I know I may step on some toes here, but I really am not a fan of the movie Rudy. I have always felt like it was too much of a “feel good” movie to hold a lot of weight. Turns out I may have been right.
On the Dan Patrick Show today, Joe Montana, Four time Super Bowl QB for the San Francisco 49ers and a Notre Dame alum, not only agreed, but he debunked some of the greatest “feel good” moments in the film.
About the scenes when the fans chanted “Rudy” at the end of the game to get then coach Dan Devine to let Rudy in the game, the scene when fellow players paraded into Devine’s off and turned in their uniforms to get Rudy in the game, and when they carried him off the field at the end of the game, this is what Montana had to say:
“It’s a movie, remember,” Montana said. “Not all that’s true…the crowd wasn’t chanting. No one threw in their jerseys.”
Montana also added that that at that time Notre Dame set its schedule so that all the seniors would be able to play in the final home game.
“He got in. He did get a sack,” Montana said, while adding that the scene where Rudy gets carried off was a bit of an exaggeration.
“The guys carried him off, kind of playing around,” Montana said. “I won’t say it’s a joke, but playing around.”
However, Montana did say Rudy’s effort was genuine. “He worked his butt of to get where he was and do what he did.”
I bet he had no issues with Any Given Sunday baby!!!