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Sports movies vs. the Academy

Updated: February 24, 2012, 1:39 AM ET
By Patrick Dorsey | Page 2

In sports, America loves an upset.

In sports movies, America loves an underdog.

Which brings us to "Moneyball" -- a film about underdogs and (sort of) upsets -- and Sunday's Academy Awards, where said movie is aiming for the ultimate takedown of a frontrunner.

So can it happen? Can "Moneyball" further resemble its plucky Oakland A's and make history as the first baseball movie ever to win Best Picture -- all while taking down "The Artist" (presumed ...

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