High Fives: Stellar starts

Yahoo! Sports' trio of fantasy experts will each offer up, on a regular basis, a look at their top five lists dealing with a variety of topics.

This week's topics: Streaking players who will crash to Earth and those who will stay in orbit, starting pitching trios, those TV characters that have most made us laugh and athlete cameos.


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig

Top 5 streaking players you expect to come back down to Earth soon

Top 5 early surprises that you feel will be able to stay in orbit

Top 5 teams with the best pitching trio

Top 5 sitcom characters of the past 25 years

Top 5 athlete performances on-screen?

Reader response to last week's High Fives
While I am loathe to argue about the order and rankings of the assorted players you were reviewing, anyone who lived through the 80's would know:

1. Caddyshack
2. Fletch
3. Ghostbusters
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
5. Breakfast Club

Honorable mention: Die Hard, Back to the Future (first one only), Trading Places, 48 Hours, Princess Bride (funnier than anyone over 12 years old ever expected), and points to Funston for Raising Arizona. – Hugh, Cleveland, OH

I can't believe two of you ladies listed Sleepless in Seattle in the top five Tom Hanks films, but no one listed either Toy Story film. I'm surprised you didn't rank You've Got Mail up there too. Jeez! – John, Palatine, IL

Brandon, I love your pick of Karate Kid as one of your top five non-baseball movies of the 80s. My Yahoo team name every year is Cobra Kai Dojo. I think that, deep down, you really wanted to put this as your No. 1 pick. I understand, though, that you have a rep to protect. "Man who catch fly with chopstick can accomplish anything." (Mr. Miyagi). – Russell, Jericho, NY

Wow, not one mention of The Burbs in (last week's) High Five. I'm absolutely speechless. For shame. – Von, State College, PA

Man, you guys get ragged on a lot. Somebody hates the Adam Jones pick? The guy is tough, fast and can fill multiple needs – has anyone watched the Pats lately? They love guys like Adam Jones. The Titans made a great pick. Antrell Rolle was intriguing because of his size, but "Pac-Man" is a no-brainer. And if the Titans reached, 95 percent of the NFL teams were ready to "reach" right along with them … – Mark, Austin, TX

After reading last week's top five Tom Hanks movies, I wondered: "Why do I ever listen to these guys." Both Brandon and Mike left Saving Private Ryan off of their list, but they each made room for Sleepless In Seattle. I had to ask myself, "Are these the people I really want to be taking fantasy advice from?"
PS – Thanks for all your work. Maybe next week you could list your Top five cars of all-time, or something else macho. – Nate, Ann Arbor, MI

I thought you guys knew your stuff. However, I just read your top five favorite Tom Hanks films and Bachelor Party was only mentioned once, and that ranking was even behind Sleepless in Seattle! My question is, did your girlfriends/wives help select the list? – Mad Dog, Charleston, SC

In response to the "Top 5 favorite (non-baseball) films of the 1980s," good thing it's not Funston and Ebert, because Hollywood would be in serious trouble!

1. The Terminator – Ignited the movie career of one of the biggest celebrities ever (Ahhnold) and spawned one of the most popular scenes/catch-phrases of all time: "Ahhll be back."
2. Top Gun – With the classic scene "You've lost that lovin' feeling," Maverick, Iceman and Co. still remain in one of the most unforgettable movies ever.
3. The Goonies – It's only the greatest kids movie ever. "HEEEY YOOOOU GUUUUYS." (A sequel with the same actors all grown up is in the works).
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark – Snakes. Tombs. Poison darts. Pyramids. Propeller blades. Melting faces. Bad dates. A whip. A scimitar. A boulder. A monkey and some bad dates. Oh yeah, and Indiana Jones, the greatest adventurer of all-time.
5. The Karate Kid – "Wax on, Wax off," and there's nothing more to say. Oh yeah, except "You're the best, around … Nothin's ever gonna keep you down." – Alphonse, South Winsdor, CT

You might not want to rate movies in the future because it makes your readers question your fantasy sports skills.

How do SPORTS writers not mention Chariots of Fire, Hoosiers, or Raging Bull?

As far as non-sports movies, not one of you mentioned Back to the Future, Beverly Hills Cop, Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ghostbusters, Rain Man, or Tootsie. If you're going to include movies from 1990, how about Dances With Wolves? (although, Goodfellas is a great movie.)

Regarding Tom Hanks movies, lose Sleepless in Seattle (a chick flick) and Castaway. The best Hanks flicks: A League of Their Own, Saving Private Ryan, Big, Apollo 13, and a tie between Forrest Gump and Philadelphia – Dan, Green Bay, WI

Top 5 Tom Hanks movies:
1. Forrest Gump
2. The Terminal
3. Cast Away
4. Big
5. A League of Their Own

Top '80s movies:
1. Breakfast Club
2. Back to School
3. Ghostbusters
4. Karate Kid
5. Back to the Future – Chris, El Cajon, CA

On the High Fives column (April 28), none of you three recognized the greatest movie of the 1980's … Scarface! I was also disappointed that nobody listed Airplane. Kudos to Matt for Trading Places. – Reuben, Millbrae, CA

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