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NFL Lockout: The Movie

Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:42 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 4:48 pm
 
Casting by Will Brinson, poster art by Ryan Wilson

We're more than four months into the lockout, which means, save the draft, more than four months without much to talk about, whether it be free agency, trades or the impending training camp battles.

So we've resorted to making stuff up. That's right, we've put our heads together for "LOCKOUT," an original motion picture* brought to you by the crack staff of the Eye on Football blog.

It has everything you've come to expect from a taut modern-day thriller ... save a few minor details. For example, there are no sympathetic figures, no strapping young male lead, no bombshell love interest and no clear storyline beyond "We want more money!" Other than that, we liken it to a cross between the Bourne vehicles and anything from the Coen brothers.
 
Okay, we've laid it on way too thick (we're blaming it on lockout fever; it was only a matter of time before we completely lost our minds). Conveniently ignoring that, we suspect that you may have your own thoughts about which actor should have been cast to portray the real-life lockout figures below. Consider this your chance to be a pretend casting director -- give us your suggestions in the comments. If nothing else, it'll take your mind off the fact that we're 126 days without football.  

You're welcome. (Click on the image to the right and the one below to make them bigger. Trust us, it's worth it.)



* This isn't quite true. The movie isn't scheduled for production and, in fact, we haven't even secured the funding for this film. To tell the truth, we're only as far as the make-believe casting and the movie poster. But you already knew that.

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Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 6:57 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

Very good! One adjustment - Leonardo DiCaprio as Tom Brady



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 6:09 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie





Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 6:09 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie





Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 6:02 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

I'll watch anything with Stanley Tucci. When does it premiere?



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 5:41 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

 
Talk about a nonfactor in the lockout story. You could cast a pile of smoldering trash as Mike Freemans articles.

You can do that during the season too. 




Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 5:38 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

peyton's the only guy who can pull this off



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 1:16 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

So we've resorted to making stuff up.
You have learned from the master who goes by the name of Mike Freeman.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 1:04 pm
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

Denzel Washington is a good actor, good enough to pull it off possibly, but actors know that you never go full retard...



Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 11:23 am
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

Should have been called The Replacements Part 2....GREEDY GREEDY.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:41 am
 

NFL Lockout: The Movie

My changes would be Robert DeNiro is Roger Goodell; Shaq O'Neal is Demaurice Smith;  Al Pacino (Tony Montana) is Jerry Jones; Larry the Cable Guy is Jerry Richardson and Anthony Anderson is Mike Freeman.  Because Peyton Manning and Drew Brees seem to be getting on everyone's nerves, Paris Hilton would be fantastic as Peyton and Lindsay Lohan would be a fine Drew Brees.  Because of potential trademark infringment, the pro football league is the Millionaire Football League (M.F.L.); the official web site is E$PM.com (Every $ports Programming Monopoly); and finally the Los Angeles Coliseum would be the site for Super Bowl XLVI with the Cleveland Clowns and the Detroit Leopards playing for the Don Corleone trophy.  In keeping with the tradition  of Southern California, the halftime entertainment is Neko Case and the New Pornographers.   Produced by Oliver Stone.


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