Welcome to our brand new series, Who Does It Better? We will showcase one match-up each week in which we put two people, places or even things up against each other and ask you, the reader, Who Does It Better? It’s all good-hearted fun though, and that should be pretty prevalent by our match-ups. Know of a good match-up we should feature? Let us know! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In today’s match-up, we pit a classic family sports movie against our very own lacrosse hit – The Mighty Ducks vs. Crooked Arrows.
Anyone who tells you they don’t like the Mighty Ducks is lying, the movies are a classic among the great sports films and I can’t think of the song ‘We are the Champions’ without thinking back to the Mighty Ducks, the two are synonymous in my memory. Crooked Arrows on the other hand, is brand new to the scene, but has all the great aspects of that movie and one more, it’s based around lacrosse!
Please remember! This is all in good fun, we love everyone featured in this series and couldn’t be more appreciative of their contributions to our great game!
The Mighty Ducks
When a movie leads to the creation of a professional sports team, you know it must be good. As a kid, the Mighty Ducks is one of the first trilogies I remember begging my parents to take me to. Coach Bombay fighting off his own demons to help a rag tag group of kids succeed on the ice. It didn’t get much better than that.
What an introduction! Nothing says classic 90’s flick like telling someone to “fax you”. I feel like the Mighty Ducks set the stage for so many other great sports movie about teams coming together and overcoming adversity to win big in the end. They took on the Hawks, Team Iceland, and even their Varsity counterparts while at Eden Hall Academy. These movies had it all.
Always remember, Ducks fly together!
Crooked Arrows is without a doubt, the Mighty Ducks for lacrosse. There was so much excitement surrounding the movie and its creation in the lacrosse world that even the game’s best players and figures got involved with the movie.
Replace Bombay with Logan, Hans with Logan’s father and the bad guys with Coventry Academy and you have yourself an epic lacrosse movie. Call it cheesy if you want, but I say great job by the crew behind the movie for taking the time to do it right and put together a lacrosse movie that actually resembles our sport (looking at you ‘A Warrior’s Heart’).
So lax nation, Who Does It Better? The classic sports movie that led to its own NHL team and even a pretty successful trilogy? Or the movie dedicated to the fastest sport on two feet?