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The crowd roars. The impossible shot sinks through the net as the buzzer sounds. We live for these epic sports moments on the big screen—even if we've never laced up cleats or set foot on a field.

Why do sports films captivate us? How do they speak to the competitor deep inside? Can a great sports flick make you fall in love with a game you never cared for?

Join lifelong friends and film fanatics Ocean Murff and Jim Pullen as they go deep into the psychology, storytelling, and raw emotional power of the greatest sports movies ever made.

Laugh and cry with them as they re-live the agonizing defeats, underdog triumphs, coaching miracles, and adrenaline-soaked championship glory only the big screen can deliver. From tales of individual perseverance to the bonds of teamwork, Ocean and Jim break down just how sports films distill the human experience like no other genre.

Strap in for a cinematic thrill ride covering everything from boxing to baseball, hockey to horse racing. You'll never see sports—or sports movies—the same way again. The whistle blows on The Adrian Moment.

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The crowd roars. The impossible shot sinks through the net as the buzzer sounds. We live for these epic sports moments on the big screen—even if we've never laced up cleats or set foot on a field.

Why do sports films captivate us? How do they speak to the competitor deep inside? Can a great sports flick make you fall in love with a game you never cared for?

Join lifelong friends and film fanatics Ocean Murff and Jim Pullen as they go deep into the psychology, storytelling, and raw emotional power of the greatest sports movies ever made.

Laugh and cry with them as they re-live the agonizing defeats, underdog triumphs, coaching miracles, and adrenaline-soaked championship glory only the big screen can deliver. From tales of individual perseverance to the bonds of teamwork, Ocean and Jim break down just how sports films distill the human experience like no other genre.

Strap in for a cinematic thrill ride covering everything from boxing to baseball, hockey to horse racing. You'll never see sports—or sports movies—the same way again. The whistle blows on The Adrian Moment.

    Peeling Back the Pom-Poms: A Deep Dive into Bring It On!

    Peeling Back the Pom-Poms: A Deep Dive into Bring It On!

    In this spirited episode of The Adrian Moment, Ocean and Jim dive into the cult classic cheerleading comedy Bring It On! from 2000. The duo discuss their impressions of the film, which follows a high school cheer squad dealing with a stolen routine and stiff competition from a rival squad.
    They especially appreciate the movie's highly quotable dialogue, citing several of their favorite amusing lines delivered by the colorful cast of characters. They also touch on some of the film's subplots, like the main character's struggle to be a good cheer captain and a scam artist who sells the same cheer routines to multiple squads.
    But is it a sport? It's subjectively judged which, for one on our team, makes for a challenge. You’ll have to listen in to hear if the case for athleticism and dedication makes it a legitimate sporting pursuit, even if it doesn't fit the definition of objective scoring.
    It’s a nostalgic look back at this iconic teen movie and to hear Ocean and Jim's takes on what makes it such an enduring comedy favorite. Spirit fingers at the ready!

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    • 59 min
    Stepping into the Cage: Dissecting "Warrior" and UFC

    Stepping into the Cage: Dissecting "Warrior" and UFC

    In the latest episode of "The Adrian Moment" on TruStory FM, hosts Ocean Murff and Jim Pullen dive into the world of UFC and the 2011 MMA film "Warrior." The pair discuss their experiences with UFC events and reflect on the state of the sport around the time of the movie's release.
    Ocean, a longtime UFC fan, shares his thoughts on how the film portrayed mixed martial arts, praising its respect for the sport while acknowledging some of the more fantastical elements added for dramatic effect. He notes that while not all the moves seen in the movie are common in real UFC fights, they fall within the realm of what's possible and allowed.
    Jim, who was less familiar with the film, expresses his pleasant surprise at the engaging fight scenes and overall storytelling. The two hosts analyze specific moments in the movie, comparing them to real-life UFC experiences and debating the practicality of certain techniques.
    Throughout the episode, Ocean and Jim offer insights into the evolution of UFC and MMA, touching on rule changes, famous fighters of the era, and the sport's journey into the mainstream. For fans of UFC, MMA, and sports movies, this episode of "The Adrian Moment" provides an entertaining and informative look at the intersection of real-life fighting and its portrayal on the big screen.
    Links & Notes
    Warrior: Apple • Amazon • JustWatch

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ford v Ferrari: Speed, Determination, and Rivalry

    Ford v Ferrari: Speed, Determination, and Rivalry

    In the latest episode of The Adrian Moment podcast, hosts Ocean Murff and Jim Pullen dive into the high-octane world of auto racing as they discuss the 2019 film "Ford v Ferrari." The movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, depicts the true story of Ford Motor Company's mission to build a revolutionary race car to challenge Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
    Throughout the episode, Ocean and Jim explore various aspects of the film that resonated with them. Jim expresses his fascination with the portrayal of Ford executives as the "villains" of the story, highlighting their initial reluctance to fully invest in the development of their own racing vehicle. The hosts also touch on the allure of Ferrari's brand compared to Ford's mass-produced cars, emphasizing the prestige and rarity associated with the Italian automaker.
    Ocean and Jim delve into the engineering genius of Ken Miles, played by Christian Bale, and his crucial role as both a skilled driver and an invaluable source of feedback for the Ford racing team. They discuss the challenges of communication between the driver and the pit crew during the era in which the film is set, and how Miles' expertise was essential to the success of the GT40 program.
    The hosts also express their admiration for the film's stunning racing sequences and the incredible endurance required to compete in a 24-hour race like Le Mans. Ocean and Jim's lively discussion offers listeners an engaging look at "Ford v Ferrari" and the world of auto racing, making this episode a must-listen for fans of the film and the sport alike.

    Links & Notes
    Ford v Ferrari: Apple • Amazon • JustWatch
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Legacy of 61*

    The Legacy of 61*

    This week on the show, Ocean and Jim discuss the 2001 film "61*", chronicling the 1961 competition between Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris to surpass Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.
    Ocean and Jim explore the film's central theme of hero worship and how it influenced public perception of Mantle and Maris as they chased the iconic record. The hosts examine the portrayal of the two players and the media's role in shaping the narrative surrounding their pursuit.
    The pair also delves into the controversy surrounding the asterisk placed next to Maris' record due to the extended 162-game season. They consider how the conversation might have differed if Mantle had been the sole contender and discuss the significance of the record in the context of baseball history.
    Throughout the episode, Ocean and Jim offer their insights and impressions of the film, analyzing its depiction of a pivotal moment in the sport's past. Listen to the latest episode of The Adrian Moment for an engaging look at "61*” and its representation of a memorable chapter in baseball history.

    Links & Notes
    61*: Apple • Amazon • JustWatch
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Adrian Moment • Step into the Ring

    The Adrian Moment • Step into the Ring

    The crowd roars. The impossible shot sinks through the net as the buzzer sounds. We live for these epic sports moments on the big screen—even if we've never laced up cleats or set foot on a field.
    Why do sports films captivate us? How do they speak to the competitor deep inside? Can a great sports flick make you fall in love with a game you never cared for?
    Join lifelong friends and film fanatics Ocean Murff and Jim Pullen as they go deep into the psychology, storytelling, and raw emotional power of the greatest sports movies ever made.
    Laugh and cry with them as they re-live the agonizing defeats, underdog triumphs, coaching miracles, and adrenaline-soaked championship glory only the big screen can deliver. From tales of individual perseverance to the bonds of teamwork, Ocean and Jim break down just how sports films distill the human experience like no other genre.
    Strap in for a cinematic thrill ride covering everything from boxing to baseball, hockey to horse racing. You'll never see sports—or sports movies—the same way again. The whistle blows on The Adrian Moment.
    Welcome to The Adrian Moment, a podcast about sports movies with Ocean Murff and Jim Pullen on TruStory FM. New episodes coming in May 2024.

    • 1 min

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