08. September 2010 · Comments Off on Joe Cool Chills Rudy Legend · Categories: Archive 2009 · Tags: , , , , ,

Dan Patrick asked for Irish QB Joe Montana about the Rudy story.  TMZ breaks it down:

Montana, who played on the 1975 Fighting Irish squad with Ruettiger — appeared on DirecTV’s Dan Patrick Show this morning and said of the flick, "It’s a movie remember … not all that’s true."

After a dismissive sigh, Montana undermined some of the main storylines in the movie saying, "The crowd wasn’t chanting … nobody threw in their jerseys."

Montana acknowledged that the real Rudy did play in the final home game … and did get a sack — but stated that when the players carried Rudy off the field, they were "kinda playin’ around … I won’t say as a joke, but playing around."

Joe finished, "He worked his butt off to get where he was … but not any harder than anybody else."

Here’s the clip:

It’s not the first time I’ve heard many a liberty was taken with the Rudy story.

(HT: Ira at WTKA for pointing out the clip.)

Related: MATW cuts through it, "Joe Montana: Rudy was Lazy and a Liar" haha

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