Drum major takes pratfall before football game, leaps back into action

Ohio State University drum major Austin Bowman was probably filled with adrenalin as he bolted through the tunnel on his way to the football field and his marching band. In only the second game of the season after the long inactive nightmare of 2020, Bowman's feet buckled under. He spectacularly fell, giant hat and all, and just as spectacularly got to his feet and sprinted on like nothing had happened, as any resilient team player would.

The drum major's spill may have portended a darker omen at "The Horseshoe" in Columbus, Ohio however. The home team Ohio State Buckeyes football squad, who were ranked 3rd in the nation, were beaten by the #12 Ducks of Oregon, in a thrilling upset, 35-28. Maybe the footballers can use the example of drum major Bowman and quickly push on after their fall.