Dolphins Use Warrior to Get Pumped Up for Chargers Game

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton in 'Warrior'
Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton in 'Warrior' - © Lionsgate Films
File this one in the “news that’s not really news but still sort of interesting” category… The Miami Dolphins will be watching Warrior in order to get themselves all pumped up to take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Apparently taking in a screening of the family drama about two brothers who wind up facing off against each other in the ultimate MMA championship is just what Chad Henne, Reggie Bush, Brandon Marshall, and Kevin Burnett need in order to be able to chalk up a win against the Chargers.
Note to Chargers: make the playing field even by getting your own private screening of the film. It may not help you win, but at least you’ll be seeing one of the best films of the year and taking away the Dolphins’ psychological advantage.
Lionsgate announced the Dolphins’ request for a screener, saying the team asked for a copy of Warrior “to watch for inspiration before Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.”
I did warn you this wasn’t really news.
About Warrior:
Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.
Source: Lionsgate Films – September 29, 2011