Friday Nineties – 1991 – Necessary Roughness
Did you ever think: Damn I wish someone would make a football movie with Scott Bakula, Jason Bateman, Kathy Ireland and Sinbad? Well forget it. It's been done, man. In 1991, a ridiculously awesome movie called Necessary Roughness featured all of the above. AND, as you can see from the banner pic, it also featured a ton of late 80s early 90s football stars (plus some old dudes and Evander Holyfield) as a team of prisoners.
I know nobody is going to read the rest of this post since they will be sprinting to Netflix to watch it:
Scrappy Squad. See that? Scrappy! And in 1991 Kathy Ireland was the hottest woman on the planet. Don't believe me? Here's a picture of her in a bathing suit playing softball for no reason.
You know who else would look that good with a pitch coming into the plate? MAYBE Bo Jackson but that is probably it. And like Bo, Kathy was a two sport athlete. Check her out in the movie.
This scene has everything in it: all the characters, fat Sinbad, Kathy Ireland's gigantic hot eyebrows and some Crocodile Dundee rip off calling her a "Shelia" and gravelly voiced Robert Loggia. Are you familiar with the spelling of Robert Loggia's name?
I honestly want to post every clip of the movie I can find, but I think you need to just watch it. SINBAD! Where is Sinbad now? And why aren't jean jackets like this cool anymore?
Welp, I know what I'm doing tonight. Watching this bad ass movie and trying to make my faded jean jacket fit me. I need to be alone for this. Don't look at me.