Thursday, July 03, 2008

Lessons in Manliness: Knute Rockne

I somehow missed this post from last week at The Art of Manliness: "Lessons in Manliness: Knute Rockne".

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Knute Rockne, Notre Dame, and the Eucharist

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At 7/03/2008 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lessons in extended adolescence: professional athletes.

Knute Rockne may have found an amusing way to make a living and become famous. He also may have been a well-rounded student and a good ole boy, which elevates him above many of the drug users who play professional sports today.

But really, if we want lessons in manliness from the 1920s, would we choose to look at pro sports? Why not look to the mafia as well? They seem to have been family men... Alternatively, we could look to the men who proved themselves a few years earlier at the Marne, or a few years later trying to pull together the wrecked economy, or even during the roaring 20s as cops, businessmen, craftsmen, and other productive members of society.


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