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(USA Today)   The 10 best pranks in college sports history:The MIT Balloon and Harvard sucks   (usatoday.com) divider line 11
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2013-03-08 09:14:37 PM  
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2013-03-08 09:28:04 PM  
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2013-03-08 09:34:27 PM  
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2013-03-08 09:51:44 PM  
Many moons ago, I was dating a girl whose folks were obsessive Texas A&M fans. Evidently, the Aggie Marching Band was steeped in the lore of the Corps, performing complicated routines with machine-like precision, directed by the codes issuing from the whistle of the cadet drum major. During dinner one night, they told me the heartbreaking story of the time the Aggies played Rice one year, and the Marching Owl Band issued whistles to everyone available. As the Aggies began their halftime show, the MOB started tweeting at random intervals, and as a result the Aggies' precise military choreography dissolved into a scene of primal chaos.

Everyone was not amused when I burst into peals of laughter at this story.
 
2013-03-08 10:01:06 PM  
My freshman year (1981) Rice students figured out the A&M band's whistle commands.  Let's just say we got to witness an utter meltdown of what is otherwise a pretty impressive marching band.  The same year several SMU cheerleaders ran onto A&M'S field and were assaulted by a saber-wielding cadet. That was farking entertainment right there. Two decades earlier the Rice Marching Owl Band depicted the recently deceased Aggie mascot (a dog, Reveille) chasing a fire hydrant while they played "Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone."  A riot ensued.  I got to see the first two of these. Yes, Aggies are easy to -- what is it you young kids say? -- pwn.

/just saw that theorellior already covered the whistle story.  Good times.
 
2013-03-08 10:14:38 PM  

yequalsy: Yes, Aggies are easy to -- what is it you young kids say? -- pwn.


I have to say, I'm glad I didn't marry that girl because her family would have driven me absolutely bonkers. Some people just don't realize how absolutely nucking futz Texas football cultists are. A friend of mine actually went to A&M for his pre-med degree, he helped with Bonfire one year, told me how it went down. Totally whack. When Bonfire collapsed in the early 2000s and killed a bunch of kids it came as absolutely no surprise to me. The people involved cared about one thing with a burning righteous fire: Aggie football. Safety standards, engineering, construction, oversight, common sense? Pshaw! Enough school spirit and you need none of those things. We'll sing a maudlin military anthem in your memory at halftime.
 
2013-03-08 10:44:27 PM  

yequalsy: The same year several SMU cheerleaders ran onto A&M'S field and were assaulted by a saber-wielding cadet. That was farking entertainment right there.


I've got that one covered too.

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2013-03-08 10:54:46 PM  

yequalsy: My freshman year (1981) Rice students figured out the A&M band's whistle commands.  Let's just say we got to witness an utter meltdown of what is otherwise a pretty impressive marching band.  The same year several SMU cheerleaders ran onto A&M'S field and were assaulted by a saber-wielding cadet. That was farking entertainment right there. Two decades earlier the Rice Marching Owl Band depicted the recently deceased Aggie mascot (a dog, Reveille) chasing a fire hydrant while they played "Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone."  A riot ensued.  I got to see the first two of these. Yes, Aggies are easy to -- what is it you young kids say? -- pwn.

/just saw that theorellior already covered the whistle story.  Good times.


More recently, after Todd Graham broke his contract with Rice to go coach at Tulsa, Rice played TU. The Rice halftime show consisted of an elaborate explanation of the nine circles of Hell a la Dante. And wouldn't you know it? Todd Graham happened to be in the ninth circle, along with the fellow traitors Brutus and and Judas Iscariot.

They closed with the announcer saying, "You know, that reminds me of a joke: A priest, a nun, and a rabbi walk into a bar. Now, I forgot how the rest of it went, but I think in the end Todd Graham is a douchebag." TU was not amused.

/f*cking LOVE the MOB
 
2013-03-08 11:47:28 PM  
On the night before the Yellow Jackets were set to arrive in Auburn for an 1896 game (yes, 1896), Auburn students greased the train tracks leading in and out of the local station. When Georgia Tech's train came into town, it skidded through town and didn't stop for five more miles.

While they're all pretty cool, for some reason, this one made me laugh the most.

I'd have to say, considering the planning, infiltration, logistic nightmare involved, I think all of the flip card ones(Including ones in the linked article) are rather impressive. They'd get my second vote after the "greasing the railroad tracks" one, that's just awesome.
 
2013-03-09 01:00:54 AM  
My favorite college sports prank story is the 1939 Bonfire Incident, featuring John Tarleton Agricultural College in Stephenville, North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington, bonfires, letters shaved into heads, phosphorous bombs, a highway showdown and even a plane crash. http://www.tarleton.edu/library/crosstimbers/collections/tsucollectio n /TAN00046P.html
 
2013-03-09 06:33:41 AM  
I have heard about the VT/UVA one.  We Hokies managed this one a few years back on the night before the annual rivalry game.

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