Ed Marinaro tells Class Act Sports exclusively that he is working on a ‘Blue Mountain State’ Movie
Joe Namath’s annual March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Classic always brings together numerous athletes and actors. And this year was no different. Among those on hand was Namath’s longtime friend and former Jets teammate, Ed Marinaro. The two played together on the Jets in 1976.
“I’ve been here, I don’t even know how many years in a row, probably my fifth. Joe [Namath] is such an icon here and in professional football especially in New York. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time so this is the only time I really get to see him anymore. All of these great professional business men who come in and support the charity, and all the great Hall of Famers who come. Pro Football Hall of Famers, basketball Hall of Famers, baseball Hall of Famers. It’s very humbling for me,” Marinaro told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports in September while at the outing in Bethpage, New York.
Marinaro played in the NFL for six years, after finishing his college career at Cornell as one of the best college running backs ever. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and was the 1971 runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Since retirement, he has transitioned into the acting world, appearing on such hit shows as ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘Blue Mountain State’.
‘Blue Mountain State’ revolves around a fictitious college and it’s football team.
“The series didn’t get renewed. We did three seasons. It’s still pretty popular and right now I am going to try and get it done as a movie. A ‘Blue Mountain State’ Movie. We have a lot of fans out there clamoring to see that. Hopefully by next year, we will be in the theaters. You are the first ones I have talked to exclusively about that,” Marinaro told Class Act Sports.
He knows the process won’t be easy, and has already begun working on it, but hopefully the ‘Blue Mountain State’ movie will come to fruition.
“It’s just a matter of getting the intellectual property rights. I’ve been working on that. It is encouraging, but it’s a process like anything. I just want to get on with the craziness of ‘Blue Mountain State’. It’s certainly challenging and the odds aren’t in your favor. But I’m giving it a shot and I really believe in the project and I believe in our fan base. I keep getting tweets from our fans who want to see another season. I don’t think that’s going to happen but we will do a movie,” Marinaro told Class Act Sports.
At age 62, he still has a lot of acting (and golf) left in him.
“I’m proud of the things I have done. Actors don’t retire, they just die. So I am going to just keep doing it until nobody hires me any more,” he said