Week 13.5 A Movie called “RUDY”

I Just got home from 4-day trip and had a slight headache and was tired so I decided to rest and watch the movie Rudy. This was part of an assignment for class and I chose to kill 2 birds with one stone. Rest and watch this movie from 2000 of a story that really happened 1975. OK no excitement here.

It started with the character being really young and being put down because of a Dream he had. He wanted to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He played football in high school, and was 5’7” tall and 165 pounds.  The dream continued as he went to work with his Father at a Steel Mill. Only had one friend who encouraged him and gave him a Notre Dame Jacket.

One day this friend was killed in an industrial accident. At the funeral he decided to take the risk and just go for the Dream. He left everything behind and went to South bend Indiana, to join the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He met an old priest who told him the only way would be to go to a junior College for several semesters to qualify for Notre Dame School. This Priest became a mentor and Master mind for him.

Rudy was rejected for years to even be able to go to the School Notre Dame. He found a job on the football field with an old Janitor who mentored him and never told his story till the end.

Finally, with all the planning, a burning desire and help of the Old priest, he was accepted into Notre Dame. He barely got a spot on the Football team but only as a practice dummy and beat up for 2 years.

He went to the coach at the time and asked if he could dress out in one game and coach agreed to one game in the next year’s season. Rudy was so happy then. The Coach quit and the new Coach did not want to hear of it.

In the last game that Rudy would even be eligible to play the players and crowd began to chant his name Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. If I wasn’t so comfortable and warm in bed with my Wonderful Raphaela I would have jumped up and began cheering myself. They were winning and it got down to the last 15 Seconds of the game. The coach let him play. The Players carried him off the field, being the only time that’s happened since 1975.

In the special features the REAL RUDY was interviewed. It was a humbling moment to see someone portrayed bigger than life itself in a movie and the real person be an unassuming sort.

I must say the most of all inspiring things of this movie and my “take away” was that he never opened his mind to the Naysayers and kept the Dream. He only made it for 15 seconds on the field, but fulfilled his life’s dream. He wanted his dad to see him run out of the tunnel and play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He did.

I pray that my courage and persistence will match or surpass this devotion to my Dream.

Robert

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10 thoughts on “Week 13.5 A Movie called “RUDY”

  1. jenorator79

    I loved, too, how in his moment of weakness when he quits because he thinks he won’t be able to dress, life sends him a reality checking angel to remind him of his ‘DMP’. We are so supported if we are willing to receive!

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    1. masterkeyrea Post author

      Jen, Absolutely right. The unrecognizable Janitor, was HIS Mastermind, and too humble to say til the end. I loved the Movie and my Wonderful Raphaela was watching with me because I haven’t been watching the TV for several months now. We had the movie and not sure why. We watched 3 movies while in Pittsburgh this past 4 days and she is enjoying being together again. Go figure I act and am more Loving with my Family and they respond beyond even my most wildest dreams and words on the DMP. Key word of yours is RECEIVE, it is something we must choose to do and see that it is there whether or not it is in Faith that we SEE it.

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  2. dannycl

    Beautifully put Robert. Once again I found my emotional side wanting to shed a tear while reading your blog. It is a good thing we are composed mostly of water or I would have dried up years ago. Thanks

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    1. masterkeyrea Post author

      Yes indeed Mr Dan,
      I thank God for being able to have tears, with no more Fear, and let the emotions and Joy run like the bulls in Spain, as long as we take no one else GOOD in the doing.
      I Thank You for being My Master mind buddy and Friend,also.

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    1. masterkeyrea Post author

      Carole, Wish I could have seen them all. Many have commented and sound like the Team chose wisely as to which ones fit the 4 little things. Have a Happy and prosperous and Loving New Year for ALL

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  3. masterkeymartin

    Great review Robert. Thanks for pointing out the MM for me. Due to my definition of MM (2 or more working together for a common goal), I saw the Priest, Janitor and his rich friend more as mentors.

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  4. masterkeyrea Post author

    Martin, Your Welcome. At the moment I’m amazed at the view of the same movie by so many. I’ve popped around and just looked at the comments. BAM. the work is exciting. We all see differently and are on the same path, for common good. How wonderful is that?

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