Two development questions underlie the apparently inexhaustible stream of Will Ferrell sports spoofs: "Does the comically out-of-shape Ferrell look funny in the uniform?" and "Can we build a movie around it?" In the case of New Line executive producer-turned-director Kent Alterman's underdog basketball comedy, the answers are "not particularly" and a resounding "no
Set back in funky 1976, the year the wild and wooly America Basketball Association was absorbed into the NBA, the unfunny end result stars Ferrell as Jackie Moon, one-hit wonder and power forward for Flint, Michigan's own piss-poor ABA team, the Tropics. He's also the team's coach and, t...