同时，所发挥的作用，足球在美国的民族意识也已在1940部电影中，以加强Knute Rockne：美国好莱坞。虽然电影是基于罗克尼生活和圣母院队，但同时，它也延续了许多神话的同时，电影理想化的足球与生活的怀旧回忆罗克尼帮助作为一个教练。这部电影已经在流行的意识，特别是在上世纪80年代，当重复了Pres. Ronald Reagan数完整的引用，他也在电影的主演，这是描绘它的价值。然而，许多作者讨论电影和关于罗克尼和圣母院，延续或电影发明的神话。
There is a crucial narrative of football that is constantly used by administrators, coaches and also by politicians even today, through mainly uncritical media is the role of football as a masculine game. Some studies have also been conducted with a view to examine how the concept of masculinity and football interacted with each other during the late 19th and early 20th century. For example, the coaches, university officials, journalists frequently talked about the role of football in making tough men who were capable of handling difficult challenges. The result was that during the end of the 19th century, there was obsession with male body and a move has taken place in favor of a more masculine ideal at the time when ironically, physical prowess was losing ground to economic power. In this regard, it also needs to be noted that football is among the very few cultural and social activities in America in which men still tried to differentiate themselves from women, both as spectators and as players.
At the same time, the role played by football in national consciousness of America has also been strengthened by Hollywood in the form of the 1940 film, Knute Rockne: All American. Although the film has been based on the life of Rockne and the Notre Dame Teams but at the same time, it is also perpetuated a number of myths and at the same time, the film has idealized football with the help of the nostalgic recollection of the life of Rockne as a coach. This movie has been present in popular consciousness, especially during the 1980s when repeated references to the full number made by Pres. Ronald Reagan, who was also a co-star in the movie, for the values that were supposedly portrayed in it. However, many authors have discussed the movie and the myths regarding Rockne and Notre Dame that were perpetuated or invented by the movie.