In case you are of the belief that Hollywood movies hew as close to the unvarnished objective truth as possible, allow me to brush those pesky scales from your eyes. They don't. Exaggeration and embellishment for the sake of entertainment are a stock in trade.â†µ
With that amazing revelation out of the way, Joe Montana would like to destroy Rudy for you.
Apparently, the hallmark of inspiration sports movies is riddled with inaccuracy, if not outright fabrication. Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, Montana dismissed Rudy Ruettiger's story as nowhere near as touching as the movie adaptation would have you believe.â†µ
"The crowd wasn’t chanting … nobody threw in their jerseys."â†µ
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."â†µ
Joe finished, "He worked his butt off to get where he was ... but not any harder than anybody else."
Aw, you hang in there, Rudy. Don't worry if Joe Cool wants to stomp on your myth. You keep at it. We can't have athletic duffers not believing that if they just scrape a little harder, they can overcome a wholesale lack of talent.â†µ