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Pacino to play Joe Pa in Joe Pos' book-to-movie, directed by DePalma...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...called Happy Valley.

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yeah - if the plot has a shower scene in it, it has to be directed by DePalma.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I don't know what to say really.
    Three minutes
    to the biggest battle of our professional lives
    all comes down to today.
    we heal
    as a team
    or we are going to crumble.
    Inch by inch
    play by play
    till we're finished.
    We are in hell right now, gentlemen
    believe me
    we can stay here
    and get the shit kicked out of us
    we can fight our way
    back into the light.
    We can climb out of hell.
    One inch, at a time.

    Now I can't do it for you.
    I'm too old.
    I look around and I see these young faces
    and I think
    I mean
    I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make.
    I uh....
    I pissed away all my money
    believe it or not.
    I chased off
    anyone who has ever loved me.
    And lately,
    I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror.

    You know when you get old in life
    things get taken from you.
    That's, that's part of life.
    you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
    You find out that life is just a game of inches.
    So is football.
    Because in either game
    life or football
    the margin for error is so small.
    I mean
    one half step too late or to early
    you don't quite make it.
    One half second too slow or too fast
    and you don't quite catch it.
    The inches we need are everywhere around us.
    They are in ever break of the game
    every minute, every second.

    On this team, we fight for that inch
    On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
    to pieces for that inch.
    We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
    Cause we know
    when we add up all those inches
    that's going to make the fucking difference
    between WINNING and LOSING
    between LIVING and DYING.

    I'll tell you this
    in any fight
    it is the guy who is willing to die
    who is going to win that inch.
    And I know
    if I am going to have any life anymore
    it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
    because that is what LIVING is.
    The six inches in front of your face.

    Now I can't make you do it.
    You gotta look at the guy next to you.
    Look into his eyes.
    Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
    You are going to see a guy
    who will sacrifice himself for this team
    because he knows when it comes down to it,
    you are gonna do the same thing for him.

    That's a team, gentlemen
    and either we heal now, as a team,
    or we will die as individuals.
    That's football guys.
    That's all it is.
    Now, whattaya gonna do?
  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Oh good, we get to see Hollywood make Paterno out to be a poor victim in a story that will BASED on a true story.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Given how much of Paterno's life - and Sandusky's crimes - are public knowledge why is it necessary to cut a movie deal for this with Posnanski and his publisher?
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I would imagine it's a legal issue -- using the book as the basis gives some legal coverage.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Coverage from what?
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Shottie and a few friends have already secured their place in line for the premier:

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  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    How the hell do you turn this story into a movie?

    Here it is from JoePa's viewpoint: Old man's friend fucks kids. Old man dies. Yeah, that'll draw an audience.

    I think there might be hope if you tell the story entirely from Sara Ganim's viewpoint. You could maybe pull it off from Pos' viewpoint if you make him less of a JoePa suck-up, but he's really a passive figure in the story, so you've have to take some serious liberties. Outside of that, they're screwed.
  10. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

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  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Soooo... Who plays Sandusky?

    I assume Carrot Top plays McQueary.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Jerry Van Dyke.

    Even has experience playing a dumb assistant coach.
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