New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton started the writing of a screenplay so terrible that you’ll probably see it in theaters in a couple years. From FanIQ:
The movie, currently titled “The Xbox Kid,” is about a boy from a poor family in New Orleans who starts controlling the outcome of NFL games through a refurbished Xbox given to him by his grandfather following a devastating hurricane.
“I just wrote about four pages, piddling around with it,” said Payton, who later turned the idea over to a professional screen writer to flesh it out.
Payton is shopping the script in Hollywood now, and why not? It’s not like he has a season to prepare for or anything. What’s the point? It’s not like he needs the money, or the attention for being a guy with a couple fresh ideas. Did he start a writer’s group in team meetings? Focus, Sean, focus. Joe Gibbs is probably rolling over in his grave over this.