In case you missed it over the weekend, we released our brackets for the BGN Greatest Football Movie Of All Time Tournament. Here's a copy of the bracket if you need one. Our first round one matchup is an all Eagles affair with a #1 seed Mark Wahlberg's "Invincible" taking on #8 seed "The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon" starring Tony Danza.
In addition to both being Eagles movies, both are Disney productions. Plus, both have the same plot! Seriously, if you read the plot synopsis for The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon it's nearly identical to Invincible.
Click after the jump for the plot.
Barney Gorman (Tony Danza) works hard as a garbageman, but his career indirectly embarrasses his family. All the Philadelphia Eagles' coach wants to do is impress the football fans in Philadelphia, but having a team that lacks success makes that hard for them. But one day, when Barney and his friend are picking up garbage, Barney takes out his frustration and kicks a water jug at the city dump, which also happens to be a scouting location for the Eagles to buy land in order to build a new stadium, and the owner is present. The jug goes so far, that the Eagles' coach sees and asks Barney to be their new kicker, which the owner feels is an excellent publicity stunt in "giving an average Joe a shot at the NFL".
Giving the average joe a shot in the NFL in order to get the fans interest is precisely what the real life story of Invincible is about.