Sports & Recreation

Comments (0)

Best Sports Moment Houston 2008 - The Marching Owl Band Goes After Todd Graham

Todd Graham did the miraculous in 2006:  He led the Rice Owl football team to its first bowl game in 45 years. He got a raise and a contract extension, and then he split the beautiful Rice campus for the University of Tulsa's Golden Hurricane football team. Last season, Graham returned to Rice Stadium and The Marching Owl Band (The MOB) showed Graham their appreciation, performing a halftime show called Todd Graham's Inferno, which ended with his being called a douchebag. The Tulsa athletic director complained to Conference USA about The MOB's lack of sportsmanship, and The MOB's band director later apologized. But the point had been made: The entire country now knows that Todd Graham is a douchebag.

My Voice Nation Help
6 comments
John
John

Todd Graham is like a douchebag in that he constantly flushes Rice out like the infected hole it is...

Phil
Phil

The M.O.B. quit being clever and entertaining 20 years ago. Now it is just stupid and juvenile. It should have been disbanded after the SWC broke up.

Jim
Jim

You guys are pathetic. This is your best sports moment?

How exactly is Graham a douchebag? Because he left after 1 season to take a job that he really wanted and work for an administration hell bent on upgrading the facilities and giving a damn about football? Graham took the Rice job because it was a step up from his asssitant job at Tulsa even if it was at a University that showed little to no commitment to the program. Graham took the the Tulsa head coaching job because it was a step up from the Rice head coaching job. See how this works Rice fan? Coaches ultimately want jobs that are better than the previous one. Someday Graham will probably leave Tulsa for a BCS job, does that make him a douchebag? No. We will thank him for all he has done and wish him well. He took your sorry program to its first bowl game in 40 some years and you thank him by having your sorry ass band humilate his good name? Rice fan is the real douchebag, no 2 ways about it. Rice fan is simply jealous they don't have the kind of program Tulsa has. The Rioce football program was relevant 2 uears ago under Graham but he is a douchebag to Rice fan. LOL losers

Jim

Gold
Gold

I beg to differ. Most of our fans really like Graham. They respect him. We know he'll leave eventually and we're cool with that. Some may call him names whenever that happens (depends on the circumstances), but for the most part he's very well liked.

That said, most of our fans have been banned by your message board, so it's not like we can spend a lot of time over there defending him.

WaldemarSchmedlap
WaldemarSchmedlap

Notice that Blair, along with every other Tulsa fan that ever complained about the MOB show, never once denies that Todd Graham is, in fact, a douchebag.

Blair
Blair

The whole world also knows this paper is used for things not related to reading. What a joke, the City of Houston should be embarrASSed. But don't worry, the Golden Hurricane is going to dish out about 63 points of punishment on the Owls.

Slideshows

Loading...