On Friday (Jan. 2) CBS sports radio host Jim Rome made the mistake of tweeting, “Is there anyone not in a marching band who thinks those dorks running around with their instruments are cool?”
The statement brings up a few questions. The first, did Rome mentally go back in time to high school where picking on marching band kids was “cool”? Was he cut from his own marching band and is now using his status and fame to beat them down because he’s still jealous he never got to go on those awesome band trips? Did he never see “American Pie” or “Drumline” which both buste the myth of dorkdom in marching bands over a decade ago?
There may never be an answer to those questions, but several marching bands took to Twitter with their revenge, using the hashtag “#MarchonRome.” The fury was soon felt by Rome, who deleted his first tweet and replaced it with an apology.
Even though Rome apologized, this is a chance to prove how wrong he was to those who may have agreed with him. Clearly they also missed “Drumline” and the awe inspiring videos below.
5. Notre Dame, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams
4. University of California, Berkley, Video Game Show
3. University of Hawaii, Kicker
2. University of Orgeon, ‘Gangnam Style’
1. Ohio State ‘Hollywood Blockbuster’