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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    I'm just disappointed that they didn't publish offensive lyrics for the Univ. of Iowa fight song. I guess they didn't see the Hawkeyes as enough of a threat to bother with them.
    Might help if you actually read the report. There were pages and pages of songs including a few about Iowa.


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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    The songs are just funny. I still have "our" (ISU band's) book of such songs for Iowa, Boise State, and a few other favorites. I still give them a chuckle to myself even nowadays, too, particularly when Iowa loses in a particularly Iowa fashion (like the Western Michigan game). Thing is, nothing in those was ever directed towards "one of our own" or any individuals save some opposing coaches and former coaches (who are public figures, middle aged adults, and millionaires who get it worse on talk radio every day anyways) and ADs.

    I never really understood the want of some (not all, but some) to want to make the marching band into a nerd fraternity while I was at ISU (six years, too, four undergrad and two grad) with the heavy partying and social hierarchy. It's about the practice field, the stands, and the Jack, not the other stuff. I guess TOSU took it far beyond even that kind of thing. The nickname and "double dare" stuff is just so unnecessary and so middle school. It's so full of great people, plenty of long friendships and even marriages come out of it, you get to play fun music and be outside, it's fun for its own sake (could care less if anybody in the crowd really liked it), and you get to embody the spirit of the university. Plus, free travel to basketball tournaments and bowl games with court/field-side seats, and I never paid for a ticket to any sporting events while I was at ISU--football, MBB, WBB, or volleyball. It was awesome in so many ways.



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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    **** the pep band amirite?



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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Whole thing sounds like a typical day in the life of Cyrocksmypants as an 8th grader. No big whoops.



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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Sounds fun.



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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Pat Fenis? That one is genius.



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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I guess when opening this I assumed much worse. Yes sexually explicit nicknames may offend someone, but let's not act like they were beating them or forcing them into physical acts.
    The article I read yesterday talked about more than just nicknames. Holding practice with everyone marching in only their underwear (practice was run by students, but staff members were also present), forcing freshmen to imitate sexual acts on the laps of upperclassmen (including making one girl do that on her own brother). It went well beyond kids using a few dirty nicknames.


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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    I'm just disappointed that they didn't publish offensive lyrics for the Univ. of Iowa fight song. I guess they didn't see the Hawkeyes as enough of a threat to bother with them.
    I'll admit I scrolled through the others to find that


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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    I'm just disappointed that they didn't publish offensive lyrics for the Univ. of Iowa fight song. I guess they didn't see the Hawkeyes as enough of a threat to bother with them.
    Why go through the effort for a team you play once every six years or so...



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    Re: tOSU Marching band...holy crap

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    The article I read yesterday talked about more than just nicknames. Holding practice with everyone marching in only their underwear (practice was run by students, but staff members were also present), forcing freshmen to imitate sexual acts on the laps of upperclassmen (including making one girl do that on her own brother). It went well beyond kids using a few dirty nicknames.
    Now that stuff crosses the line. Besides the weird fake incest thing I didn't have a problem with anything in the OPs article.


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