Friday, November 17, 2006

Classy move

By now you know. Legendary TTUN Head Coach and Ohio State Assistant Coach Bo Schembechler passed away this morning at the age of 77. The BBC sends condolences to his family and friends, and we hope he and Woody are already having spirited debate in Heaven.

However, one aspect that won't get covered much on ESPN (but will be attacked by trolls) is that tonight on High Street, the Dead Schembechlers were scheduled to play their annual concert. Seriously. On the day Bo died.

Today, the Dead Schembechlers released the following commentary;

The band is crushed to learn of the death of Bo Schembechler. We named this band after Coach Schembechler to honor him as the face of Wolverine football. We have never wished ill will upon him in any way and have always wished him the best. When we learned that Bo had seen our web site and was amused by it we were delighted. We were simply delighted. He said to those with him as he read it, "See, I still matter in Columbus!" That may have been the greatest understatement in football history. We believe that he took the band's name as the compliment that it was meant as and that he was flattered by it. We wish to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to his family. We are truly sorry for their loss

That's a classy move. My hat is off to the boys in the band. You did the right thing.

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