The old 80s flick Red Dawn full of Cold War propaganda features a militia of teenagers saving the United States after the evil Soviets launch an invasion. We’ve decoded this story several times in the past (just run a search on Extra-Capsa) and how that militia is called the Wolverines – named after their school mascot, just like the Michigan Wolverines now in the Final Four. Reading a little deeper here we see that the movie from 1984 was filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico though was set in the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado – based on the actual village of Calumet, Michigan… thus making a solid connection with the Michigan Wolverines.
Red Dawn =314. The Wolverines =227. This year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament began 12,270 days after the release of Red Dawn and the Final Four game plays 7 months 22 days after the 33rd anniversary of its release. Saddam Hussein =722. Michigan Villanova =1722. X-Men Origins: Wolverine =314. Twenty Eighteen March Madness =1314.
- Red Dawn =33. Calumet Michigan =133. The 2012 remake of Red Dawn opened 10,333 days after the original and 3303 days after a South Park episode parody called ‘Grey Dawn’. Operation Red Dawn =133 was the mission to capture Saddam Hussein =133/3310 – the targets labelled Wolverine 1 & 2 in tribute of the movie, no shit. Michigan =303. Logan released on 3/3 and the Final Four is on 3/31.
Red Dawn 1984 opened on 8/10 and Kim Jong Un was born on 1/8. The Wolverine opened 8 months 1 day after Red Dawn 2012 (which features the North Koreans as the bad guys). X-Men Origins Wolverine =108/81 opened 8 years 11 months 1 day before this 4/2 Final. Wolverine, also known as Weapon X =180, first appeared in #180 of The Incredible Hulk =181 then had a full appearance in #181. The Society of Jesus =1181 and the prevalence of this code during this March Madness.
The first Wolverine film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opened in the USA (5/1/09) exactly 407 weeks before the premiere of the latest Wolverine movie, Logan (2/17/17) which, incidentally, came a parallel 407 days before this 3/31 Final Four.
- The second movie, The Wolverine =174 released (7/24/13) a span of 4 years 7 months (and change) before this year’s March Madness, just as the Michigan Wolverines ’89 Title (their one & only) came 4 years 7 months (and change) after the release of the original Red Dawn. The Wolverine also opened 1704 days before Michigan’s Sweet 16 win this year and 1714 days before the upcoming Final. Michigan University =1740 [J]. James Howlett =74 is the Wolverine’s real name and the character first appeared in comics in ’74.
Logan =1130 premiered 1 year 1 month 13 days before the Final Four. Calumet Michigan =113. The Michigan Wolverines =113. Their German star player Mo Wagner =1113 like their coach John Beilein =113. And this one is awesome: Michigan University was established 101,130 days after the formation of the Society of Jesus, for a big Jesuit connection to Michigan playing Loyola then possibly Villanova (which was founded 301 years 1 month after the Jesuits =113).
Using this same ‘birth’ date, Michigan University =278 opened 200 years 7 months 8 days before the 4/2 Final. Michigan Villanova =287.
That being said, the Kansas Jayhawks have the Civil Rights theme in full force, directly associating with the other Marvel superhero movie, Black Panther. A panther is a wildcat like the Villanova Wildcats here in the Year of the Dog. Essentially there are strong narratives in play for the four potential matchups in the Final; the angles focused here on Superheroes & Jesuits with a side of Civil Rights. It reminds me of Super Bowl 50, come to think of it, which as we reported on at the time, was very much Batman (Peyton Manning) versus Superman (Cam Newton) with major tributes to the Black Panther Party. As it turns out, Super Bowl 50 was exactly 112 weeks before these Final Four games with the parallel themes, and we know 112 is a core Jesuit code.
Anyway. Food for thought.