Larry David–Seinfeld co-creator, Curb Your Enthusiasm star and new Broadway darling–doesn’t want to stop there. He thinks he can coach in the NFL, too. David told NFL reporter Rich Eisen: “There’s no doubt in my mind. I write stories, so why couldn’t I draw up a play? What’s harder? I think a lot of writers could be offensive coordinators. I know I could do it.” That was back in 2013–and with his new play on Broadway you’d think David would be moving on.
But on a recent Howard Stern show the 67-year-old David was talking NFL again. “When I was a kid and we used to play football in the parking lot,” he told Stern, “I would design very good plays.” As for doing it at the pro level, David says: “Other people do that, why not me?” There, in just seven words, is the great secret to Larry David’s success. It boils down to a way of thinking–and here it is again: “Other people do that, why not me?”
Larry David’s play, A Fish in the Dark, is now on Broadway.