Didn't mean to imply that I wasn't always glad to have Carl "The Voice" Grapentine as our leader. Just liked that we were living up to being on of the most democratic organizations on campus.
MMB Drum Major audition season
Bill Gage trying out for DM in the late 70's/early 80's. And Carl Grapentine was never actually challenged for announcer, except once in '79......
but in terms of pure karma goodness, nothing beat hearing "Ramon Johnson from Pas-a-dena California" during that 97 season. Went to a bando party (squatters rights-- one of my roomates was a bando so I got dragged along-- after the Ohio State game that year and I have never seen a happier individual than Ramon that night.
needs to throw down some props for the backbend at the Big Chill. That was as impressive as it gets.
There's an excellent shot of Hines on the field that is making its way into promotional materials used by the admissions office. Including a poster. I saw a mockup and blurted "I NEED THAT FOR MY OFFICE" a sentiment which was repeated by everyone at the meeting. Anxiously awaiting that one to be printed.