Down with a bad 'Fever'

Bill Simmons hates "Fever Pitch" even if it does launch the "spork flick" genre in films. And no, it doesn't star the Sports Guy!

Updated: April 22, 2005, 6:42 AM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Here's a new term for you: "Spork flick."

When a chick flick disguises itself as a sports movie ... that's a spork flick. "Bull Durham"? Spork flick. "Jerry Maguire," "Tin Cup" and "Love and Basketball"? Spork flicks. Heck, even "Rocky" could have been classified as a spork flick. And just for the record, I'm not against the concept. For instance, I think "Jerry Maguire" was one of the top 20 sports movies of all time (if only because of Rod Tidwell's character). So really, this ...

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