At show-band schools the postgame is called the fifth quarter and is every bit as dramatic, and down-to-the-wire, as this year's Fiesta Bowl. Drumline's director was inspired, in part, by a postgame battle of the bands he witnessed between Norfolk State and Morris Brown, in which the former band landed the first punch by playing, from memory, an ancient and obscure Earth, Wind & Fire song, only to have Morris Brown counter with the next cut off the same album.
After winning the national championship, Ohio State's football coach, Jim Tressel, thanked "the best damn band in the land" for its support. In the future, however, band directors will thank football teams for their support. That movie, if it's ever made, already has a title.
Revenge of the Nerds.