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Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid 

Chino-Fernandez
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Sure, your childhood baseball team was cool. But was it Sandlot cool? The guys over at Complex teed up the best fictional sports teams from movies that you totally wish you could have played for as a kid, and now it's your turn to vote!

In your younger years, you spent hours watching and re-watching the best sports movies ever made, especially the ones that featured all-star child athletes like you. If you modeled your after school street hockey team after the Mighty Ducks (and worked for hours perfecting your knucklepuck), or spent intense afternoons strategizing ways to beat the Monstars in a pick up basketball game, this list is for you.

Would you rather have a teammate like Michael Jordan or a coach like Denzel Washington? Since your dreams of combining all of these teams into one epic movie masterpiece have yet to be fulfilled (get on that, Hollywood!), it’s time to pick your favorite fictional sports teams.

Vote up the teams you would have given your entire allowance to join, and vote down the ones that suck harder than your biggest schoolyard rival. On this list of the greatest teams from sports movies for kids, there can only be one winning team. It’s up to you to decide.
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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world., A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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Major League is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more

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DodgeBall: A True Underd... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
A true underdog story., Grab life by the ball.
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Get ready to jam.
Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more

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Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
They came together when their classmates and loved ones would not.
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of ...more

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
One Dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty Below Zero.
Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come.
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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The Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in ...more

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true., All his life
Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more

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Varsity Blues is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
It takes a hero to know what's worth winning., Make your own rules., In a town where winning is everything
Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins that follows a small-town high school football team and their overbearing coach through a ...more

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The Gryffindor Team is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
The Gryffindor Team
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Harlem Globe Trotters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Harlem Globe Trotters
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Springfield Nuclear Plan... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Springfield Nuclear Plant Softball Team in The Simpsons
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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Hope comes alive
Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is ...more

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Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
There's no crying in baseball!, Once in a lifetime you get a chance to do something different., To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible.
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Any Given Sunday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Life is a contact sport., Life is a contact sportmpaa_rating = R, This Christmas. It's Better To Give Than Receive.
Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, ...more

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The Natural is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!
Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers that his family has an ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
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Brink! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Brink! is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie set in the backdrop of aggressive inline skating.

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The Backyard Baseball Cr... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
The Backyard Baseball Crew
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Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
He Sits. He Stays. He Shoots. He Scores., The dog is in the house.
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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid
Her parents don't get it. Her boyfriend says forget it. The friends who voted her in now regret it. But does she got game? Bet on it.
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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