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Rantankerous: Debating the greatest sports movies of all time

Once again, Brian's incessant rambling has touched on George's last nerve. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook) Once again, Brian's incessant rambling has touched on George's last nerve. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook)
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    No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

    No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:53:00 GMT

    Alabama hits the road for their first SEC match-up of the year. Keep up with the Crimson Tides clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores up in Nashville here.

    Alabama hits the road for their first SEC match-up of the year. Keep up with the Crimson Tides clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores up in Nashville here.

  • Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:49:44 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

  • Bama prepares for an unbeaten Vandy

    Bama prepares for an unbeaten Vandy

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:30:30 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    It's a surprising match-up Saturday in Nashville with a battle of unbeaten teams between Alabama and Vanderbilt.

    It's a surprising match-up Saturday in Nashville with a battle of unbeaten teams between Alabama and Vanderbilt.

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  • University of Missouri fires defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross

    University of Missouri fires defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross

    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:59:38 GMT
    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:59:38 GMT
    DeMontie CrossDeMontie Cross
    The University of Missouri has fired defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross.  Cross was fired just hours after Mizzou's 31-13 loss to South Carolina.  "I am very appreciative of all that DeMontie has done for Mizzou, and am sorry that this did not work out. However, after careful evaluation, I believe it is important to make this change now," head football coach Barry Odom said in a statement.  Before his coaching career, Cross played free safety at the Unive...
    The University of Missouri has fired defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross.  Cross was fired just hours after Mizzou's 31-13 loss to South Carolina.  "I am very appreciative of all that DeMontie has done for Mizzou, and am sorry that this did not work out. However, after careful evaluation, I believe it is important to make this change now," head football coach Barry Odom said in a statement.  Before his coaching career, Cross played free safety at the Unive...

Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is a creation of the Raycom Digital Hub staff and the only suitable description for the epic arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones, which until now have never been recorded.

(RNN) - Despite what you may have heard, no, we were not the guys cast to play "Sidney Deane" and "Billy Hoyle" in White Men Can't Jump.

That honor went to Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. But maybe if we had better agents or had been out of elementary school at the time, things would be different.

Our disappointment didn't stop us from becoming fans of great sports films. Like most fans, we have strong opinions about which ones are the best, and we found out other people can be just as loud with their opinions.

Also this week:

Since Stanford exposed Oregon, what does that mean for the rest of the teams behind Alabama in the BCS? What were the Braves thinking when they decided to relocate to a new stadium outside Atlanta?

Include great movies we missed and other thoughts in the comments section below.

You can also reach us by email: George Jones and Brian Tynes.

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  • Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:46:02 GMT
    (Source: WAVE 3 News)(Source: WAVE 3 News)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...
  • Kerryon Johnson: 5TDs in return, No. 15 Auburn throttles Missouri 51-14

    Kerryon Johnson: 5TDs in return, No. 15 Auburn throttles Missouri 51-14

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:18:05 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    Kerryon Johnson finished one rushing touchdown shy of Auburn's all-time record for a single game as the No. 15 Tigers didn't let up in it's 51-14 win over Missouri Saturday night.

    Kerryon Johnson finished one rushing touchdown shy of Auburn's all-time record for a single game as the No. 15 Tigers didn't let up in it's 51-14 win over Missouri Saturday night.

  • South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:12:02 GMT
    The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

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