11. THE PRISON YARD GAME FROM THE LONGEST YARD (1974)

OK, it's not technically a championship game in the traditional sense, but the game featuring the prisoners against the prison guards from the original Longest Yard is for the ultimate bragging rights in the big house. Featuring plenty of violence, and even a death before kickoff, this is a game of pure intestinal fortitude as the ragtag prisoners come back from behind to beat the guards.

There is plenty of drama throughout as Burt Reynold's character is tested after being blackmailed by the Warden. But in the end, the good guys win, even though the good guys happen to be dangerous convicts. Also, it's indisputable that Reynolds makes for a much more believable football player than Adam Sandler does in the remake.