COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: The Ohio State Marching Band performs the Script Ohio before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program has done a nice job so far in its Week 1 game against FAU. Justin Fields is responsible for the team’s four touchdowns, and the team leads 28-7 midway through the third quarter.Of course, an Ohio State game day is not only about football. Buckeye fans take serious pride in The Best Damn Band in the Land.Gus Johnson is on the call for the game between the Buckeyes and Owls. Moments ago, he made a comment that many OSU faithful will probably consider unforgivable.He complimented the Ohio State Marching Band, but then said the best college band he’s ever seen is Texas A&M’s Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Naturally, Buckeye fans are pretty irked on Twitter.Gus Johnson is canceled https://t.co/rv2tCGP2A5— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) August 31, 2019Did @gusjohnson really just disrespect our band like that?— Dimitry Lash (@dimitrylash) August 31, 2019I’M SORRY but did Gus Johnson just say that Texas A&M’s band is better than Ohio State’s? Piss test this man @FOXSports— Billy Grimm (@Mr_BillyTheKid) August 31, 2019Gus Johnson just said Texas A&M has the best band in the land…during the Ohio State coverage pic.twitter.com/oyVGz3PwzV— Jake Guthrie (@JakeGu3) August 31, 2019Hey @gusjohnsonYou’re spreading lies@TBDBITL is the GOAT! 🐐— Davis Remy (@davisr10) August 31, 2019Hey @gusjohnson – there is no band in all of college sports better than @TBDBITL. Just facts. #gobucks #tbdbitl pic.twitter.com/LS7UzCtq3L— Chris Schmitt (@ChrisSchmittEsq) August 31, 2019Not only are Ohio State fans aggrieved about being put behind Texas A&M in terms of marching band prowess, but a handful of HBCU fans chimed in to remind everyone about how incredible the bands at places like Bethune-Cookman and North Carolina A&T have.Sitting here watching this game,and hearing “Ohio state has the best band in the nation.”And gus Johnson cosigned https://t.co/v9BJ9OvojJ hit me that its actually people out here never experienced a hbcu halftime performance,my god do i feel sorry for you…— S.Shakur (@AnothaDukeWin) August 31, 2019LOL hmmm I can name 10 HBCU bands that will sit this band down ! 🐍— hbcuhive (@hbcuhive) August 31, 2019They have a point too. There are few college football traditions more impressive than halftime at the Celebration Bowl.We’re sure we’ll here more on this debate as the nation’s top bands unveil their halftime shows throughout the season. If they want to make a real point of trying to one-up one another, we’re all for it.
A shooting in Aluthgama claimed the life of one person today, the police media unit said.The police said that unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire targeting the individual near the ‘Kande Vihara’ temple. The victim was said to be a 38 year old man and the police are investigating the motive for the killing. (Colombo Gazette)