Insult to Injury

Not only did Stanford beat BYU 37-10 this weekend, but the band had to have a little “fun”:

There’s nothing funny about polygamy. Stanford is apologizing to BYU over a halftime show by the Cardinal band.

The band poked fun at polygamy with five dancers wearing wedding veils. Brigham Young University is, of course, the Utah-based Mormon school.

A statement from Stanford athletic director Ted Leland says the band’s actions were inappropriate. He adds Stanford is committed to being a good host.

I have no idea how it came across in person but it sounds a little funny in the abstract.

2 comments

  1. Will’s avatar

    Stanford’s band has a tradition of this kind of stuff so it is not surprising. See http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Stanford Band

  2. josh’s avatar

    I played volleyball for BYU. One time when we played Cal State Northridge, right before the game started, several guys rode through the gym on bicycles wearing ties and fake name tags.

    I am not sure if that was supposed to shake us up, but we just laughed too.

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