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(NPR)   When one ponders the career options available to retired NFL running backs, "Shakespearean Actor" is often left off the list. Unless one is Eddie George..."Unlikely" doesn't even begin to cover this   (npr.org) divider line 53
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2012-01-14 08:44:41 AM
Fine, I'll be the guy to say it: Eddie George would absolutely DESTROY Iago.
 
2012-01-14 09:40:24 AM
How is this unlikely? It's fairly common for jocks to major in the Arts in college.
 
2012-01-14 10:11:19 AM

OregonVet: How is this unlikely? It's fairly common for jocks to major in the Arts in college.


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Unlikely, yep.

I've yet to find another football player who took up a career in Shakespearean theater.

Do you know of any?
 
2012-01-14 10:11:48 AM
Unlikely? I guess subby missed that episode of Nash Bridges where he very believably played a football player.
 
2012-01-14 10:11:48 AM

FriarReb98: Fine, I'll be the guy to say it: Eddie George would absolutely DESTROY Iago.


i1208.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-14 10:26:27 AM
meljeanbrook.com
 
2012-01-14 10:33:45 AM
Yeah but don't forget that he was summoned by the holy trinity of early 90s football stars to shill Tylenol
 
2012-01-14 10:48:58 AM
The most unlikely part of this is that he's actually getting good reviews (new window).

/Subby
//Totally didn't think this would go green.
 
2012-01-14 11:10:07 AM
Uh, it's been done already.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-01-14 11:38:48 AM

some.old.lady.: Do you know of any?


Maybe not Shakespere specifically, but the Arts is eighteenth of the top twenty majors of BCS week one starters.
 
2012-01-14 11:53:43 AM
Darnell Autry? Former running back at Northwestern.
You said name one. There you go. Majored in theater
 
2012-01-14 11:57:39 AM
George has always been a class act, good for him.
 
2012-01-14 12:00:08 PM
Bill Fisher has directed over 50 productions for the California Shakespeare Company. Ta'u Pupu'a, Keith Miller, and Lawrence Harris are big time opera guys. David Lomeli was the star tenor of "Lucia Di Lammermoor,"

So we can drop the thinly-veiled jock prejudice.
 
2012-01-14 12:01:41 PM

JayR30: Darnell Autry? Former running back at Northwestern.
You said name one. There you go. Majored in theater


He took up a career in Shakespearean theater, assuming you were responding to some.old.lady/? To Google:

"After his unsuccessful attempt of becoming an actor, Autry decided to move back to Evanston.... He now works in the athletic advisor's office"
 
2012-01-14 12:02:20 PM

OregonVet: some.old.lady.: Do you know of any?

Maybe not Shakespere specifically, but the Arts is eighteenth of the top twenty majors of BCS week one starters.


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I believe the author was referring not to the courses taken in college, but to the actual career taken up after the career in football. And it is upon that issue that I concur.

Yes, many are "schooled" in the arts, but few actually go on to make it their career. Fewer, if any, have ever settled into Shakespearean theater.
 
2012-01-14 12:03:01 PM
img845.imageshack.us

/lol, just for shiats and giggles
 
2012-01-14 12:09:32 PM

OregonVet: /lol, just for shiats and giggles


.....
You know, I am equally intimidated by *both* of those pics. [shudder]

/heheh
 
2012-01-14 12:10:22 PM
Next thing you'll be trying to tell me that an NFL player could be a supreme court justice.

Pssh.
 
2012-01-14 12:11:17 PM

SomebodyElsesShoes: JayR30: Darnell Autry? Former running back at Northwestern.
You said name one. There you go. Majored in theater

He took up a career in Shakespearean theater, assuming you were responding to some.old.lady/? To Google:

"After his unsuccessful attempt of becoming an actor, Autry decided to move back to Evanston.... He now works in the athletic advisor's office"


.....
He also worked as a real estate broker:

Later I asked Autry what advice he has for those pursuing a career in real estate.

"I would tell them to probably choose a different career. (laughs)
No, I actually would tell them you need to be really resilient and you
have to have a great team around you and be patient because the economy
is what the economy is and it's going to take some time for it to come
around, but be patient because once you do, it's a great business to be
in."
 
2012-01-14 12:12:12 PM

some.old.lady.: You know, I am equally intimidated by *both* of those pics. [shudder]

/heheh



*cheers*
 
2012-01-14 12:13:32 PM
Maybe this will take the edge off the pic... (new window)
 
2012-01-14 12:14:52 PM

SamFlagg: Next thing you'll be trying to tell me that an NFL player could be a supreme court justice.

Pssh.


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Those were justices for CO & MN, right?
 
2012-01-14 12:16:58 PM

OregonVet: Maybe this will take the edge off the pic... (new window)


I'm no expert, but that was pleasant. Thank you.
 
2012-01-14 12:19:18 PM

OregonVet: Maybe this will take the edge off the pic... (new window)


.....
That is cool! Thanks :)
 
2012-01-14 12:20:16 PM
Does the knife come up 6 inches short?
 
2012-01-14 12:28:26 PM
To juke or not to juke, that is the question.
 
2012-01-14 12:34:38 PM
Ya know, even assuming that Ray Lewis is basically an okay human being (don't really know), he scares me. That guy is Intense.

Just saw him in a comedic commercial, and he scares me even when he's being funny. 0_0
 
2012-01-14 12:39:27 PM

UNC_Samurai: Does the knife come up 6 inches short?


+1
 
2012-01-14 12:39:35 PM
Lots of ex-pro football players have become actors. Not all of them were even bad at it. I remember Ed Marinaro as being a better TV actor than he was a running back. Former Rams DE Fred Dryer had a certain charm. Jim Brown, of course. Maybe not brilliant, but I've certainly seen worse. Doing Shakespeare is a little unusual, I guess, but it's still just acting...
 
2012-01-14 12:43:47 PM

some.old.lady.: Ya know, even assuming that Ray Lewis is basically an okay human being (don't really know), he scares me. That guy is Intense.


Can't find the original article I saw, which was strictly from Foster's point of view, but there's a nice story about the friendship/mentoring relationship between Ray & Arian Foster.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-14 12:45:09 PM
Bernie Casey is awesome. Also a painter and poet.

Woody Strode wants you off his damn lawn.
 
2012-01-14 12:59:41 PM

Dr.Zom: Bernie Casey is awesome. Also a painter and poet.

Woody Strode wants you off his damn lawn.


.....
Sigh. I love Woody Strode.
 
2012-01-14 01:06:04 PM

Harv72b: some.old.lady.: Ya know, even assuming that Ray Lewis is basically an okay human being (don't really know), he scares me. That guy is Intense.

Can't find the original article I saw, which was strictly from Foster's point of view, but there's a nice story about the friendship/mentoring relationship between Ray & Arian Foster.

Link (new window)


.....
That's a cool article, thanks. It will be interesting to see them play tomorrow.
 
2012-01-14 01:07:37 PM
s11.allstarpics.net
 
2012-01-14 01:17:53 PM
At least he's taking it seriously. Athletes have a horrible track record starring in movies:

* Shazam
* Santa with Muscles
* Space Jam
* Firestorm
* Double Team
 
2012-01-14 01:22:53 PM

iamskibibitz: At least he's taking it seriously. Athletes have a horrible track record starring in movies:

* Shazam
* Santa with Muscles
* Space Jam
* Firestorm
* Double Team


4.bp.blogspot.com

Although this one is a guilty pleasure.
 
2012-01-14 01:50:04 PM

iamskibibitz: * Space Jam


You take it BACK. Space Jam was a great movie.
 
2012-01-14 01:51:29 PM
Herschel Walker could play all the parts at once!
 
2012-01-14 02:01:19 PM
Detective Nordberg frowns at your lack of faith and slashes you open with a knife.
 
2012-01-14 02:23:55 PM

iamskibibitz: At least he's taking it seriously. Athletes have a horrible track record starring in movies:

* Shazam
* Santa with Muscles
* Space Jam
* Firestorm
* Double Team


Say that to his face:

graphics8.nytimes.com

/yeah, I know :-(
 
2012-01-14 02:30:44 PM
I know this wasn't exactly a starring role, but this is one of my favorite football-player-in-a-movie clips (along with Alex Karras in Blazing Saddles):

"Hey, Joe...tackle that car!" (NSFW language)
 
2012-01-14 02:44:30 PM

SamFlagg: Next thing you'll be trying to tell me that an NFL player could be a supreme court justice.

Pssh.


You're kidding, right? You do know Oliver Wendel Holmes played Nose Tackle for the original Cleveland Brown from1904-1907.
 
2012-01-14 02:52:57 PM

OregonVet: How is this unlikely? It's fairly common for jocks to major in the Arts in college.


Except that this one got his degree in Landscape Architecture.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-14 03:04:12 PM

Cataholic: Except that this one got his degree in Landscape Architecture.


Good point. Most people find themselves working in the field for which they earned a degree. I'll take mayo on that burger now.
;)
 
2012-01-14 03:59:51 PM

Shtetl G: SamFlagg: Next thing you'll be trying to tell me that an NFL player could be a supreme court justice.

Pssh.

You're kidding, right? You do know Oliver Wendel Holmes played Nose Tackle for the original Cleveland Brown from1904-1907.


Too bad the NFL was created in 1920.
 
2012-01-14 04:18:36 PM

OregonVet: Cataholic: Except that this one got his degree in Landscape Architecture.

Good point. Most people find themselves working in the field for which they earned a degree. I'll take mayo on that burger now.
;)


Most landscape architects end up working in a field.

/try the veal
 
2012-01-14 04:32:01 PM

The Madd Mann: Shtetl G: SamFlagg: Next thing you'll be trying to tell me that an NFL player could be a supreme court justice.

Pssh.

You're kidding, right? You do know Oliver Wendel Holmes played Nose Tackle for the original Cleveland Brown from1904-1907.

Too bad the NFL was created in 1920.


Oh for Pete's sake! It's Byron White! (Yes I was kidding when I originally wrote it, I thought Pssh was the acceptable tip off)
 
2012-01-14 06:52:28 PM
Two words: Tim Rossovich
 
2012-01-14 11:52:02 PM

some.old.lady.: OregonVet: How is this unlikely? It's fairly common for jocks to major in the Arts in college.

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Unlikely, yep.

I've yet to find another football player who took up a career in Shakespearean theater.

Do you know of any?


Dick Butkus tried.
 
2012-01-15 12:47:28 AM
Eddie is a great guy and the fact that he's trying serious theater is awesome.
 
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