We did this Rock & Roll & College Football story a while back Kings Of Leon Are Huge Fans Of The Oklahoma Sooners Football Team. Well come to find out Scott Weiland is a huge fan of The University of Notre Dame Football program which happens to be feelnumb.com’s favorite team as well.
“I was the All-American Ohio boy with a far-off dream of playing for Notre Dame” – Scott Weiland
David Weiland, who adopted Scott at the age of 5 is a University of Notre Dame alumnus. When Weiland was asked about his love of the Fighting Irish by ESPN he responded,
“Oh yeah, that’s true. I love Notre Dame. Notre Dame runs deep in my family. My dad went there and played football [there] actually. I grew up in Cleveland and I remember going to my great aunt’s for Thanksgiving. She lived in Evanston, Ill., so when we were in the area, we would all go over to South Bend for Notre Dame football. Now I sit on my couch every Saturday during the season and watch them. I sit there with my fingers crossed and I sweat and say my Hail Mary’s. When they lose, I’m depressed for like three days!”
Weiland also was Quarterback of his High School team. Check it out…
Weiland even sent this open letter to former coach Charlie Weiss in January 2007.
Okay Charlie, at this point I am going to assume that you haven’t spoken to the Giants’ Organization about their “potential coaching job.” But LEAVING NOTRE DAME, your Alma Mater, without having achieved really anything of monolithic proportions like you’ve promised us is absurd and unfair. So at this point, I will get on my knees and beg. Don’t do it Coach. Don’t do it! Stay and do what you promised; your team, your school, the fans, the legacy deserves to be taken to the Promised Land. Your recruits Charlie, who are just beginning to trickle in, came to play for you. You! Not someone else and they are coming to South Bend to those brutal winters from places all over the country – from the South to Southern Cal, just to be led to the Promised Land. Jimmy Clausen, the most Highly recruited player in High School football committed to Notre Dame. When asked why in a recent interview, he said to play for coach Weiss and get a new environment. Why? The promised land, the Crown Jewel, the National Championship. But we can’t start talking about Notre Dame in the same breath as a National Championship yet. You’ve gotta win one. The team’s gotta go out there and get one. We the Irish Nation fight for it with you together and we will all win one together and walk away to the Promised Land together.
Rock n’ Roll Singer
Stone Temple Pilots
Legacy & Notre Dame Football Fan