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Kevin James and James Corden go head-to-head in soccer dad sketch

Who’s got spirit? James and Corden.

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It’s rare nowadays for Adam Sandler to make a movie without his buddy Kevin James. So, while doing the promotional rounds for their latest work, the Sandy Wexler costars paired up on The Late Late Show Wednesday night for a soccer dad sketch with host James Corden.

James and Corden tried to one-up each other as the dads with the most pep while rooting for their kids during a youth soccer match. What began as simple cheers quickly escalated to smack talk, banners, pom-poms, a DJ podium, a karaoke cover of Joe Esposito’s “You’re the Best Around,” and more.

“Did Charlie skip a grade or something?” James asks of Corden’s kid in the sketch. “I’m just saying, he’s a little smaller than the rest of the guys.”

By the time James led a marching band into the stands, Sandler emerged as the referee to announce the soccer game had ended an hour earlier, causing both dads to frantically search for their kids.

Watch the sketch above.