Geek Speak

Five geeky film alternatives for those fed up with the Super Bowl

It's Super Bowl time! That's always exciting. The Broncos are playing! That's even more exciting. Unless, of course, you don't give a single fuck about football. Typically -- stereotypically, at least -- geeks aren't supposed to, just like we're not supposed to be able to get girls/guys, dress ourselves stylishly, or walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. Of course, lots of us like football just like lots of us can do all those other things (okay, I can do the first and last, but my "cargo pants and zombie shirt" look is a million miles from stylish). Still, just as with any stereotype, there's some truth to it. Plenty of geeks will find themselves with nothing to do while sports are enjoyed by basically everyone else, but why should they have to feel left out? They should get to enjoy some sweet sports action of the geeky kind, so I've come up with this list of five of my favorite sci-fi sports movies to keep you busy up to -- and on -- game day.

See also: Denver Broncos and "Mustang" -- a match made in hell

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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