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"Invictus" failed to deliver

The rugby drama didn't match its hype, but 2009 had other great sports movies

Originally Published: December 31, 2009
By Bill Simmons | ESPN.com

My one-sentence review for "The Blind Side" and "Invictus": One movie was a little too Hollywood; the other wasn't Hollywood enough. Thank you, Godspeed and Happy New Year. See you in 2010.

(What? You're demanding a whole column? Come on! It's a holiday week! You can't throw me this one bone?)

(Fine, fine. You guilted me into it. I hate you.)

While watching "Invictus," I had an idea during one of the few moments when I wasn't obsessing over the insanity ...

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