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  1. royaltrux says:

    That’s pure awesome right there. How much practice did that take?

    • dculberson says:

       According to a member of the band that posted on Reddit, they practiced for about a week, 2 hours each day.  I am amazed they picked it up that fast!!

  2. Steve Collins says:

    Love it so much! I could not begin to care less about football (sometimes I care rather more, in fact, as when OSU play Michigan and I face the legitimate fear that someone will burn my car). But these, these are Buckeyes I can be proud of!

  3. giantasterisk says:

    My geek heart overfloweth!!

  4. Manel says:

    I saw this over on Videogum the other day.  I can’t stand the sports, but this marching band TOTALLY FUCKING RULES!! I can’t imagine how much time and effort it took rehearsing this to pull it off!  Way to go, band nerds!!  Band geeks are rad!!

  5. grimc says:

    Not to pee on OSU’s parade, but it’s curious they came up with this in a brainstorming session five years ago, ’cause Cal did it in 2007.


    Okay, I’m peeing a little bit.

  6. James Mason says:

    Oklahoma State Marching band did the same thing at halftime when they hosted Texas on Sept. 29.  Coincidentally, they are both “OSU”.

  7. Dan T says:

    This is a much better version of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjcAvg6TYg

    it also shows the band performing Script Ohio, and the Nebraska kickers disrespecting the band by practicing kicks while they were performing.

    edit: also, official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FhKxROFHtHs

  8. Bob says:

    I saw a similar show at UT half time game years back. It was epic

  9. Bob says:

    Found the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbAdHyw4v3o

    I think this inspired OkSt to do it this year after witnessing it in 2004 and 2005. I think it was what sparked the comeback victory.

  10. Deidzoeb says:

    Bad feelings leftover from the Michigan-Ohio war are still so strong that they had to diss Michigan during a game against Nebraska??? I do not know from footsballing, but isn’t it traditional to make a big fuss about how you’re going to defeat the team you’re currently playing? I loved the performance though.

    • Koocheekoo says:

      Michigan and Ohio State have a long standing rivalry. Both teams take all opportunities to continue that rivalry. Growing up in Toledo, OH – next to the Michigan border – this game was a BIG deal and I mean BIG in the biggest sense of the word. Almost 100% of the students and teachers in grade school showed up that Friday wearing their school of choice colors. It was probably split 50/50 on support. In any case, lots of history there and I *love* it that they keep at it, even at other games.

    • Koocheekoo says:

      Ha! There’s even a specific Wiki article on this rivalry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%E2%80%93Ohio_State_football_rivalry 

  11. Rachel Mastrapa says:

    My favorite part is when a stadium full of adults completely lose it when they see Pikachu.