TBDBITL on the Today Show

October 30, 2013 at 8:55a    by Ramzy Nasrallah    
44 Comments

The Ohio State football team is 8-0, ranked No. 4 in the nation and fresh off a blowout win over Penn State. But it's The Ohio State University Marching Band that's wowing the country.

Here's TBDBITL appearing on the Today Show, ahem, today.

Thanks, Steve.

Source: @stevei01

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OSUStu's picture

I'm confused.  Is the band appearing on the today show or are they just showing this video?
Edit: Oops.  I thought this was the original YouTube video.  Maybe I should not ask stupid questions.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

hetuck's picture

OSU getting great ROI for the extra money they gave the band. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

dan_isaacs's picture

Roker was the lowercase "o"

Dan Isaacs

misterbulbous's picture

I seriously think the band is driving up the football game ticket prices.
 

gravey's picture

This is awesome.  It's great to see the TBDBITL getting the respect and admiration it deserves.
They're getting like 10 million hits on youtube and I have dozens of friends from around the country posting links on my FB about the band..."have you seen this!  OMG".  I'm like.  That's THE best damn band in the land!  Buckeye Pride!

cjkanski's picture

Soooo Cool.
I'm getting the same FB posts, some from friends who don't even watch football! I tell them all "That's why they're THE best damn band in the land!" and send them off with links to other halftime shows.

Buckeye06's picture

Of course the commentators would say "what are the other teams in the Big 12 gonna do now" Really? The Big 12?

cronimi's picture

Ladies and gentlemen, Carson Daly!  What a buffoon...

acBuckeye's picture

Carson Daly apparently thinks we play in the Big 12. Figures.

OSUStu's picture

Also, Savannah Guthrie apparently thinks a sousaphone is a trombone.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Unky Buck's picture

Carson Daly hasn't jumped off a cliff yet?

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Hovenaut's picture

Full respect for OSU - from the media and the public.

Hey, they have a football team as well. You might have heard of them, they do okay....

Earle's picture

"The Best Band in the Land"??

Italics are for emphasis.

Oyster's picture

It's a family oriented show...

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Earle's picture

Seriously, I've seen much, much worse on that show.  We often have it on during weekend mornings, and I routinely have to change the channel due to kids watching.

Italics are for emphasis.

Oyster's picture

Then they must be haters!

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Earle's picture

Nah, not haters, just bad writers.
My point is, if you are going to put something in quotation marks to signify a nickname or other such appellation, use the right nickname, or don't put it in quotes. 
And while I'm at it, I usually don't go grammar police unless there is a joke in it, but if you are going to use quotes in an interrogative, put the question mark outside the quotation: Is OSU "The Best Damn Band in the Land"?
I'm more offended by bad English than by bad language.  Don't these folks purport themselves to be "journalists"?

Italics are for emphasis.

Oyster's picture

Relax Earle, your ulcer will start acting up again.  I was just trying to make a joke...

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Earle's picture

Yeah, I got the joke.  It's just that the more I thought about it the stupider it got.  I'm glad the band is getting some of the recognition it so richly deserves, even if Today can't get the name right, or even demonstrate a basic grasp of the language.
Now where are my nitroglycerine pills?

Italics are for emphasis.

Oyster's picture

Funny you should say that about the nitro pills.  I was actually going to use that, but figured too many people would not understand, much like my quarter joke to call someone who cares.  We should have a Sasparilla together sometime! 

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Earle's picture

I like to think that occasionally our little conversations help Google along its way to world dominance.

Italics are for emphasis.

Unky Buck's picture

I was watching "The Day After Tomorrow" the other day on HBO (I put it on while I was falling asleep...) and they had a scene where he calls from a pay phone and I instantly thought how no one under the age of 12 or 13 has any idea what that thing is...
And what have you and Earle been getting into that you need to cure syphilis or herpes by drinking Sasparilla?

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Oyster's picture

Well Unky, We promised each other we would not discuss this publicly, but Earle forgot to bring the Pro-Kits last weekend.
 

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Earle's picture

Hey, if it wasn't for my ginko-maca smoothies, you wouldn't have had any use for them.

Italics are for emphasis.

Poison nuts's picture

Immediately following the Today show, 2 woman get drunk on-air for 3 hours straight, but please, don't say "Damn".

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

OSUStu's picture

At least the correspondent didn't shy away from saying "Damn"

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

AngryWoody's picture

The one girl at the end says "Hope you master the trombone" when she was playing the Sousaphone.

Our Honor Defend!

Doc's picture

That was cool.  We are very blessed to be Buckeyes.  Have you really thought about that?  We have a top notch academic University.  One of the best football teams in the nation, along with one of the best basketball teams in the nation as well.  36 varsity sports that represent the University spectacularly.  And to top it off the absolute best band on the planet.  Bar none.  Boy do I love Ohio State!  All this is proof God is a Buckeye.

"Say my name."

pjtobin's picture

I'm so glad that TBDBITL got some recognition. They deserve it. And we are being spoiled. Both with the band, and football. Thank you TOSU. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Jonathan Waters is the Urban Meyer of Band Directors!

shortbus20's picture

Coach Meyer should take the football team to band practice and salute them for a job well done.

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spqr2008's picture

I hope that when recruits go through the Woody Hayes they get to see the videos of these halftime shows, and that the players get a chance to see them too, just because I can't imagine being a player and not being able to see the halftime show because I'm in the locker room working on improving the gameplan for the 2nd half.

Denny's picture

Where is the fake outrage about the band getting ipads I remember one when athletes got ipads

Taquitos.

Doc's picture

Dumb Fuck Al Roker was wondering how they can march with the ipads and play their instruments at the same time.  He thinks the band uses the ipads during their performance.  Little does he know they not only memorize the music, but they memorize the choreography as well.  Tool! 

"Say my name."

Oyster's picture

I'm sorry, but when a person admits on National TV that he soiled himself at the White House, I stop paying attention to him for the rest of my life. 

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Doc's picture

Forgot about that one.  Never mind.

"Say my name."

Notthatguy's picture

Now you know wha- ....nevermind. Poor Al...

I would've sent a check but I already sealed up the envelope...

misterbulbous's picture

next the band will be exchaging ipads for tattoos.

Whbrbl's picture

I saw that TBUN spelled "OH NO!" earlier this season. Is that the extent of their marching and  formation proficiency?

Oldschoolbuck's picture

The other day on PTI they had a segment on TBDBITL; of course Wilbon said that FAMU's was better (NU bias?)...
Kornheiser said that we finally had a team to match the excellence of the band.
Didn't someone once say something about being damned by faint praise?

*And yes, Earle, I am slowly being driven insane by professional journalists/news organizations that have no clue about the King's English!
(BA English, 1979, tOSU)*

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Newsflash: TBDBITL continues to "run up the score" on all the other college football marching bands without any remorse, even after putting in their 3rd string tuba player during the Harry Potter routine...... 

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.

hetuck's picture

Don't forget Savannah mentioned another segment coming on Today Weekend about dotting the i. I'll send WCMH an email asking about timing.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi