DIR: Scot Fure
PROD: Jack Hirn
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a land of extremes – of harsh winters and spectacular beauty. On its northern border sits Lake Superior and the port city of Marquette, home to Northern Michigan University. And in the 1970s, the NMU Wildcats football team put those staggering extremes on vivid display. From the agony of a winless season, they set out to experience whatever existed on the opposite end of the emotional spectrum – and went on a journey that, decades later, still defies belief.