You may have noticed that the banner ads atop some of the SBNation blogs, including Bluebird Banter, are carrying an advertisement for the upcoming Moneyball film. I am seriously considering attending the opening night of this film, and I imagine many baseball/SABR fans are doing the same.
Lining up for a film opening, sometimes for several hours or even days, is seen as the height of nerd-dom. Traditionally, this behaviour has been most prominent among fans of sci-fi/fantasy franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Lord of the Rings.
However, might it not be even nerdier to get overly excited about the opening of a film that does not conform to this archetype? At least if you line up for the new LOTR film, there is a sizeable group of like-minded fans who are doing the same thing as you. With Moneyball, you may leave yourself as the sole object of ridicule.
I have been trying to figure out what the nerdiest film is to line up for, but I couldn't come up with an answer myself. So I have decided to polll my fellow BBBers.
The nerdiest film to line up for on opening night is....
A new Lord of the Rings film (7 votes)
A new Star Wars film (5 votes)
A new Star Trek film (38 votes)
Moneyball (10 votes)
Other (specify in the comments) (2 votes)
62 total votes