Fictional Sports Terms from Movies that Rule

major-league-pic-3-640x360

In the world of sports, nicknames are common. Just as there’s a name on the uniform, fans and media come up with names for players each and every day. And sometimes, we come up with names for a player’s bat, his stance, or even the way he might deal with personal issues. It’s just our nature to nickname stuff.

Well, it’s the same in movies. But I gotta say, it’s not that easy to do. And when it comes to sports it’s just as challenging a task to come up with crafty fictional nicknames for things other than the players themselves. It’s hard to explain what I mean but when you get through this list you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Here are our favorite nicknames for sports stuff in movies.

Wonderboy – The Natural

I couldn’t think of a better name for a bat than “Wonderboy.” It’ll always be a classic. Pop Quiz. When Roy Hobbs breaks Wonderboy in the final scene, what is the name of the bat he uses as a substitute?

Shuto – Mr Baseball

If anything I just dig when all the guys say the name “shuto” the entire time. If any of you have seen the movie Mr. Baseball you’ll know that “shuto” is really just another word for funky curve or slider. It’s kind of like the pitch Daisuke Matsusaka was so hyped about before pitching here in the U.S. Bottom line, it’s a cool name.

The Jack Parkman Shimmy – Major League II

You gotta love the Shimmy.

Billy Baroo – Caddyshack

Honestly I can’t think of a better two words attached than Billy Baroo. It just goes so incredibly well when Judge utters those words about 1000 times before hitting his put.

Jobu – Major League

Jobu is the voodoo doll of Pedro Cerrano. And anyone reading this site would know this. I would have to say any line involving “Jobu” might be one of the best lines in the history of sports movies.

Dim Mak/Death Touch – Blood Sport

Best line in this whole movie? “What the hell is a Dim Mak?” In any event, it’s called the “Death touch” and allows a man to puncture a bottom brick from a stack of bricks without damaging any of the other bricks. Quite impressive.

Triple Lindy – Back to School

The best dive in the history of movies.

The Giel Peet Eight – Power of One

A deadly eight punch combination used by Stephen Dorf and taught by Morgan Freeman. Pretty interesting that a young Daniel Craig played a Nazi in this movie.

*Bonus – The Quart of Blood Technique

Know who the guy on the left is?  Hint:  Breaking Bad and his first name is Giancarlo.

Leave a Reply

Here’s How Some Nature Documentaries are “Fake”
Ever Wonder Why So many Cartoon Characters are Yellow?
Let’s All Calm Down About Rosario Dawson Not Playing Claire Temple
That Time Stephen Colbert Stayed in Character at a Real Congressional Hearing
Star Wars Fan Film “Outer Rim” Shows What It’s Like For the Everyday Joe
Alien: Covenant VR Experience Simulates What it Feels Like to Be an ‘Alien’ Neomorph
5 Things to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in May 2017
Does ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Feature a Gay Character?
That Time Kirsten Dunst Did a Cover of the Song “Turning Japanese”
“All Star” By Smash Mouth But All Instruments Are Bill O’Reilly Saying His Name
Hans Zimmer Did Inception at Coachella but Don’t Forget He Did Dark Knight Too
Bill Murray Takes on Music Industry With Upcoming Release of Classical Album
You Can Finally Watch Le’veon Bell Rap in an Abandoned Steel Factory
Parody Video of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ With Draymond Green Called ‘Humble Dray’
Russian Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva Whips out Sailor Moon Routine
John Cena Celebrates 40th Birthday By Deadlifting 600 Pounds
Guy Completes Super Mario Bros Run In the Most Boring Way Possible
Imagining World Of Warcraft On The NES: A Perfect Spoof Video
Pharmaceutical Company Launches Gaming Themed Drinks “HP” and “MP” in South Korea
Target Stores Are Turning Themselves Into ‘Mario Kart’ Racetracks
PETA Rips Rob Lowe for Accepting Colonel Sanders Role with KFC
Christian Bale Has No Desire to Do Another Superhero Movie, However…..
Jon Bernthal’s Best Role of his Career is Still in The Wolf of Wall Street
“That Guy” Actor of the Day: Dr. Peter Silberman from Terminator AKA Earl Boen