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Notre Dame legend Rudy Ruettiger meets and greets at BYU football fireside
The Digital Universe ^ | November 23, 2013. | Ben Lockhart

Posted on 11/24/2013 9:09:07 AM PST by Ripliancum

It really is a small world after all, even at Mormon devotionals in mid-western Indiana.

The BYU football team gave its traditional pre-game fireside message Friday at a packed house that included Notre Dame football legend Rudy Ruettiger and former BYU basketball coach Steve Cleveland.

Ruettiger attended with his friend and Latter-day Saint Bishop Randy Garn, and told The Universe he was looking forward to seeing the Fighting Irish and Cougars play more often over the next several years.

BYU football players Bronson Kaufusi and Skye Povey talk with Notre Dame legend Rudy Ruettiger at the team’s traditional pre-game fireside Friday.

“It’s starting to become a good tradition,” Ruettiger said, noting that -several scenes from Rudy, the film memorializing his efforts to play for Notre Dame, were filmed during the the two teams’ contest in 1992.

Ruettiger, one of the most iconic figures in college sports, said he appreciates the way the Cougars represent the university.

“I was impressed with the coaches and with the players and with how they interact with each other,” Reuttiger said. “I’m impressed with where the foundation is. … The coach really has a good thing going.”

(Excerpt) Read more at universe.byu.edu ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; football; lds; mormon

1 posted on 11/24/2013 9:09:07 AM PST by Ripliancum
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2 posted on 11/24/2013 9:11:10 AM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: Ripliancum; admin

Why is this in the religion forum?
It’s sports news.


3 posted on 11/24/2013 9:23:46 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Ripliancum
Ruettiger said, noting that several scenes from Rudy ... were filmed during the the two teams’ contest in 1992.
Wasn't it Georgia Tech?
4 posted on 11/24/2013 9:32:24 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ripliancum
If anyone hasn't seen the movie Rudy, I would strongly advise you to see it before you watch any of the Lord of the Rings films.

I made the mistake of watching the LOTR movies first, which meant I sat through all of Rudy thinking that Sam Gamgee was the main character.

5 posted on 11/24/2013 9:41:54 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: svcw
They attended a BYU devotional. The team does it the night before every game.

More about them here: 2013 BYU Football Fireside Schedule

Ironically, LDS devotionals are not allowed on FR, however, posting articles about them are.

6 posted on 11/24/2013 9:45:27 AM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: oh8eleven

I think the main game was, yes. Rudy was apparently referring to some of the other scenes in the film.


7 posted on 11/24/2013 9:46:12 AM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: svcw

To a number of Freepers, football is a religion.


8 posted on 11/24/2013 9:49:01 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Alberta's Child

LOL.

Sam: “I wonder if we’ll ever be put into songs or tales, Frodo?”
Frodo: “Why yes, Rudy, they already made a movie about you, let it go already before they put Orcs on the offensive line!”


9 posted on 11/24/2013 9:50:04 AM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: Ripliancum

LOL. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t shake it.


10 posted on 11/24/2013 9:51:27 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Ripliancum

They also invited Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, but no one saw her.


11 posted on 11/24/2013 9:53:22 AM PST by MUDDOG
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To: max americana

True enough


12 posted on 11/24/2013 10:26:37 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Ripliancum

I understand that, this thread is resulting from a news story, that’s why I asked.


13 posted on 11/24/2013 10:27:36 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Ripliancum

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy


14 posted on 11/24/2013 11:05:49 AM PST by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: Ripliancum

BYU is one of he dirtiest teams in football.


15 posted on 11/24/2013 1:03:09 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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