Vince Vaughn appeared to have a ball whereas referencing a number of the well-liked movies from his oeuvre throughout an look on ESPN’s Faculty GameDay.
The actor and longtime sports activities fan was the Week 4 visitor picker Saturday on the cable tv program that previews the day’s NCAA school matchups. Through the episode, which filmed from the College of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Vaughn made it clear that he’s a giant supporter of the varsity’s Combating Irish, who’re set to play the Ohio State Buckeyes later Saturday in a high-profile sport between two nationally ranked groups.
“That is like choosing youngsters for me,” Vaughn defined. “My dad’s from [Ohio]. My sister, born in Columbus. My niece goes to Ohio State. And you may’t speak about soccer with out speaking in regards to the nice state of Ohio.”
He continued, “The Buckeyes are for actual, all the time. You possibly can by no means doubt them. That being stated, I performed for Notre Dame — I threw a cross [in Rudy]. If I had half the center of Rudy, I’d have been All-American as an alternative of choosing video games up right here with you guys.”
Vaughn — whose real-life sports activities pursuits didn’t proceed past highschool — even threw in a reference to his rule-focused character from David Dobkin’s 2005 comedy Wedding ceremony Crashers when he added: “Rule No. 76: Play like a champion. The Irish will prevail at this time!” This led to enthusiastic cheers from the Combating Irish devoted within the background.
Early in his performing profession, Vaughn performed Jamie O’Hara in David Anspaugh’s 1993 biographical sports activities movie that starred Sean Astin within the title position as Notre Dame walk-on defensive participant Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. Throughout his GameDay section, Vaughn wore a jacket much like one he donned in Rudy.