Vince Lombardi's Life To Become A Broadway Play

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers' started by ravenfan52, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. ravenfan52

    ravenfan52 Perennial All Pro

    The life of Vince Lombardi - one of the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham, the coaching saint, the mahatma of Green Bay - is the subject of a new play, and its producers plan to bring it to Broadway late next year. "It's 40 years since he last coached and that's part of the reason we're doing this," said Eric Simonson, who is adapting the play from "When Pride Still Mattered," David Maraniss's 1999 biography of Lombardi. "His name is on the Super Bowl trophy. But who is the guy? There's something about his character that reflects America." Lombardi revived the Packers' franchise after his arrival in 1959, and led the team to five N.F.L. titles and victories in the first two Super Bowls. He made his players hate him and love him, favored the power sweep, became the tough-minded icon of coaching success and the embodiment of the quotable leader.

    Source: New York Times
  2. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    If it's a musical, that's gay.
  3. wide right

    wide right Grumpy Old Man

    1 person likes this.
  4. warcrychief

    warcrychief Ur just da assistant Pimp

    oh man this blows.
  5. hermhater

    hermhater Guest


    Did you make that wide right?