Best Halftime Show Ever Today

Submitted by InRodWeTrust333 on November 6th, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Anybody else at the game thoroughly enjoy the halftime show? For those who weren't there, it consisted of a Michigan themed wizard of oz type deal where Dorothy had Denard's untied shoes and was trying to get back to Ann Arbor to get them to him before the second half. A guy disguised as Brutus the Buckeye was also tackled by a guy dressed up as the Bobcat mascot. There was also a "little brother" reference. I hope it gets posted somewhere because I would love to watch it again.




Oh yeah....the actual game was pretty sweet too.

Edit: Only video I have found of it. Crappy quality, but hey, its something.



November 6th, 2010 at 8:11 PM ^

the Monty Python show.  But I'd have to give the "Save Cody Martin" show an edge over this one.  Hilarious, a nice park and blow in front of the student section, with a little bit of a dance, coupled with an awesome come-from-behind victory over Wisconsin.  But what really pushes it over Oz, I think, were the posters they put up beforehand.  They were every where and nobody I knew in the MMB would tell me what they meant and it just made the anticipation all that much greater.  By the time the show started I was so curious to see what was going to happen and then the show itself blew me away. 


November 6th, 2010 at 8:02 PM ^

Any reason to remind people that the MMB invented the script Ohio gets a thumbs up in my book. Turning the script Ohio into an "Oh No" was classic too.


November 6th, 2010 at 8:04 PM ^

Right after the halftime show ended, an OSU fan in the student section started getting heckled pretty badly. No idea how it started, but eventually his hat got pickpocketed and relayed over the rim of the stadium a la an extra point. It was a very entertaining halftime all around.


November 6th, 2010 at 8:47 PM ^

Yeah he was prowling around my row trying to squeeze in, but since he had on full OSU gear no one would let him in. A guy a few rows ahead of me started talking shit to him, and then eventually someone grabbed his hat and started throwing it up.




November 6th, 2010 at 8:09 PM ^

the monty python was probably better, but this one had some great moments.  Can't believe they had the ohio bobcat make an appearance and the script oh no was classic. 

Enjoy Life

November 6th, 2010 at 8:34 PM ^

I hate to admit it but my nephew has a serious(?) girlfriend who is a osu (yeah, I know -- but he lives in Findlay, OH and there aren't a lot of non-osu womens down there) that was seriously offended by the half-time show.

It was the best EVAH!

Hi Amber!


November 6th, 2010 at 8:46 PM ^

I caught a quick glimpse of someone who looked to be dressed as Dorothy behind the Illinois bench on TV.  I thought I was going crazy or that they were really late for Halloween.  It all makes sense now.


November 6th, 2010 at 8:53 PM ^

As I said elsewhere, the only thing it was missing was Rich ad the Wizard, using his snake oil to help get them back to Ann Arbor. (Though Denard's shoes are magical enough). But it would have been funnier if Purdue was the opponent.


November 6th, 2010 at 9:08 PM ^

I still think the best might have been the Drum Major's Day Off one, but man, this one was good. the MSU scarecrow was perfect, and I loved Script Ohio-Oh no.


November 6th, 2010 at 9:12 PM ^

It was well thought out, imaginative and damn funny.  More fans would stay in their seats during halftime if they thought something that entertaining was going to happen each week.  By far the best halftime show I can ever remember.


November 6th, 2010 at 9:29 PM ^

I really wish the MMB would have a dedicated videographer who would post online.  I was at ND and saw there GaGa bit, and would love to see the other shows I miss watching inane halftime banter on tv.

Peter N.

November 6th, 2010 at 9:44 PM ^

Scott Boerma is truly an extraordinary director, and the University is blessed to have him. His arrangements are amazing, and his creativity (these skits) are unparalleled. Great guy.


November 7th, 2010 at 11:19 AM ^

They need to take this video and recut it with images from the video on the scoreboard and add quality audio. Please. Fantastic show. Creative. Took a lot of work. Dear Dave Brandon ... please throw some money at this and put out a video for everyone (the whole nation) to see.

Bando Calrissian

November 7th, 2010 at 12:42 AM ^

Seen a lot of halftime shows at Michigan Stadium.

Been involved in a lot of halftime shows at Michigan Stadium.

Aside from the Rice Marching Owl Band's show in '99, that was the best halftime show I've ever seen.  Bar none.  So many little nuances ("as long as you stay in the blue!" is so completely full of win), incredibly well written and executed.


November 7th, 2010 at 11:14 AM ^

Anyone who did not like this show, well, ok. Very proud of the MMB. One of the best (maybe the best) I've ever seen.

Actually, the band seems to have stepped up this year. Maybe it was the challenge of the rawk music. Maybe it is Brandon. Maybe it is something else. But We definitely have the best band in the conference.

P.S. It is a shame that they did not show this at halftime on TV. I was at the game with my dad, but my mom at home did not get to see the show. She would have loved it and the MMB needs to get props for all the hard work.


November 7th, 2010 at 1:48 PM ^

the first comment should run, "was also tackled by a CHICK dressed up as the Bobcat mascot." word!


so happy everyone liked it so much. it's great to be a michigan wolverine!


--the bobcat