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The players tried to take the field ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jr/shotglass, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    ... and when the marching band refused to yield, the coach got busy. Unbelievable.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    And the coach's name is Michael Scott. That is so appropriate.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He's no Dick Adams, that's for sure.
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    When you're 1-9 and the marching band is winning titles, the band director gets to tell the football team to get the hell off the field.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The halftime air was sweet perfume, the day that football died in Annandale.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But the band must have thought that football game was an important enough forum to
    hold it's senior night at halftime of said game instead of having a stand alone event for
    band only.
  7. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    The coach shouldn't have acted that way, but the band director is also at fault. If they need extra time to do a performance then they need to make arrangements before the game to get an extended halftime. Seeing as it is a football game, the team should have the time it needs to warm up coming out of halftime.
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Nothing more infuriating than watching a marching band that thinks it needs 20 minutes to perform.
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Agree completely.
  10. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    The final 3-4 minutes of halftime is usually saved for warmup. The coach over-reacted, but he was within his right.
    Like said above, if it was important enough to have senior night at the game, ask for extra time, or shrink your program so you are not running over. (And boring the hell out of the press that is trying to make deadline and hates when halftime goes long)
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    That column is so shittily written, it makes me take the opposite side solely on journalistic principle.
  12. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    If you read other pieces, the band director, the coach and the principal discussed this before the game. I believe the band director offered to have the performance and senior night after the game, but was told, no, go ahead as usual. The Virginia rule is that even after the clock goes to zeroes, the teams gets three or four minutes of warmup, so it's not as if the band was going long.

    The issue is that the football team has gone to shit in the last five years (that's probably why the previous "legend" resigned), and this the coach (who had played there during some of the glory years) was already down 35-7 at the half.
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