A water boy named Bobby Boucher is found to have a remarkable tackling ability and becomes a star linebacker. Just saying, it wouldn't hurt for teams like the Eagles and Lions to at least give their waterboys a tryout.