Stay Classy, Buckeyes. Stay Classy.
This has nothing to do with football, sports and the rivalries. Another utterly disgusting story has surfaced out of Ohio State regarding the actions of its marching band. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, university leaders are embarrassed and "committed to eradicating" what seems to be a classless culture within the band. The comments come after the WSJ's reporting of a songbook that was distributed to band members full of parody songs that included lyrics mocking and making light of Holocaust victims.
The controversy appears to be surrounding a song titled "Goodbye Kramer" set to the tune of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". Cincinnati.com, in their report, cited and quoted some of the lyrics printed by WSJ that make light of of Nazi soldiers searching attics, and references to furnaces, cattle trains, and concentration camps. An introduction to the book tells those who would be offended to deal with it, "grow a pair", and strictly encouraged those with the book to sing the songs with frequency.
It's another tale of misbehavior under the watch of former band director Jonathan Waters, who was fired in 2014 after extreme incidents of hazing, perversion, and substance abuse within the band.