The Tune Squad could barely hold their own against them. Now Ivan Drago has fallen which makes the Monstars Mad Bracket Status' official Best Sports Movie Villain.
They were heavily favored to win from day one. The bracket was seeded via Rotten Tomatoes scores, so their being positioned so low was pretty arbitrary. They blew past the Russian ice hockey team from Miracle and then demolished Buck Weston from the soccer comedy Kicking and Screaming. Then things got complicated.
Former owner of he Globo Gym franchise and Dodgeball villain, White Goodman proved to be the first real competitor the Monstars would face. He had the all of the elements of a classic sports movie villain. He was tough. He had a really weird personality. He tried to get with the main character's girlfriend. And at a critical moment in the end of the big game, he played dirty. But that Monstars had something he didn't: they are giant basketball playing aliens. And that proved to be enough. The Monstars were only able to beat White by four percentage points, but it was enough to advance to the semi-finals.
Week 4 was showtime at the Apollo. Apollo Creed that is. Having defeated Team Germany, Apollo was the highest ranked competitor in the bracket. He was also, debatably, the best known competitor in the bracket. Three of the Nerdlucks came onto the show to plead their case and that proved to give them enough of a bump to put them on top with 68%. They had one fight left.
Ivan Drago had just pummeled, Shooter McGavin, the man who some had called "the most well rounded competitor in the bracket" and Ivan was the last thing standing in the Monstar's way. It was a brutal match considering the Monstars and Ivan Drago were the two most violent competitors in the bracket. The Monstars had only 55% when the smoke cleared. Some analysts say it was because Ivan was too one dimensional. Some say it was because the Monstars were the most fun competitors. Most agree that more people like Space Jam than any other movie in the bracket. Either way, they are now officially the Best Sports Movie Villain. Congratulations.
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