The pageantry. The spirit. The competition. Is band a sport? Who cares? They absolutely needs to be talked about in the same breath. From the tailgate lot to the warmup lot, taking the field in cleats or in spats, the first quarter to the fifth quarter, 80 Minutes of Regulation offers a fan’s eye view of the cadence of gameday.

 80 Minutes of Regulation is a band blog with a sports problem. Equal parts band- and sports-focused, 80 Minutes operates in the intersection. Whether it's sports doing band things or bands doing sports things, 80 Minutes is there from referee's whistle to drum major's whistle and back again.