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Five flicks to pump you up

It’s late in the playoffs and you need some inspiration for the big game coming up. LPG recommends five flicks that will surely get you pumped up for any game.

It’s late in the playoffs and you need some inspiration for the big game coming up. LPG recommends five flicks that will surely get you pumped up for any game.

Vision Quest is an all-time favorite of LPG. The 1985 movie is based around a high school senior in his last season of wrestling. He knows that this year has to be the best as he fights to get a college scholarship. The only thing in his way is the Andy Corno look-alike named Brian Shute, the number 1 ranked wrestler in the state. The main character, played by Matthew Modine, drops two weight classes to take on the monster. If that’s not enough to get you going, then check out the video below. The soundtrack is major.

P.S. Linda Fiorentino is nice to look at.

Last of the Mohicans is the pinnacle of pump-up movies. Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da, the music is enough to get you ready for the big game. Do we really need an explanation for this? If you don’t know it, then get familiar real quick.

Steve Prefontaine is an inspiration that you can never go wrong with because he was the kid that was supposed to lose at everything in life. That was the case until he found running. He sprinted to the start of the pack every race and never let up. This movie will make you want to lace up your Nike’s to sprint across town. The movie, much like his life, details a tragic chain of occurrences one after the other starting with the Munich Olympics. There are two Prefontaine flicks that we recommend – Without Limits with Billy Crudup and Prefontaine with Jared Leto (you want to watch this one first).

“Some people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

The Program is one of our all-time favorites at LPG. This football movie is all you need in order to get ready for the big game. The movie begins with a college team losing a heartbreaker the prior season. Essentially, the slate was washed clean and they had to start all over again. That meant getting a top-notch recruit played by Omar Epps. The Program touches on all aspects of college life like the girls, parties, and a few taboo improprieties. You won’t be disappointed.

Miracle really needs no introduction. It is a about the gutsy 1980 USA Olympic Ice Hockey team. Coach Herb Brooks assembles a team of guys that very few thought had a chance to do well in the Olympics. The men have to overcome strong personalities to work together and fight for the chance to beat the Soviets. Epic.

Now that you know our five faves, let us know what movies you get pumped up for a game?

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laxsmith999
laxsmith999
12 years ago

I watch Vision Quest every night before I go to sleep. Rock on!

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