“Vince Lombardi” gives a playoff pep talk

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.