Since it is the time of the NFL Combine, this is the perfect opportunity to "review" the trailer for the upcoming big-budget Hollywood flick starring Kevin Costner, "Draft Day". The NFL signed off on this, you can bet this will be an effective commercial for NFL football when the film hits theatres on April 11, about one month prior to the NFL draft.
This film will not be Oliver Stone's over-the-top "Any Given Sunday".
Costner plays the GM of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny Weaver Jr., and he is trying to acquire the No. 1 pick in the draft because he wants to make the Browns into a winner. Perhaps this will have a similar impact on the Browns the way the film Major League did for the Indians.
Director Ivan Reitman has frequented Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, California before and chatted with Jerry Jones. So, yes, there is a Cowboys reference in here. And, yes, it is flattering.
Costner is in a heated exchange with Browns coach Vince Penn, played by Denis Leary:
Sonny Weaver Jr.: Your job is to coach the team I give you; they do it different in Dallas?
Vince Penn: Yeah, they do. They win. A lot.
Alas, in Hollywood, everything is possible.
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