WITH the Academy Awards still fresh in our minds, I'd like to point out some of my awards with a few award-winning titles.
in sports, too
First, some of the movie plotlines:
"Life Is Beautiful:" For Duke, Ohio State, Connecticut and Michigan State.Now the awards:
"Affliction:" Sorry tale of University of Hawaii's athletic teams and their unshakable road-kill image.
"Analyze This:" Rainbow football coach June Jones conducts a psychotherapy session about UH travel woes with Fred vonAppen, Les Murakami and Riley Wallace.
"Mission Impossible:" UH football season opener against USC.
"October Sky:" June Jones gazes upward during his team's performances at Rice and Tulsa that month.
"Forces of Nature:" The Rainbow baseball team can play but the Wahine softball tournament across the road is wiped out by heavy Manoa Mist.
"True Crime:" Tale of the judges who called the heavyweight title fight between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis a draw.
"Deep End of the Ocean:" How the four Texas schools and Tulsa view Hawaii as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
"Wing Commander:" The missing link in the last UH Rainbow men's basketball season.
"8MM:" Game film of Fresno State's 51-12 snuff job on the football 'Bows.
"The Corruptor:" The on-the-take International Olympic Committee.
"Cruel Intentions:" The NCAA limits teams playing exempt basketball games in Hawaii to once every four years.
"She's All That:" Wahine basketball coach Vince Goo about BJ Itoman.
"Thin Red Line:" Iolani in the state basketball tournament.
"My Favorite Martian:" Lakers' Jerry West, describing the team's wandering star, Dennis Rodman.
"The Prince of Egypt:" UConn's widebody guard known as Khalid El-Amin, formerly known as the Pillsbury Doughboy.
"Baby Geniuses:" They dreamed up a 16-team WAC league.
"Saving Private Ryan:" John Chaney's Prop 48 program at Temple.
"Payback:" Utah's Ron McBride recruits isle prep football athletes with a vengeance.
"Pleasantville:" Denver Broncos' training camp as John Elway returns for a Super Bowl III-Peat.
"Raising Arizona:" The Dick Tomey Story.
"Pride of the Yankees:" Roger Clemens.
"My Left Foot:" UH punter Chad Shrout's junior year.
Best Movie: "The Big Lebowski," or was it "The Big Lewinsky?"
Best Director: Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Best Actor: Baltimore's Albert Belle as Mr. Nice Guy.
Best Supporting Actor: Don Zimmer, taking over as interim Yankee manager for Joe Torre.
Best Supporting Actress: Minnesota's academic counseling manager who did course work for 20 Gopher basketball players.
Best Screen Play: Any flat pass against Rainbow secondary.
Best Sound Effects: Wooden bats in Rainbow sweep over Pac-10's UCLA Bruins.
Best Costume: Garth Brooks in a San Diego Padres' uniform.
Best Makeup: Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Yogi Berra.
Best Visual Effects: Erin Galloway's "Helicopter landing" at the Midnight Ohana.
Best Score: UH 56, BYU 14.