"The original script did not have my dad written into it," recalled Papale, who was present on the set throughout the filming, which Wahlberg said added some pressure on him. Sign up for the Disney Bundle and get Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. He was at all my rough-tough games. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. Nobody other than Micky Ward who had ever come from my neighborhood became successful as an athlete. He deserves to do what's best for him and his family.'. In real life, Papale dated and married his second wife, Sandy during the movie's time frame. Washington radio crew gets it done, Sam Darnold isn't a bust, but Colts-Jets 2018 trade now feels one-sided, DK Metcalf projects greatness with performance vs. Stephon Gilmore, With Seahawks up next, Cowboys need to find winning ways on the road, Eli Manning content with retirement, 'got out at the right time', Broncos challenged by injuries just 19 days removed from optimism, Early-season NFL QB awards: Best start, most improved, most nimble, more, Which NFL teams are most, least analytics-advanced? #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/u9AJDtH7R9, Vince Papale made headlines in 1976 when he earned a spot on the Eagles' roster at the age of 30 after participating in just a tryout (and with no college football experience). I've made a number of films in Philadelphia, have made and met many amazing people and created many great friendships and bonds that will last forever, especially with Vince and his family. "A guy who was willing to sacrifice just to help the team he loved and inspire and motivate a city at a time they really needed it. As it turned out, it was one of Wahlberg's favorite parts. Biggest Week 3 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams: Outlook for Julio Jones, Davante Adams and more, Call a game from 2,300 miles away? So when Wahlberg played the role of boxer Micky Ward in "The Fighter" a few years later, a film he also produced, scenes were shot similarly to how HBO would do so in a regular boxing match. Vince Papale's first wife did leave him, leaving a similar note. Vince Papale's wife Janet Cantwell-Papale is the mother of their three kids, Gabby and Vinny. His story became the inspiration for the 2006 movie Invincible,* starring Mark Wahlberg.*. Sunday, he heads back to where it all began in a matchup between two undefeated teams. Not having to prepare for Saquon Barkley must be a reprieve for a banged-up 49ers defense. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience.