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Huddle Up with Gus

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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 anotherepisode of huddle up with Gus, I'm your host, former NFL quarterback GusFrerotte and welcome to the new 16 31 digital new studio. You know, somepeople 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 latestnews, sports, music and entertainment and maybe even listen to your favoritepodcast. Follow up with Gusts. Check it out today at www. 16 31 digital newsdot com. Huddle up with Gusts is brought to you by Vegas sportsadvantage, clients of Vegas. Sports advantage are winning big in 2021 youcan be a part of the winning two. As of june 1st $100. Bettors are up $3700 500dollars. 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 thedescription below and use promo code, huddle up to take 25% off your packagetoday. Thanks to our partnership. Welcome to what surely will be a doozyof a matchup brian here. Sports fans. Whether your game is on the gridiron atthe diamond or on the links, we can only say welcome to this week's huddle up withgusts. 15 year NFL quarterback Gus parents passion for sports has takenhim on the field and behind the bench is playing for seven NFL franchiseswith 114 TVs under his belt, Gust knows who the players are and how the gamesare 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'skick off time. So snap your chin straps on and get ready to huddle up with us. Big play two left. Hey everyone, howyou doing? Uh, Gus for out here? Um, hey, we're starting to shell, hey, hitme up in the chat if you, if you're out there. Uh, and uh, you know, we're just having alittle 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 justwant 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 agreat platform is gonna be a lot of fun with Vince today. Once he gets on, Iwant 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 upwith Gus with them as well. And also you can check me out and how to up withGusts dot com or go to at how to up with Gusts, check us out on, on anysocial media, we're going to be bringing Vince on here in a second, buttoday'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 justbecause I grew up in a little town and you know, I understand what people gothrough when they get excited for a hometown hero like that too. Kind of goout and play in the big leagues. So, um, you know, Vince's is uh, you know whata guy is? Uh, he didn't even play college football, which I'm so excitedto talk about and here's his career growing up and you know, he played oneyear of high school football and to go on and to play in the NFL shows youthat hard work, perseverance and character gets to you to a lot ofplaces, 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 beforewe 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 somepeople in the queue whatever you want to do. Um, yeah, so there's Gabe hitting us up, but we'reexcited. Our guys are super working on vince, he's down in jupiter floridaright now. I think he's been playing golf. I think it will be there allwinter 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, thepatriots make the playoffs from thomas, Wolfe a thomas. Um, you know, that's agood question. They've got a young quarterback. Uh, they, they had a greatgame 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 havea shot, but in that division, I think the Bills are King this year, Not somuch worried about the Jets are the...

...dolphins. So, if they can have a betterrecord 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 biggestsurprise the NFL season so far. Um, so Brandon, I don't know, you know, thething 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 thinkArizona and Kyler Murray and that team. Therefore. No, and in that divisionwould have never thought that would have happened. And uh, you know, Ithink 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? Sothat is crazy to me. And the other biggest surprise I see your Steeler fanis 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 theirdefense to pick it up. And uh, you know, hopefully the offense can get hot andput 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 overhypedor not? No, I don't think so. I mean for a guy to win that manychampionships with one team to come back. I, I think there's a lot of hypein that. And I think that's well deserved. Uh, we see this and a lot ofother 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 gamestarted, everybody's sharing him. They played great video of him. It wasprobably pretty emotional and then once the game started, he came out in thefield, they booed him. Uh that's typical sports fan. So I actually lovethat. That was that was great. That's that's kind of what the game is allabout. You know, a lot of times you do have a hero, you have somebody that youroot for, but if you live in an area, you're basically that fan that thatteams fan, uh no matter who comes in, who plays quarterback, who playsreceiver, who's on defense, it doesn't matter. It's about the team and winningand losing. No. Um so, um, so I think I'm excited for the game tonight andI'm excited for the rest of the season. I'm not doing very good in my fantasyteam. Uh looks like that. I'll probably come in last place even though I wanteda few years ago, I am just stinking it up right now. But uh, you know, sothomas wants to know again, how has the game changed since I played? So I can'twait to get vince on because if you guys have seen the movie invincible andyou know, when you hear Greg Kinnear played dick for meal, when you hearthem 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, 3.5hours each practice. Uh there weren't kidding, That's how they did it. Youknow, for me it was a lot different, but for vince and that team, uh, youknow, they put their bodies through hell before they even stepped on thatfield for the first game and they had six preseason games. So it is crazy howthe 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 andeverything 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 lastsummer 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 wouldcheck out my buddy's who either got into the Hall of Fame where I playedwith and all those things and I look at these pictures on facebook and all thatand all of a sudden I gave in the background of those, a lot of thosepictures. So thomas tell me, uh, what do you love about football? Ah, well I grew up a patriots fan. So Ikind of loved how they've been over the last 20 years even though there kind ofin a rebuild mode I guess. But if I hopes for Mac jones, well you can'treally complain about the patriots, right? You guys had a good run of anyteam. I mean, look at, look at what they did and what the franchise did forall those years. I mean, I played for 15 years and never made it to one SuperBowl and there's one team making it to a bunch right in 20 years. So, um, youknow, you guys can go through a little hard times and I wouldn't feel badabout 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 winmore than anybody. I'm not so sure his...

...son makes the best faces on thesideline. But uh, you know, I think that they're going to have a prettygood, uh, pretty, pretty good team coming up. I think so. Yeah, definitely. You got any other questions? Um, no, Idon'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 tobe hosting huddle up with gusts on here every week. So please join us everyweek. Uh, next week I'm expecting monty tumor to come on and then we'll behaving doug flutie on and some other great guest kevin Williams who just gotinducted into the, to the ring of honor with the Vikings. So a lot of, lot offriends, 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 forwardto. 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, Gunnarand Gabe, you know, I think it's a pretty cool that this whole platform isworking so well. Um, and uh, you know, I'm hoping that we get vince on here ina second, but you know, dan from super is working on it and they identifiedthe issue. So hey, Gunnar and gay, why don't you bring Alfred up if he wantsto 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 gotBrandon on. All right, Brandon, you got your microphone on. Hello, Hey, there you go buddy, how youdoing? Good for you? I am good. Your, yourSteelers fan, huh? Yeah, that's right. Yeah, I'm actuallya 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'sawesome. All right, So who's your favorite player on the Steelers? Yeah, Right now that's, that's a toughone. Like the guy that comes to mind for me is uh Mika Fitzpatrick, I reallylike him. But like back in the day I was a big troy Polamalu fan and I justlove the way he played the game and his faith and just the way he went aboutlife 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. Umbecause when you watched, I used to, when I taught high school footballcoach did it, I put a troy Polamalu film on for our guys to learn how totackle 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 aboutthe eagles? Who's your favorite player right now right now I'm, I know like in the pastthat my guy was nick Foles, like I just thought like what he did for the citywas just incredible. Like being able to come off the bench and like literallyon the brink of retirement and to go ahead and bring that first championshipto the city. That's just incredible? It's hard to compare that and on thecurrent team like I definitely I definitely like what Jalen hurts hasbeen doing. I like the way he's been conducting himself, the way the wayhe's leading the team. And another guy like I like Darius slay too. Like Ijust I like defenders honestly like I looked defensive backs and Yeah, well Imean they're fun to watch right? Uh You know, you get a lot of good defenderslike that kid from the cowboys. He has five picks already on this year. It'spretty amazing. But uh yeah, I'm just hoping for my guy. Got miles Sanders inin my fantasy as my when I'm running back and I was Pittsburgh guy and I washoping that he would, you know, it turned it up this year, but he justhasn'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 sothat means you're all about P. A. So hey Brandon, I appreciate you coming upsometime, 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 AlphaAlfred, 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. Howyou doing buddy? Well, how about that? What it takes us only took us like 15minutes to get you on. Wait, we lost them. Hold on the thing. All right, hold on. All right, hold on Vince, can you hearme Vince? Yeah. All right. Hey dan. And then umif you guys are on I can't I can't hear Vince. Hold on trying to figure it outhere. Hey everyone I'm gonna refresh this event real quick. Maybe that'swhat it is. Um I keep hitting on mute and I don't hearhim. All right. Let me see. Hold on a second. We got your video working. Alright, well, hey everyone we're stilltrying 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 Ican'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 danhere real quick A here. Yeah, the harbor is. No. Yeah my Okay. So you want to do we can keeptroubleshooting or you want to reschedule? I'm not sure it will take us. Well, let's why don't you guystroubleshoot? I'll bring some more fans on and then we'll just you know, giveit maybe 10 minutes. Uh huh. Yeah, Yeah. Just tell him he can, we'll just get them off and then if youguys 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 MLBquestion here from somebody who asked me now, oh, Brandon, you asked the major league Baseball playoffmatchup 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 lovethat they're one game and done, right? They mean a lot, you see a lot ofemotion. You see a lot of stuff in the guys. And when sometimes to me when thegames go five or seven games, it becomes a lot and I wish the games werejust like hockey. I wish the playoffs were a little shorter. Um I think youget more intense, but I understand what baseball, how it's been. Um But likelast night the atmosphere in in in Los Angeles and then the night before thatthe atmosphere was, they were...

...incredible. And sometimes when you getto 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'sdifferent strategies. So, but it's good. Um, but I don't know to tell you who Ithink is going to win it. I think that the Houston and I think they playedDetroit. I think that series going to be a lot of fun to watch Jalen smith being cut by the cowboysand 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 alwayssometimes that issues come up with teams, but I think the Packers pickedup a good guy. I mean if I'm, if I'm a linebacker and I'm leaving Dallas, whatbetter place to go then then to Green Bay. I think they're, they're clickingon all cylinders and to add a good player like that. Uh, they're going tobe even more dominant in the NFL right now. But you know, I think that therewas another per, I think the Patriots cut Stephon Gilmore and my boys told metoday that he went to Carolina. Is that right, Gunner and gave you went toCarolina. But I think that's right. But you know,I think that, uh, Carolina picking him up and uh, you know, they're going tobe better and better. They're just getting better and better every, everyweek. 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 isthat called on NFL Network Boys? Uh, uh, it's the one where they show all thered zone stuff and I think it's red zone. It's called red zone, but it isfun to watch that, you know, even though you want to watch a game andkind of figure out the ins and outs and see the coordinators how they goagainst each other. But the red zone is so much fun because you just see theaction 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 onVince. Can you hear me? Hold on. What? What? Let's see. We should have it. Oh, therewe go. All right. Hey buddy. Wait, we're going in and out. I'll tell you what Vince, I don't knowif you can hear me or not, but I don't think our, or uh, computers areinvincible right now. I think there, I think they're beating us pretty bad. Can you guys out there here vincetalking. Oh, man, let's see, Hey, Vince, I'm gonna callyou on the speaker front and just lay down here and see if everybody can hearyou then. Hi, how's that? Shut up. That's prettygood. Um can you hear me through your computer? Yeah, Yes, I can. But we're gonna let me, what I wasgoing to do is I was just going to put you on my phone. Let me uh let me turnthe volume down. Right? How's that? That's good. Yeah, can you can hear methrough the computer, Right? I don't hear crap now. All right. You hear methrough 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 onnow. Right here. This is where Vince is. So um, what's up buddy? I'm glad thatwe 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 tohelp 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 probablysure I did. I didn't do you any justice, but uh, you know, I uh, I just love, Iwatched the movie again today and actually, you know, I had a little tearmy because it makes me realize that you and I are similarly right. We come fromplaces that, that people get so involved in when, where we kind of whatwe've been through and being a part of all this and being in the NFL like thatpicture you see there. Yeah, with Mark Wahlberg actually Itexted find us and he's out on the set somewhere. But you know that to bewhat's Mark and you know what? Mark had a had a pretty interesting backgroundas a child. I, you know, I came from...

...parents who never got beyond the eighthgrade, grew up in suburban Philly and you know, you're out there in suburbanprograms. You know, were the teams that we're following, You know, your piratesand 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 havethat, that Disney, I was saying earlier when we could hear each other that whocan 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. Heyvince real quick. Can you mute yourself on the computer just hit the mutebutton and then we'll just stay on the phone because it's going back and fortha little bit, I don't know why, but yeah, okay, I muted right here in thecomputer. Yeah. Perfect, perfect. All right. So um you know, just having your story. So you say yourdad, you know he was a middle guy. Look seems like my dad was to my dad was inthe military when I was in the korean war. Um My mom worked all over, youknow, so you just you were tough and is that kind of how you started out as akid? Like um you probably remember all the kidsplaying in the streets. Did you guys have a field? Where did you go out andplay with all the people in your neighborhood? It's really cool. I grewup in a housing project that was built on a golf course back before World Wartwo and they were building all these housing projects. My father didn't getinto the war, he would have gone, but he was legally blind in one eye becauseat the pig farm, the pig farm that my grandfather owned in suburban Phillyright by the Philly airport. My father had he was about 13 or 14 years old. Hehad 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 himin the eye and even running out to his flock. Or my grandfather, his dad saysthat just the field, he wound up getting blind in one eye. So he nevernever went to the war, but he was Westinghouse, but you know my mom anddad, they get married in 40 and they moved into this housing project andbecause it was absolutely perfect, you would have loved it because it wasfilled on a golf course and it was like circles, it was a circle around it, youknow, perimeter around and the golf course on the inside and a fair wayabout a 400 you know, part of the long par five and write down their lined bytrees and that's our backyard and there were, you know, this was World War twoand uh you know, I'm born in 46 we got everything was was the game and we knewit was the eagles, it was it was back then, it was the 71 the sixers, it wasthe philadelphia Warriors, we didn't have hockey then you had our big threeand that was the Phillies and whether it was wiffle ball, you know, we knewthe Yankees, we knew that red sox, we knew the Dodgers, we knew all theirlineups and we pretended that guy when we paid all those games and that's whatwe did. I mean we were so poor, it was the middle class and you learn tosurvive and then you get your heroes, you know, he was uh he was a little guyand 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 eaglesfans 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 thisdevelopment called Glendale Heights ownership association, whatever thatwas. And so my father actually form the team so that I could play football whenI was about seven years old and uh, you know what, that went to this. But mysize uh, stopped me from because of the coaches saying you're too small andthis and that. I never played, I never played any organized football otherthan the youth flakes until I got my senior league in high school and youknow 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 olderyou get that, that he used to be a ball state now, soon to be all american inhigh school. But you know, I, I wound up, I actually wound up pole vaultingin the backyard of our, of our house. There was a creek called the muckindependence craig and I used to pull board across the creek with a, with abamboo pole, wait, you said what you used to like because usually there's apit that's still and your pole goes in there and it's what you just have somelike a big rock, you would put it on and go over. Well no it's just therewas just you know there was banks was about three or four ft tall and uh andthe creek was about 10 ft wide and I would just take the pole and put it youknow the bamboo pole that they used back in the day when people weregetting drugs in the neighborhood, they roll them around a bamboo pole and Iwould grab one of those polls uses my pole vault and then but then I but thenI I did an upgrade, I did it over the...

...clothes lines, nobody had driers backthen most of the people were washing you know with washing by hand and itwas ancient and when you know that that led to me getting a track scholarshipto ST chose college and filming uh and then I became a decathlete from thereand go back to my alma mater and coach track for six years before you know Idecided to take a shot at the dream that criminal gave me, which wasinteresting because for me I got the idea because the Washington Redskinsand and they had they had a free agent tryout in Georgetown out of free agenttryout 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 andand uh and the coach was dicks idol and he said, what the hell I'm going togive this one a shot. That's that's how I found me. And you know, out of acouple of 300 guys who showed up, that was the last guy standing, you knowthat 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 bookabout it? How they get the story? No, no man. I was always, well everybody'sseen Rocky like Rocky rockets on Russian or you know, you got Rocky andyou know, you can release my buddy, get that great movie and Notre dame. Andyou know, there's all these sports movies but Rocky, um, I was alwayscalled the bill. Like Rocky, I was 30 years old, italian descent, you knowthe 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 Rockythe 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 andyou'll love this jaws, you know, Ron jaworski and the late great andeverybody's favorite Stuart scott, you know busting my chops, hey josh, youknow, there was this guy you played with, you know, and they showed thefeature and when you know a damn Hollywood came calling the next day andthe 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 righton right on this, right on the spot and we started filming it oh four in themouth around Labor Day in those 6, 15 years. So did you get to pick whoplayed you? No man, I had no idea that Mark Walberg was either because that'sthe 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. Itexted him today, I told him, he says say hi, I told him we're going to be onthe show, he's on set. But you know, he says the best, you know, we've, we'veremained really close. He worked his butt off, got the crap out of them onthe field because all the guys on all the doubles, I mean all the extras thatwere, the football players were all arena league players that were activewere NFL players, former NFL players. So the intensity and, and the hittingwas was real, there was, there was no thinking whatsoever and and Mark Markout clocked a few times. If you go to, if you go to Youtube, just look up thepower youtube and look at, you know, italian Walberg on said and workstalking about how he but he, you know, he says, hey, listen, the only way theguy'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 andyou know, he said, my God, he says you got 12 or 13 seals over tapia for everyshoot. 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 toRocky's Sylvester Stallone. I had never met Sylvester before and then I waschosen to actually be the emcee for the, for the first edition of creed and theyhad it at the top of the art museum steps and that's when I first met myman Sylvester Stallone and gave a big hug and thank them for giving me theopportunity because it was all this Rocky comparison and it turned out,okay, well it's very similar story, right? Yeah, yeah. I mean, just listeneverybody'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 theopportunity and that guy, we're looking at right there, Dick for meal gave methe 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 andtraveling around, read a couple books, you know, travel around the worldspeaking. 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 andyou're on set and you're doing all these things today, let you have anyinput in how the story was being told...

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...see that usa terms me right there. Wellthat's just you saying that's my door, that's my daughter's here to Syracuseand 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 choosethe 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 inreality a part of the member of the USa will turn at 16 team mates with CathyRigby back in communicates and she coached and Pence coached and taughtall over the world and she's doing a real estate now. You know, we've teamedup 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 theNFL and they turned to stand, we've already got our sports movie, we gotjerry Maguire, Right, Sure. You know, they just kept pounding and poundingand 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 allthat stuff. I don't think it would have been the same. Yeah. And they caved andthey, and they said, well this is the one stipulation and the stipulationbeing, you know, your wife is Giants fan of the party and I go to Janet, Iwish he was here and I go to Janet, I said, listen, if you don't want to dothis, you don't have to do it. She was crazy. She said, yeah, she signed offon 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 Giantsjersey on. I'm like, in my head, I'm like, that would happen to Phillybecause I've played there and I tell my family don't wear my jersey or our teamjersey because you're gonna get something thrown at you. So yeah, so wewere playing there when I was with the Vikings were playing there in a playoffgame and my family's all there and don't think culpepper's mom was thereand she had all his like all purple on and call pepper and all this stuff onand literally they were throwing fans out right and left around her becausethey 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 inPhilly. 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 cryingout 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 finishedplaying, you know, your career was over, what was your next transition, what wasyour next step? Because you've, you've already done a lot in your life and nowyou say, okay, what am I gonna do next? Like, because I always think you neverget 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, buteven believe it or not, we're, and I wish I had a chance to see my wifecompete. 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'dbe 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 andyou know, he's got his dream, so we'll see, and you know, to see him, I meanthat that's about the biggest high that I could possibly imagine other than theeagles winning the Super Bowl. And and it was really a very big high becauseDoug Peterson, a head coach is our very best and dear friend, he families leftaround the corner from this, right here in jupiter florida after the, after hegot the right, you know, we retired, so to speak, so uh, you know, you don'tget that. So, but what I, what I was doing because my, my second or thirdyear Cbs philadelphia came to me and said, we love you while you're playingstill to be a weekend sportscaster. And and so I did it. I had no broadcastingexperience whatsoever. And Tommy Brookshire was the guy that he wantedto retire. They gave me that job and and then I went back and start to playthe third season and no problems with the contract and everything. Well, whathad happened was I got a psychotic problem and then I didn't tell anybodyand I really sucked um in training camp and and they cut me so immediately Cbssays, all right, we're going to bring it back and you're going to be fulltime with us here in philadelphia when you know what? After three games, theeagles want to call me back and I had to make a decision and my decision wasto go back because we were on the way to turning the corner and we actuallydid, we got into the wild card against them Amanda and I was captain of thespecial 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'myou know, I'm doing all this tv stuff. So you know, they didn't take theydidn't really take too kindly to the fact that I walked out and went backand played football and when I after the season reserve and I came back, youknow, there wasn't anything available for me. So I got in the radio and thatwas cool and did some broadcasting, did the, the, a lot of radio. I did thepregame 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 thatwith the doctor. I mean Carl Peterson, our general manager, became the generalmanager of the Stars and, and I became their radio guy. And, and then, uh, andthen 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, Ispeak 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 themovie? Do you do that anymore? Or just when it first came out? Well now we'vedone a few things that the pope came into town and when he's in thephiladelphia. Oh yeah, that's a, we'll do a few things or you know, we mighthave an opportunity to go out and take off because he loves some of thefilling. Of course there's a love, there really is a big attraction fromMark here because he always talks about how great a town philadelphia is and itreally is a fun passionate town, some great restaurants and a lot of greatclubs. I mean it's cool and I have a house right there in Philly that my sonis living in it. It's really cool, you know? And so but anyway, I'm down herenow, but you know, Mark Mark, Mark Mark just embraced the whole thing and everytime 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 agreat movie. But I love Philly to my daughter went to have offered and thenshe went to vet School of Pen and so we've been in Philly for Dylan with allthe stuff for moving and doing all that for eight years and now she went downto 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 Iwas in the coming to Queen thyroid sex and that's what my that's what my likeI called my pit stop and the queen villages right around where they findthe Declaration of Independence very started great restaurants and you know,right off the river. It's just around the corner from the stadium. It'spretty cool. You know, there's something, there's something to be saidabout 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 aspace that you could rent rent that space like, so you always have a spotto part right going, I don't like is getting in and out of seven on 76getting it out of Philly when I got to come back to Pittsburgh because I leavelate 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, youknow, it was, it was almost like my, it was almost like my browser here. Youknow, 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 doingfor transfer crying out, you know, it is what it is, you know, nice,inaudible. You just gotta role. Yeah, definitely, definitely. You know, herewe are guys, you know, talking, we're still alive. We still have a wits aboutus. I know you're doing a lot of stuff with uh, you know, it's retention andmental health, you know, and I listen, my mom, my mom, I'm big into the mentalhealth aspect of the game and I do a lot of work with the military inphiladelphia down here and with the police because my mom was with mentally,she suffered from anxiety and depression and you spoke of and youtriggered something when you said Haverford because around the cornerfrom the colleges have it for state mental hospital. And that's my mom, Ispent a few years of her life, you know what? I was going to high school andthank God for school teachers, you know? And thank God you're coaching, took meunder their wing, otherwise I don't know where I did what I could do. ISure. 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 inthe suburban, it's right across the river from uh, from Philly. And thenfrom there he got a scholarship University of Delaware and, and Ireally 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 hehad a couple of sports ideas. Oh yeah, those are the worst. You know, there'sa couple of guys, they know, hey, I know a couple of buddies. I, I let abunch of his teammates, Hey guys, what's up? I know you're watching anduh, you know, so you know what a crowd and what fun that was to be a part ofall that. But, and then just because they get some of the sports car andhe's going to get a couple of tryouts. He got during pandemic. It, they shuteverything down. Yeah, that makes it tough and he's still playing right intospring 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 washere in Pittsburgh working out, I played a tall, so I came back toPittsburgh and I live with my wife, she was going to pit and I was working outand have a pro day and jerry Glanville came here to Pittsburgh to work me outand almost went with him. But they didn't end up drafting me. TheWashington did, but what a great guy and you know, my son, it's kind offunny. My son Gunnar would have played against Vinny probably because he wentto Pittsburgh Central catholic, I think they played against each other in theplayoffs. And then my son gave went to Delaware and he's a little younger thanVinnie. What year did you graduate? Which one,Gaber? Gunner game? So Gabe gave, oh, a Gunner said that you guys playedin 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 fromDelaware. So he would have graduated in 2021. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we had a prettygood year. They got into the playoffs and you know, they were, they weremoving, hey, you know what, it was fun and nothing, nothing more exciting thansee 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'sa 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'sreally 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 mewith all this. So it's just so much, it's really nice to have them all onhere. Um do you think that if you, you know, it's kind of funny, I was tellingthe boys that, you know, you kind of spent your whole life in Philly, do youthink you would ever played for another team? Their face out just, you know, it's just all thecircumstances, it's just the way it happened. No other team would have hadthat free agent tryout, you know, coach from ill, you know, he saw the scene inthe movie where he came up to me afterwards, you know, I said you're alot faster than that car of yours. We really that yeah, really had thatdiscussion in the event in the elevator as we were going down into the lockerrooms 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 saidTemple, I didn't even know Temple wasn't temple, he didn't even knowanything. Temple didn't have football program and they just defended it. Butthe next thing, you know, I got, I got a $21,000 contract 10 minutes afterthat. Okay too. Right. It was, it was pretty cool. I don't think, I guess, Idon't think anywhere else would have had it just simply because nobody wasoffering that kind of an opportunity and you know, it's just the way ithappened and that's, that's the perfect storm. You know, it's everything, thebutterfly effect, everything just fell into place. So when you go back that Ilove 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 homefor me as well. Like when I was drafted and going to see the people I grew upwith, 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, especiallybecause it's just a little bit right off interstate 95 you know, whichheading 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 guyswere there and I go in there and I see all my students for credit to studentsand a coach. I mean it was a neighborhood bar and, and it wasperfect, you know, it was, it was the ultimate cheers bar and uh, it was theschools as cool as could be, you know? So, um, yeah, I remember it, I, I'llnever 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 feelabout it and I'm really excited to be down here, you know, because I'mgetting 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 along time, but you know, I did, I still haven't let my son's beat me yet, whichis good. They're trying, they're getting better. But uh, it's gettingcloser closer. So, you know, the other thing that kind of gave me chills whenI watched invincible today was the scene where you come out in Dallas inthe stadium in Dallas because I remember that from when I was a rookiewith Washington and you walk out of that tunnel down the ramp and you comeout and it's just like right there. And...

I was like, oh man, it just brings backso many memories. Yeah, I remember and you know, it was so crazy. We, wefilmed 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 AndMark 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 thattunnel, if you watch the film again, you see me pulling on my jersey, I wasso, uh, let me tell you guys, I was so nervous. I couldn't even freakingbreathe and you know, and we were there, this was the first game of the year andit was about 110 degrees on that turf. And, and you're, you're, you're lookingacross and, and they put us in the son of course. And you got the Dallascowboy cheerleaders are about three ft from you behind you. You talk aboutdistractions 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 whereI got wiped out by randy. Wait, he took me out a couple, you know, when theychanged that rule, I couldn't blow block below the west. That waste. Thatwas, that was the, that was the end of that. But they're, you know, texasstadium 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, theywere 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 thewhole time and he loved them. They were like, they were his surrogate kids. Soin between set set set set ups, Mark would just have the kids with him. Andso this one time he took them on, he took them, there was a golf course andhe took the golf cart and took him out of the ramp and he took him out and hestarted going around going around texas stadium where he runs into jerry jonesand 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 themon this Dallas crap, right? You put Mark in there and they were waitingjust for us. Hey Walberg on saying that Mark comes down and maybe it's alldressed up in the golf cart and the kids are there, There was, there wassome areas, it was a good guy, you know, so, but Oh yeah, it's like, it's likehaving a giant shirt on, like you don't get that stuff off, right? Yeah, Iwanted to, I wanted to have a little bit of a fire in there, you know? Butyou 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. Iwrote this book. It's called The Last Laugh and it's about there's a picturethat's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame that ironically, I made a hit againstthe Redskins as they were coming into town and and recovered the fumble andthen as frank's recovered the fumble and on the sideline, weird adult rappedrocks at each other and somebody took a shot and they put the picture and it'sin the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So we wrote a book about it called The Lastlap from Vision of Victory and that's invincible power dot com. And uh that'sexciting right now, you know, I'm just trying to stay in shape, you know, withVinny Vinny is chasing his dream. My daughter Gabriella, I just got in thereal estate, we started the palette group in my waistband and forever. Sowe're trying to form that and uh you know, I'm trying to get involved andstart coaching high school football. I know you coach high school football andyou know, as part of your, your, so I'm gonna start coaching some high schoolfootball down here in this area and uh, you know, just become part of thecommunity, like I would be in philadelphia and you know, thank Godand 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 alwaystalking about the plane at least once a week giving the speech and telling thestory 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 youwhen you want to be a keynote speaker or you know, it's great to have a bookor something, you have a whole movie made about your, your experience in theNFL, 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 beinvincible, but it goes way deeper than that, and that's what makes it soimportant 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 camefrom, um, you know, going to Tulsa, it's just hard work and character andthat's what I loved about it, you know, it's great and tom I I see her there. Iknow because what I want to play in any other city than than than philadelphiaum probably Pittsburgh actually not saying that because of the guy that I'mtalking to, but that would be where I...

...want to do, where I want to go. There'sa great quote that that that I that I use all the time and when I speak, it'sit's not all about football, it's about the dream, it's bad hope, it's aboutobstacles to overcome, you know, the whole thing and I'm lucky because I doa power point, I have some really great videos that Disney and ESPN have doneand you know, so when I tie it all in and but there's one thing is when Iwent to my high school coach and I was 30 and they were busting my chopspretty, 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. Iwas 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 givesme this great quote, so it's happier those who dream dreams and are willingto pay the price to make your dreams come true and I worked the whole thingaround that and it's the willingness to pay the price and taking advantage ofthe opportunities that are out there. You just have to be able to find themand then be willing to do that right now. You know people are paying theultimate place with everything that's going on with the health issues andsome other things that are happening and they need hope they need somethingto lift them up and hopefully on that guy, you know, and I try not to be tooacademic about it. It's just all about passion and getting up and telling thestory that I know, I know, I don't think I know relates to so manypeople's stories out there. You know we all have that tree we're looking for isthat shot, you know what I mean? Well I mean that that's so true and I thinkthat you know when I, when I think aboutbeing able to go talk to people because people see the movie right and theydon't really know you, but then when they get to meet you, they understandwhy the movie was made and I think that's the best part of it. Iappreciate that. Yeah, I hope so. You know I try, I just try to be nice foreverybody and be respectful and my kids with Janet and I was trying to teachthem that look we've we've been through the mill as kids growing up, you knowand I don't never want them to have to deal with what we have to deal withwhen we were growing up bamboo pole vault polls. Yeah, yeah man, I'll tellyou, but I, you know, I guess I got that, got that, got that fiberglasspole, one of the first ones out and I was 4.5 off the world record coming outof high school. I don't even know, I just did it, you know, it just happeneduh, 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 partof 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'veseen the movie bagger vance that's in bagger vance. Yeah, the end and theyput to bring the cars up but actually gap and that attract me. We had and andI was, I was, I was actually starting to clear heights right now preparedbefore in high school and and they wanted to end the meat because theylike savings hadn't hit yet. And so my coach says you're not gonna enemy rightnow because we're going to finish it now is to get the cars and get the carsand put them and put the lights on the pit and then it went from that. Andthen what happened is just when I was playing in the touch games and weplayed in this place called the T bar was the 60 80 yard field, right fieldfather, an old field, right behind the T bar. The guys out of the tea partyman, they were tanks, you know, I tell you, you know, in the secondary smokeand everything else, there was some real characters, you know, they're allmill guys, oh my God, they're all, you know, the work, my dad worked forWestinghouse and he's there, you guys, you gotta, you know, you got two casesof beer on the sideline, let's say I traded yourself. It was great. So thelights would go out and they would just take that, I would bring the cars upand 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 allthat, you know, the kids today, They can't appreciate it, we can. Yeah, soit is what it is, you know, so you just run with it definitely. And I wanted toask our audience if anybody else had any questions that they wanted to askVince or myself while we're still on here. Um, but vince, it's been, it'sbeen awesome. You know, this platform. I wish we would have had longer uh, toget you on and I wish everything would have worked easy. Um, but next timeit'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 funconversation. 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 foranything other than his friendship, you know? That's it. Yeah, I completely getit. It's just asked me, you know, I did one time with a military thing with afriend of mine who's gold star father and and Mark without any hesitation didsomething for him. And but other than that, you know, so, but we'll try towork that out. Yeah, no, I I appreciate that. That would that would bewonderful. That would be wonderful. So...

...where are you now? What are you doingthat All of our fans or people out of here that are listening can follow youhow they can follow you with with what you're doing next or uh website, howthey can buy your new book. Yeah, vince Papale dot com. That's that's verysimple. It's just my name and uh and if you want to, you know, if anybody wantsto book me for an engagement or something like that or just even have aconversation just go there at the tab, it says for him and you just throw anyinformation and uh, and I'll get back to you, you know, and you know, I docameo, I do mentor cam, I do memo, you know, all those things that are outthere have been very successful in doing that, but hey listen, you know, Ijust love people and being around people and you know, of spending mostof 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 andget 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, Ijust want to sort of be the co captain of the team uh, and help Vinnie andGabrielle had their dreams come true and they're, they're hard workers andand great kids in the community and you know, I love him to death and I'mexcited. I, you know, I was 47 50 when I had my first Children, it's like toget the coolest gift in the world, you know, so I'm embracing being a fatheras much as I well, I don't think it matters what age you are when you havekids, that it is, the coolest gift in the world so one last question I wantto ask you gonna gave, if you can put up the card of Vincent's football cardup. So Vince, what do you think you signed more of the Vince Papalefootball 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 anythingthat they want to sign, just go to my website and do a s a self addressedstamped envelope or whatever. You'll sign it for you and get it right backto you. It comes right to me. But that that card there, look at that goofylook you were, that's right before uh, what's his name Hit you from thecowboys that look and you noticed that there was no wings. You know, therewere no wings on the, on the helmet because I don't, I don't know if thatwas endorsed by the NFL but that's a good one. I'm pretty impressed withsome of these pictures you're throwing up here because I love it. Like the onegonna put the one up of. Yeah, that one that was my favorite man. He got, hejust got inducted and shall we smith and and from malaria, that's larrylarry marshall. We call them from Valeriy. That's not, that's not a goodname 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 andwell, yeah, you were not kidding about Big H. I mean, I knew he was tall, butyeah, I was six to then, you know, gravity's caught me a little bit, butyeah, and then the hair they gave me a couple inches, but yeah, hell did goodand 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, Igot to the Super Bowl, but yeah, which, which is awesome, which is awesome. Soyeah, 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 teamat super, that kind of worked out the kinks and and we got you on so peoplecan listen to you and hear your story. I appreciate it guys. It's just likehaving cramps in the game, you know, you just got to get it worked out andget the kinks out and then we'll get it all gone. So yeah, so we were fillingyou up with Gatorade and bananas to get you on here, get rid of those crampsbefore the banana. Yeah, yeah, don't worry, I've had lots of issues tryingto use my computer, so that's why I have my sons at home right now, so theycan help me do all this stuff. Oh, all right buddy. Well, hey, Iappreciate you. I appreciate you being so generous with your time and I wantto thank everyone for joining us on how to up with Gus and uh, don't forget togo 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 sendanything you want to autograph to, to his site And uh, you know, you couldn'task 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 meand 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 hada good time. We talked about a lot of things. Didn't talk about the movie alot just because he coached a lot of people that I knew. So we, we talkedabout a lot of different things mostly...

...about his wine. Yeah, yeah, yeah rightthere. I'm looking at my white core and there's about three rows pick from yourwife. That is very good. I'm still waiting for mine to get in the mail. Sowell we'll get it there. You know, the males a little slow right now. Likeeverything is, But yeah. You know, I'm just so blessed of guys like for a mealand, 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 beena 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 tohear about some scores in the seventies and sixties. Yeah, the front line. Allright buddy. Thanks again. All right, take care. Thank you very much. All right, See you buddy. Good. Heyeveryone. I appreciate everyone joining us on the huddle up with Gus and on thesuper, the new super platform. I want to thank NFL alumni ventures forpartnering with huddle up with Gus. I want to thank my team, terry Gunner andGabe and I want to thank all the fans for coming on. We're gonna get betterand 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 theshow out there every week. Every week is gonna be a great guest. We're goingto have them live where you can take pictures and everything like that andwe're gonna get, you know, you see the trivia, there's a trivia up there. Wehaven't we didn't get to that today just because we had so many problemswith it all. But uh you know, I can't thank you all enough and I look forwardto the game tonight. Hit me up at Gus Frerotte. If you have any questionsabout the NFL anything you want to ask me or hit me up at huddle up with Gusand check me out and huddle up with Gus dot com. Thanks again to Vince Papalefor joining us. What a great guy. And I can't wait till he and Mark WAhlbergcomes back on and uh it's gonna be a great show. So thanks again, have agreat night and uh I don't even have a T I played for seven teams, so I can'teven root for anybody right now. I just rooting for my own fantasy team. So I Ineed to win one game at least. All right, thanks everyone. Thanks boys forhelping me out again this week and thank my wife for asking a questionthat means she was listening. So thanks and everyone, Take care. We'll see youtom Thanks for coming on. Brandon everybody. Thanks for joining me andwe'll see you next week. And that's a wrap sports fan. Thanksfor joining in the fun at the 16 31 digital studios for another to huddleup with Gus featuring 15 year NFL quarterback Gus Ferrand huddle Up withGus is proudly produced by 16 31 digital media and is available on applemusic.

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