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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Amazing Happens Every Saturday

Sometimes, things just get by you, and that's the case with the first Amazing Happens Every Saturday entry of 2014. It turns out that cool new uniforms weren't the only star-spangled addition in College Park as the state of Maryland and the nation celebrated the bicentennial of the National Anthem. The Mighty Sound of Maryland and the Pride of West Virginia joined forces (and yes, normally I hate mass bands) to reenact the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, the battle that ultimately spawned the poem that would become the Star-Spangled Banner. Take a look:


The second has been well trumpeted throughout the past week, and while it's not actually marching/athletic music, it's a kindred sports-adjacent in the team that cares for Reveille, Texas A&M's mascot. As an SMU player came careening towards Reveille on the sideline, sophomore handler Ryan Kreider throws a block that could earn him a walk-on spot.


What it did earn him, however, was his senior boots bought by the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. Not bad for doing your job, but that block's likely to be legendary in Aggie lore.
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