Twitter reacts to the Packers hire of new coach Matt LaFleur with references to a 2004 comedy

JR Radcliffe
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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New Packers coach Matt LaFleur (right) will aim to help his new team dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge the rest of the NFC North.

The Green Bay Packers have selected Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur to be their head coach, and that presents an opportunity to dust off the 2004 smash comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."

That's not at all to imply that LaFleur is an underdog. But he does share a name with the movie's main character, Peter LaFleur (portrayed by Vince Vaughn), whose Average Joe's Gymnasium faces closure and demolition at the hands of White Goodman (Ben Stiller) and his corporate Globo Gym across the street. He enlists the help of a bunch of misfits and enters a dodgeball tournament with the hopes of winning the considerable purse and securing the gym's future.

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You know a place where this particular pop culture reference got noticed? Twitter. 

Oh, you don't get the Chuck Norris connection? Well, you're just going to have to watch the movie. 

Speaking of larger-than-life heroes, here's another intriguing LaFleur connection.

Jeff Janis, baby! Here are a few other bits of analysis from around the Twitterverse concerning LaFleur:

Smile, Packers fans.



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