NBC: Network for Band Coverage

I've lauded NBC before for their online coverage of the halftime shows for Notre Dame football. This weekend, they get continued respect from me for more of the same. NBC televised the Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling, and while I didn't watch the live telecast, i know that at the very least, the marching bands got coverage on NBCsports.com, much in the same manner Notre Dame enjoys. While I'm sure there are contracts compelling them to do such in each case, they seem to take a little more pride in the craft than, say, the lip service the Worldwide Leader gives band coverage when commanded. In fact, moreso than the Notre Dame games, it seems that the production crew for the Bayou Classic was truly trying ot use the various shots to portray both bands in the best light. The ENTIRE field show was available in each case, and even better, they remain available online.

Southern Univeresity Human Jukebox:

Grambling State University World-Famed Tiger Marching Band:

NBC, I salute you.