(picking one Rudy clip is the Sophie’s Choice of this generation)
If you’ve never seen Rudy you probably have no interest in football and, if that’s so, you can stop reading right about…
If you have seen Rudy and didn’t get at least a little misty, you can go fuck yourself. Sorry, I’m not sorry, that’s just how I feel.
I’ve seen Rudy somewhere between 15-25 times, but the most memorable time I watched it was in college. It was a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon, I was sitting on my couch with my roommate flipping through channels. Then we came across Rudy. Being a human man it’s decoded in my DNA that whenever Rudy is on basic cable you watch. Like I said before, I had seen it a ton of times, but this time was different. My roommate was a Notre Dame legacy, he had gone to countless games growing up and eventually even earned his MBA from South Bend. The entire movie was almost like a lecture. He told me the inaccuracies, stories about the real Rudy and gushed over the campus.
This weekend that roommate invited me and a few other buddies to South Bend to see The Fighting Irish take on the Demon Deacons.
I saw the Golden Dome of Notre Dame.
I manned the grill at the tailgate, stuffing steak, smoked sausages and cheese burgers down my throat.
I drank a lot of beer. A LOT.
I saw Notre Dame crush Wake Forest.
Then I saw Kansas State and Oregon both fall, leaving Notre Dame as the last (BCS eligible) undefeated team in the nation.
AKA I just watched the #1 team in the country. Meaning I could have just seen the first Notre Dame championship team since 1988. If you don’t know about football that’s kind of a big deal considering Notre Dame is the most prestigious college football team in the world.
So yeah, it was a pretty good weekend.
Oh, one last thing.