Baylor beat Rice, 38-10, on Friday night in Houston. During halftime, the Rice MOB (Marching Owl Band) performed a routine that included jokes “written by Fozzie Bear.” The second song they played was “99 Red Balloons” with the band in the form of the Roman numeral nine, IX. A reference to Baylor’s Title IX investigation and rape scandal. As the band moves into formation, the P.A. announcer said this:
The number of the day is nine. Since nine is the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Or is it? Wocka wocka.
If that wasn’t obvious enough, the announcer then read a quote from Ken Starr and the band played “Hit the Road Jack” in a star formation.
Now for our featured quote of the day by famous Clinton prosecutor and former Baylor president, Ken Starr, who said, quote, ‘I did not investigate that coach.’
Rice’s band is known for making jokes at the expense of opponents, but this one seemed to be in especially poor taste.