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Vince Lombardi is waiting

Dan Lauria

In this undated theater publicity image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Dan Lauria portrays Vince Lombardi in the stage production, “Lombadi,” opening Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)


Throughout the playoffs, our friends at NFL Network have produced pep talks from Vince Lombardi, as played on Broadway by Dan Lauria.

Coach Lombardi makes his closing argument, which includes if you listen and watch closely a subtle slap at Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

But Cutler doesn’t matter today. It’s the Packers and the Steelers, and after firing up both sides he message from the man whose name appears on the trophy is simple.

“I’ll be waiting for you.”