Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DAY 356: BLACK AND BLUE

     Tonight I'm attending a University of Michigan Alumni event.  The U of M club is screening the movie Black and Blue: The story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.  The film's director/producer will be hosting a Q & A after the movie.  It should be interesting.  President Ford played football at Michigan and refused to play against Georgia Tech when they told the U-M coach that Michigan had to bench its only black player, Willis Ward.  Ford ended up playing the game because his friend Ward asked him to.  The movie chronicles the game, the friendship between Ford and Ward and how Ford was involved in civil rights throughout his life.  
     Speaking of football games, I'm a little sad I won't get to wear my ¡Vamos Azul! t-shirt (that I haven't bought yet) to the Michigan vs. Alabama game which will be played in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium on September 1.  I'll be in Napa, since it's Labor Day weekend.  I know, I know, it's such a hard life to have such great options to chose from--a trip to wine country or a fun college football game at a top-rated NFL fstadium.   

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