Easily my favorite contract guarantee provision of 2019:

Florida A&M at Central Florida, Aug. 29: Florida A&M’s guarantee will be reduced by $20,000 to $350,000 if FAMU’s band doesn’t attend and play at halftime, weather permitting. UCF has agreed to provide parking near the stadium for up to six buses and an equipment truck for the band.

Hells yeah!  And why not?


Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major

15 responses to “Rattlin’

  1. After seeing the Human Jukebox when Southern came to Athens, I can see why UCF wanted the FAMU band in Orlando.


  2. CB

    I assume UCF will be giving them a return visit to complete the home and home. Only fair.

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  3. chopdawg

    How much of that money do the band members get?


  4. Cojones

    Strike!, Rattlers, Strike!
    Put the venom in’em


  5. The Dawg abides

    Didn’t the FAMU band beat a member to death during a hazing ritual?

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  6. Cojones

    As Richard Pryor might state: If Superman was black he would have a much better cape.


  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    They put on a great show, and I can segue to take this opportunity to repeat one of my pet peeves: Even the prosaic banal marching bands from big SEC schools are better than the ear splitting piped in music inflicted on us at games these days.


  8. Russ

    The way it should be. We don’t need no stinkin’ piped in music!


    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      Do you remember when Dooley was Athletic Director? His rule was, once the game started, the only music in the stadium was Redcoats. When you have one of the best band programs in the country, it’s a shame not to take advantage of that.


  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    FAMU needs a football team that their band can be proud of. 😉


  10. Pedro

    I remember just being amazed the first time I saw them as a kid. The horn players would twist and duck alternating person in unison which created a super cool visual. Every band should take a page from the famu band playbook. If memory serves Bethune cookmans band was no joke either.