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Does it make me any less of a man because I have tears in my eyes?:cry:

 

Te'o makes Tebow look like a mass murderer (maybe that's me being bias). This kid deserves all the accolades that come his way.

 

For the team's sake, but perhaps more for Te'o's sake, I hope they make it to the NC game and win it.

 

You could write book after book about this young man and you will still have not said enough about him.

 

Maybe a little strong, but he could very well be a walking saint.

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I am glad Manti brought the spirituality part up about Notre Dame, because people will leave this out of the equation. Everyone wants to talk about the best combination of Academics and Athletics, but they will say their is something special about Notre Dame.

 

My Dad and I had this conversation about Notre Dame the next day, after the 2010 Purdue game. We were discussing recruiting, and what draws a kid from Hawaii or Florida to Notre Dame. Is it academics? Is it tradition? Is it football? Is it a combination of these things, but most recruits can get these things at other universities. What draws a student to northern Indiana, a small university, with tough academics, and not necessary a big party school. The conclusion that I came up with was it had be the spirituality and Our Lady on the Dome.

 

She always wants to bring us closer to her son, and her university is an instrument to accomplish that goal.

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I am glad Manti brought the spirituality part up about Notre Dame, because people will leave this out of the equation. Everyone wants to talk about the best combination of Academics and Athletics, but they will say their is something special about Notre Dame.

 

My Dad and I had this conversation about Notre Dame the next day, after the 2010 Purdue game. We were discussing recruiting, and what draws a kid from Hawaii or Florida to Notre Dame. Is it academics? Is it tradition? Is it football? Is it a combination of these things, but most recruits can get these things at other universities. What draws a student to northern Indiana, a small university, with tough academics, and not necessary a big party school. The conclusion that I came up with was it had be the spirituality and Our Lady on the Dome.

 

She always wants to bring us closer to her son, and her university is an instrument to accomplish that goal.

 

I am a non-believer and have been a ND fan for life due to the Irish-American tradition and their ability to have great football and academics. I think each player comes for their own reasons and I bet many have no spiritual component to their love of ND...just sayin...

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I am glad Manti brought the spirituality part up about Notre Dame, because people will leave this out of the equation. Everyone wants to talk about the best combination of Academics and Athletics, but they will say their is something special about Notre Dame.

 

My Dad and I had this conversation about Notre Dame the next day, after the 2010 Purdue game. We were discussing recruiting, and what draws a kid from Hawaii or Florida to Notre Dame. Is it academics? Is it tradition? Is it football? Is it a combination of these things, but most recruits can get these things at other universities. What draws a student to northern Indiana, a small university, with tough academics, and not necessary a big party school. The conclusion that I came up with was it had be the spirituality and Our Lady on the Dome.

 

She always wants to bring us closer to her son, and her university is an instrument to accomplish that goal.

 

I could not have said it any better. We are Our Lady's University!

Notre Dame, Our Mother, pray for us!

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I know I have a bias of being a Notre Dame fan and therefore lack ANY objectivity on this, but Manti Te'o's methods of inspiring others and giving back strike such a different tone than someone like Tim Tebow.

 

I have no doubt that Tebow is sincere in his desire to help people and in his personal faith, but I invariably find him tiresome when he gives interviews and really quite shallow in his faith and message - he gives credit to Jesus as a reflexive answer and shows little to no introspection.

 

Manti on the other hand has a message that is deep, and personal and raw about his faith and how it sustains him through hardship and humbles him in moments of glory. Maybe it is the difference between watching closely as Manti has matured and become so much more than just a football player to the Notre Dame family....maybe it is because of the unimaginably composed way he handled the personal tragedy this season....maybe its just perception, but I see oceans of difference in the way the two men can deliver a message of similar intent (looking to a higher power).

 

I guess for me it comes down to this - Tebow's expressions of his faith play as shallow and eye-roll worthy many times - NOT his intentions or motivations, just the impression it leaves on people; whereas Manti's (even though he comes from a faith background foreign to most Americans and all Catholics) come across as spiritual and genuine.

 

Having grown up Catholic, my faith would undoubtedly share more in common with Tebow's version of Christianity than Manti's Mormonism would any day of the week and twice on Sundays...but if I had to select one of them to deliver an ecumenical message of spirituality, there is zero doubt it would be Manti.

 

I will miss Manti as a Notre Dame player and I will follow his post-ND career closely, but the videos of the way he handles adversity and success are something that I have copied and share with my children...

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I am a non-believer and have been a ND fan for life due to the Irish-American tradition and their ability to have great football and academics. I think each player comes for their own reasons and I bet many have no spiritual component to their love of ND...just sayin...

 

Always been curious about what brought Ryan Harris to us.

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Does it make me any less of a man because I have tears in my eyes?:cry:

 

Te'o makes Tebow look like a mass murderer (maybe that's me being bias). This kid deserves all the accolades that come his way.

 

For the team's sake, but perhaps more for Te'o's sake, I hope they make it to the NC game and win it.

 

You could write book after book about this young man and you will still have not said enough about him.

 

Maybe a little strong, but he could very well be a walking saint.

 

Well said. I just got to watch the interview, have been missing in action due to my wife's chemo treatment. Manti is a saint, and maybe that is why we are winning.

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I know this thread is about Manti's interview, but rather than start a completely new thread, I thought I'd add to this. Manti is a hell of a player and the type of player I probably won't see play wearing the Blue and Gold again. He's a once in a generation type player that deserves the accolades and "props" he gets. I stumbled upon this Manti highlight video worth sharing.

 

 

Edit: It is, by the way, the last time Manti runs out of the tunnel.

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