Stunt3 Multimedia, the folks behind the upcoming Gerald Ford/Willis Ward documentary, is asking for input from U-M fans on what other stories you’d like to see produced. It looks like the hype over the Fab Five film got their juices flowing:
“We saw with the ‘Fab Five’ film on ESPN just how much hunger there is for Michigan documentaries,” said Brian Kruger, President of Stunt3 Multimedia. “This is going to satisfy that hunger.”
They’ve got four pretty interesting ideas to extend their series and they’re asking you to contact them with your choice.
Tom and Drew: The Battle to be the Starter
Drew Henson came to Michigan as perhaps the most celebrated recruit ever, but when he arrived in Ann Arbor, there was another quarterback holding on to the starting spot – a lightly regarded beanpole from California named Tom Brady. In 1998, Brady was the starter and Henson was the backup, but in 1999, Coach Lloyd Carr came up with a system where they’d alternate as the starter. That decision split Wolverine Nation in 1999 – and the debate continues to this day.
Wangler to Carter: The Most Exciting Play in Michigan Football History
With just six seconds left in the 1979 game between Michigan and Indiana, the heavily favored Wolverines found themselves in a 21-21 tie with Coach Lee Corso’s Hoosiers. Enter Anthony Carter, a rail-thin freshman from Riviera Beach, Florida. With the Wolverines 45 yards away from the end zone, quarterback John Wangler hooked up with AC for the most exciting play in Michigan football history – a touchdown pass that resulted in broadcaster Bob Ufer’s most famous call ever.
Heisman Pose: Desmond Howard’s Magical Season
Through the years, 74 players have won the Heisman Trophy. But none of them ever showed as much flair as Desmond Howard. The flanker from Ohio was known as “Desmond Two-Two” for much of the 1991 season, because it seems he was scoring at least two touchdowns in every game. He became the Heisman front-runner early in the season when he laid out for an unbelievable touchdown catch against Notre Dame. But Howard really became a legend after scoring a touchdown on a punt return against Ohio State. He struck a Heisman pose in the end zone – and it’s a moment no Michigan fan will ever forget.
Leach v. Montana: The Michigan-Notre Dame Rivalry Resumes
The Michigan-Notre Dame series had been dormant since 1942, but in 1978, the teams finally resumed their rivalry. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in South Bend that September, two of the country’s best senior quarterbacks led their teams to battle – Michigan’s Rick Leach and Notre Dame’s Joe Montana. The game lived up to the hype, as the Wolverines and Irish bashed heads all afternoon. Notre Dame took a 14-7 lead before Leach and the Wolverines came storming back, blasting Montana’s team off the field to take a 28-14 win.
I’m interested in what you think so vote now:
To “really” vote, simply e-mail your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also include information on why you think that topic would make a great documentary.
The full press release is after the jump: