Still wondering if you, as a football fan, should fork over the $99 required to buy a Roku in order to watch Netflix instant viewing choices on your television? The answer to this question is as easy as the answer to the question “Does Bill Belichick have to cheat in order to win.” Yes, you as a football fan can find instant viewing choices on Netflix that will make the Roku purchase worth the price.
E-A-G-L-E-S: The Movie.
The Philadelphia Eagles are the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL. Every decade they appear to be poised on the precipice of leaving their nest to share in the glory of a Super Bowl victors poster, but they always seem to fall short. Those Eagles, they don’t get no respect. And yet their fans remain among the most loyal in the league. (Just see how many people start attending Patriots games when Bill Belichick is no longer allowed by the NFL Commission to cheat.) This film is an orgy of desire for Philadelphia Eagles fans and meets the necessary requirements of football fans wondering if they should get a Netflix Roku to enjoy instant viewing from their couch.
Okay, admittedly, Jerry Maguire is not necessarily a football movie, per se, but chicks dig Tom Cruise, or so I have been led to understand. I may have been misinformed; I think I was. This is Cruise’s best film and his best performance and a nice little flick to dial up on the Roku during the off-season when you want to spend time with your best gal while also enjoying a bit of footballing fun.
The best football movie ever made. A tragic and sad tale that you maybe should not watch with your best girl if you are that pathetic type who thinks that crying over a movie is somehow emasculating. Trust me; if you are afraid to cry you’ve already been emasculated in a far worse way. Netflix instant viewing contains many tearjerkers, but none as are emotionally devastating at this one. So keep your hand on the Roku remote and be prepared to dial up an episode of Coach if your girlfriend enters during Brian Piccolo’s death scene.
Who ever knew that the dad from Poltergeist was so incredibly funny? This sitcom starred Craig T. Nelson as the coach of a college football team. Along for the ride is Jerry Van Dyke, proving once and for all that he was the genuinely funny member of the Van Dyke family. And that big dumb blond guy playing Dauber? Yep, he now provides the voice of Patrick Star on SpongeBob SquarePants. Netflix has a bunch of TV shows available for instant viewing on the Roku, but Coach is the most perfect fit for the football fan.
Scott Bakula makes the quantum leap through your Roku from time traveler to aging quarterback in this comedy. I’ve not seen Necessary Roughness and so cannot comment on the quality, but any football movie is better than no football movie, right? So add it to your Netflix instant viewing list, grab some brews, turn off your cell phone, evacuate your cranium and enjoy.
Okay, forget what I just said about any football movie being better than no football movie. That does not apply to a Goldie Hawn football movie. Still, you might enjoy the sight of Goldie Hawn dressing and acting like she was 25 back when she was 40 instead of Goldie Hawn dressing and acting like she’s 25 now that she’s 55.
2006 NCAA Division I-AA Men’s Football National Championship: Appalachian State vs. Umass
What would a list of the best of football available for Netflix instant viewing on your Roku be without an actual game to watch. If you have never watched a Division I-AA football game and think the NFL is really great football, then are you in for a surprise. Division I-AA is arguably the most exciting football in America.
The Last Game.
What is the greatest team in American sports history? The Celtics. The Yankees? UCLA’s b-ball teams from the John Wooden era? No, the best team in American sports history is probably a small Pennsylvania football team coached by Mike Pettine. Try this on for size: 15 undefeated seasons! A 45 game winning streak. This documentary is inspiring and a must for any football fan with a Netflix Roku.
Friday Nights in America.
Another documentary about high school football in America that focuses on some bitter rivalries across America.
Two Days in April.
True behind-the-scenes story of what it must be like to be a college football player with dreams of hearing your name announced on the podium during the NFL draft. This is a football fans’ delight and one of the best reasons for a lover of football to buy a Netflix Roku.