As Will Ferrell enters the world of "Anchorman 2," many fans are speculating if he will return to one of his other hits for a sequel. Ferrell is very familiar with the sports world, covering soccer, basketball, NASCAR, and even figure skating in various films.
His five funniest sports movies cover the spirit of the sport and are infused with a lot of comedy that makes him so popular.
Just when you thought "Slam Dunk Ernest" was going to be the funniest basketball movie in your lifetime, Will Ferrell released "Semi-Pro." In the over-the-top movie, Ferrell stars along with Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin as basketball players in the 1970s. A sequel could show Ferrell as the character ages and possibly coaches an NBA team in the 1980s.
Blades of Glory
Riding high off his success in "Napoleon Dynamite," Jon Heder joined Will Ferrell in the ice skating comedy "Blades of Glory." The banter between the two stars is great and the ice skating antics are hilarious as the skaters are forced to join together in doubles competition.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Will Ferrell was born to play Ricky Bobby and this NASCAR send-up is not only a great comedy about the sport, but around the fan base that enjoys it so much. Some of the best scenes in the movie are not even on the racetrack, they involve his large family, including sons Walker and Texas Ranger.
Kicking and Screaming
Peewee sports are always making headlines for crazy parents and Ferrell does a great send up of this with the soccer film "Kicking and Screaming." With Robert Duvall cast as his father and Mike Dikta in a role as himself, this comedy is a great family film, especially for families involved in soccer leagues.
Due in 2013, "Three Mississippi" is destined to be an instant classic as Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell go head to head in a movie about backyard tackle football. This movie was destined to be made and it if it anything like the touch football scenes in "Friends" or "Meet the Fockers," then this could be one of Ferrell's best sports movies ever.
Alan Donahue has written hundreds of articles on entertainment and sports. His favorite athletes include Eli Manning and Kobe Bryant.
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