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Will the Pep Band Please Stop Taking Selections From the Irony Folder?

I understand the mentality of the band director. Really, I do. I even lived with a couple of music ed students in college. Unless your university is inexplicably wedded to the Tomohawk Chop or Fight On, between defensive stands you try to play quick, imposing tunes to inspire your defense to badassery. Like Ironman, or Night on Bald Mountain, or the theme song for the army that lost to the Ewoks.

But Ohio State's marching band may have made the dumbest musical selection I've ever seen. With four minutes to play and Illinois driving to seal the win, they broke into O Fortuna from Carmen Burana. You know, the song with the following lyrics (in Latin):

O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,

ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life

first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;

poverty
and power
it melts them like ice.

Fate - monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,

you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,

shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;

now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy.

Fate is against me
in health
and virtue,

driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved.

So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;

since Fate
strikes down the strong man,
everyone weep with me!

There's tempting Fate, there's mocking Fate, and then there's just going out and trying to violate Fate's sister. I'm surprised lightning didn't strike the Buckeyes down right there.