Last night, I received an urgent message from my editor: “With Thanksgiving this week, and football such a big part of Thanksgiving, you should write a piece on the best movies about football.” “Sure,” I replied. To me, this seems like a very esoteric topic and I’m not sure there’s a lot of interest in a post like this, but I certainly don’t want to look like I’m not a team player and disregard a feature request. Anyway, here’s a list of our eight favorite movie footballs! Happy thanksgiving! [Ed. note: SIGH. Mike, we meant "best football movies"…]

9. ‘The Room’

Wiseau FIlms

8. ‘Jerry Maguire’

Disney

7. ‘Quarterback Princess’

Fox

6. ‘Wedding Crashers’

Warner Bros.

5. ‘Invincible’

Disney

4. ‘Necessary Roughness’

Paramount

3. ‘The Last Boy Scout’

Warner Bros.

2. ‘Lucas’

Fox

1. ‘Gus’

Disney

Mike Ryan has written for The Huffington Post, Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ. He is the senior editor of ScreenCrush. You can contact him directly on Twitter.