Most famously, the band put on a show inspired by Hollywood blockbusters in 2013 and blew the Internet’s mind. A video of the show posted to YouTube currently boasts nearly 17 million views. If you haven’t seen it, do so now. And if you’ve already seen it, it’s worth watching again.
One person who will be of utmost importance on Monday is a single Buckeye sousaphone player named Justin Pitts. He’s the lucky Ohio State senior who will get to dot the “i” in the school’s famous “Script Ohio” formation, which involves an astounding level of precision and coordination to ensure no one absorbs a haymaker to the jaw from a trombone slide. Take a look.
“For tuba players, this is the ultimate,” Pitts’s dad Tim told the Akron Beacon Journal on Thursday.
It was also a risk for Pitts, who chose to gamble after students voted him to dot the famous “i.” He had the choice to take the guaranteed spot to dot the “i” in the Sugar Bowl when Ohio State beat Alabama, or he could choose to wait for the biggest stage of them all. Pitts, who has so far declined to speak with media, chose the latter.
“He took the risk. He knew he’d have the national championship if they made it there, and he’d rather have that than an unknown bowl game,” Pitts’s dad Tim told the Arkon Beacon Journal. “He’s pumped up. And we are, too.”
What say you, Jim Rome, are you excited, as well?