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Joe Montana Tears Holes in 'Rudy'

9/8/2010 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Montana has some issues with the way his former college team was portrayed in "Rudy" -- because the former Notre Dame superstar just insinuated Rudy Ruettiger was more of a joke than an inspiration.

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Montana -- who played on the 1975 Fighting Irish squad with Ruettiger -- appeared on DirecTV's Dan Patrick Show this morning and said of the flick, "It's a movie remember ... not all that's true."

After a dismissive sigh, Montana undermined some of the main storylines in the movie saying, "The crowd wasn’t chanting … nobody threw in their jerseys."

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."

Joe finished, "He worked his butt off to get where he was ... but not any harder than anybody else."

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Truth    

DUDE SOUNDS JEALOUS. JOE, UR AN OLD MAN NOW. PUT A SOCK IN IT!!

1420 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

joe shut up..your beginning to make a fool of yourself..shilling yourself out for some werid looking sneakers that maybe a retard might wear,now a movie you can no way even remember so shut up joe
rudy rudy rudy

1420 days ago
3.

Bill Naivar    

Rudy was offsides.

1420 days ago
4.

w    

Let Rudy keep his glory Joe, you have everything and anything you want, come on man..

Rudy, rudy, rudy, Sean astin FTW!

1420 days ago
5.

Observer999    

I think it's good he spoke up... Too many Americans are in thrall to ridiculous 'miracle' stories, manufactured to keep them quiet and happy. Pat Tillman, balloon boy, Washington and the tree chopping, etc., etc.

Grow up.

1420 days ago
6.

bront69    

Joe, now that you are shilling for those those sneakers that a retard might wear, do you think that crapping on Rudy will make you seem like less of a dork? not working dude.

1420 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I think it's good he spoke up... Too many Americans are in thrall to ridiculous 'miracle' stories, manufactured to keep them quiet and happy. Pat Tillman, balloon boy, Washington and the tree chopping, etc., etc.

Grow up.

Posted at 8:04 AM on Sep 8, 2010 by Observer999
how about santa clause,tooth fairy,easter bunny,the grinch,scarecrow of romney marsh,bugs bunny,charlie brown..
tell me it aint so....

1420 days ago
8.

Monica    

This movie was made in 1993 and NOW he has something negative to say. Shut up!!! He's jealous someone didn't want to talk about him for a change.
Rudy was probably liked more than Montana was by the players.
GO IRISH!!!

1420 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I think it's good he spoke up... Too many Americans are in thrall to ridiculous 'miracle' stories, manufactured to keep them quiet and happy. Pat Tillman, balloon boy, Washington and the tree chopping, etc., etc.

Grow up.

here is an even more ridiculous one,,the english believing they won WW2...not even close,the american won it for them

1420 days ago
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noneofyourbusiness    

Well, I think it's totally pathetic for Joe to even really care. He is jealous of someone else's fame and that is so sad. It's a great movie and I love it and I could have given a crap less if it were true or not.

Grow a pair Joe!!

1420 days ago
11.

Good 4 Joe    

Joe Montana is jealous? Are you 12 years old "Truth" or totally unaware of the 1980s? Joe isn't jealous of anyone's accomplishments in football. Rudy is Boise State. Everyone has bought into the myth of the Little Engine That Could with them, and the truth is far different. Rudy was at best, according to his teammate an average player. And Boise is an average podunk mid-major that's riding the crest of an incredibly lucky wave. The second it crashes, nobody will even remember the Boise run. Except that maybe in 10 years Hollywood will produce some cheesy movie starring a Hobbit to play the main character in a film about the Broncos.

1420 days ago
12.

darisa    

joe - you're a clown. no matter how you try to negate Rudy, you end up looking stupid. the producers thought this feel good story was good enough to make into a movie and it is being watched even today. no one remembers who you are at all. just another dumbass baller who is still trying to be relevant.

1420 days ago
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Get back to work!    

Jeez, Joe, we know it's not a do***entary.

1420 days ago
14.

Freddy    

Damn Joe you have 4 Super Bowl Championships, 3 Super Bowl MVP's, and 2 NFL MVP awards. Rudy was an overachiever that got his moment in the sun for 1 day. Don't crush the man for a movie that Hollywood spiced up to make it look more dramatic. That's what Hollywood does so if you have an issue with the movie take your grievance to TriStar Pictures (the production company that put out Rudy).

1420 days ago
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ajp_    

Guess he's running out of things to talk about.

1420 days ago
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