Did anyone else notice the "you can't have one without the other" reference for Temptation and the Hawaiian War Chant during the halftime show? Was this in reference to Brian's Muppet posts? If it was that is hilarious and I fully appreciate the halftime show that much more now.
You can't have one without the other
It's pretty much the other way around. Still awesome either way.
I always just thought it was Brian's thing. I guess I really never payed attention to the homecoming halftime show in the past.
The band announcer has been saying this probably since the mid 80's when the band plays these two songs.
Brian got it from him.
Speaking from my experience. I'm sure your right.
This thread reminds me of a blog comment the other day where someone asserted that the phrase "girl-on-girl" was coined by the movie Mean Girls, and that every use of it since has been a hat tip to the movie.
I'm not saying this to be a dick, this just reminded me of that, which made me chuckle.
I said it as a question because I obviously didn't know.
My bad, I meant that I deleted what I had written. I was going to comment on how the announcer's been doing it for years, but then realized that other people wrote it before me. I'm trying to edit my original post right now.
Yeah, I saw that, too.
Remember when Rick Astley recorded that "Never Gonna Give You Up" tune and gave birth to that "RickRoll" phenomenon? Hard to believe that the MMB's halftime performance at the Toledo game last year led to that.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates' memorable 1979 season, in which the Pirate players wrote a team song, "We Are Family," which was such a hit that Sister Sledge later recorded it as a single. Amazing that such a famous song originated in a MLB clubhouse.
Not only is it said every time the song is played, but they were also joking around with the fact that they had Carl Grapentine's predecessor, H.H. Hanson, in the booth as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the 1969 Michigan Marching Band. You had to listen carefully, because H.H. sounds a lot like Carl, and they were going back and forth.
A great day for Michigan, with almost 70 Marching Men of Michigan from the 1969 Band on the field with the Alumni Band.