Rudy, the 1993 film about iconic Notre Dame walk-on Rudy Ruettiger, captured the spirit of college football. Now ESPN has cast the film's star, Sean Astin, to reprise his role as Rudy to explain the four-team college football playoff system that launches this season.
The focus of the commercial is on the NCAA’s bridge between revolutionizing the process of determining a national champion and continuing the college bowl tradition.
A committee of college football experts, including university leaders, coaches, athletes, and journalists, will select the four playoff teams.
“The selection committee will choose the four teams for the playoff based on strength of schedule, head-to-head results, comparison of results against common opponents, championships won and other factors,” according to CollegeFootballPlayoff.com.
True, but that explanation doesn't quite capture the spirit of Rudy like this: