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The Ohio State University Marching Band (TBDBITL)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckeyefool, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    I think we should declare war with Pennsylvania.

    Bomb State College
     
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  2. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    :slappy: :slappy:

    We did that once with another state and the war still exists.

    How bout we do that to Ann Arbor this weekend. The Nits will be there too. 2 birds, 1 Tomahawk
     
  3. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I don't know about anyone else but if I went to a penn state, scUM, wisky, or most big ten road games I'd pretty much expect to have beer tossed on me, things thrown at me or to be taunted. If they want to complain about having it bad as visiting fan, try being a US fan in Mexico at a National team game. Getting hit with batteries, beer, churros, bags of urine, and glass is par for the course.
     
  4. Golferdow01

    Golferdow01 East-Coast Living

    Ok that's going way too far...the second I get hit with a churro is the second I declare war...nevermind the urine or glass...you waste a churro, your ass is mine
     
  5. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Churros is the line :mad2:
     
  6. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    It's becoming to be more of a problem with night games in college football. How can you expect people to behave after drinking all afternoon and then for them to act in a sober manner is way out of character. I have always wondered what it was like on Lane ave to see the incidents of abnormal drinking and getting out of line during a night game at C-bus. I think someday it could get real ugly if we continue to have these night games in the future.
     
  7. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    The more I think about it, the less angry I get about what happend on Saturday to the fans. You know, it's not like anybody got hurt that I know of. I think that the PSU fans just showed no class, and no respect for the fact that we aren't just tOSU fans, but are also human beings. So fine...if that's how it's going to be, then that's how it is going to be. It just makes me hate them more and think less of them. I don't know whether I will treat them with class next year when they come here, or treat them like they treated us. Half of me says that would be stooping down to their level, the other half of me says it would be a hell of a good time. I still find it amazing that just because somebody puts on an opposing teams colors, all of a sudden fans forget they are fellow human beings, and treat them like they are nothing. It not only happens in sports with fans, but it can been seen in history with clashes between different races and ethnicities. Groups like to get together and all of a sudden they think they can treat other groups like crap.

    I remember after we beat scUM in 2004, I stood there and watched the fans rush the field. A few seats away were some scUM fans. I went and talked to them as they watched as well. We talked about how both teams had great young teams...how this game was turning into a great rivalry, and how it will be fun to watch Ginn, Smith, Henne, and Hart go against each other for the next couple years. I enjoyed that a lot. In 2003 when I went to The Whore, I remember everybody yelling things at us...and hating us, but at the same time respecting us. Respect the game, respect the players, and respect the fans. That's why I love the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry. We can hate them and still respect them. I don't respect Penn State at all now...I just hate them. And to me, that doesn't make for a great rivalry...it makes for no rivalry. It's just a team I hate...like Wisky. I can't wait for November 19th. The only true college football game we play all year.
     
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    So someone is going to have to get physically hurt before you think it's bullshit? "Accidentally" bumping into an opposing fan and some verbal rousing is to be expected, but since when is pelting people with batteries, grabbing drumsticks and hitting band members in the head with them, and dumping human waste on someone "just part of the game?" You pull that shit anywhere away from the stadium, and your ass is either going to jail or you're getting shot.
     
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I don't know if I would shoot somebody over that, but there would definitely be some old school beat downs being dished out. I could deal whith some of the other things, but that batteries and piss is crossing the line.
     
  10. buckeyeboy

    buckeyeboy Still fortitudinous

    I'm not sure I agree with you on this one. I think any behavior like that reported, either by our fans when UT came into town or by PSU fans when we came into their town, is reprehensible. I think that we have every right to speak out about the poor reception our bad received. And if someone responds to that argument (illogically, I might add), by pointing out that our fans were just as bad to UT fans, we reply, "You're right. That was ridiculous as well."
     
  11. Class'13

    Class'13 Rookie

    Man, old thread. This was just posted by a member of TBDBITL. In my opinion, Gene Smith has taken it too far now...

    Friends, Family and Fans of TBDBITL,

    The weekend's game promises to be an unforgettable one, especially for the seniors in the crowd, in the band and on the football field. Unfortunately, the athletic department has made the decision that a pregame video and the playing of canned music through the speakers is more important than the playing of our alma matter after Script Ohio. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to be in Ohio Stadium on game day knows there are few moments more special than when 105,000 people sing and sway to the melody of Carmen Ohio. For our seniors, the last chance they had to have that experience as members of TBDBITL has been stripped from them at the request of the athletic department. This is only one of many times this season when marching band has been forced into eliminating part of our show at the order of Athletics, sending hours of hard work on arrangements, drill design, and rehearsal down the drain.

    In addition, the band has been bullied into not playing during the game. Last week, when this request was made, we sat in the stands and watched as the Indiana band continued to play songs and cheers to excite their fans. While we stood in the stands and cheered and sang our songs loudly instead of playing them, the stadium was still eerily empty of one of the most important additions to the game day atmosphere: the music of the band. There is no substitute for the sound of "Fight the Team" after a big play or the pounding of a bass drum to signal the start of the "Lets Go Bucks" cheer. A band that has been such an essential part of game day for longer than most fans have been alive should not be shoved to the side and expected to stay silent.

    In a year that has been shrouded in scandal and negative commentary from those outside the Buckeye family, TBDBITL has done nothing but support the team. We show up every evening and practice for Saturday. We show up every game day morning and stop cheering only after Carmen Ohio at the end of the game. And after a day of rest we get up and do it again--because we love our team and we love our University. This is not just about the removal of a song, or being asked not to play. This is about being told time and time again throughout this season that what we do is not important enough to deserve respect. We are The Best Damn Band in the Land and we called such not only because of what we are able to do, but because of who appreciates it. Without our fans, we are nothing. Please, on behalf of the band and those who love it, email the athletic department and tell them that there is no place for disrespect to the band at a University as fine as Ohio State.

    Email Gene Smith, Diane Sabau and Mark Penne at the following...

    LASTNAMEFIRSTINITIAL@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu
    (Ex. SmithG@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu

    Thanks guys. And Go Bucks!
     
  12. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    Wait, they're axing the pre-game Carmen for a freaking video? WTF!? :pissed:
     
  13. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

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    What the big deal?

    You'll still get to join the crowd in signing Hang on Sloopy while the PA plays commercials.
     
  14. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    I say scrap the canned music and let the band play ALL the music during the game. Why universities do this is beyond me. Most fans hate the canned music.

    Let TBDBITL do their thing!
     
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  15. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    Really? Wtf?
     

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