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Mark Sanchez shows up at the Tony Awards

A guy who doesn’t quite fit the description of a theatergoer made a surprise appearance at the annual Tony Awards on Sunday night.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez introduced a number from Memphis.

“I’ve become a huge fan of musicals since I’ve come to New York,” Sanchez said from the stage at Radio City Music Hall, “and I’ve taken some heat from guys on the team, believe me.”

Consider the contrast between Sanchez and his predecessor, Brett Favre, whose only dose of culture came when he learned the second verse to Pants on the Ground.

This isn’t a slam of Sanchez.  I’ve attended eight shows in the past year, and guys who think they’re too tough or cool for Broadway have no idea what they’re missing.  It’s a movie nailed nightly in one take, and it’s always performed exclusively for the folks who show up for that performance.

That said, we hope Sanchez opted not to talk like Dwayne Bowe when meeting Ricky Martin backstage.

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51 Responses to “Mark Sanchez shows up at the Tony Awards”
  1. BiznessTime says: Jun 14, 2010 12:58 AM

    My Gawd. You guys need a new offseason plan. Perhaps some real football analysis? Anything. But. This. Crap.

  2. ROGPOG226 says: Jun 14, 2010 1:12 AM

    This is tagged as Top Stories?

  3. HereThere says: Jun 14, 2010 1:43 AM

    This is all well and good. But Broadway won’t be Broadway until they come up with the stage version of Mr. Roboto. Dennis DeYoung in the lead, of course.

  4. Siggy00 says: Jun 14, 2010 1:59 AM

    You mean Mark Sanchez who was once arrested for investigation of sexual assault?
    Btw Florio you ass-bag, why in your Ben witch hunt did you not mention these inconsistencies below:
    “I was like, ‘Well, I need to go to the bathroom, let’s go to the bathroom.’ So I went to the bathroom”
    -Ben Roethlisberger’s accuser
    But I thought Ben’s big mean body guard dragged her back there? Isn’t that what Miss Biancofiore said?
    So now we have *four* different versions of how she got back there. One from the woman, and three from Miss Biancofiore.

  5. wxwax says: Jun 14, 2010 2:10 AM

    Anyone catch the Slovenia score in the World Cup?

  6. ThePragmatist says: Jun 14, 2010 2:46 AM

    Maybe he was hoping to get an award for “Rochelle, Rochelle!”

  7. Adam says: Jun 14, 2010 3:00 AM

    Broadway Mark (or whatever) indeed. Sanchez is making sure to boost his popularity in NYC as much as possible before Lebron takes the top spot.
    Sanchez kicks ass, he’s really integrated himself into the culture of the city. Still…some think blasphemous things, such as Lebron taking Jeter’s spot as the top athlete in NYC! GASP!

  8. KrazyTrumpeter05 says: Jun 14, 2010 3:53 AM

    Ha, good for him. Always nice to see cultured athletes.

  9. Card Magnet says: Jun 14, 2010 4:18 AM

    Favre didn’t learn the second verse…he still messed it up when trying to perform it.

  10. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jun 14, 2010 4:51 AM

    If guys are “too tough or cool for Broadway” what do you consider your stance on soccer?
    If your holier-than-thou attitude towards soccer is fine by you, why can’t guys just be “too tough or cool for Broadway”?

  11. BBB82 says: Jun 14, 2010 6:59 AM

    Maybe he can look into Broadway as a career after he fails at football.

  12. medic406 says: Jun 14, 2010 7:04 AM

    Mr. Florio,
    As culture-less as you think Mr. Favre may be, I think Ricky Martin probably wanted to meet Brett after hearing him sing “Pants on the ground.”

  13. Gam(e)_is_on says: Jun 14, 2010 7:07 AM

    So Sanchez got a job as a seat filler. I would have hired Rex, he gives more bang for the buck.

  14. AreYouSerious? says: Jun 14, 2010 7:09 AM

    A “movie nailed nightly?” Typically the cast doesn’t sing song numbers in a movie, unless you are watching a Disney production.
    This after reading the soccer is boring article I think I might just stick to rotoworld for practical offseason football news instead of this nonsense.

  15. QotSA says: Jun 14, 2010 7:15 AM

    I bet he played catcher after the show.

  16. digitalbath says: Jun 14, 2010 7:27 AM

    This isn’t a slam of Sanchez. I’ve attended eight shows in the past year, and guys who think they’re too tough or cool for Broadway have no idea what they’re missing. It’s a movie nailed nightly in one take, and it’s always performed exclusively for the folks who show up for that performance.
    ————————————
    i like how you defend yourself with this paragraph,you must at least think there is a lil something wrong with grown men sitting through musicals,oh and whats next,telling the PFT audience that it is OK to drink ZIMA because everybody should switch it up every now and then.
    The same site that bags on the world cup is now telling guys to go out and watch musical broadway shows,weird

  17. Staff Sergeant Bandazewski says: Jun 14, 2010 7:30 AM

    So you’ll try and sell us on that movie in one take philosophy but you spew ignorance on the patriotism of international soccer? I’ll wait for NBC to broadcast the 2014 world cup so we can witness the dramatic turnaround in your “perspective”

  18. betheball says: Jun 14, 2010 7:34 AM

    “Consider the contrast between Sanchez and his predecessor, Brett Favre, whose only dose of culture came when he learned the second verse to Pants on the Ground.”
    I realize his performance was overshadowed by Cameron Diaz, but how can you not acknowledge Brett’s thespian debut in “There’s Something about Mary?”
    “What the hell is Brett Favre doing here?”
    “I’m in town to play the Dolphins, you dumb ass.”

  19. smithopher says: Jun 14, 2010 7:40 AM

    I’m surprised that more of the guys on the team aren’t a fan of Broadway. When you’re in New York, you end up going just to take women out to fancier events. I know those guys like women.

  20. SomeFans says: Jun 14, 2010 7:53 AM

    Oh, this is just too easy to poke fun at….
    The bigger point is why is one of the leagues worst QB getting this hype and coverage? This will ruin this kid who is shaky as it is.
    His play last year doesn’t deserve much attention and he should be spending time trying to become a QB than taking in “musicals”… ROLF!

  21. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 14, 2010 8:06 AM

    I may sound like a dummy for this but…
    What the hell are the Tony Awards?

  22. HellRelle24 says: Jun 14, 2010 8:38 AM

    somefans…get it through ur thickhead that he was a ROOKIE last year…
    oh yeah…a rookie who played against peyton manning in the AFC championship

  23. jag716 says: Jun 14, 2010 8:48 AM

    The way the Grammy’s are for music, the Tony’s are for theatre. To the people saying all of the homophobic and discriminatory slurs, I urge you to reevaluate your thoughts. Labeling anyone who does or enjoys theatre as gay or effeminate is simply ignorant. I’ve been a huge football fan as well as a theatrical actor for many years. If given the opportunity, many people would benefit from seeing a play/musical/any type of theatrical event in New York City.

  24. Kevin from Philly says: Jun 14, 2010 8:59 AM

    “I’ve attended eight shows in the past year, and guys who think they’re too tough or cool for Broadway have no idea what they’re missing.”
    Was Sanchez your date?

  25. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 14, 2010 9:03 AM

    Isn’t there some kind of quote about broadway theater being the lowest form of art?
    My hatred of musicals come from the fact that they can just say it. Signing it is completely unnecessary.

  26. JoeSixPack says: Jun 14, 2010 9:10 AM

    Mike Florio and Mark Sanchez… the only two heterosexual males on the Globe watching the Tony Awards instead of the NBA Finals.

  27. SomeFans says: Jun 14, 2010 9:11 AM

    Hold tight to that fluke postseason helrevis24- that’s the best it’s gonna get for you lifetime losers.
    I realize how hard it much be to continue to root for a hopeless franchise decade after decade after decade… you’ve got nothing but excuses, “he just a rookie” Whaaaaaaaa!
    20 picks by mid-season- great stuff from sanchoke is predicted.

  28. robsterNY says: Jun 14, 2010 9:51 AM

    @ EverybodyGotAIDS: With a name like that ,how can you know what culture is anyway. There is no such quote about broadway theater. As a matter of fact Broadway acting is far more difficult than Taped TV or movie acting where you can just “cut” and re-take. You must be able to do it live and correctly the first time …every time..and if you do mess up you have to have the acting ability to ad-lib,and not have the crowd even know you messed up. THAT is great acting and not many movie or TV actors get a shot ,or even want to perform on Broadway…..Dont hate what you dont understand.

  29. robsterNY says: Jun 14, 2010 9:57 AM

    @ jag716…Thank you…You are a man of culture and class.

  30. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 14, 2010 10:11 AM

    Sancheezy should like going to watch actors in musicals. He acts as the part of an NFL QB once a week and whenever they luck out and score, he prances around the field like one of those actors on stage.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  31. GreenAsGrass says: Jun 14, 2010 10:39 AM

    Joke you’re just jealous of Sanchez admit it.
    NY Jets – Still undefeated in super bowl play.

  32. themage78 says: Jun 14, 2010 10:40 AM

    HellRelle24 says:
    June 14, 2010 8:38 AM
    somefans…get it through ur thickhead that he was a ROOKIE last year…
    oh yeah…a rookie who played against peyton manning in the AFC championship
    ————————————————-
    Thanks to a great running game and Defense. Oh how many passes did he throw the one game? 18? Yeah…….. That’s not going to cut it now that your line has a rookie left guard on it.

  33. tryagain says: Jun 14, 2010 11:05 AM

    well playing a qb is better than playing the prick role like you, joke.

  34. ampats says: Jun 14, 2010 11:32 AM

    Good point Joe Six Pack !

  35. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 14, 2010 11:42 AM

    robsterNY says:
    June 14, 2010 9:51 AM
    @ EverybodyGotAIDS: With a name like that ,how can you know what culture is anyway. There is no such quote about broadway theater. As a matter of fact Broadway acting is far more difficult than Taped TV or movie acting where you can just “cut” and re-take. You must be able to do it live and correctly the first time …every time..and if you do mess up you have to have the acting ability to ad-lib,and not have the crowd even know you messed up. THAT is great acting and not many movie or TV actors get a shot ,or even want to perform on Broadway…..Dont hate what you dont understand.
    _________________________
    Ummm…I don’t think you understood what I was saying. I didn’t say broadway acting was easy. I said there’s a quote about it being the lowest form of art, and, surprisingly, I heard it somewhere in the last week or so (don’t recall where).
    Either way, I didn’t say it was easy. There are plenty of things I can’t do that I still don’t respect. I can’t ice dance or figure skate. Doesn’t mean I sit around watching it or have any outward respect for people that do it. If you want to, that’s fine, but I’m not going to come cheer for you at your parades.
    I just don’t like singing. Never have, never will. I prefer a spoken TV show or movie to listening to a bunch of people sing. I don’t particularly care for flowery or obtuse expression, and musicals have that in spades. You know who loves musicals? My wife. Because she’s a woman.

  36. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 14, 2010 11:51 AM

    @GreenAssGrass,
    “Joke you’re just jealous of Sanchez admit it.”
    I’ll admit it, I’m completely jealous of his bank account. I DO wish I could not prove anything in college and have some stupid team draft me and pay me millions and millions of dollars to throw 20 INTs.
    @tryagain,
    “well playing a qb is better than playing the prick role like you, joke.”
    Wow. That’s it? No wonder it’s going to be the SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!!! Why not? It’s the same ol’ jests fans with really stupid comebacks.

  37. tryagain says: Jun 14, 2010 12:11 PM

    i could sit here and type type away but it doesn’t make a difference, you’re still going to pounce and be an ahole on every jets post and repeat the same stale comments.
    seems like to me you’re the one that’s SAME OL’ JOKE every time.

  38. jag716 says: Jun 14, 2010 1:16 PM

    @ EverybodyGotAIDS:
    As a professional actor, I strongly disagree with your views. In all of my years in this fantastic business, I’ve never heard such a quote. As a matter of fact, theatre people are some of the most loyal, fun, and all-around good people I’ve ever been around. I’m sure I could dig up a quote about football being the lowest sport, but would that make it true? That’s a pretty weak argument. If you don’t like musicals because of singing, you have every right to boycott every single one of them. The fact that you still connect childish stereotypes to them is the thing that’s wrong. You could see a Green Day musical or Rock of Ages, which is 80’s hair band and metal music…there’s nothing flowery about that. And to say “My hatred of musicals come from the fact that they can just say it. Signing it is completely unnecessary” shows me that you don’t quite understand the arts at all. Would an opera be relevant if someone stood on a stage and just read the lines on the page? (though I doubt you would attend it regardless). I think your wife likes musicals not because she’s a woman, but rather because she’s not insecure about experiencing art and culture. I suppose you believe she should go see a show, come home, cook you dinner, and clean the house because that’s all women do, right? I think I heard a quote about that in the last week or so….

  39. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 14, 2010 1:47 PM

    tryagain says:
    June 14, 2010 12:11 PM
    i could sit here and type type away but it doesn’t make a difference, you’re still going to pounce and be an ahole on every jets post and repeat the same stale comments.
    _____________________________
    You are correct. As long as the stupid jests fans invade the three S. Florida papers and every other on-line publication and talk their smack, I’ll be right here laughing at them. I’ll be the first to congratulate them if they don’t implode and the first to make fun of them when they do. Heck, it’s starting already. I see Rexy is starting to get upset at Revis for sitting out plays. Strange since Rexy is the one who builds him up to be the greatest ever to walk this earth but then can’t understand why he wants to get paid as such.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  40. tryagain says: Jun 14, 2010 4:21 PM

    ‘I’ll be the first to congratulate them if they don’t implode..’
    yes, i’m sure you will- lol.
    i’m not a big jets fan but i think mark is luscious and rex and a few other guys on the team are funny so you really don’t offend me too much, i just find you rather gnat-like.

  41. Mumakata says: Jun 14, 2010 4:28 PM

    I will relish the day that the JETS drafted Sanchez forever.
    Cuz he sucks.

  42. Bious says: Jun 14, 2010 4:30 PM

    Nobody is as over-rated as this guy
    Everyone just assumes he will be good next season but he showed nothing to that effect last season
    Christ, he needed color-wrist-bands b/c he was so lost

  43. JETS4LYFE says: Jun 14, 2010 5:02 PM

    Mark is THE MAN. Quit hatin on him. You all are mad because you are not him.
    He is smart, charismatic, good looking and he dates movie stars.
    Oh and to the guy who said lebron will take his spotlight. Lebron is neither good looking or smart. Lebron is made for strip club and hip-hop club…sanchez is made for red carpet.

  44. JETS4LYFE says: Jun 14, 2010 5:02 PM

    Mark is THE MAN. Quit hatin on him. You all are mad because you are not him.
    He is smart, charismatic, good looking and he dates movie stars.
    Oh and to the guy who said lebron will take his spotlight. Lebron is neither good looking or smart. Lebron is made for strip club and hip-hop club…sanchez is made for red carpet.

  45. Mumakata says: Jun 14, 2010 5:16 PM

    Sanchez is a 3rd string QB being paid starter money. He is a scrub, and I love that the Jests think he is so good.

  46. JETS4LYFE says: Jun 14, 2010 5:18 PM

    Lets not forget Sanchez was a rookie last year. Peyton had more interceptions his rookie year than sanchez. And lets not forget Sanchez left college early. This season I expect sanchez and jets to pick up their game offensively now that we have more weapons in holmes and edwards and firm running attack in LT and S. Greene. Jets are looking up..

  47. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 14, 2010 5:30 PM

    @ tryagain,
    “i’m not a big jets fan but i think mark is luscious and rex and a few other guys on the team are funny so you really don’t offend me too much, i just find you rather gnat-like.”
    ___________________________
    Darn it, now how am I going to be able to sleep tonight knowing you feel this way.

  48. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 14, 2010 5:31 PM

    “…..and he dates movie stars.”
    Yeah, I’m sure that nice big bank account has nothing to do with that!!!!!!

  49. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 14, 2010 5:34 PM

    “……and firm running attack in LT and S. Greene. Jets are looking up..”
    Yeah, because the running attack was so bad last year. Riiiiiight. And of course they jests are looking up. Looking up from third place in the AFC East.

  50. JETS4LYFE says: Jun 15, 2010 1:57 AM

    @PhinsAreAJoke
    Your Phins are a joke really. They were lucky last year against Jets. Expect a blowout now that Jets are seasoned.

  51. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 15, 2010 2:06 PM

    @jets4lyfe
    Yeah, sure the Fins were lucky. Uh huh. Riiiiiight. There’s a difference between “seasoned” and “washed up”. And JT and LT are both pretty much on their last legs, getting rid of your best RB (and don’t give me the crud that he wasn’t that good at the end of the season because the stupid jests worked him to death and Greene is completely unproven over a year’s worth of work), and signing Holmes won’t be enough since Sancheezy just isn’t that good. But, keep thinking that if it makes you feel better.

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