Rice vs. University of Houston

(Rice as 'visitor' at) Rice Stadium – Houston, Texas

November 27, 1976

 

Announcer:

Ladies and Gentlemen:
In honor of the newest member of the Southwest Conference, The MOB would like to salute the "other" university in town – known affectionately by its initials as "UH" or "You Hoo!"

Field Action:

Band runs onto field from sideline; forms a bucket.

Announcer:

The MOB would like to congradulate the Bougars [sic] on their fine record this season – it's about time somebody's team got LUCKY! The winner of today's game will receive the Bayour Bucket [sic]. We're not sure what comes in the bucket – maybe enough (breast and thighs) drumsticks and coleslaw to feed the winners. Speaking of chicken, the loser will play the Houston Oilers to determine who will receive a map of La Grange autographed by Maaaaarvin Zindler!

Music:

Football Hero

Formation:

3/4 of a diamond

Announcer:

The MOB took a trip to the Cougar campus to find out more about our sister school. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a place to park! So we took a survey and found there were 2,500 more cars than students enrolled on campus. We suspect that the U of H campus is where they store the cars used to clog the Gulf Freeway in the afternoons! To salute this mess, the MOB has formed and [sic] empty parking space and plays "It's Impossible."

Music:

It's Impossible

Formation:

two ovals

Announcer:

We stumbled upon registration which seems to be a recreation of Napoleon's Retreat from Russia. In a huge oval room, the masses file in endless circles, the silence broken by cries for water and the screams of deranged students who find themselves with five 8:00 classes. Under the watchful eye of friendly, efficient, and helpful administrators; students and the computer play a "friendly" version of the Match Game. Watch now as the MOB reenacts what it saw.

Music:

Vouga Boat Song

Field Action:

Band marches in circles then into...

Formation:

Dome

Announcer:

Today's game marks several historic first [sic], one of which the MOB finds quite remarkable. How often have YOU played an away game in your own stadium?

The MOB has pondered this curious situation for at least thirty seconds and we feel there are two answers:
One – we want the parking receipts,
Two – playing in Rice Stadium would enable The MOB to perform its show in a safe and secure setting, without andy [sic] worry of outside inter --

Sound FX:

<<RIP>> then silence...

Announcer:

[deep voice]
The band will now play Dragnet.

[wait 10 sec.]
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mob is finished, you enjoyed it, and you wil [sic] now clap.

GOOD DAY!!

Epilogue

"Grungy" wrote...

The parking space that we formed was a diagonal – a big, titlted and inverted "U".

The alert driver of the UH big-red-football-helmet-on-a-golfcart drove right into the center of the formation and parked. They showed us up on our own joke, but it got a good laugh from the crowd.

The final bit is in reference to Judge Hofheinz having our script pulled during our '75 UH show in the Astrodome.

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