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September 1, 2006 | Neely Tucker, Washington Post
How long does glory last? What if the apex of your life mirrors an American icon of film, and then, 30 years later, Hollywood makes a movie about you? If you're just-south-of-Philly kid Vince Papale, a real-life "Rocky" (Sylvester Stallone's boxing character), the oldest rookie in NFL history and the subject of Disney's "Invincible," you'd wonder about these things.
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September 11, 2006 | Marc Siegel, Special to The Times
"Invincible," Walt Disney Pictures, in theaters, The premise VINCE PAPALE (Mark Wahlberg) is a 30-year-old teacher and part-time bartender with only one year of high school football experience, when Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear), the new coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, decides to hold open tryouts.
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August 25, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Before there was Vince Papale, there was Herb Mul-Key. Papale went from substitute schoolteacher and part-time bartender to playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976, a story that is told in the Disney movie "Invincible," which opens today and has been heavily publicized. Papale, who made the Eagles' roster after a public tryout held by first-year Coach Dick Vermeil, ended up playing on special teams for three seasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2006 | Neely Tucker, Washington Post
How long does glory last? What if the apex of your life mirrors an American icon of film, and then, 30 years later, Hollywood makes a movie about you? If you're just-south-of-Philly kid Vince Papale, a real-life "Rocky" (Sylvester Stallone's boxing character), the oldest rookie in NFL history and the subject of Disney's "Invincible," you'd wonder about these things.
HEALTH
September 11, 2006 | Marc Siegel, Special to The Times
"Invincible," Walt Disney Pictures, in theaters, The premise VINCE PAPALE (Mark Wahlberg) is a 30-year-old teacher and part-time bartender with only one year of high school football experience, when Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear), the new coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, decides to hold open tryouts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A Jefferson High School senior learned during a student assembly Wednesday that she had won a $10,000 college scholarship, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said. The award to Jeannette Juarez, given by the Sallie Mae Fund as part of an effort to urge students to go to college, was presented by former professional football player Vince Papale. Papale, whose story is told in the movie "Invincible," is also a former teacher.
SPORTS
August 10, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The Disney movie "Invincible," which opens Aug. 25, is based on the true story of Vince Papale, a schoolteacher and part-time bartender who at age 30 in 1976 became a special teams player for the Philadelphia Eagles. Papale made the team because of a public tryout scheduled by first-year Eagles coach Dick Vermeil, who had just left a winning program at UCLA to take the helm of a losing team.
SPORTS
July 12, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The bartender at your neighborhood pub supplying one last round. Or a substitute teacher at an area high school navigating the waters of teen angst. Just the job history for a potential player on your local NFL team, right? Assuming you have a local team. That precise job path occurred in the 1970s when 30-year-old rookie Vince Papale made the Philadelphia Eagles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Little Miss Sunshine" (Fox, $30) began the year as one of the hits of the Sundance Film Festival and is concluding 2006 as a high-profile awards contender. Abigail Breslin plays Olive, a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest in California. Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell and Paul Dano also star.
OPINION
August 27, 2006 | Dave Zirin, DAVE ZIRIN is the author of "What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States."
THIS WEEKEND, the new Disney film "Invincible" opens in theaters across the country. It's based on the true story of Vince Papale, who in 1976, at age 30, became the oldest rookie in the history of the National Football League. Its story line speaks to the frustrated aspirations of millions of former high school football players whose dreams of playing in college, let alone professionally, weren't realized.
SPORTS
August 25, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Before there was Vince Papale, there was Herb Mul-Key. Papale went from substitute schoolteacher and part-time bartender to playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976, a story that is told in the Disney movie "Invincible," which opens today and has been heavily publicized. Papale, who made the Eagles' roster after a public tryout held by first-year Coach Dick Vermeil, ended up playing on special teams for three seasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2006 | Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
In "Invincible," bartender-turned-Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale drives a tough, weather-beaten 1970s Chevy Nova. That's the sort of actor Mark Wahlberg is: a Nova. You never know who's going to learn to listen to other people on screen, and commune with the camera without worrying about looking just so (or just so cool) every second. In other words, you never know who'll develop into a good actor. Wahlberg, the former skivvies model with the c'mere/go away pout, has done it.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2006 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
THERE'S the chef, the trainer, the assistant who some call "E" and someone known as "Rasta Phil," whose exact job isn't precisely clear. Meet Mark Wahlberg's posse, a tight band that is almost impossible to crack, as a visit to the set of the actor's forthcoming movie "Shooter" illustrated. It's the real version of "Entourage," the Emmy-winning HBO hit series inspired by Wahlberg, who also serves as the series' executive producer.
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