Vince Papale

Monday, 21 February 2011

Vince Papale, Invicible Movie
Vince Papale: An ‘Invincible,’ inspirational force

The inspirational rise of former NFL player and Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale is a story that many in the Philadelphia area are familiar with. It’s one that Eagles fans know well, a story of a true underdog who never quit ¬– in football and in life.

On Feb. 10, Papale will give a presentation at Keith Valley Middle School. After a showing of the 2006 Disney movie “Invincible,” which is based on Papale’s rise to the NFL, he will speak to students and parents, giving them a motivational and inspiring presentation. ( Read Vince Papale more... )

Papale, Haden highlight Sports Banquet guests

Blue-collar football legend Vince Papale, Cleveland Browns Joe Haden and Reggie Hodges and Franklin's Nate Byham are among the high-profile guests scheduled to attend the 47th annual Charity Sports Banquet Feb. 16.

The event begins with a reception at 5:15 p.m. at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W. Eighth St., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $85 and may be purchased at the Bel-Aire Clarion. Proceeds of the banquet benefit the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. ( Read Vince Papale more... )

Vince Papale is a Soul season ticket owner

Philadelphia's own folk hero, Vince Papale, is a season ticket holder for the Philadelphia Soul and he is excited about the return of the indoor game to Philadelphia. Papale is a local legend for his story of reaching the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, which was chronicled by the movie Invincible starring Mark Wahlberg as Papale.

Papale, who was on-hand for the first open auditions for the team and gave a pep talk to those hoping to receive a spot on the team, says he purchased a season ticket plan to support his friends, who happen to be the owners of the team. Ron Jaworski, a former teammate of Papale with the Eagles, is one of the co-owners of the franchise and the former Eagles quarterback has been behind the Soul from the very beginning. ( Read Vince Papale more... )

Vince Papale’s Wife Doesn’t Care About Black People

Leitch — wahlbergpapale.jpgThere are always perils when you make a movie based on the life of a real person. Real life tends to not follow the inspiring storyline. A Beautiful Mind's John Nash might have been anti-Semetic. The heroic bounty hunter in Domino killed herself right before the movie was released. The cute love story in Private Parts ended in divorce. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things turned out to be about someone who wasn't real. It turns out that all Jews aren't responsible for killing Jesus in The Passion Of The Christ. You know, that type of thing. ( Read Vince Papale more... )

Vince Papale Loves Johngy's Beat

Vince Papale was the Guest Speaker at the recent Global Traveler Awards event. Papale was the NFL's oldest (non-kicker) rookie and the subject of the movie Invincible, which starred Mark Wahlberg.

Papale never played football in college, but was a great athlete. In his late 20's, he tried out and made the Philadelphia Bell of the now-defunct World Football League. After about a year and a half, shortly after the WFL folded, Papale got a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles and made the team. He became a special teams standout and played for 3 seasons. ( Read Vince Papale more... )

Greatest Football Movie Ever Tournament: Invincible vs Paper Lion

Well, we're on to the last of our first round match-ups in the Professional bracket, and our last match-up gave us what can definitely be termed an upset, as the young upstarts. . .The Replacements. . .knocked off the old standby, North Dallas Forty. I thought the old timers would get through to the next round, but hey. . .I guess I can't argue with the mad acting skills of Keanu Reeves and an I Will Survive choreography number. ( Read Vince Papale more... )

Courtesy : Montgomery Media , Goerie , Examiner , Dead Spin , Johngy's Beat & Daily Norseman

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