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Watch: Ohio State band's amazing 'Gettysburg' salute

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  November 23, 2013 10:46 PM

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This score was one for the books.

Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address 150 years ago this week.

The Ohio State University band did not let the occasion go without the fanfare of another one of its epic, spectacular and wonderfully creative half-time performances.

Saturday, the "Best Damn Band In The Land" recreated the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's famous speech there, complete with marching soldiers from the Confederate and Union armies, to firing cannons, to the Lincoln Memorial itself.

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The "Salute to Gettysburg" was a performance even a Michigan grad like Tom Brady would love.

Here it is in its entirety.

In just the past five weeks, the Ohio State band has created a Michigan-player-eating dinosaur, sank UM's battleship and re-animated Michael Jackson's moon walk. They play at Michigan next week.

The fans who stuck around in the snow in Columbus for OSU's latest half-time performance were rewarded with the Buckeye's 23rd straight victory, a 2-score-plus-2-14 rout of Indiana, that clinched a spot in the Big Ten title game and a extended OSU's hopes of squeezing into the BCS championship.

The Buckeyes will need Auburn to upset Alabama next week in the Iron Bowl and win out for a shot at the national title. There's negative zero chance of the Florida Gators, who lost to FCS opponent Georgia Southern Saturday, upsetting undefeated Florida State next week in Gainesville. And FSU will be heavy favorite in the ACC title game The Tide and Seminoles will be ranked No. 1 and 2 in Sunday's BCS poll. Ohio State will be third.

[Mobile users can watch the video here.]


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