Chiefs coach Andy Reid shares his little-known connection to the movie ‘Grease’

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John Marshall High School in Los Angeles is famous for more than being the alma mater of Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

A number of movies and television shows, including “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Grosse Point Blank,” were all filmed there.

One other movie of note is “Grease,” which Reid knows well.

Unbeknownst to filmmakers, Reid sneaked into the school to see that movie, which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, being filmed in 1977.

Reid shared that nugget Tuesday on “Sports Take with Derrick Gunn, Barrett Brooks & Rob Ellis” in Philadelphia when asked about his high school being a location for the film.

“Yeah, they did. I actually snuck in there and kind of watched them,” Reid said. “I grew up right across the street from (the high school) or down the hill and around the corner, so it was a short walk. One block away.”

Ellis jokingly asked if Reid almost had a cameo with Travolta.

“I went to see Olivia, not Travolta,” Reid quipped. “That’s where they finished the show, right on that (football) field right there. So I knew all the ins and outs of that field, having grown up right there.”

There was more to the conversation as they discussed Philadelphia sports, KC barbecue, how Reid connects with younger players and why he’s been able to be successful for such a long time.

One of the more interesting answers from Reid came when he was asked if his football philosophy has changed since leaving Philadelphia and becoming the Chiefs coach in 2013.

“Not much. I try to take care of the bigs (linemen) the best I can, both sides of the ball,” Reid said. “If we can have a good solid quarterback... the corners, I think are important. So I’ve kept with that part of it. The way I treat the players I think is very similar.

“The media is different now. ... You’ve got to deal with that. Everybody’s a reporter now. I mean players, too. So everybody has a voice, and so that part’s a little bit different.”

Reid mentioned the rise of social media and said players profiting on their name, image and likeness (NIL) in college will be a future wrinkle for the NFL.

“We’re gonna have a new generation coming up here with the kids that are in college that are making money now, and so that’s going to add another dimension to it. There’s no portal here, I know that, so once you’re in, I got ya,” Reid said with a laugh.

“But it’s a little different, right? It’s a little different, but you gotta keep that whole maturation process. This thing’s never ending. It’s always you gotta keep growing and if you get stuck in your ways, you probably need to exit.”

Here is the conversation, and Reid, the former Mizzou assistant, had a fun exchange with Brooks, who played at Kansas State.