LAST THURSDAY, ACTOR Will Ferrell announced that he was joining the ownership group of the new Los Angeles Football Club, which will begin play in MLS in 2018. While Ferrell says he has never part-owned anything (except "a 1984 Toyota Camry with my brother"), this may be a part he was born to play, especially considering these past on-screen appearances of his.
Character: Jackie Moon
Résumé: One-hit wonder (the song "Love Me Sexy") has bought an ABA team in the mid-1970s and installed himself as head coach and starting power forward.
Impact: Moon seems to be an out-of-place buffoon, but he makes a lasting X's-and-O's contribution by inventing the alley-oop.
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Character: Phil Weston
Résumé: A mild-mannered vitamin-store owner becomes obsessed with winning after he takes over as his son's youth league soccer coach.
Impact: The Tigers are floundering until they add a couple of preteen prodigies from Italy who lead the team to the title and prove free agency is a fast track to success.
THEY SAID IT
"IT FEELS LIKE THEY JUST HAVE ONE MORE GUY THAN US."
Rangers center, on what happened when the Capitals pulled their goalie and tied last Saturday's game with six seconds left. Washington went on to win 4--3 in OT.
SCOTT AUDETTE/NHLI/GETTY IMAGES (STEPAN)
NEW LINE CINEMA/EVERETT COLLECTION (SEMI-PRO)
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS/PHOTOFEST (KICKING AND SCREAMING)