For some, the love of football is pure: admiration for the athletes, the sport, the perfectly tossed spiral. For others, football is pop culture: sport and spectacle, experienced as often in a movie theater as it would be from the bleachers. In honor of Sunday's big game, we composed a fantasy football team of our favorite football stars from TV, movies, and anywhere else we've seen gridiron drama. Check out our pop culture dream team, the Wonderwall Wallabies.
Though technically based on the real-life career of Vince Papale, the film "Invincible" fudged some facts. We're fudging Wahlberg's character too and making him the quarterback. He has the kind of spirit that could pull a team to victory. Besides, if Wahlberg -- who stands only 5' 9" -- can pass himself off as a formidable footballer, we have no doubt he could play the part of a commanding QB just as well.