Who Wants to Fly to Germany to See the 'Rocky' Musical?

Who Wants to Fly to Germany to See the 'Rocky' Musical?

The new "Rocky: The Musical" made its debut in Hamburg over the weekend with none other than Sly Stallone in attendance. This has to be the best thing to hit Germany since the invention of the dirndl.

Sports Illustrated has a photo gallery of the big show that is supposedly going to hit Broadway in 2013:

The world premiere of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky: The Musical took place Sunday at the Operettenhaus in Hamburg, Germany. Stallone teamed with heavyweight champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko to bring his classic 1976 film to the stage. The all-singing, all-dancing play is expected to transfer to Broadway in 2013.

You can see a few more photos over at SI.com or check out the description from the above AP photo:

Die Hauptdarsteller Terence Archie als Apollo Creed (l.), Wietske van Tongeren als Adrian und Drew Sarich als Rocky jubeln am Sonntag (18.11.12) im Operettenhaus am Spielbudenplatz in Hamburg waehrend der Schlussapplauses bei der Premiere des Musicals "Rocky". 36 Jahre, nachdem der Film ueber einen Underdog-Boxer aus Philadelphia in die Kinos kam, ist die Buehnenadaption des Oscar-praemierten Kinofilms nun in der Hansestadt erstmalig als Musical zu sehen. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Philipp Guelland/dapd

I thought the same thing. Looks like they went for more of a Little Mac look than the Italian Stallion if you ask me.

Here's what Sly said in a statement, via an MSN music website:

In a statement, Stallone says, "I'm so happy. It's amazing that the
Klitschkos are here and they're giving birth to something that is first on the
planet. I'm proud of you guys. I'm proud of Hamburg. Thank you!" Vitali adds,
"Sylvester Stallone is the Pope of "Rocky." Without Sylvester, nothing happens.
He's given birth to the idea and we've had lots of fun during our cooperation.
We're very convinced it will be successful."

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Video! (mostly in German):

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.