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“Vince Lombardi” gives a playoff pep talk

Dan Lauria AP

I’ve seen Lombardi, the Broadway play featuring Dan Lauria as the former Packers head coach.  And I liked it.

But my first reaction to the news that the league had enlisted Lauria to provide playoff monologues in his Vince Lombardi character seemed a little hokey.

Until I watched the first one, devoted to Saturday’s games.

After a little bit of a slow start, goosebumps are induced from the moment Lauria says, “And now it’s time to get better.”

There may be no football at all next season, but the playoffs are upon us, and if you’re not ready for them, you will be after watching Coach Lombardi do his thing.

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14 Responses to ““Vince Lombardi” gives a playoff pep talk”
  1. pastabelly says: Jan 6, 2011 9:27 AM

    Vince Lombardi is Kevin Arnold’s dad. Go figure.

  2. cardiovascularendurance says: Jan 6, 2011 10:04 AM

    Haha, he’s the dad from the Wonder Years. That guy scared me as a child.

  3. pervyharvin says: Jan 6, 2011 10:31 AM

    You are right Mike. I just ran through 2 walls and sacked the neighbor. I have football wood.

  4. grennandgold4ever says: Jan 6, 2011 10:35 AM

    Lombardi…there’s magic in the very name. The only thing better than this would be accompanying voice over by John Facenda.

  5. hank10 says: Jan 6, 2011 10:48 AM

    Spine tingling.

    On related note, the Lombardi film on HBO is a 10-beller.

  6. all4patriots says: Jan 6, 2011 11:03 AM

    I preferred listening to Bill Belichick on SoundFx on NFL Network the other night. THAT was inspiring, and REAL.

  7. dublinpacker says: Jan 6, 2011 11:13 AM

    Lombardi gives a speech and doesn’t mention the Packers, give me a break.

  8. pervyharvin says: Jan 6, 2011 11:15 AM

    Right up there with JFK and Brad Childress…

  9. grennandgold4ever says: Jan 6, 2011 12:03 PM

    dublinpacker says:
    Jan 6, 2011 11:13 AM
    Lombardi gives a speech and doesn’t mention the Packers, give me a break.

    __________________________________
    Promo was for Saturday games only. When the one for Sunday’s games is released (if there is one) you know the Pack will get a big shout out.

  10. loudninja says: Jan 6, 2011 12:27 PM

    Why is it still called the lombardi trophy? If the patriots win another superbowl this year will they finally change the name to the Belichick trophy?

  11. gbfanforever says: Jan 6, 2011 12:47 PM

    “Why is it still called the lombardi trophy? ”

    Because his teams won the first two and he helped the leagues merge into what it is today. Or maybe because he isn’t a cheater?

  12. lucky5927 says: Jan 6, 2011 12:56 PM

    I’m going with he wasn’t a cheater. But at least Belichick won the game he cheated in. Apparently, Josh McDaniels didn’t get the follow up memo.

  13. ditkaditkaditka says: Jan 6, 2011 1:03 PM

    I bet Clay is “juiced” now…

  14. raiders757 says: Jan 6, 2011 7:23 PM

    I’m really sick of the overproduced, flashy monologues preceeding prime time games and playoff games. I will make sure to grab a beer and munchies during these spots, so I don’t have to be made a fool of by the NFL actually thinking I like such a unnecessary waist of time preceeding the games.

    Even worse, are the fancy player introductions. Just flash me the names and lets get on with the game. Stop all the flashy crap already!

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