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Sonny Jurgensen Sees 'Lombardi'

Posted by Matt Terl on October 29, 2010 – 2:57 pm

On Bruce Allen’s birthday, he went to see the new Broadway play LOMBARDI along with a group that included Daniel Snyder, Sam Huff, and Sonny Jurgensen. When I asked Allen about the evening, he said that he loved the show but recommended that I talk to Jurgensen if I wanted more details.

Which makes sense, I suppose. It’s not everyone on the planet who can say they saw a Broadway show about the guy they posed with for a Sports Illustrated cover — an observation that Jurgensen himself was quick to make. “It was very special for me to see a play where you actually knew the person,” Jurgensen told me today. “You knew him. You had played for him. That was very unusual — I don’t think very many people get have that experience.”

And that makes Jurgensen’s favorable review of the performances carry even more weight. “Dan Lauria was very good” as Lombardi, Jurgensen said. “Judith Light as Marie Lombardi was outstanding.”

Jurgensen has actually been at least tangentially involved with the production for awhile now. Read more »


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