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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    el imposible ectx's Avatar
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    Favorite Sports Movies

    What are the best and worst sports movies of all time (in your opinion)?

    What are your votes? The criteria are that the movie has to center around
    sports and not just have sports in the backdrop. That rules out movies like Jerry
    McGwire. Documentaries also do not count (so that rules out Pumping Iron).

    Here's my input. 3 - 6 vary on what I can remember at the time and what I've watched recently. American Flyers and Vision Quest always stay in the list.

    Best:
    1) Vision Quest (favorite sports movie)
    2) American Flyers
    (3-6, in no particular order)
    Without Limits (Prefontaine Story)
    The Natural
    Rocky III (cheesy but Drago was cool, lol)
    Rudy


    Alternates: Any Given Sunday (stylistically it is one of my favorite
    movies), BASEketball , Caddy Shack

    Worst
    Teen Wolf
    Johnny Be Good
    The Replacements
    Major League 3 (back to the minors)
    The Air Up There
    Last edited by ectx; 08-20-2003 at 03:29 PM.
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    Rock. That's it.
    "The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die." -Steve Prefontaine

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    air bud...

    no i liked
    1.blue chips
    2.varsity blues
    3.he got game
    3 any given sunday
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    remeber the titans
    little giants
    little big leage
    waterboy
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    The Great White Hype
    "If we're all God's children....what's so special about Jesus?" - Jimmy Carr

    "The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there are skid marks around the skunk."
    Patrick Murray.

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    The Program. Duh.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    No Canadian cannot love SlapShot. Who can forget the Hanson Bros.

    In terms of sport movies, SlapShot is my top favorite.
    You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'-Homer Simpson
    My brother always said that drowning in beer would be like heaven. Well, my brother's not here and I have two soakers... This sucks!!!-Bob McKenzie
    Hockey is murder on ice-Jim Murray
    Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.-Superintendent Pang (Hard Boiled)

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    brians song is worth a watch (the original) - all others mentioned are good
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    Originally posted by HomeYield
    The Program. Duh.
    :withstupi

    ectx, I believe Drago was in Rocky IV
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    program

    we were titans

    Rudy

    rocky 3 and 4
    Blocka Blocka

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    Originally posted by NateDogg


    :withstupi

    ectx, I believe Drago was in Rocky IV
    yep, you're right...meant Rocky IV
    ecDoesIt

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    boogie nights.
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    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


    Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

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    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    Hoosiers

    That story actually happened back in the 50s when a school of something like 60 people won the State Basketball Championship.

    This state really screwed things up when they went to class basketball.
    5-9 170

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    Gladiator.

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesn’t realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

    Parables and Portraits, Stephen Mitchell

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    Hoop Dreams....it's a documentary, but released in the movie theatres.

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    Originally posted by ryan1117
    Hoosiers

    That story actually happened back in the 50s when a school of something like 60 people won the State Basketball Championship.

    This state really screwed things up when they went to class basketball.
    :withstupi

    you can also see Gene Hackman playing a pale shadow of his Hoosiers role in the movie 'The Replacements'

    actually, I liked 'The Replacements' for the sheer fantasy value. Never happen 'in real life' quite like that but it was cool. Most impressive in that movie was the bulked-up John Favreau. He got fat after that but he was BIG in that movie.

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    What about future sports ... "Blood of Heroes" with Rutger Hauer .hahaha I actually kinda liked that flick .
    Give me your broken , give me your beaten ... I will build them up , I will lead them ... to the threshhold . Make you stronger , make you believe .

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    i actually liked varsity blues

    and rocky I - IV
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    Originally posted by Bam Bam
    program

    we were titans

    Rudy

    rocky 3 and 4
    BLAM
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    "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
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    Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination
    alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
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    "If you want to look abnormal you have to eat abnormal,lol."--ST

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    ~This is something ugly people say to feel better about themselves...

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    The Program

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    Any Given Sunday

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    what the heck??? no hockey fans here??? bah typical americans.
    You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'-Homer Simpson
    My brother always said that drowning in beer would be like heaven. Well, my brother's not here and I have two soakers... This sucks!!!-Bob McKenzie
    Hockey is murder on ice-Jim Murray
    Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.-Superintendent Pang (Hard Boiled)

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    THE MIGHTY DUCKS.... someone had to say it.
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    lol, Postal. I liked the series when I was young, now they're a little corny.

    LOOK OUT FOR THE FLYING V!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by CanadianHomer; 08-21-2003 at 12:50 AM.
    You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'-Homer Simpson
    My brother always said that drowning in beer would be like heaven. Well, my brother's not here and I have two soakers... This sucks!!!-Bob McKenzie
    Hockey is murder on ice-Jim Murray
    Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.-Superintendent Pang (Hard Boiled)

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    Oh yeah, Raging Bull of course :doh:

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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