Sunday, November 13, 2005

The BC on the Jumbo Tron



At approximately 5 minutes left of halftime at Boston College versus NC State the marching band retreated to the sidelines... Then out of no where you see "The BC" for a full 5 seconds... "St. Ignatius Started the Fire" was played in front of over 40,000 people last night.

So ridiculous... I threw the idea at Peter Olivieri (the jumbo tron guy) and he sent the commercial to Jaime Diloreto. Apparently, it was passed on to DeFillipo and all of them agreed that it was something worth putting on the tron during halftime. Well, I had to change a few things in of course... including kegstands, trouble in the catholic church, and instead of DL Hughley, I think we're going to permanently change it to Father Neenan cuz he's the man.

So the video started with a quote from me in The Chronicle about building community, and then bam, Woody, in true masculine form said "Yay Smallville, Oh I could just die!" When everything started rolling we assumed a lot of people would just be too drunk to really know whats going on... and then...

"1863. A bunch of ignatians made a college invasion"

People started going nuts when they saw FD. By the second chorus, scanning the crowds around, people were singing and dancing to the song. Which truly was one of the coolest things I think I have ever seen. Alumni were probably like "A SINGING PRIEST! COMIC GENIUS!" I was unfazed... it was Father Don in solid form. HE COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE GAME.. he was doing a wedding in Rochester... But he got like 5 phone calls after the game. Priceless.

But we think we could have started a pretty cool tradition with future events. Boston College is big with ignatians and lighting stuff aflame. So the song ends up being a good match after all... the MARCHING BAND even learned how to play it during plays in the second half.

I feel grateful for athletics to give us that opportunity to make a lot of people laugh last night at the football game... it sucks because our website was cut out at the end, but people know a little bit more about us, and we hope to be on the jumbo tron again. We've had a very very significant increase in number of hits on this page and we hope the alumni continue to follow us.

PS: I'm really sorry to all of those that have threatened to take my life for having that song stuck in their heads. Blame it on Billy Joel, seriously.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auditions for later episodes?

1:20 PM  
Blogger Woody said...

Auditions for later episodes will be announced via website, campus flyers, and blog most likely in the first week we return from winter break (but don't quote me on it)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Princetongirlmac said...

Hey Woody, I was wondering when the CBS segement would be airing?

3:32 PM  
Blogger Woody said...

To be honest, we don't know yet. As soon as we do know, it will be in big banner form across the website (watch Shipley shriek and run circles in his room)...at any rate, as soon as we know, you'll know. It frustrating, but that's the way it is. Sincere apologies.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Yep. That's pretty much the way it works. The guys find out, track me down, give me the good word and it's up on the website within an hour.

Besides, if you miss it, you will almost certainly be able to watch it on our website within a week as with the full Fox25 story. If you haven't seen it yet, it's in the 'In the News' section.

Adam Shipley
Webmaster

6:54 PM  
Blogger Princetongirlmac said...

Woody :


Congrats, the show deserves all the attention it is getting.The show only is going to get even bigger.


P.S Also F.D is going to be a bigger rock star than he already is.

8:45 PM  

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