They played sinks and skateboards:
They brought out a cow:
They didn’t explain what a cow was — it only kinda walked around — though Iowa people certain hated it. Just listen to them booing.
— Matt Crawford (@Metro_Matt) January 2, 2016
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What we do know is that year after year, a Stanford rope creates people very, very, very, very, very, really angry:
The Stanford rope is a joke. That’s only so disrespectful. Essentially spitting on a tradition of all that is a Rose Bowl.
— Kyle Parmley (@KyleParmley) January 1, 2016
The Stanford band. Still a disgrace.
— Dave Villanueva (@FightOnDave) January 1, 2016
The @Stanford “Band” is one of a biggest disgraces in America. we can’t trust they are even authorised on TV.
— M B (@bluemaxmb) January 1, 2016
This is so disgusting. #StanfordBand
— Jack Ryan (@jackryanuab) January 1, 2016
This Stanford rope is indeed annoying #getagrip
— Brandon Dewolf (@bjdewolf5) January 1, 2016
There is no larger wickedness than a Stanford band. Not funny. Not entertaining. Pure garbage.
— Texafornia (@Tony_Five_O) January 2, 2016
I forgot how most we depreciate a Stanford rope #RoseBowlGame
— Mat Douglas (@MatPDouglas) January 1, 2016
The Stanford rope is a misfortune thing that’s ever happened to college athletics
— Kevin Brooks (@kpbtrojans) January 1, 2016
Don’t give airtime to a freakshow that is a Stanford “Band”. #RoseBowlGame
— Heidi H (@HeidiWisGirl) January 1, 2016
The Stanford rope are pieces of shit
— Paige Sandberg (@PaigeSandberg) January 2, 2016
@espn. What a joke. What’s adult with a coverage of stanford band. Who’s pursuit was this.
— Ed Earl (@edearl87) January 2, 2016
Whoever done a preference to uncover a Stanford rope on TV should be fired.
— Sam Greos (@notthefakeSVG) January 2, 2016
Biggest fun in college football? The Stanford band
— Robert Botts (@robertbotts) January 1, 2016
Few things we hatred some-more than saying a Stanford rope rabble adult a Rose Bowl
— Blake Cooper (@CoachCooper22) January 1, 2016
I’ll never quite know because people get this indignant about a Stanford band. They’re behaving dumb, approbation … though they’re college kids behaving dumb. And they do this to everybody. Here’s a trombone actor dressed adult as a dinosaur. Here, they trolled Ohio State by spelling out O-H-N-O. They’ve been indicted of bootlegging drink in their tubas.
Of all a ways for college kids to act dumb, “non-traditional marching rope performances” seems like a flattering tame one.
Is it a small scornful to classify Iowans as farmers? Maybe, but, we mean, Iowa has a plaque that reminds us that America Needs Farmers on a helmet. Nobody is perplexing to censor a fact that many Iowans have farms. The biggest mistake they done is going with a cow when it would’ve been a lot some-more accurate to go with corn.
And if you’re examining a Stanford band’s opening that deeply, you’re substantially meditative about it some-more than they ever did.
Here’s a band’s script, around a Facebook page, that shows a whole thing was about both schools being from farms (“The Farm” is a nickname for Stanford’s campus):
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SB Nation video archives: The best college marching bands (2013)