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2021 Fictitious Contributor Round 2

Tony D'Amato

Tony D'Amato
  • Contest: 2021 Fictitious Contributor Round 2
  • TV Show/Movie Appeared: Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Actor/Actress: Al Pacino
  • Why you should vote:: Say what you want about the realism of the movie, Pacino’s coaching speech near the end of the film was as good as anything any fictitious coach ever did.
  • Why you should not vote:: We have this funny feeling he won’t do that well as the General Manager and Head Coach of that Albuquerque expansion team.
  • Sure he was crusty, and probably too old-school for his own good, but there was a charm in Coach Tony D’Amato’s love of Football’s past, and the way he clung to tradition. Often the coach in a sports film is not presented in a way that is likable, but D’Amato was anti-establishment; far unlike most of the Football coaches we are used to seeing.

    We know that there are two major things working in Tony D’Amato’s favor for enshrinement in our Hall of Fame. The first is that captivating “inches” speech he delivered that can be made relevant in almost all walks of life. The second is the fact he had relations with a post-Showgirls, Elizabeth Berkley, who was easily the hottest woman in the film. Yeah, we know he paid for it, but we are choosing to give him a pass on it.


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