is a film thats slightly better than mediocreat best. That said, Ill take a mediocre Will Ferrell movie over most Hollywood attempts at comedy any day. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, owner of an American Basketball Association team in the 70s, right before a merger with the NBA. When its decided that the four best teams in the ABA will be the ones to merge, Jackie trades for talent and adds promotions to boost attendance. Ferrell is in fine form, but some of the subplotsincluding a dud involving the surprisingly bland Woody Harrelsondeter from the fun. Still, there are some Ferrell comedic gems, including a bear-wrestling sequence and a Russian-roulette moment featuring a cameo by Tim Meadows. Its not the best Ferrell movie, but not nearly the worst.