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‘The Waterboy’ a Better Sports Movie Than ‘Major League’? For Real?!

The folks up at ESPN are doing a little twitter poll concerning great sports movies, and one such poll is putting the Adam Sandler football movie ‘The Waterboy’ up against a movie that if you’re an Indians fan you’ve found yourself quoting at some point in your life – ‘Major League.’

Oddly enough, with less than 24 left in the poll (as of 7:30pm) ‘The Waterboy’ has received 56 percent of votes of over 35,000 voters, leading ‘Major League’ by 12 percent.

‘The Waterboy,’ which came out in 1998, saw Sandler playing the role of water boy Bobby Boucher, who then goes on to become a stud linebacker for the University of Louisiana. For the most part the movie was a dud among critics, as it got just 35 percent on Rotton Tomatoes, and wasn’t all that well received among critics.

As for ‘Major League,’ it’s a local classic, a movie that saw the Indians, go from worst to first in 1989 as owner Rachel Phelps (played by Margaret Whitton, threatens to move the team after the death of her husband. It’s still a favorite among Indians fans to this day, and overall was just a much better movie, as it got a 7.2 out of 10 on IMDB.

So for now, there’s still time to get in on the voting to try and make push ‘Major League’ over the top, so go ahead and vote for it at the Tweet below.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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