Written by: Richard McLaughlin
Almost 62,000 attended the Florida Classics in Orlando this past weekend. It was stated that the attendance was the largest crowd in history. Some were late getting into their seats, but by half time, every seat was taken as the ‘battle of the bands’ began. You may be late for the game, but you are always present for halftime.
There was never a question of who was a FAMU Rattler or a BCU Wildcatter. You knew when the bands started playing and what really turned the crowd wild is when each played, “Da Butt.” The crowded seats were suddenly empty – according to what school. In some cases, you could observe husband and wife or best friends separate, according to the school.
By the way, who won the game? Well, the FAMU Rattlers won the game but the coin got stuck in the air when you asked who won the Battle of the Bands.