I recently was discussing with friends game day traditions when we were at UM in the late 70s. I have attended games regularly since then and have seen traditions come and go. Despite my approaching geezer status, I actually enjoy many of the recent changes. I thought I would mention a couple from the old school, just for yuks.
First, was the toilet paper hurl when M scored. Just take a look at Michigan Historian footage from that period. When living in the dorm, one had to stash a roll or two every Sunday because after a game there was none to be found anywhere.
Another was the Sh*t Band. Like todays Pep Band, they were a small group that walked section by section stopping only when a sufficient number of fans cheered and otherwise cajoled them to stop. They differed from today's Pep Band in a couple of ways. One, they always wore their rain ponchos. Two, their musical selection was a series of short several note blasts with a pause in between. The gap was filled by the students pumping their fists and shouting "SHIT"! Maybe something else in the other sections.
One tradition we most certainly did NOT have was students standing throughout the game. Although, back then the drinking age was 18 and there were no restrictions on what could be brought into the stadium. I think most students would have had trouble standing more than a few minutes at a time.
Happy Independence Day!!