Mike Pence requested all on Air Force 2 watch 'Hoosiers'

Vice President Mike Pence said he was going to attend the game, but called out players for kneeling during the national anthem.

The vice president of the United States is making his way around the world and requiring those following him to watch the "greatest sports movie ever made."

"Hoosiers" is the 1986 basketball classic following the mythical town of Hickory (enrollment 64) that takes down South Bend Central (enrollment 2,200) in the all-classes state title game in Indiana. The film — nominated for two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Hopper) and Best Music, Original Score (Jerry Goldsmith) — was played on Air Force 2 as the veep traveled Friday from Indonesia to Australia.

Now, whether you agree that "Hoosiers" is the greatest sports movie ever made or not is irrelevant, what matters here is that the VP clearly has some good taste in cinema and those journalists should be happy they weren't subjected to "Little Big League" or, God forbid, "Like Mike 2."

Mr. Pence, props for the movie choice, and we'll make sure to back you up on the selection, "Scout's Honor."

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