01. July 2013 · Comments Off on Calisthenics with Coach Kipke (1933) · Categories: 2013 · Tags: , , , ,

Thanks to Black and Blue creator Buddy Moorehouse for sending this over.  There’s no audible sound but this clip is worth checking out nonetheless.  It’s from 1933 featuring Coach Harry Kipke, several of the players and includes some game footage and a lot of shots of the team warming up and going through drills.  Buddy found this on a recent visit to Grand Rapids to check out the Growing Up Grand exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum:

I love the vintage game footage of the kick-off 45 seconds in.  The opponent throws up a double wedge but the Michigan men maintain their lanes and squash the return.  The full clip is 9 minutes and is property of the U-M Bentley Historical Library.

Also on display at the exhibit is the RIGHTEOUS pigskin from the 1934 Georgia Tech game:

1934-Game-Ball-Michigan-Georgia-Tech_thumb[1] Buddy also passed along that in honor of Gerald Ford’s 100th birthday on July 14, 2013, every PBS affiliate in the state will be airing Black and Blue.  Nice!

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