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Movies to get you excited for football season

As if you needed one more thing to get you even more excited for the upcoming football season, here are some football flicks to get your inner warrior ready for kick-off.
John Clyde, KSL Modified: August 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm •  Published: August 18, 2014
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THE GRIDIRON — Football season is right around the corner. NFL preseason is already underway, college football is just over a week and a half away and some high schools have already kicked off.

As if you needed one more thing to get you even more excited for the upcoming season, here are some football flicks to get your inner warrior ready for the big game.

The one that will make you cry — Brian’s Song — 100% 10+

The 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song” stars James Caan, Billy Dee Williams and tears. Lots and lots of tears.

The movie is based off the real-life relationship of teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond they establish when Piccolo finds out he’s dying.

The movie is surrounded by football, but it goes so much deeper and it will make the manliest of men cry.

The one that gets you pumped up — Invincible — 67% 7+

For the die-hard football fans out there, I’m guessing getting pumped up for the season isn’t hard, but just in case here’s a movie to get you ready.

“Invincible” chronicles the true-story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender who manages to walk on to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sure, the movie can be a little corny and sappy at times, but makes all of us weekend warriors believe that we just might be good enough to run with the big boys. The movie is all about football, and that’s all you really need to know this time of year.

The inspirational one — Rudy — 100% 7+

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