A Touchdown for Broadway

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Not since Broadway Joe Namath treaded the boards in the 1983 Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial has a pro-baller loved Broadway so much! Today, we got word that Mark Sanchez, another power QB for the New York Jets will present at the Tony Awards on Sunday.

Sanchez's love of Broadway is well documented. His teammate Brandon Moore told the New York Post last year: "He’s into Broadway shows… He told us a story that he was on line for a Broadway show and someone said, 'Oh, my God, it's Mark Sanchez— he's like a model.'”

Sanchez himself is out and proud about his love of the Great White Way.  Why, just last week, he took to Twitter to give away seven tickets to Jersey Boys and to talk about his night out at Rock of Ages and Del Frisco's.  This December, he said of Memphis: “Soooooo good! Music, lyrics, choreography, costumes all great... Overall a great show.”

The whole National Football League is feeling the love too. This fall, the NFL is producing the Broadway show Lombardi, based on the life of legendary coach Vince Lombardi.  Lombardi will be played by Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) who himself is a former football player for Southern Connecticut University.

Could other green 'n' white quarterbacks share the same passion for the stage? Watch out Chad Pennington, Boomer Esiason and Vinny Testaverde…we’re coming for you next!


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