While the term might be new to you, we all know about and have experienced earworms: songs or snippets of songs that get stuck in one's mind. Yesterday, unbidden and from an unknown origin, the main theme from this song was my earworm:
It's a pretty pleasant piece of music as earworms go, but it was driving me crazy: where was this from? There aren't any lyrics to help, and when my own efforts failed I was reduced to whistling the theme for others hoping they could help. (They couldn't.) And then, finally, I remembered! It's the theme from "Rudy", a movie based on a true story about an under-talented young man whose lifelong dream was to play for the Notre Dame football team.
I'd like to think of this as a sort of mental alarm clock going off. Not a diurnal clock, but a seasonal one, and the season in question is for college football. So to the possible dismay of newer readers of this blog and the ongoing despair of my long-time readers, it's time once more for your weekly dose of (completely over-the-top but somewhat tongue-in-cheek) Notre Dame football propaganda!
Today Notre Dame, the greatest college football team in the universe, kicks off its 2014 campaign to glory by taking on a team apparently named for a starchy foodstuff*: Rice University. 17th-ranked** Notre Dame ought to make a meal of them. (I'm sure Rice fans will take all of this with a grain of salt, which is probably how the Fighting Irish will take their Rice. I know, I know, I have a "Ricense" of humor.)
Anyhow, lunch will be served at 3:30 p.m. ET today and televised on NBC.
* Not really.
** Of course, they should be ranked #1, but part of the fun each year is watching them work their way up the rankings.