Huddle Up with Gus
Huddle Up with Gus

Episode · 11 months ago

VINCE PAPALE

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Welcome to Huddle Up with Gus, with 15-year NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte! Gus has as his special guest today the legendary Vince Papale, who played with the Philadelphia Bell and then onto the Eagles. Gus and Vince talk life on the gridiron and how Vince’s youth growing up in Philadelphia helped to shape the athlete he was and his professional life after football as a senior executive for Sallie Mae. Vince shares what it was like having a major motion picture made about him and especially being portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the 2006 hit “Invincible.” Thanks for joining the huddle and have a great visit with Gus and Vince Papale!

Hey everyone. Welcome to another episode of huddle up with Gus, I'm your host, former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte and welcome to the new 16 31 digital new studio. You know, some people say no news is good news. Well I say to those people you've never read. 16 31 digital news dot com. Go to 16 31 digital news dot com to get your latest news, sports, music and entertainment and maybe even listen to your favorite podcast. Follow up with Gusts. Check it out today at www. 16 31 digital news dot com. Huddle up with Gusts is brought to you by Vegas sports advantage, clients of Vegas. Sports advantage are winning big in 2021 you can be a part of the winning two. As of june 1st $100. Bettors are up $3700 500 dollars. Bettors are up $18,500 and $1000. Bettors are up $37,000 and $5000. Bettors are up $185,000 become inclined today by clicking the link in the description below and use promo code, huddle up to take 25% off your package today. Thanks to our partnership. Welcome to what surely will be a doozy of a matchup brian here. Sports fans. Whether your game is on the gridiron at the diamond or on the links, we can only say welcome to this week's huddle up with gusts. 15 year NFL quarterback Gus parents passion for sports has taken him on the field and behind the bench is playing for seven NFL franchises with 114 TVs under his belt, Gust knows who the players are and how the games are one. Uh, it's not every day you get to hang out with an NFL quarterback up. Okay, sports fans from the decked out and plush 16 31 digital studios, it's kick off time. So snap your chin straps on and get ready to huddle up with us. Big play two left. Hey everyone, how you doing? Uh, Gus for out here? Um, hey, we're starting to shell, hey, hit me up in the chat if you, if you're out there. Uh, and uh, you know, we're just having a little trouble getting vince on, but you know, we're going to get them on. Our super teams working on it right now and uh, we'll get them on in a second, but we got a great guest today. Uh, and I appreciate everyone coming on. I just want to tell you about our team super dot events. Uh, this is a new platform. We're working on a lot of kings with them as you guys can tell, but it's a great platform is gonna be a lot of fun with Vince today. Once he gets on, I want to also want to thank NFL alumni to, um, ventures, uh, and you know, they are partnered with us and Super and we look forward to do and huddle up with Gus with them as well. And also you can check me out and how to up with Gusts dot com or go to at how to up with Gusts, check us out on, on any social media, we're going to be bringing Vince on here in a second, but today's guest, Vince, papa lee Mr Invincible. I'm excited to have him on, uh, actually watched invincible again today. Uh, it hits home with me just because I grew up in a little town and you know, I understand what people go through when they get excited for a hometown hero like that too. Kind of go out and play in the big leagues. So, um, you know, Vince's is uh, you know what a guy is? Uh, he didn't even play college football, which I'm so excited to talk about and here's his career growing up and you know, he played one year of high school football and to go on and to play in the NFL shows you that hard work, perseverance and character gets to you to a lot of places, but I got my sons in the background, Gunner and Gaber here, uh, they're doing the show. So, um, if anybody's got a question for me before we get started, we can talk a little NFL, we talk about anything you want. Hit me up with a question, Gunner Gabe, um, find me some questions, put some people in the queue whatever you want to do. Um, yeah, so there's Gabe hitting us up, but we're excited. Our guys are super working on vince, he's down in jupiter florida right now. I think he's been playing golf. I think it will be there all winter getting out of New Jersey. But we're excited to have them on. So, anybody got any questions? You want to hear anything? I don't know. Well, the patriots make the playoffs from thomas, Wolfe a thomas. Um, you know, that's a good question. They've got a young quarterback. Uh, they, they had a great game against the buccaneers. Uh, you know, they lost in the last seconds. Uh, Coach Belichick always puts a good team together and uh, I think that they have a shot, but in that division, I think the Bills are King this year, Not so much worried about the Jets are the...

...dolphins. So, if they can have a better record than some of the other teams in the NFC, they have a shot. You know, and you can never count, uh, the patriots or coach Belichick out. Um, All right. So, we got Brandon Amos on and asking what's been the biggest surprise the NFL season so far. Um, so Brandon, I don't know, you know, the thing about it is there's always a surprise every NFL season. And for me, I don't know if it's so much a surprise as it is. Um, I didn't expect it right that I think Arizona and Kyler Murray and that team. Therefore. No, and in that division would have never thought that would have happened. And uh, you know, I think that for me is the biggest surprise. And the other one is that, you know, the Chiefs lost two games. I mean, who would have thought that? So that is crazy to me. And the other biggest surprise I see your Steeler fan is that the Steelers aren't doing very well this year. Big Ben's having some, you know, the whole offense has been having a rough time. They need their defense to pick it up. And uh, you know, hopefully the offense can get hot and put some points on the board. I think that's where they're really hurting. Um, so Gabe says the Chiefs and the Steelers being last in their division. You're right. Gabe. I think that's, that's probably unexpected by everyone. So all right. So Terry wants to know was brady's return to Foxboro overhyped or not? No, I don't think so. I mean for a guy to win that many championships with one team to come back. I, I think there's a lot of hype in that. And I think that's well deserved. Uh, we see this and a lot of other sports when guys go back to their, their teams, where they played for many, many years and done a lot of great things that the fans are usually, uh, pretty welcoming. I loved how the beginning of the game before the game started, everybody's sharing him. They played great video of him. It was probably pretty emotional and then once the game started, he came out in the field, they booed him. Uh that's typical sports fan. So I actually love that. That was that was great. That's that's kind of what the game is all about. You know, a lot of times you do have a hero, you have somebody that you root for, but if you live in an area, you're basically that fan that that teams fan, uh no matter who comes in, who plays quarterback, who plays receiver, who's on defense, it doesn't matter. It's about the team and winning and losing. No. Um so, um, so I think I'm excited for the game tonight and I'm excited for the rest of the season. I'm not doing very good in my fantasy team. Uh looks like that. I'll probably come in last place even though I wanted a few years ago, I am just stinking it up right now. But uh, you know, so thomas wants to know again, how has the game changed since I played? So I can't wait to get vince on because if you guys have seen the movie invincible and you know, when you hear Greg Kinnear played dick for meal, when you hear them talking about, you know, we're going to do six weeks, we're going to do through, going to have practiced three times a day, 3.5 hours each practice. Uh there weren't kidding, That's how they did it. You know, for me it was a lot different, but for vince and that team, uh, you know, they put their bodies through hell before they even stepped on that field for the first game and they had six preseason games. So it is crazy how the game has changed for the guys and it's probably changed for the better. Uh, you know, people want to say, well there's more injuries now and everything else. I'm sure there are a lot of injuries back in the day as well. So for me the game has changed. We got thomas up thomas, you got your, your, see your on screen here. How you doing buddy? Good. Are you? I am good. Uh, it's nice to see you up here. Um, and where do you live? Canton? Ohio Canton. Ohio you know what my son gave, who's on right now, Just interned all last summer in Canton, which is awesome for, for the Hall of Fame. So that was great. He had a lot of fun doing that. And uh, you know, it was fun. I would, I would check out my buddy's who either got into the Hall of Fame where I played with and all those things and I look at these pictures on facebook and all that and all of a sudden I gave in the background of those, a lot of those pictures. So thomas tell me, uh, what do you love about football? Ah, well I grew up a patriots fan. So I kind of loved how they've been over the last 20 years even though there kind of in a rebuild mode I guess. But if I hopes for Mac jones, well you can't really complain about the patriots, right? You guys had a good run of any team. I mean, look at, look at what they did and what the franchise did for all those years. I mean, I played for 15 years and never made it to one Super Bowl and there's one team making it to a bunch right in 20 years. So, um, you know, you guys can go through a little hard times and I wouldn't feel bad about it. Yeah, we had our time in the sun. That's for sure. Yeah. You know, and I don't know if it's over, you know, with coach Belichick, he wants to win more than anybody. I'm not so sure his...

...son makes the best faces on the sideline. But uh, you know, I think that they're going to have a pretty good, uh, pretty, pretty good team coming up. I think so. Yeah, definitely. You got any other questions? Um, no, I don't think so. I definitely appreciate you putting us on though. This is great. You know, we're excited. This is a new platform was super and we're going to be hosting huddle up with gusts on here every week. So please join us every week. Uh, next week I'm expecting monty tumor to come on and then we'll be having doug flutie on and some other great guest kevin Williams who just got inducted into the, to the ring of honor with the Vikings. So a lot of, lot of friends, a lot of people I know will be coming on his platform, letting our, our fans and our guests come on and say hi, that's awesome. I'm looking forward to. I appreciate you coming on thomas, thank you so much. Thank you. All right. I think we might be getting vince on here in a second. Um, so, uh, Gunnar and Gabe, you know, I think it's a pretty cool that this whole platform is working so well. Um, and uh, you know, I'm hoping that we get vince on here in a second, but you know, dan from super is working on it and they identified the issue. So hey, Gunnar and gay, why don't you bring Alfred up if he wants to come on and say hi, um, all right, um, Alfred, you want to come on and say say, what's up? Hey Alfred? How you doing? You got your microphone on. Oh, we got Brandon on. All right, Brandon, you got your microphone on. Hello, Hey, there you go buddy, how you doing? Good for you? I am good. Your, your Steelers fan, huh? Yeah, that's right. Yeah, I'm actually a sti Eagles fan. I'm Steelers needles because uh, my dad's from Waynesburg. Yeah, right outside of Pittsburgh. My mom's from Philly. So yeah, that's awesome. All right, So who's your favorite player on the Steelers? Yeah, Right now that's, that's a tough one. Like the guy that comes to mind for me is uh Mika Fitzpatrick, I really like him. But like back in the day I was a big troy Polamalu fan and I just love the way he played the game and his faith and just the way he went about life and Minka reminds me a lot of him. So currently that's why I like him. Yeah, I know that that that's true. I mean what, what a what a good player. Right, Troy Polamalu was amazing. I hated playing against that guy. Um because when you watched, I used to, when I taught high school football coach did it, I put a troy Polamalu film on for our guys to learn how to tackle because that guy went full speed and never broke down. So it was crazy. Um so what about the eagles? So you like Minka and the Steelers? What about the eagles? Who's your favorite player right now right now I'm, I know like in the past that my guy was nick Foles, like I just thought like what he did for the city was just incredible. Like being able to come off the bench and like literally on the brink of retirement and to go ahead and bring that first championship to the city. That's just incredible? It's hard to compare that and on the current team like I definitely I definitely like what Jalen hurts has been doing. I like the way he's been conducting himself, the way the way he's leading the team. And another guy like I like Darius slay too. Like I just I like defenders honestly like I looked defensive backs and Yeah, well I mean they're fun to watch right? Uh You know, you get a lot of good defenders like that kid from the cowboys. He has five picks already on this year. It's pretty amazing. But uh yeah, I'm just hoping for my guy. Got miles Sanders in in my fantasy as my when I'm running back and I was Pittsburgh guy and I was hoping that he would, you know, it turned it up this year, but he just hasn't had the opportunity. I see they're playing game well a lot more, but uh you know, it's good to have you on. I like having Steagall fans on so that means you're all about P. A. So hey Brandon, I appreciate you coming up sometime, appreciate it. Thank you for having me. Alright, take care buddy. All right, let's see who we got on. Hey Alfred, Can you hear me? Yeah. All right. I guess we can't hear Alpha Alfred, you gotta turn your mic on buddy. Alright. Gonna let's move on. But uh yeah, I think I'm pretty excited for this season and uh I...

And Vince? Can you hear me since you got me? Hold on, there we go. Hey Vince. How you doing buddy? Well, how about that? What it takes us only took us like 15 minutes to get you on. Wait, we lost them. Hold on the thing. All right, hold on. All right, hold on Vince, can you hear me Vince? Yeah. All right. Hey dan. And then um if you guys are on I can't I can't hear Vince. Hold on trying to figure it out here. Hey everyone I'm gonna refresh this event real quick. Maybe that's what it is. Um I keep hitting on mute and I don't hear him. All right. Let me see. Hold on a second. We got your video working. Alright, well, hey everyone we're still trying to get the connection here with Vince. I don't know what's going on. Vince. Let's see. Can you hear me now? It looks like you can hear me but I can't hear you if that's crazy. I don't know what's happening here. We gotta get our engineers on. Uh huh. Hold on everyone we're gonna call dan here real quick A here. Yeah, the harbor is. No. Yeah my Okay. So you want to do we can keep troubleshooting or you want to reschedule? I'm not sure it will take us. Well, let's why don't you guys troubleshoot? I'll bring some more fans on and then we'll just you know, give it maybe 10 minutes. Uh huh. Yeah, Yeah. Just tell him he can, we'll just get them off and then if you guys can fix it, we'll get him back on. If not, we'll reschedule. Thanks. Yeah. Hey everyone sorry about that. We're having some hardware issues with Vince. Um that he may be can hear us, but we can't hear him. Are you there Vince. Give one last shot. Um All right, sorry about that. But we can continue on our football talk. Uh uh let's see. Yeah, I saw an MLB question here from somebody who asked me now, oh, Brandon, you asked the major league Baseball playoff matchup is most interesting to you, to me. Uh Well obviously my pirates aren't in it, so it is uh pretty hard to watch some of it. But you know, I I love those, those I love the wild card games the last two nights just because I love that they're one game and done, right? They mean a lot, you see a lot of emotion. You see a lot of stuff in the guys. And when sometimes to me when the games go five or seven games, it becomes a lot and I wish the games were just like hockey. I wish the playoffs were a little shorter. Um I think you get more intense, but I understand what baseball, how it's been. Um But like last night the atmosphere in in in Los Angeles and then the night before that the atmosphere was, they were...

...incredible. And sometimes when you get to the long playoff season, uh, you don't see that all the time. You know, you don't get the best pictures, You don't get the best players and there's different strategies. So, but it's good. Um, but I don't know to tell you who I think is going to win it. I think that the Houston and I think they played Detroit. I think that series going to be a lot of fun to watch Jalen smith being cut by the cowboys and then signing with the Packers. Yeah, I don't really know why they cut Jalen. Um, he's always been a really good player. And you know, there's always sometimes that issues come up with teams, but I think the Packers picked up a good guy. I mean if I'm, if I'm a linebacker and I'm leaving Dallas, what better place to go then then to Green Bay. I think they're, they're clicking on all cylinders and to add a good player like that. Uh, they're going to be even more dominant in the NFL right now. But you know, I think that there was another per, I think the Patriots cut Stephon Gilmore and my boys told me today that he went to Carolina. Is that right, Gunner and gave you went to Carolina. But I think that's right. But you know, I think that, uh, Carolina picking him up and uh, you know, they're going to be better and better. They're just getting better and better every, every week. So, uh, you know, I, I love watching the games I think, you know, with Gunnar and Gabe and, and how we do we watch? We love watching um, what is that called on NFL Network Boys? Uh, uh, it's the one where they show all the red zone stuff and I think it's red zone. It's called red zone, but it is fun to watch that, you know, even though you want to watch a game and kind of figure out the ins and outs and see the coordinators how they go against each other. But the red zone is so much fun because you just see the action all the time. And I think that's one of the best things about the NFL, Oh wait, there's my wife chime in and who is my best family member? Hey, Annie, my favorite family member. I don't know. That might have to be Fiona. Sorry, Of course, honey, I love you the most. All right, we got Vince back on Vince. Can you hear me? Hold on. What? What? Let's see. We should have it. Oh, there we go. All right. Hey buddy. Wait, we're going in and out. I'll tell you what Vince, I don't know if you can hear me or not, but I don't think our, or uh, computers are invincible right now. I think there, I think they're beating us pretty bad. Can you guys out there here vince talking. Oh, man, let's see, Hey, Vince, I'm gonna call you on the speaker front and just lay down here and see if everybody can hear you then. Hi, how's that? Shut up. That's pretty good. Um can you hear me through your computer? Yeah, Yes, I can. But we're gonna let me, what I was going to do is I was just going to put you on my phone. Let me uh let me turn the volume down. Right? How's that? That's good. Yeah, can you can hear me through the computer, Right? I don't hear crap now. All right. You hear me through the phone? Right? Yeah, I hear you through the phone, so it's fine. All right. Hey, is everybody out there? Can you hear Vince? All right, we got we got my phone on now. Right here. This is where Vince is. So um, what's up buddy? I'm glad that we could connect. Sorry about this craziness we got going on shooters. That's that's way beyond me. You know, like I said, I only have my dog here to help you out. But you guys, it's good to see you, man. It's nice to see you. Um you know, I kind of did a little fast introduction of you. I'm probably sure I did. I didn't do you any justice, but uh, you know, I uh, I just love, I watched the movie again today and actually, you know, I had a little tear my because it makes me realize that you and I are similarly right. We come from places that, that people get so involved in when, where we kind of what we've been through and being a part of all this and being in the NFL like that picture you see there. Yeah, with Mark Wahlberg actually I texted find us and he's out on the set somewhere. But you know that to be what's Mark and you know what? Mark had a had a pretty interesting background as a child. I, you know, I came from...

...parents who never got beyond the eighth grade, grew up in suburban Philly and you know, you're out there in suburban programs. You know, were the teams that we're following, You know, your pirates and the steel. We've got the Phillies and eagles. I mean they were tough, hard nose, blue power kind of teams, you know, and then we lined up together. That's, that's, that's, that's the special part. And then then you have that, that Disney, I was saying earlier when we could hear each other that who can believe that a special teams guy has featured in a walt Disney movie, you know, and starring the guy like Mark wahlberg is pretty wow. Yeah. Hey vince real quick. Can you mute yourself on the computer just hit the mute button and then we'll just stay on the phone because it's going back and forth a little bit, I don't know why, but yeah, okay, I muted right here in the computer. Yeah. Perfect, perfect. All right. So um you know, just having your story. So you say your dad, you know he was a middle guy. Look seems like my dad was to my dad was in the military when I was in the korean war. Um My mom worked all over, you know, so you just you were tough and is that kind of how you started out as a kid? Like um you probably remember all the kids playing in the streets. Did you guys have a field? Where did you go out and play with all the people in your neighborhood? It's really cool. I grew up in a housing project that was built on a golf course back before World War two and they were building all these housing projects. My father didn't get into the war, he would have gone, but he was legally blind in one eye because at the pig farm, the pig farm that my grandfather owned in suburban Philly right by the Philly airport. My father had he was about 13 or 14 years old. He had to clean the latrine. They didn't have any, they didn't have any quarter. They had a uh it was there, he went into the outhouse, the tree and hit him in the eye and even running out to his flock. Or my grandfather, his dad says that just the field, he wound up getting blind in one eye. So he never never went to the war, but he was Westinghouse, but you know my mom and dad, they get married in 40 and they moved into this housing project and because it was absolutely perfect, you would have loved it because it was filled on a golf course and it was like circles, it was a circle around it, you know, perimeter around and the golf course on the inside and a fair way about a 400 you know, part of the long par five and write down their lined by trees and that's our backyard and there were, you know, this was World War two and uh you know, I'm born in 46 we got everything was was the game and we knew it was the eagles, it was it was back then, it was the 71 the sixers, it was the philadelphia Warriors, we didn't have hockey then you had our big three and that was the Phillies and whether it was wiffle ball, you know, we knew the Yankees, we knew that red sox, we knew the Dodgers, we knew all their lineups and we pretended that guy when we paid all those games and that's what we did. I mean we were so poor, it was the middle class and you learn to survive and then you get your heroes, you know, he was uh he was a little guy and boom it happened, So it was pretty cool. Yeah, you know, and it's crazy. You, you probably played a lot of football because you guys were eagles fans growing up. Right. Well just, I played little league football and uh, we didn't even have a team in the neighborhood and I lived in this development called Glendale Heights ownership association, whatever that was. And so my father actually form the team so that I could play football when I was about seven years old and uh, you know what, that went to this. But my size uh, stopped me from because of the coaches saying you're too small and this and that. I never played, I never played any organized football other than the youth flakes until I got my senior league in high school and you know that the county and touchdown some receptions, but nobody knew me. So um, honorable mention, you know that although as you, as you know, the older you get that, that he used to be a ball state now, soon to be all american in high school. But you know, I, I wound up, I actually wound up pole vaulting in the backyard of our, of our house. There was a creek called the muck independence craig and I used to pull board across the creek with a, with a bamboo pole, wait, you said what you used to like because usually there's a pit that's still and your pole goes in there and it's what you just have some like a big rock, you would put it on and go over. Well no it's just there was just you know there was banks was about three or four ft tall and uh and the creek was about 10 ft wide and I would just take the pole and put it you know the bamboo pole that they used back in the day when people were getting drugs in the neighborhood, they roll them around a bamboo pole and I would grab one of those polls uses my pole vault and then but then I but then I I did an upgrade, I did it over the...

...clothes lines, nobody had driers back then most of the people were washing you know with washing by hand and it was ancient and when you know that that led to me getting a track scholarship to ST chose college and filming uh and then I became a decathlete from there and go back to my alma mater and coach track for six years before you know I decided to take a shot at the dream that criminal gave me, which was interesting because for me I got the idea because the Washington Redskins and and they had they had a free agent tryout in Georgetown out of free agent tryout and he brought this guy in, you might remember her bulky remember him. No, I don't remember her well he found him at a free agent tryout 1974 and and and uh and the coach was dicks idol and he said, what the hell I'm going to give this one a shot. That's that's how I found me. And you know, out of a couple of 300 guys who showed up, that was the last guy standing, you know that they make a freaking movie about it, you know? Well, I mean look at this. I know that's awesome. Like I wanted to ask you like where did you write a book about it? How they get the story? No, no man. I was always, well everybody's seen Rocky like Rocky rockets on Russian or you know, you got Rocky and you know, you can release my buddy, get that great movie and Notre dame. And you know, there's all these sports movies but Rocky, um, I was always called the bill. Like Rocky, I was 30 years old, italian descent, you know the hotel and, and so what happened was back in in 2000 and 2002 E. S. P. N. Said, hey, we want to do a feature to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rocky the movie and we want to do it through you because you're the real life Rocky. And they said, and so they did a feature on monday night football and you'll love this jaws, you know, Ron jaworski and the late great and everybody's favorite Stuart scott, you know busting my chops, hey josh, you know, there was this guy you played with, you know, and they showed the feature and when you know a damn Hollywood came calling the next day and the guys that did miracle and rookie, um, uh, took the, took the script to, to, to walt Disney and, and, and their lives. Disney bought the script right on right on this, right on the spot and we started filming it oh four in the mouth around Labor Day in those 6, 15 years. So did you get to pick who played you? No man, I had no idea that Mark Walberg was either because that's the crazy. Yeah, you know, I mean, so you never saw boogie nights. He says, you know, Marky Mark and the funky bunch playing us. Oh my God, he is. I texted him today, I told him, he says say hi, I told him we're going to be on the show, he's on set. But you know, he says the best, you know, we've, we've remained really close. He worked his butt off, got the crap out of them on the field because all the guys on all the doubles, I mean all the extras that were, the football players were all arena league players that were active were NFL players, former NFL players. So the intensity and, and the hitting was was real, there was, there was no thinking whatsoever and and Mark Mark out clocked a few times. If you go to, if you go to Youtube, just look up the power youtube and look at, you know, italian Walberg on said and works talking about how he but he, you know, he says, hey, listen, the only way the guy's gonna respect me, I gotta, I gotta treat this real, you know, because he didn't pay the survivor, you know, the navy seal Marcus Luttrell and you know, he said, my God, he says you got 12 or 13 seals over tapia for every shoot. He says you got to make it real and you know, I was on set all the time. So it was pretty cool. Then they shot it all in philadelphia thanks to Rocky's Sylvester Stallone. I had never met Sylvester before and then I was chosen to actually be the emcee for the, for the first edition of creed and they had it at the top of the art museum steps and that's when I first met my man Sylvester Stallone and gave a big hug and thank them for giving me the opportunity because it was all this Rocky comparison and it turned out, okay, well it's very similar story, right? Yeah, yeah. I mean, just listen everybody's story, you know, you were a kid, you had a dream. I mean we're all, we all have our dream, you know, first of all you're going to get the opportunity and that guy, we're looking at right there, Dick for meal gave me the shot 76 you know, and that's because there's a George allen there, you know, they took the risk into that, you know, and it's just, it's so cool, you know, it's the perfect storm and uh, and here we are 15 years later and traveling around, read a couple books, you know, travel around the world speaking. I used to and so the pandemic, but the starter laid up a little bit, so it's getting better. It's getting better. So when you were there and you're on set and you're doing all these things today, let you have any input in how the story was being told...

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...see that usa terms me right there. Well that's just you saying that's my door, that's my daughter's here to Syracuse and my son page, my son's football carries, he's a prospect. So he's okay. But my wife Janet where the USA chairs, you know, everybody asks, you know, is, you know, like Terry said that I have anything in the script and I'll choose the movie and they captured the journey. We needed to get, we needed to get the, the NFL's endorsement for the branding rights and, and, and Janet was in reality a part of the member of the USa will turn at 16 team mates with Cathy Rigby back in communicates and she coached and Pence coached and taught all over the world and she's doing a real estate now. You know, we've teamed up and formed the propelling group, We do that in three states. But you know, Janet in order to get that we went to the NFL are guys from Disney go to the NFL and they turned to stand, we've already got our sports movie, we got jerry Maguire, Right, Sure. You know, they just kept pounding and pounding and planted the NFL acquiesce because we really needed the branding, right? So we cook ourselves the the eagles and set the turkeys and use the NFL and all that stuff. I don't think it would have been the same. Yeah. And they caved and they, and they said, well this is the one stipulation and the stipulation being, you know, your wife is Giants fan of the party and I go to Janet, I wish he was here and I go to Janet, I said, listen, if you don't want to do this, you don't have to do it. She was crazy. She said, yeah, she signed off on it and that it happened. So it's, it's pretty cool. Well to myself, Well, when I watched that movie and I see, um, Janet in the stands with the Giants jersey on. I'm like, in my head, I'm like, that would happen to Philly because I've played there and I tell my family don't wear my jersey or our team jersey because you're gonna get something thrown at you. So yeah, so we were playing there when I was with the Vikings were playing there in a playoff game and my family's all there and don't think culpepper's mom was there and she had all his like all purple on and call pepper and all this stuff on and literally they were throwing fans out right and left around her because they were so mean and they were throwing beer on her and stuff and, and, and we told that like, we, like the note went out to all our family members, like just try to be inconspicuous. But you know, that's kind of how it goes in Philly. I mean, I'm sorry about that. No, I mean that's that's part of it. You know, you got to kind of understand where you're going. I mean for crying out loud. There was a jail cell in the stadium. Yeah. You know, it is what it is. Yeah, no, I hear you, I hear you and you know, it's just amazing that you play that time and then after you finished playing, you know, your career was over, what was your next transition, what was your next step? Because you've, you've already done a lot in your life and now you say, okay, what am I gonna do next? Like, because I always think you never get the same high as you get in the NFL, Oh, there's nothing like it, you know, there's nothing like being in a locker room, I tell you the biggest size, but even believe it or not, we're, and I wish I had a chance to see my wife compete. I absolutely would have gone bonkers, but you know that my daughter, you know, she wasn't cheering for crying out loud and I, I would get, I'd be insane, you know, watching her cheer and then watch my son Vinny, you know, from high school University of Delaware, he's played in the spring league and you know, he's got his dream, so we'll see, and you know, to see him, I mean that that's about the biggest high that I could possibly imagine other than the eagles winning the Super Bowl. And and it was really a very big high because Doug Peterson, a head coach is our very best and dear friend, he families left around the corner from this, right here in jupiter florida after the, after he got the right, you know, we retired, so to speak, so uh, you know, you don't get that. So, but what I, what I was doing because my, my second or third year Cbs philadelphia came to me and said, we love you while you're playing still to be a weekend sportscaster. And and so I did it. I had no broadcasting experience whatsoever. And Tommy Brookshire was the guy that he wanted to retire. They gave me that job and and then I went back and start to play the third season and no problems with the contract and everything. Well, what had happened was I got a psychotic problem and then I didn't tell anybody and I really sucked um in training camp and and they cut me so immediately Cbs says, all right, we're going to bring it back and you're going to be full time with us here in philadelphia when you know what? After three games, the eagles want to call me back and I had to make a decision and my decision was to go back because we were on the way to turning the corner and we actually did, we got into the wild card against them Amanda and I was captain of the special teams a year before. And you...

...know, it's it's like you said, God, it's like that high, you know, there was nothing at that point that, and I'm you know, I'm doing all this tv stuff. So you know, they didn't take they didn't really take too kindly to the fact that I walked out and went back and played football and when I after the season reserve and I came back, you know, there wasn't anything available for me. So I got in the radio and that was cool and did some broadcasting, did the, the, a lot of radio. I did the pregame and postgame for the sectors when they won the world championship. And that had to be fun. I worked with the philadelphia stars and I did that with the doctor. I mean Carl Peterson, our general manager, became the general manager of the Stars and, and I became their radio guy. And, and then, uh, and then I got into sales and marketing was doing pretty good. You know, met Janet, we teamed up, I was doing mortgages, She was doing real estate and then boom, 16 years ago the movie comes out and it just changed my life. I, you know, I speak around the world. Uh, and, and it's, and it's pretty cool. You know, how, how often do you and how often do you and Mark do things together for the movie? Do you do that anymore? Or just when it first came out? Well now we've done a few things that the pope came into town and when he's in the philadelphia. Oh yeah, that's a, we'll do a few things or you know, we might have an opportunity to go out and take off because he loves some of the filling. Of course there's a love, there really is a big attraction from Mark here because he always talks about how great a town philadelphia is and it really is a fun passionate town, some great restaurants and a lot of great clubs. I mean it's cool and I have a house right there in Philly that my son is living in it. It's really cool, you know? And so but anyway, I'm down here now, but you know, Mark Mark, Mark Mark just embraced the whole thing and every time he goes out and he promotes a movie, he always talks about invincible. It might have been the one that lost him. So yeah, no, I mean what a what a great movie. But I love Philly to my daughter went to have offered and then she went to vet School of Pen and so we've been in Philly for Dylan with all the stuff for moving and doing all that for eight years and now she went down to D. C. To to friendship Animal Hospital. But you're right about Philly. I mean the places to go, the food, everything is wonderful. Yeah. And I was in the coming to Queen thyroid sex and that's what my that's what my like I called my pit stop and the queen villages right around where they find the Declaration of Independence very started great restaurants and you know, right off the river. It's just around the corner from the stadium. It's pretty cool. You know, there's something, there's something to be said about urban life, you know, we got a parking. So that basically better. Yeah, My daughter, that's what I made her get what you got to Philly if there was a space that you could rent rent that space like, so you always have a spot to part right going, I don't like is getting in and out of seven on 76 getting it out of Philly when I got to come back to Pittsburgh because I leave late at night. I don't have to deal with that traffic. That's crazy. Yeah, that's, that's what they called, the shirt told the school expressed, you know, it was, it was almost like my, it was almost like my browser here. You know, you guys were laughing at me. I mean I say when I say I'm old school, you know, the browser I think was built back in the days when they were doing for transfer crying out, you know, it is what it is, you know, nice, inaudible. You just gotta role. Yeah, definitely, definitely. You know, here we are guys, you know, talking, we're still alive. We still have a wits about us. I know you're doing a lot of stuff with uh, you know, it's retention and mental health, you know, and I listen, my mom, my mom, I'm big into the mental health aspect of the game and I do a lot of work with the military in philadelphia down here and with the police because my mom was with mentally, she suffered from anxiety and depression and you spoke of and you triggered something when you said Haverford because around the corner from the colleges have it for state mental hospital. And that's my mom, I spent a few years of her life, you know what? I was going to high school and thank God for school teachers, you know? And thank God you're coaching, took me under their wing, otherwise I don't know where I did what I could do. I Sure. So we'll be talking to you. That's for darn sure. And where did, where did your son go to high school? We went to a bishop, Houston's prep in the suburban, it's right across the river from uh, from Philly. And then from there he got a scholarship University of Delaware and, and I really had a great senior year and, and we thought he was going to get drafted. He's been compared to Adam feeling and cooper Cup and here it turned out he had a couple of sports ideas. Oh yeah, those are the worst. You know, there's a couple of guys, they know, hey, I know a couple of buddies. I, I let a bunch of his teammates, Hey guys, what's up? I know you're watching and uh, you know, so you know what a crowd and what fun that was to be a part of all that. But, and then just because they get some of the sports car and he's going to get a couple of tryouts. He got during pandemic. It, they shut everything down. Yeah, that makes it tough and he's still playing right into spring league. Yeah, yeah. I'll tell...

...you why, you know who his coach was, Jerry Glanville, I love coach Glanville. He came and recruited me when I was here in Pittsburgh working out, I played a tall, so I came back to Pittsburgh and I live with my wife, she was going to pit and I was working out and have a pro day and jerry Glanville came here to Pittsburgh to work me out and almost went with him. But they didn't end up drafting me. The Washington did, but what a great guy and you know, my son, it's kind of funny. My son Gunnar would have played against Vinny probably because he went to Pittsburgh Central catholic, I think they played against each other in the playoffs. And then my son gave went to Delaware and he's a little younger than Vinnie. What year did you graduate? Which one, Gaber? Gunner game? So Gabe gave, oh, a Gunner said that you guys played in against each other in college. So Gunner went to William and mary Gabe, Gabe went to Delaware gave graduated this past year in the spring from Delaware. So he would have graduated in 2021. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we had a pretty good year. They got into the playoffs and you know, they were, they were moving, hey, you know what, it was fun and nothing, nothing more exciting than see your son or daughter excel and everything and anything that they do, you know, and you know, and Janet and I were just such jocks, you know jan it's a great athletes, he loves golfing and and doing all that stuff and you know, it involves our life a lot of it, we're still excited to be a part of it. It's really cool to see the kids grow though. Oh, it's so much fun to watch them grow, you know, I I love having Gunner and Gabe um in the background helped me with all this. So it's just so much, it's really nice to have them all on here. Um do you think that if you, you know, it's kind of funny, I was telling the boys that, you know, you kind of spent your whole life in Philly, do you think you would ever played for another team? Their face out just, you know, it's just all the circumstances, it's just the way it happened. No other team would have had that free agent tryout, you know, coach from ill, you know, he saw the scene in the movie where he came up to me afterwards, you know, I said you're a lot faster than that car of yours. We really that yeah, really had that discussion in the event in the elevator as we were going down into the locker rooms and he said, you know you had a four or five, you know, and as well, that's cool. And he said, well how old are you? I was 30. I, well I'm 24 where the player football, I said Temple, I didn't even know Temple wasn't temple, he didn't even know anything. Temple didn't have football program and they just defended it. But the next thing, you know, I got, I got a $21,000 contract 10 minutes after that. Okay too. Right. It was, it was pretty cool. I don't think, I guess, I don't think anywhere else would have had it just simply because nobody was offering that kind of an opportunity and you know, it's just the way it happened and that's, that's the perfect storm. You know, it's everything, the butterfly effect, everything just fell into place. So when you go back that I love the scene when you go back to the bar, after you get your contract right. That was that like, do you remember that? Because that like that hit home for me as well. Like when I was drafted and going to see the people I grew up with, it's like a special feeling I gather all the time still really yeah, it's right around the airport and you know, and I'm always going, especially because it's just a little bit right off interstate 95 you know, which heading down the University of Delaware, sometimes I becoming back after Vinnie, I get to a practice take video and I just swing by and to see if the guys were there and I go in there and I see all my students for credit to students and a coach. I mean it was a neighborhood bar and, and it was perfect, you know, it was, it was the ultimate cheers bar and uh, it was the schools as cool as could be, you know? So, um, yeah, I remember it, I, I'll never forget that, you know, it's a tight community that I grew up in and, and I tried to do as much as I can, philadelphia is a big, small, you know, a little big town, you know, it's like, and, and uh, it's got a great feel about it and I'm really excited to be down here, you know, because I'm getting to be a whole different, a different crew and uh, you know, working on my golf game, Yeah, well I've been working on my golf game for a long time, but you know, I did, I still haven't let my son's beat me yet, which is good. They're trying, they're getting better. But uh, it's getting closer closer. So, you know, the other thing that kind of gave me chills when I watched invincible today was the scene where you come out in Dallas in the stadium in Dallas because I remember that from when I was a rookie with Washington and you walk out of that tunnel down the ramp and you come out and it's just like right there. And...

I was like, oh man, it just brings back so many memories. Yeah, I remember and you know, it was so crazy. We, we filmed a week of the movie there, which was really cool. You know, Vinnie, Vinnie celebrated his 10th birthday on october 17th is his birthday there And Mark Wahlberg took him out for dinner. That was his gift. And then you know, he slipped him a little cash, which was really cool. But coming down that tunnel, if you watch the film again, you see me pulling on my jersey, I was so, uh, let me tell you guys, I was so nervous. I couldn't even freaking breathe and you know, and we were there, this was the first game of the year and it was about 110 degrees on that turf. And, and you're, you're, you're looking across and, and they put us in the son of course. And you got the Dallas cowboy cheerleaders are about three ft from you behind you. You talk about distractions and then you're looking across Utah and challenge harvey martin, you know, Blatche stall back and the coach, oh my God, I, I couldn't breathe. And then finally I got my breath and you know, they had that one scene where I got wiped out by randy. Wait, he took me out a couple, you know, when they changed that rule, I couldn't blow block below the west. That waste. That was, that was the, that was the end of that. But they're, you know, texas stadium and uh, to tell you jerry jerry played a practical joke on us. When uh, Mark always in between sets, my kids were inseparable. They were like, they were like pine to fish now. Applied to fish like to hang on insurance. Yeah. Yeah. My kids were like pilot fish with Mark. They were just hanging on him the whole time and he loved them. They were like, they were his surrogate kids. So in between set set set set ups, Mark would just have the kids with him. And so this one time he took them on, he took them, there was a golf course and he took the golf cart and took him out of the ramp and he took him out and he started going around going around texas stadium where he runs into jerry jones and jury says, Hey, who's that? Is that your kids? He said no, they're couples. I was so great. He said, come on, let's go play a joke on him. So he put them on this Dallas crap, right? You put Mark in there and they were waiting just for us. Hey Walberg on saying that Mark comes down and maybe it's all dressed up in the golf cart and the kids are there, There was, there was some areas, it was a good guy, you know, so, but Oh yeah, it's like, it's like having a giant shirt on, like you don't get that stuff off, right? Yeah, I wanted to, I wanted to have a little bit of a fire in there, you know? But you know, I couldn't do that would be disrespectful. Yeah, no, I I hear you. So, so tell me what you're doing today, What are you up to? Well, I'm, you know, I'm getting back into the, I'm getting back into the fray, I'm real excited. I wrote this book. It's called The Last Laugh and it's about there's a picture that's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame that ironically, I made a hit against the Redskins as they were coming into town and and recovered the fumble and then as frank's recovered the fumble and on the sideline, weird adult rapped rocks at each other and somebody took a shot and they put the picture and it's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So we wrote a book about it called The Last lap from Vision of Victory and that's invincible power dot com. And uh that's exciting right now, you know, I'm just trying to stay in shape, you know, with Vinny Vinny is chasing his dream. My daughter Gabriella, I just got in the real estate, we started the palette group in my waistband and forever. So we're trying to form that and uh you know, I'm trying to get involved and start coaching high school football. I know you coach high school football and you know, as part of your, your, so I'm gonna start coaching some high school football down here in this area and uh, you know, just become part of the community, like I would be in philadelphia and you know, thank God and then make hopefully, you know, I'm starting to get inquiries and you know, I'm starting to speak around the country again where before I was always talking about the plane at least once a week giving the speech and telling the story about overcoming obstacles. But it takes me invincible, winning the day. Yeah, I mean, well, I think it's so powerful that, you know, they tell you when you want to be a keynote speaker or you know, it's great to have a book or something, you have a whole movie made about your, your experience in the NFL, which is incredible with no, no one other than, you know, Mark Walberg. So to go out and speaking to people, want to hear that story how to be invincible, but it goes way deeper than that, and that's what makes it so important to me. I was I was talking to you and finally meeting you was like, it just hit home with me and what I went through my career and where I came from, um, you know, going to Tulsa, it's just hard work and character and that's what I loved about it, you know, it's great and tom I I see her there. I know because what I want to play in any other city than than than philadelphia um probably Pittsburgh actually not saying that because of the guy that I'm talking to, but that would be where I...

...want to do, where I want to go. There's a great quote that that that I that I use all the time and when I speak, it's it's not all about football, it's about the dream, it's bad hope, it's about obstacles to overcome, you know, the whole thing and I'm lucky because I do a power point, I have some really great videos that Disney and ESPN have done and you know, so when I tie it all in and but there's one thing is when I went to my high school coach and I was 30 and they were busting my chops pretty, you can't do adventure 30 years old, has never been done before. That, that, that that that that that all the doubters, all the haters, whatever. I was a big star and try and in the rough touch games, I played semi pro football, but oh yeah, you think you're going to play in the NFL, so my, my coach gives me this great quote, so it's happier those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make your dreams come true and I worked the whole thing around that and it's the willingness to pay the price and taking advantage of the opportunities that are out there. You just have to be able to find them and then be willing to do that right now. You know people are paying the ultimate place with everything that's going on with the health issues and some other things that are happening and they need hope they need something to lift them up and hopefully on that guy, you know, and I try not to be too academic about it. It's just all about passion and getting up and telling the story that I know, I know, I don't think I know relates to so many people's stories out there. You know we all have that tree we're looking for is that shot, you know what I mean? Well I mean that that's so true and I think that you know when I, when I think about being able to go talk to people because people see the movie right and they don't really know you, but then when they get to meet you, they understand why the movie was made and I think that's the best part of it. I appreciate that. Yeah, I hope so. You know I try, I just try to be nice for everybody and be respectful and my kids with Janet and I was trying to teach them that look we've we've been through the mill as kids growing up, you know and I don't never want them to have to deal with what we have to deal with when we were growing up bamboo pole vault polls. Yeah, yeah man, I'll tell you, but I, you know, I guess I got that, got that, got that fiberglass pole, one of the first ones out and I was 4.5 off the world record coming out of high school. I don't even know, I just did it, you know, it just happened uh, that I wind up in the NFL, you know, it's just like his first, you know, it's just taking risks. Oh yeah. Did you got now taking a risk like the part of the movie that was also funny was when all the car lights are on is that, did that happen too or was that it happened? It happened, you know, you've seen the movie bagger vance that's in bagger vance. Yeah, the end and they put to bring the cars up but actually gap and that attract me. We had and and I was, I was, I was actually starting to clear heights right now prepared before in high school and and they wanted to end the meat because they like savings hadn't hit yet. And so my coach says you're not gonna enemy right now because we're going to finish it now is to get the cars and get the cars and put them and put the lights on the pit and then it went from that. And then what happened is just when I was playing in the touch games and we played in this place called the T bar was the 60 80 yard field, right field father, an old field, right behind the T bar. The guys out of the tea party man, they were tanks, you know, I tell you, you know, in the secondary smoke and everything else, there was some real characters, you know, they're all mill guys, oh my God, they're all, you know, the work, my dad worked for Westinghouse and he's there, you guys, you gotta, you know, you got two cases of beer on the sideline, let's say I traded yourself. It was great. So the lights would go out and they would just take that, I would bring the cars up and put their cars around here and that's how we, how we finish the game. So life is good. You know, it was pretty special back then and, and it's, I'm really happy and very, very excited. They will say I've been a part of all that, you know, the kids today, They can't appreciate it, we can. Yeah, so it is what it is, you know, so you just run with it definitely. And I wanted to ask our audience if anybody else had any questions that they wanted to ask Vince or myself while we're still on here. Um, but vince, it's been, it's been awesome. You know, this platform. I wish we would have had longer uh, to get you on and I wish everything would have worked easy. Um, but next time it's gonna be super when uh, you know, we get you on, we'll do it again. Hopefully you can come back with Mark and we'll have a really good fun conversation. I'm trying to do that. I got to try to get a hold of this agent. I have this really special relationship with Mark is I don't ask him for anything other than his friendship, you know? That's it. Yeah, I completely get it. It's just asked me, you know, I did one time with a military thing with a friend of mine who's gold star father and and Mark without any hesitation did something for him. And but other than that, you know, so, but we'll try to work that out. Yeah, no, I I appreciate that. That would that would be wonderful. That would be wonderful. So...

...where are you now? What are you doing that All of our fans or people out of here that are listening can follow you how they can follow you with with what you're doing next or uh website, how they can buy your new book. Yeah, vince Papale dot com. That's that's very simple. It's just my name and uh and if you want to, you know, if anybody wants to book me for an engagement or something like that or just even have a conversation just go there at the tab, it says for him and you just throw any information and uh, and I'll get back to you, you know, and you know, I do cameo, I do mentor cam, I do memo, you know, all those things that are out there have been very successful in doing that, but hey listen, you know, I just love people and being around people and you know, of spending most of my time down here in, in uh interpret as I say, and I want to join, I want to join the south south florida alumni association and get involved and get to know some of the guys there and the great thing is that, you know, the, the invincible tag you know that the brand, it's just so strong, you know, that opens for me a lot of doors and yeah, there's no doubt Yeah, I just, I just want to sort of be the co captain of the team uh, and help Vinnie and Gabrielle had their dreams come true and they're, they're hard workers and and great kids in the community and you know, I love him to death and I'm excited. I, you know, I was 47 50 when I had my first Children, it's like to get the coolest gift in the world, you know, so I'm embracing being a father as much as I well, I don't think it matters what age you are when you have kids, that it is, the coolest gift in the world so one last question I want to ask you gonna gave, if you can put up the card of Vincent's football card up. So Vince, what do you think you signed more of the Vince Papale football card or the Invincible DVD? Well, I would think the invincible tv T. S. I don't uh probably the card and um, you can, if anybody does have anything that they want to sign, just go to my website and do a s a self addressed stamped envelope or whatever. You'll sign it for you and get it right back to you. It comes right to me. But that that card there, look at that goofy look you were, that's right before uh, what's his name Hit you from the cowboys that look and you noticed that there was no wings. You know, there were no wings on the, on the helmet because I don't, I don't know if that was endorsed by the NFL but that's a good one. I'm pretty impressed with some of these pictures you're throwing up here because I love it. Like the one gonna put the one up of. Yeah, that one that was my favorite man. He got, he just got inducted and shall we smith and and from malaria, that's larry larry marshall. We call them from Valeriy. That's not, that's not a good name to have. Yeah. And and shall we Hellboy smith man Carmichael? Congratulations. Big H you know, he's in the pro football Hall of Fame and well, yeah, you were not kidding about Big H. I mean, I knew he was tall, but yeah, I was six to then, you know, gravity's caught me a little bit, but yeah, and then the hair they gave me a couple inches, but yeah, hell did good and God bless that coach, Corey, we just lost him, but what a coach he was, man, I tell you it was fun and we went through some good signs and you know, I got to the Super Bowl, but yeah, which, which is awesome, which is awesome. So yeah, you know, vince, I appreciate you coming on and joining me on the show, I'm sorry, we had some difficulties in the beginning, but we got a good team at super, that kind of worked out the kinks and and we got you on so people can listen to you and hear your story. I appreciate it guys. It's just like having cramps in the game, you know, you just got to get it worked out and get the kinks out and then we'll get it all gone. So yeah, so we were filling you up with Gatorade and bananas to get you on here, get rid of those cramps before the banana. Yeah, yeah, don't worry, I've had lots of issues trying to use my computer, so that's why I have my sons at home right now, so they can help me do all this stuff. Oh, all right buddy. Well, hey, I appreciate you. I appreciate you being so generous with your time and I want to thank everyone for joining us on how to up with Gus and uh, don't forget to go to Vince Papale e dot com. Check them out. You can get his book there, You can send them, go to the forum, you can ask them questions. You can send anything you want to autograph to, to his site And uh, you know, you couldn't ask for a better autograph from a better person. So thanks for joining me. Vince. I appreciate that. And I see one question up there. Yes, pick from me and I are still very, very close friends and I see him all the time. Yeah, I interviewed Dick not too long ago on my podcast and we had a, we had a good time. We talked about a lot of things. Didn't talk about the movie a lot just because he coached a lot of people that I knew. So we, we talked about a lot of different things mostly...

...about his wine. Yeah, yeah, yeah right there. I'm looking at my white core and there's about three rows pick from your wife. That is very good. I'm still waiting for mine to get in the mail. So well we'll get it there. You know, the males a little slow right now. Like everything is, But yeah. You know, I'm just so blessed of guys like for a meal and, and then have the opportunity to talk to you. I was always a big fan. You know what I got to know when Turkey got ahold of me last night. I said, guys got serious, I guess Ferrat. I said, oh man, I'm there. Let's go. Yeah, yeah. Even though I never had those wings on my shoulder, I've always been a big fan of yours as well. I appreciate that. Thank you. All right. All right. Vince, take care, good luck and golfing. Uh, you know, I expect to hear about some scores in the seventies and sixties. Yeah, the front line. All right buddy. Thanks again. All right, take care. Thank you very much. All right, See you buddy. Good. Hey everyone. I appreciate everyone joining us on the huddle up with Gus and on the super, the new super platform. I want to thank NFL alumni ventures for partnering with huddle up with Gus. I want to thank my team, terry Gunner and Gabe and I want to thank all the fans for coming on. We're gonna get better and better at this. Every week, bring you guys on if you want to come back. Uh, you know, look at Hutto up with gusts on any social media will put the show out there every week. Every week is gonna be a great guest. We're going to have them live where you can take pictures and everything like that and we're gonna get, you know, you see the trivia, there's a trivia up there. We haven't we didn't get to that today just because we had so many problems with it all. But uh you know, I can't thank you all enough and I look forward to the game tonight. Hit me up at Gus Frerotte. If you have any questions about the NFL anything you want to ask me or hit me up at huddle up with Gus and check me out and huddle up with Gus dot com. Thanks again to Vince Papale for joining us. What a great guy. And I can't wait till he and Mark WAhlberg comes back on and uh it's gonna be a great show. So thanks again, have a great night and uh I don't even have a T I played for seven teams, so I can't even root for anybody right now. I just rooting for my own fantasy team. So I I need to win one game at least. All right, thanks everyone. Thanks boys for helping me out again this week and thank my wife for asking a question that means she was listening. So thanks and everyone, Take care. We'll see you tom Thanks for coming on. Brandon everybody. Thanks for joining me and we'll see you next week. And that's a wrap sports fan. Thanks for joining in the fun at the 16 31 digital studios for another to huddle up with Gus featuring 15 year NFL quarterback Gus Ferrand huddle Up with Gus is proudly produced by 16 31 digital media and is available on apple music.

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