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Rantankerous: Debating the greatest sports movies of all time

Once again, Brian's incessant rambling has touched on George's last nerve. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook) Once again, Brian's incessant rambling has touched on George's last nerve. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook)
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    LIVE NOW: Gamecocks return to Columbia after punching Final Four ticket

    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-03-27 01:37:38 GMT
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    The South Carolina Gamecocks are returning to the Columbia as winners of the NCAA Regional and one of four teams battling it out for the NCAA Tournament Championship! The Gamecocks are scheduled to return to Colonial Life Arena around 10 p.m. RELATED: Watch the victory celebration on your smartphone or mobile device. Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

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    The South Carolina Gamecocks are returning to the Columbia as winners of the NCAA Regional and one of four teams battling it out for the NCAA Tournament Championship! The Gamecocks are scheduled to return to Colonial Life Arena around 10 p.m. RELATED: Watch the victory celebration on your smartphone or mobile device. Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

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    Dreams do come true for Martin, Gamecocks

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    Frank Martin and the Gamecocks celebrate after defeating Florida 77-70 to win the East Regional in Madison Square Garden. (Source: WIS)Frank Martin and the Gamecocks celebrate after defeating Florida 77-70 to win the East Regional in Madison Square Garden. (Source: WIS)

    As South Carolina head coach Frank Martin climbed the ladder rung by rung to cut down the net in Madison Square Garden, Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “New York, New York” rang out over the arena speakers. 

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    As South Carolina head coach Frank Martin climbed the ladder rung by rung to cut down the net in Madison Square Garden, Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “New York, New York” rang out over the arena speakers. 

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  • South Carolina dominates Quinnipiac 100-58 en route to Elite 8

    South Carolina dominates Quinnipiac 100-58 en route to Elite 8

    Sunday, March 26 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-03-26 22:35:19 GMT
    Head coach Dawn Staley patrolled the sidelines while the Gamecocks dominated Quinnipiac. (Source: WIS)Head coach Dawn Staley patrolled the sidelines while the Gamecocks dominated Quinnipiac. (Source: WIS)

    Kaela Davis, A'ja Wilson, and top-seeded South Carolina overpowered NCAA Tournament surprise Quinnipiac from the opening tip, scoring the first 16 points and advancing to the Stockton Regional final by beating the 12th-seeded Bobcats 100-58 on Saturday.

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    Kaela Davis, A'ja Wilson, and top-seeded South Carolina overpowered NCAA Tournament surprise Quinnipiac from the opening tip, scoring the first 16 points and advancing to the Stockton Regional final by beating the 12th-seeded Bobcats 100-58 on Saturday.

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Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is a creation of the Raycom Digital Hub staff and the only suitable description for the epic arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones, which until now have never been recorded.

(RNN) - Despite what you may have heard, no, we were not the guys cast to play "Sidney Deane" and "Billy Hoyle" in White Men Can't Jump.

That honor went to Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. But maybe if we had better agents or had been out of elementary school at the time, things would be different.

Our disappointment didn't stop us from becoming fans of great sports films. Like most fans, we have strong opinions about which ones are the best, and we found out other people can be just as loud with their opinions.

Also this week:

Since Stanford exposed Oregon, what does that mean for the rest of the teams behind Alabama in the BCS? What were the Braves thinking when they decided to relocate to a new stadium outside Atlanta?

Include great movies we missed and other thoughts in the comments section below.

You can also reach us by email: George Jones and Brian Tynes.

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