Kurt Warner's wife wants Denzel Washington to play her husband in his biopic. Jonah Hill is cast as Paul DePodesta in the upcoming Moneyball movie. Neither of those are jokes.
Let's take a look at the worst casting decisions in sports movie history.
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#1 Gary Busey as Chet "Rocket- Steadman in Rookie of the Year
Gary Busey playing a washed-up superstar pitcher is only slightly more believable than casting Roger Clemens as an FBI agent who's in hot pursuit of a gang of surfing bank robbers. It's a shame, too, because everything else about this film seemed utterly plausible; we really expect more from films whose credits include the words: "Directed by Daniel Stern.-
The only way Busey could conceivably throw an MLB-quality pitch would be to snort the ball and then fire it back out one of his ravaged nostrils while cackling. If he used his left nostril, we're pretty sure he could strike out Ryan Howard every time.