Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Big League Chew
In Austin, TX, a snobby ex-baseball star conducts try-outs for the town's kickball team, which will compete for a chance at the state kickball playoffs. He slights his rowing counterpart by rejecting Stephen "Icebox" Mourisund, who is a good player. The baseball star rejected Stephen simply because he's a girl. Stephen and some of his friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Most Eligible Bachelor Nate Fox. After the baseball star tries to put a stop to that plan, Nate gets him to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, I mean Austin, because each town is allowed only one team. Nate and Stephen scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Stephen discovers John Spillar expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket, as though he's throwing a kickball to first. With Stephen and John on board, the new team, the Big League Chew, has a chance to make a good showing, and they begin their training. But low morale and lack of experience continually threatens to break up the team, and some close early season losses wreak havok on their confidence. A chance visit by former NFL football coach John Madden and four NFL football stars -- Steve Entman, Bruce Smith, Emmitt Smith, and Tim Brown -- leaves the team with several tips on how to create an advantage. Stephen develops a crush on John Spillar, and he's jealous when his kickball teammate Marie flirts with John. Stephen decides to compete for John on equal terms, so he has surgery and puts on make-up and a cheerleader outfit, joining the cheerleaders and abandoning the team. Will Stephen be there for the team if they need him? FIND OUT NEXT WEEK AFTER BIG LEAGUE CHEW DISMANTLES LIVER LET DIE FOR THEIR FIRST VICTORY AS A TEAM!