With UT’s first home game and the first week of NFL games this weekend, football season will soon be in full swing. But there are other heroes of the field, writes Kari Anne Roy.
They’re bruisers and brutes
Fierce competitors who will strip you down to your quivering core
They never stop
During hail storms aplenty
While temperatures reach the kind of hot that makes hot hot
These people are warriors
And while they march on
Through thick and thin
Through squalls and swelters
They stay in formation
They stay in tune
They carry a tuba that’s heavier than you
Heck yeah, the marching band
The heroes of the field
The crazy lunatics
Who would rather die than yield.
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