The woman behind Lombardi

Thanks largely to Tom Brady and Gisele's date night, the Broadway hit "Lombardi" has been the buzz of New York. After taking in the play herself, our Melissa Jacobs sat down with actress Judith Light, who plays Vince Lombardi's wife, to talk about the previously untold story of the famed coach's wife -- and how tackling this role transformed Light into an NFL fan.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:20 AM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

Last Saturday night, while the Jets were engaged in a wild-card battle with Peyton Manning and the Colts, Tom Brady and wife, Gisele Bundchen, were catching the Broadway hit "Lombardi." Rex Ryan, ever the rabble rouser, suggested Brady should have spent been watching the Jets/Colts game instead, as if it were a missed scouting opportunity. "Peyton Manning would have been watching our game," proclaimed Ryan.

Call me irresponsible too, Rex, because on Tuesday night I blew off my Pilates ...

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