2002 ESPN Vince Papale Segment
Originally airing during Monday Night
Football in November of 2002, this ESPN
segment on Vince Papale is what inspired
the filmmakers to make the movie starring
Mark Wahlberg. The segment aired as part
of a tribute to the 25th anniversary of
the movie Rocky, which told a similar
inspirational sports story.
Mark Wahlberg stars as a Philadelphia
bartender who tries out for the Eagles NFL
football team as a 30-year-old walk on and
makes the team. The movie was inspired by
the real life story of Vince Papale.