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‘Bull Durham’ Brings Heat At No. 8 In NESN.com’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Editor’s note: In the spirit of holiday movie-watching, we asked NESN.com readers to vote for their favorite sports film of all time. The debate was fierce, but the votes spoke for themselves. Finishing eighth in NESN.com readers’ No. 10 sports movie of all time: “Bull Durham.” Why it’s a top-10 sports movie: Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins steal the show in this 1988 film...
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Kevin Costner to feature his beloved Arsenal in next Hollywood flick

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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

Titanic is one of Hollywood’s most successful films. Winner of an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, the James Cameron blockbuster ran 3 hours 14 minutes. The Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves won 7 Academy Awards and was exactly 3 hours. The most frequently quoted movie of the last 20 years is Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s masterpiece was nominated for 7 Oscars and ran over...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ Trailer Released With Kevin Costner

Disney unleashes the first trailer to it’s upcoming sports film, McFarland, USA starring Kevin Costner. Considering their last achievement, Million Dollar Arm, this flick seems promising for sports fans. Centered on the true story of a band of runners of a predominantly Latino high school in McFarland, California, their new white coach (Costner) dedicates himself on working...
Via Geeks and Cleats
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

If you build it…..”CUBStruction” in South Bend

Although the voice in Kevin Costner’s head wasn’t talking about the South Bend Cubs, the famous quote from “Field of Dreams” is pretty spot on. Theo Epstein has admitted that the decision to go from turf to natural grass at Four Winds Field was “fundamental” to moving the team to South Bend. At the press conference announcing the name change, Theo, Jason McLeod (scouting...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves player profile: Thaddeus Young

  This is the 13th installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Like Sean Connery mentoring Kevin Costner in "The Untouchables," Thaddeus Young describes it as bringing a knife to a gun fight. During the power forward's final year in Philadelphia, the 76ers weren't at all inconspicuous...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves player profile: Thaddeus Young

  This is the 13th installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Like Sean Connery mentoring Kevin Costner in "The Untouchables," Thaddeus Young describes it as bringing a knife to a gun fight. During the power forward's final year in Philadelphia, the 76ers weren't at all inconspicuous...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner Headlines Sports Drama 'McFarland'

Kevin Costner will star in Disney's latest sports drama, an upcoming film titled McFarland. In this movie, which is based on a true story, Costner plays cross country coach Jim "Blanco"
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Undraftables AKA The Top 200 For 2014-15 Fantasy Basketball

Sean Connery.  Kevin Costner.  Tons of Great Depression-esque costumes.  I'd imagine if you're in a deep league and looking at the field below with your last pick or two, you're feeling something like this: It's pretty hopeless, as in 12-teamers these are all likely guys you're merely starring on your watch list post draft.  There's some questionable talent, some questionable...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner Team Up for Supernatural Action Thriller

Riding his success with the blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Gary Oldman will join Kevin Costner in the upcoming action thriller, Criminal. The storyline centers on an attempt
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

For The Love Of The Game

Good afternoon ladies and gents, Bear with me and the title of this entry because I am going to try and walk a straight line as I run through this latest stream of consciousness. I happen to be watching the Kevin Costner baseball flick, and while it isn’t the tightest or most well made film [...]
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Field Of Second Chances – The 1994 Montreal Expos

Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham: We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening. Back then I thought, “Well, there’ll be other days.” I didn’t realize that that was the only day. There is a scene in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams where Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, goes back in time to meet Archibald “Moonlight” Graham...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams, 25 Years Later

It’s hard to believe that one of the greatest sports movies ever came out a quarter century ago this year. When Field of Dreams was released back in April of 1989, no one knew what to expect. Kevin Costner had previously starred in another baseball movie, Bull Durham, but the idea of a fictional baseball field in Iowa playing host to deceased players of the past had fantasy...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Field Of Dreams’ Actor Dwier Brown Describes Filming Famous Last Scene (Video)

The ninth annual “Futures at Fenway” event will feature a screening of “Field of Dreams” after the prospects flaunt their skills on the diamond on July 13, so in honor of that news, a special guest made his way to Boston on Thursday. Dwier Brown, who played Kevin Costner’s father in the classic baseball flick and was a part of arguably the most memorable scene in the movie...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner and Co. Return to Dyersville

Just in time for Father’s Day, Kevin Costner made his way back to Dyersville, Iowa.  And he brought along an expected 12,000 of his closest friends. Fans of the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” ventured to the iconic farm Friday and Saturday to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary and for a chance to have a chance to play catch with Costner. https://twitter.com/CharlieLitch...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo stars in World Cup commercial with Kevin Costner, Ice Cube and Don Draper

OK "staring" may not be the right word to describe Rondo's role, but hey, he's in there.Here are the participants in order of appearance: Actor Jon Hamm (Draper), Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Mr. Cube, Rondo, former Lions running back Barry Sanders, Costner, Jimmy Kimmel, and U.S. women's soccer players Hope Solo and Abby...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH New American Outlaws Video “I Believe” Starring Ice Cube, Barry Sanders, Kevin Costner & Other Stars

We all loved ESPN’s “I Believe” commercial released in April, featuring shots of the American Outlaws and one of their most beloved chants. Now ESPN has gone one better, and released an updated version of the ad, this time starring not just the Outlaws – but some of America’s biggest names. The lineup of luminaries is pretty exceptional: Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Costner,...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: Cleveland Browns edition

Sports Ruckus writer Justin Walters has graded the entire AFC North, and some Browns fans might not like his grading, but he has some very valid points.  Let’s see what the Browns finished with. The Cleveland Browns seem to be in the process of turning it around.  Only thing missing in the war room was Kevin Costner. They […] The post Grading the Draft: Cleveland Browns...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steel co-creator: Shaq wasn’t awful

Shaquille O’Neal has been in some truly, truly awful movies. He is not ashamed of it either. He said of his role in Kazaam that it did not matter how bad the movie was — and it was awful — but that people still talked about it one way or the other. O’Neal’s acting exploits still have some cultural resonance. You may or may not remember however that he was in a comic book...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Baseball with Dwier Brown (Part Two)

Dwier Brown has been acting since 1982.  But it wasn’t until his brief, yet iconic role in “Field of Dreams” seven years later before he became a recognizable face on the silver screen. In part one of our interview with Brown, he talked about the inspiration behind his book If You Build It… and provided some behind-the-scenes nuggets about the making of “Field of Dreams”...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Baseball with Dwier Brown (Part One)

When Dwier Brown left home in the summer of 1988 to shoot “Field of Dreams” in the middle of nowhere, Iowa…he likely had no idea that he was about to end up shooting one of the most iconic scenes of the last quarter century. Now, 25 years later, Bown is celebrating the anniversary of the experience with If You Build It…, a book about fathers, fate and, naturally the Academy...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Crash Davis Was Wrong

“Relax, all right? Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls – it’s more democratic.” — Crash Davis, in 1988′s classic baseball flick “Bull Durham” This piece of advice from Kevin Costner’s character has been translated into nearly every ballpark in America, as fans and commentators […]
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft, Final Edition

It’s draft day, but without Kevin Costner. The 2014 NFL draft will commence tonight at 8 PM eastern time and 5 PM on the west coast. It is a day filled with hope for some fans, and no expectations for others. The beauty of the draft is that everything can change with a phone call. We saw it happen with the St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins a few years back for the second overall...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL Draft First Round Prediction

‘Twas the night before draft day (not the Kevin Costner movie) and the Raider Nation awaits, what choice is it that Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders are going to make? Don’t worry, I’ll stop rhyming, but before we get along, no more waiting until May in the future please, why the hell did we have to wait so long? I’m sorry for not being around for a little bit. Instead of...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Host ‘Futures At Fenway’ On Sunday, July 13

The Boston Red Sox will host the ninth annual “Futures at Fenway” presented by Xfinity at Fenway Park on Sunday, July 13. The classic movie “Field of Dreams” will also be screened following the game. Admission is $15 for both the minor league game and the movie, with tickets going on sale Thursday, May 8, at noon on redsox.com/futures. Boston’s Single-A affiliate, the Lowell...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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