One of my favorite national college football podcasts is The Audible with Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman. I have disagreed with both of them over the years (most notably Feldman’s tweets during the college football playoff) but it’s a solid show that covers a wide scope of the sport without hammering hot takes down your throat.
So... I’m stealing a show idea here (even though it was just a mailbag question that lasted 5 minutes):
What football story about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish do you want made as a “30 for 30”?
The concept is nothing new, as Irish fans have voiced their ideas over the years since this ESPN series has been under production. Notre Dame was a player in The U and they were also the focus in the Catholics VS Convicts movie that we all have seen. They’re also no stranger to shows and movies with Rudy, Knute Rockne All-American, A Season With Notre Dame, and others.
Notre Dame gets some screen time — but is there something more you want to see? Something more emotional? Something deeper? Maybe something with more meat on the bone?
Rather than throw in a poll here with some of my suggestions, I’m just going to list a few of the hypothetical movies that I want made. Please list your suggestions in the comments below.
The story of Raghib “Rocket” Ismail and how the most dangerous man in college football failed to win a Heisman, and started his professional career in Canada.
A deeper dive into the man known as, “Mr. Notre Dame.” From Leahy to Faust. Moose Krause was a very large fixture on the campus of Notre Dame.
Game of the Century
The story about the 1993 clash with the Florida State Seminoles and how the resulting win meant nothing to a media hell bent on handing a title to a favorite coach.
A season of Tragedy
A truthful account of Notre Dame’s 2010 season and all of the tragedy and controversy that surrounded the program and the school during that 6 month span.
A thorough report on why Notre Dame is independent in football, and all of the different ways in which the university has gone about the business of college football to remain that way.
It’s up to you now. Remember, these movies are more than just a factual account — they help explain the meaning behind the account.