Posted by: Chris Sandel | April 11, 2008


This afternoon in St. Louis we went to see the new movie Leatherheads.  It’s got some great actors in it.  I usually enjoy George Clooney and Renee Zellweger who I thought were both great choices for their roles.  Plus it was fun seeing John Krasinski (Jim from The Office) in such a promient role.   

For those of you who don’t know, it is a screwball comedy loosely based on the formation of professional football.  When I was in school I did a project on Red Grange and it seemed a lot (in some ways) like his story.  When he finished his last college game he signed a contract to play a 19 game tour for a “share of gate receipts that amounted to $100,000, during an era when typical league salaries were less than $100/game.  That 67-day tour is credited with legitimizing professional football in the United States.”

As far as the movie goes, overall I really enjoyed it.  It certainly wasn’t the best movie ever but I laughed a lot and both Melissa and I had a good time.

(Now for more of John Krasinski.  We’re getting ready to watch the new episode of The Office right now!)

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