September 8th, 2010 at 9:44 PM ^

This was recently linked on Daring Fireball and discusses a 1941 print that's in vivid color.

Within the post is a link to a collection of Russian photographs from the early 1900s that are also impressive in their depth of color.


Of course, this doesn't mean I don't love Calvin and Hobbes.


September 8th, 2010 at 7:43 PM ^

I checked that movie out at the UGLi library one year. The woman at the desk gave me a dirty look and I let her know that I just wanted a good laugh.


September 8th, 2010 at 8:18 PM ^

..talking about this on espn radio (on my way to pick up chinese...i told the guy my order, he grabbed it and promptly spilled THE ENTIRE ORDER on the ground. took another 10 minutes, but i did squeeze 2 egg rolls and a large noodles out of him), and was dying. dan patrick was killin' 'em.

apparently not everyone liked rudy.

and apparently joe montana is lol.


September 8th, 2010 at 9:29 PM ^ takeaway from the video is that Rudy hurried GT's QB toward the end of a 24-3 blowout for Notre Dame at home in front of a crowd that looked to be sitting on its hands.


Also, Joe Montana FTW.


September 8th, 2010 at 11:39 PM ^

I must be older than I thought cuz I remember that ugly ass end zone art.

Truth be told, growing up in Southern California, my family and my best friend's family were the biggest Notre Dame honks on the west coast.  His brother eventually walked on and played QB for the Irish.  I wised up and became a leader and best.


September 9th, 2010 at 11:30 AM ^

On a related note, does anyone know where to find a reliable article on how ND used to cheat during the Rockne days and why Yost was against them.  I have a buddy who is a Wolverine down there right now and has been dealing with a week of pure "Yost was a racist and anti-papist."


September 10th, 2010 at 4:03 AM ^

Well, the dude's a major opportunist who turned a pretty meaningless (not to mention common) story into a career and he's allegedly a drunk so I'm not totally surprised Domers hate him and his movie. Especially considering how many recruits cite it as the reason they picked Notre Dame.

I think finding Rudy inspiring requires a total lack of understanding about walk ons (and I'm not talking about the Brian Griese variety) and how prevalent they are. There are hundreds of Rudy's every year in college football, some of them with more compelling stories. There was a walk on at a college in South Carolina last year who was 40 and had served in the military for 20 years. Remember that reporter from USC's student paper who walked on for an article and actually made the team? Those are a lot better than the Rudy's story. In fact, one of the things that made Rudy's story so interesting was his age... he was 27 when he graduated from Notre Dame... and yet the movie doesn't even bother with that angle.


September 10th, 2010 at 6:48 AM ^

The movie/legend weren't based on that one play.  If you think so, you missed the whole point of the film.  The inspiring part of the story was the passion for football and the persistence of the player to achieve his goal of playing for Notre Dame.

And the fact that he didn't play much (unlike Jordan Kovacs) only highlights how impressive that persistence/passion was: he went through all the blood, sweat, and tears for just a tiny sliver of glory.  Yeah, it would be a great story if someone worked hard and became a superstar or a millionaire.  But that movie was a celebration of the regular Joes and benchwarmers who treasure their moment in the sun for the rest of their lives.

I'm not a big fan of the movie Rudy.  I've seen it multiple times, but that's mainly because when I used to substitute teach, it was a frequent "lesson plan" for teachers.  But I'm not biased enough against all things Notre Dame to diminish the relevance/importance/significance of the story.


September 10th, 2010 at 7:42 AM ^

I think the problem people have is where they see no reason for Dan Ruttiger to be pseudo-famous and have a career for doing something NOT all that out of the ordinary.

While I agree to some extent, showing that kind of persistence in something IS out of the ordinary.


September 10th, 2010 at 7:41 AM ^

Consider that Rudy is 75% made-up.

The Ernie Davis story in The Express is nearly completely true (except for adding in the game at WV that was actually a home game, and unnecessarily changing the scores of some of the games for some odd reason).