Give Us Your Sports Opinions and We'll Give You a Classic Sports Movie to Watch

By: Daniel Yetman

Give Us Your Sports Opinions and We'll Give You a Classic Sports Movie to Watch
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About This Quiz

Sports naturally translate well to the big screen because they're filled with tension. Think about the best sports movie you've ever seen. Was it about a sport you regularly watch on TV? If a sports movie is well-made, it can even engage people who have no interest in that sport. "The Wrestler" is the story of an aging wrestler coming to grips with his mortality of being an athlete. Even if you've never watched a wrestling match, it's hard not to get engrossed in the main character's story. 

Over the years, there have been some great sports movies released. Some of them like "Miracle" are more about the characters than the actual sport itself. "The Bad News Bears" and "Slapshot" found box office success because of their comedic appeal. Other movies like "Rocky" and "Chariots of Fire" were successful for their ability to inspire us. It's hard not to hear "Gonna Fly Now" without wanting to run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art like Rocky did repeatedly throughout the Rocky/Creed franchise.

We're going to give you 30 questions that will help us recommend a movie to you. We can't promise that the movie we recommend will be available on Netflix, but we're certain you'll love it. Ready to find out what movie should be next on your to-watch list? Then let's get going!

Q1 - GameTix If your friend presented you with tickets to a sports game, which sport would you like to watch?
Baseball
Hockey
Boxing/UFC
Basketball

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Q2 - Olympics Do you think professional athletes should be allowed to play in the Olympics?
The sports I care about aren't in the Olympics.
No, I don't.
For individual sports but not team sports
Yes, I do.

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Q3 - Javelin If you were watching a track meet, which event would you find most interesting?
The javelin
The long jump
The 100m sprint
The 800m or 1500m

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Q4 - losing team If you were at a live sports event and the team you were cheering for was losing with about 20 minutes left in the game, would you leave or stick it out?
I'd leave right away.
I'd wait until the last five minutes then leave.
I'd probably wait five more minutes then leave.
I would stick it out.

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Q5 - Grades Should NCAA schools care about the grades of their student-athletes?
I don't really have an opinion.
Yes, failing students shouldn't compete.
I don't think grades should matter for athletes.
The academic standards for athletes should be stricter.

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Q6 - Batter In baseball, pitchers who play in the National League have to bat. However, some people think that pitchers shouldn't bat at all. What do you think?
Pitchers should continue to bat in the traditional way.
Pitchers shouldn't bat because that's not their job.
Pitchers should bat because it's a fundamental baseball skill.
Pitchers shouldn't bat because they might get injured.

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Q7 - College Should college athletes get paid (not counting scholarships)?
All college students should get paid.
College athletes should not get paid because they're considered amateurs.
College athletes that meet minimum standards should get paid.
College athletes should focus on their academics and should not get paid.

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Q8 - Blowout How do you feel when teams run up the score during blow-out games?
I don't see anything wrong with it because the other team could come back.
It should be avoided.
You have to do what you have to do to get the win.
It's poor sportsmanship.

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Q9 - Mercy Should team sports like baseball or hockey have a mercy rule (meaning the game is over when a team is winning by a certain amount)?
No matter how big the lead, there's always a chance the other team will come back. There should not be a mercy rule.
Yes, but the losing team should have the option to continue.
No. Sports are brutal.
Yes, they should have a mercy rule.

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Q10 - Nascar Should NASCAR be considered a sport?
I don't think so.
Yes, but it shouldn't be in the Olympics.
I don't think anything that involves an animal or machine should be considered a sport.
Of course!

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Q11 - Underdog Would you rather root for the favorite or an underdog?
I root for the favorite.
I usually cheer for the underdog.
I love an underdog story.
I always bandwagon.

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Q12 - Stadium Do you think it's okay for cities/countries to spend tax money on building large stadiums?
I don't see anything wrong with it.
I don't have an opinion.
It's a waste of money.
I actively encourage it. Sports give kids meaning in their lives.

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Q13 - FansBoo What do you think of fans who switch their favorite team?
Your favorite team should be geographic or passed down by your parents.
Favorite teams are arbitrary anyway.
There's nothing wrong with it.
People have the right to change their minds, but they should have some type of loyalty.

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Q14 - Bobsled Do you get more excited for the Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics'?
I don't really care about the Olympics.
Definitely the Winter Olympics
Definitely the Summer Olympics
I love them both.

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Q15 - Baseball Which of these sports categories would you prefer to watch?
Slow and strategic
Low-scoring team sports
One-on-one individual sports
Fast pace and high-scoring team sports

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Q16 - Lazy If you were managing a sports team, would you prefer to have mediocre players who work hard or stars who are lazy?
I'd take the lazy stars.
I'd take the lazy stars and drill them until they become more engaged.
I'd like a mix of both, but mostly hard-working players.
Give me the hard-working players.

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Q17 - Fight Should fighting be a part of hockey or should steps be taken to reduce violence?
The NHL should take steps to reduce the number of fights.
The number of fights should stay the same as it is now.
There should be more fighting in hockey.
There shouldn't be fighting in hockey, and it should be heavily penalized.

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Q18 - Stadium Should all baseball stadiums have standard dimensions? I.e. 400 feet to center field, 330 feet in the corners.
No. Unique park dimensions is one of the best parts of the game.
I don't think it matters.
I don't care either way.
I think all the parks should be the same.

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Q19 - Betting Pete Rose is the all-time MLB hits leader, but he's not in the Hall of Fame because he got caught betting on games. Do you believe he should be in the Hall of Fame despite breaking the league's gambling rules?
Yes. Of course he should be in the Hall of Fame.
I don't have a strong opinion but think he should be in the Hall of Fame.
I don't have an opinion.
No. He broke the league's ethical code and should remain banned for life.

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Q20 - AngryFan What do you think about fans who boo their own players?
I think it's okay if the players deserve it.
The fans have the right to voice their opinions.
Sometimes players need tough love.
They aren't true fans.

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Q21 - Ref Many sports have given teams a limited chance to challenge the referee's or umpire's calls. Do you think all sports should allow this or should all calls be final?
There shouldn't be electronic reviews in sport.
I think all sports should have electronic reviews, but teams should have a limited number of challenges.
I don't care either way.
All plays should be reviewable electronically.

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Q22 - Salary Should every major sporting league have a salary cap?
No. Teams with higher revenue should be rewarded for it.
Leagues shouldn't have salary caps, but there should be revenue sharing.
No. Beating teams like the Yankees is half the fun of sports.
Yes. That would even the playing field for small market teams.

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Q23 - Olympics Should Olympic medalists be financially rewarded?
Athletes should play for their love of the sport.
Athletes should get paid by their country.
Only gold medalists should get paid.
Yes. All Olympic medalists should get paid by the Olympic committee.

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Q24 - US Canada Should the NFL and CFL (Canadian Football League) be combined into one league?
No, they shouldn't.
Yes, but the number of teams should be reduced.
I don't have an opinion.
Yes, they should.

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Q25 - Track Should athletes in individual sports like track and field or wrestling be paid salaries equivalent to athletes in NFL or MLB?
No. It's fair the way it is.
I don't have a strong opinion.
Yes. They should be paid much more.
I weakly believe they should be paid more.

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Q26 - Basket Should basketball implement a single-game elimination playoff format?
The playoffs should be even longer.
No, but maybe implement 5-game series.
No. Leave it the way it is.
Yes, I like that idea.

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Q27 - Salary Are player salaries in sports too high?
No. Athletes have short careers.
No. Salaries should remain high because there are a lot of occupational hazards.
Salaries should be more evenly distributed among players.
Yes. Salaries are getting ridiculous.

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Q28 - Kids Would you allow your son or daughter to play a contact sport like football?
Yes, but very reluctantly.
Yes, but I wouldn't encourage it.
Yes. I would encourage it.
No. I wouldn't let them.

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Q29 - Young FB Player Should every major sports league get rid of the draft so all players can be signed as free agents?
No. Teams in states with nicer weather/lower taxes would sign more players.
No. All players should enter a draft.
Yes. Then young players could be paid what they're worth.
No. That would reward big-market teams.

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Q30 - BBall Should basketball implement a 4-point shot from beyond half court?
No. And there shouldn't be a 3-point shot.
There shouldn't be a 4-point shot.
There should also be a 5-point shot from your own end.
Yes. That's a great idea!

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