Friday, May 12, 2006

Summer Movie Guide For Sports Fans

Although summer does not officially arrive until June 21, the summer movie season is already under way. Many of the most prominent titles are particularly relevant to the sports world. The following guide, in order of release date, should get fans up to speed.

Mission: Impossible III: Before kickoff, what reporters called Super Bowl III for the New York Jets

Poseidon: A sinking results in a big budget disaster: The New York Knicks’ season

The Da Vinci Code: Elaborate conspiracy theories are revealed in Paris: The locals are asked about Lance Armstrong

Over the Hedge: Georgia football players’ version of the Lambeau Leap – vaulting over the Sanford Stadium hedges

X-Men: The Last Stand: Up by one point, Xavier’s defense on the final possession preserves a huge basketball victory

The Break-up: Lakers fans recall the separation of Shaq and Kobe

Cars: The key to a successful SEC football recruiting class

Click: What Terrell Owens has never done with his quarterbacks

Superman Returns: Roger Clemens rejoins the Houston Astros

The Devil Wears Prada: New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur displays his fashion sense

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest: Pittsburgh catcher Ronny Paulino, a Dominican Republic native, gets flattened on a play at the plate

Lady in the Water: A profile of Olympic gold medal swimmer Amanda Beard

Miami Vice: The marijuana habit of Dolphins running back Ricky Williams

Talladega Nights: An athlete travels at great speeds and crashes into walls: Phillies centerfielder Aaron Rowand

Snakes On a Plane: Jake Plummer takes pilot lessons from Kenny Stabler