The Bad News Bears – MMU 72

Welcome to another episode of Movies That Make Us! This week, we are without Vale, but Tracy and Jake welcome Craig and Alan from Matinee Heroes, as we look at a classic sports film from 1976- The Bad News Bears. 

In this episode we talk about this movie that would never get made like this today, why movies like The Bad News Bears and Rocky that were made in the 70s were so different from what we see today- namely, the good guys didn’t win- what does it mean to have a moral victory? And we discuss how this film is a template for so many kids sports movies that came after. And Craig comes up with a new college major, hitting university campuses across the country soon- Cinema Archaeology.

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Jake Dietz

President Jake is a blogger, podcaster, and all-around geek/nerd. He enjoys all sorts of different “fandoms,” but more than anything he loves movies. Movies have always been a big part of his life. From escaping into them as a child and teenager to working in the business as a concessions worker at his local theater, movies have always been there for Jake. In addition to his extensive DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes movie collection, Jake is also a loving husband to one wonderful wife and father to six amazing children.

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