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Lombardi On Broadway

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I was a tad excited about this play till I read this weeks SI. They have script from what they term "pivotal scene":

    Lombardi Office - 1959 Lombardi / Hornung/ Taylor - Lombardi is showing them power sweep.

    One of lines:

    " The tackle Kramer is wider than usual with greater latitude to pull left or right. then you Thurston you may also break inside or outside."
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I read that, too, and I saw a couple of inaccuracies, at least, from how Maraniss' book portrays the incidents.

    The book has McGee telling VL that his speech had gotten their attention. The play has Hornung's.

    The book has McGee and Howie Ferguson getting yelled at by VL for arriving early, but not practicing. The play has Hornung and Taylor getting yelled at.

    I too, was excited to hear about the play, but I'm afraid that if I go, I'll be spending the entire show finding scenes that weren't accurate.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully it is an SI snafu. You just cannot have Jerry Kramer playing tackle.
  4. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Remember this is an adaptation of the book for Broadway so many liberties will be taken.

    I will bet that Hornung plays in the Ice Bowl.
    Herb Adderley will be gay.
    Starr will be Jewish and from the Bronx and battle Brett Favre for playing time.
    Lombardi will cure someone of blindness.
    There will be a nude musical number.
  5. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I'm betting a shower scene
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    You left out the most important part ... that the dad from The Wonder Years plays Lombardi:


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  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I hope it opens with a peppy production number, including the chorus singing and high stepping, "What the hell's going on out here?"

    I'll buy the CD. Or at least I'll illegally download it.
  8. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    I think "What the hell's going on out here!?" pretty much sums up the whole concept.
  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Hey if you watch Hard Knocks you can see the walls of the Jets facility are painted with "When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way", so there's already an NFL/Broadway connection.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    There is a shower scene with Vince and Phil Bengston. Play implies that they had a J Edgar Hoover / Clyde Tolson type of relationship. It's why Marie Lombardi drank.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Finally caught Lombardi. Thoroughly enjoyed. Dan Lauria is uncanny as Lombardi. He truly puts his heart and soul into performance. Judith Light is great as Marie.

    Highly recommend.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Has Ragu seen it yet?

    I know he just loves the theater.
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