Play Like a Champion Today

I saw the movie Rudy over the weekend. It is the story of a young man that wanted to play football at Notre Dame so bad.  His whole family were Notre Dame Football fans, especially his Father.  He tried out for the team and due to his persistence and toughness, he made the practice squad.

He was a member of the practice squad for 2 years and played his heart out every practice in order to get the starters ready to play each game.  He loved the game.  He pushed the entire team to get better.  He had heart.  In the movie, the coach of the team wished that several of his starters had the same amount of heart that Rudy had.

At the bottom of the locker room stairs, Notre Dame has posted a poster that says “Play Like a Champion Today”.   That is a great motto for football and for life.