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Mason Holds Dress Like a Pimp Night


Ok, not exactly. George Mason is actually holding its "Doc Nix look-a-like contest" tonight, in which crowd members at the Hampton-Patriots game are asked to "dress up like the stylish Mason pep band director." "Stylish" being sports information code for "pimped out." The winner gets to shadow Doc Nix for the second half of the game, although I have to imagine that pretty much anyone could show up at the Pat Dome and shadow Doc Nix for the second half of the game. There will also be a Doc Nix Bobblehead Sweepstakes.

Doc Nix, in case you've been living on Mars or in College Park, is the pep band leader who some Mason fans think ought replace Gunston as the school's official mascot. Even opposing crowds are impressed; already this fall, the Kansas State "Daily Collegian" proclaimed "Seriously, this band is legit," while an ODU fan wrote that Mason has the "best band leader and band in the CAA bar none." The Green Machine has added a guitar and string section, started playing music from "The Godfather" and at some point even performed on "Hardball with Chris Matthews," which I guess is a strike-against.

Here's Doc Nix dancing, in case you need to practice before tonight.

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 5, 2007; 10:51 AM ET
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By the way, the VCU band leader at the BB&T Classic on Sunday was also very spirited. Throughout the game, he stripped down from a button-down shirt, to a t-shirt to a wife-beater, which during the second half he actually ripped off his body. Quite a performance.

Posted by: Fingerman | December 5, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

This would've been 10 times funnier if it was Roger Mason hosting said event. Which isn't to say that this isn't funny either, just you wouldn't see it coming with Roger Mason at all.

Posted by: JakeTheSnake | December 5, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Funny...Mason coeds typically hold their dress like a ho night Thursdays
at the "U" and Auld Shebeen, among others.

Pretty awesome if you ask me.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | December 5, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

So when he is coming to Wolf Trap?

Posted by: ScottVanPeltStyle.com | December 5, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

that VCU band leader is lucky that terps fans have gone soft in recent years ... a few years back he would have most certainly gotten a bottle to the head, ala Mrs Boozer ... you can book that ...

Posted by: littles | December 5, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I gotta say, Doc Nix and the Green Machine are worth going to see by themselves. The basketball is just a plus.

Hahaha, kidding, kidding. The band does rock, though.

Posted by: Jess | December 5, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Mason's band was pretty sad when I was there in the late '90s but this is a fantastic development. I HATED Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" back in the day but the Green Machine has made it tolerable--somehow.
GO, MASON!

Posted by: Arlington Pimp | December 5, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Doc Nix=All that is right with college pepband directors. He's world class and a great guy who promotes the university and the band.

The VCU Band Leader=All that is right if he was working at an all-male strip joint not at a college basketball game. While he may be putting on a "show" on the sidelines, his act should be a little more g-rated as there are families with young children that don't really need to see what amounts to a male stripper.

Posted by: Gooner | December 6, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

FYI, VCU's band leader is in fact an actual male stripper - obviously it shows up in his game performances.

I was at the BB&T with a VCU alum friend of mine, and apparently it's pretty common knowledge around there.

Posted by: Disgruntled A | December 7, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

If that is indeed the case he needs to keep his jobs separate. He's there representing the university not One Eyed Willie's All Male Review and Burger Joint.

Posted by: gooner | December 7, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Mason's leader is a pimp and VCU's leader is a stripper... this isn't really being reduced to a moral standards argument is it? I remember going to Mason games for years. If there were ever a bandwagon band....

Posted by: sitruc | December 7, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Doc Nix rocks! Our pep band has improved to a point where they are, dare I say, great! Who else has a string section? VCU's band director really gets their crowd into it and so does Doc Nix and that's what it's all about. GMU and VCU's bands get the crowd rocking and that's what student spirit is all about. Puritans need not apply. Keep it coming! Of course you could just go up to College Park and burn a couch.

Posted by: Mike in Arlington | December 9, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

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