I here ya Poobah - I watched ESPN's top 25 sports movies last night. The list they have on ESPN right now of the top 20 are much different than the list on the show they aired. From the show:
Is Jerry McGuire a sports movie?
They had Rudy at 23rd I believe - a little low for me.
Rocky didnt even make the top 25?
Bull Durham was more of a chick flick than a sports movie - so I hated that in the top 5.
Hoosiers as the #1 sounds alright to me.
From the website's top 20:
Rocky #2 - thats fine, but no mention of it in the shows version?
I also like how Slap Shot made the top 10 on the website, but no mention of it in the show.
Seems to be a lot of discrepancy.
As for Searching for Bobby Fischer - no, chess isnt a sport IMO.