Notre Dame Drops Dandy of a Manti Te'o Heisman Anthem

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 4, 2012

Te'o. We say Te'o. 

The Notre Dame athletics department (h/t Big Lead) brings the nation a mellowed-out hype video using song lyrics that rhyme with their Heisman candidate's name, Manti Te'o

It's a good thing the Jamaican folk song "Day-O" exists, because it allowed the department to rather easily switch the lyrics to include the defensive prowess of the Heisman candidate. 

The video comes at a great time, as Te'o is battling Johnny Manziel for what should be a hotly debated award. Oh yeah, and there is some Collin Klein guy going to this ceremony on Saturday as well. 

The Fighting Irish haven't had a Heisman winner since Tim Brown won the coveted prize in 1987. Not only would Te'o bring the program's total to eight, he would be the first defense-only player to win the award, via ESPN

The video is an epic mash-up of some of the best moments of the senior linebacker's remarkable season, including some great shots of interceptions, hard hits and Notre Dame success. 

Yes, it's a bit hard to handle if you happen to be pretty much anyone not claiming Notre Dame as your favorite college football team. 

It doesn't bother me because anytime I hear this song I immediately think of the fantastic scene from Beetlejuice when Catherine O'Hara sings and dances to the Harry Belafonte version

Now you Notre Dame fans have something to get you in the mood for what might be a big day for the program this Saturday. 

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