Made in Michigan, photo by mjo62000
The remake of the 1980s invasion film Red Dawn is being filmed in Mt. Clemens – one of many movies that are being shot in Michigan right now thanks to our industry leading film incentive. The movie is directed by Dan Bradley, stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki and is scheduled to be release September 24, 2010.
Mary Jo has a few more photos from the film in her slideshow and you can see a few more from RIPizzo.
You can get all kinds of Red Dawn information from Beyond Hollywood including some YouTube videos from the filming (explosions!)
Speaking of explosions, here’s the trailer for the original Red Dawn.
Gophers at Crisler Arena, photo by B Cohen
Crisler Arena at the University of Michigan hosts men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s gymnastics and women’s gymnastics. It opened in 1967, was named for Fritz Crisler, legendary UM football coach and athletic director and designed by Dan Dworsky. Wikipedia’s page on Crisler Arena says that is is often called “The House that Cazzie Built,” a reference to superstar Cazzie Russell. Russell led UM to Big Ten titles ’64-66 and his popularity caused the team’s fanbase to outgrow Yost Fieldhouse. The arena seats almost 14,000 and you can read more about it at the Crisler Arena page at MGOBLUE.com.
Wikipedia’s entry for the University of Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball says:
The Wolverines have won 12 Big Ten regular-season conference titles, as well as the inaugural Big Ten Tournament in 1998, which it later forfeited due to NCAA violations. The team has appeared in the NCAA Final Four on six occasions (1964, 1965, 1976, 1989, 1992* and 1993*) and won the national championship in 1989 under Steve Fisher. The program later forfeited its 1992 and 1993 Final Four appearances due to NCAA violations. Other notable players who played for Michigan include Daniel Horton, Bernard Robinson, Gary Grant, Terry Mills, Glen Rice, Jalen Rose, Rumeal Robinson, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Cazzie Russell, and Mark Hughes. (I’ll add Robert Traylor, Rudy Tomjanovich and Phil Hubbard to that list)
More items of interest for you include a biggee-sized view from up high, this photoset titled Paging the Fab Five and a couple of photos of Crisler Arena from the Bentley Historical Library.
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Manabezho Falls, long exposure, photo by DA2Brian.
The Manabezho Falls are part of the Presque Isle River’s spectacular final dash to Lake Superior. The entire 1 mile stretch is very beautiful, with lots of bare rock and rapids. It is easily accessible from the Presque Isle entrance off of CR-519 on the western end of the park…
Manido Falls are just short distance upstream. Nawadaha Falls is a bit farther upstream. Downstream of Manabezho the river plunges into a narrow gorge. The “falls” there have no name, but they are quite interesting.
The falls are located in the Porcupine Mountains State Park and you can see more photos of Manabehzho Falls on Flickr (slideshow) and also check out the Porcupine Mountains group!
I’m pretty sure that “Manabehzo” is Manabozho, the Ojibwa/Algonquin trickster and messenger of the Great Spirit. For more about this colorful figure, check out Manabozho, the Mischief-maker by Rick Walton.
The above photo is one of many great shots in the Rose Bowl Game timeline on the official Rose Bowl site. It’s from the first ever Rose Bowl Game in 1902. As the account makes clear, it was a very good day for the gang from Michigan:
1902 – Michigan 49 Stanford 0
Michigan (10-0) defeats Stanford (3-1-2) at wooden Tournament Park, 49-0. Fielding (Hurry Up) Yost’s point-a-minute Wolverines outscore 11 foes 550-0 for the season. Michigan fullback Neil Snow scores five touchdowns in this first Tournament of Roses Game and halfback Willie Heston carries 18 times for 170 yards. Guard W.K. Roosevelt, second cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, plays for Stanford despite a bone fracture in his leg.
You can get a lot more Rose Bowl / Wolverines history from Absolute Michigan and learn more about Fielding Yost in Wikipedia and at the UM Bentley Historical Library.
touchdown, photo by Boston Fan in Michigan.
People who are paying attention will notice that the photographer had another photo posted recently. In my defense, I can say without any doubt that she has the best photos of University of Michigan Wolverine fans, hands down.
DSC_0218, photo by Chris Lang.
2006 is shaping up to be even bigger as the #2 Wolverines will travel to Columbus to face the #1 Buckeyes. Over on Absolute Michigan we have put together a massive University of Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Rivalry Page which is packed with history, links, photos, video of this 100+ year old football feud that we think might be the single best page we’ve ever made.
One thing is for sure: Next Saturday, there’s going to be crying in Columbus!