to play football, not to play trumpet
I think we should quit using this song at football AND basketball games. But i do love when they play "Lose Yourself" by Eminem. Eminem is a local guy and to my knowledge no other school currently has a tradition of playing that song.
Agreed. I love it everytime this song comes on and I hope we continue with it. Original tradition.
It's neither original (OSU did it before us) nor a tradition (we've done it for all of one year).
It's not a Jock Jamz CD in this case, it is a local artist who is also a fan. I was unaware that OSU or any other team used his song, so in that respect, "My bad." But Eminem = Jock Jamz? Come on now..
"Lose Yourself" is in heavy rotation at pro and college sports stadiums across the country. It's probably one of the 10 most-played songs at sporting events nationwide.
OSU beat us to the punch there. They started piping in "Lose Yourself" a few years ago (and yes, their students do the same hand gesture). Not to mention that dozens of pro sports teams use it.
We really need to find a way to get the band to be heard all over the stadium, because relying on jock jams is costing us a lot of our uniqueness.
that song was cool when i was 14 and really mad at my step-dad
I don't care what I'm yelling as long as the other team can't hear themselves think.
It's not even unique to PSU. They ripped it off from an Italian soccer team.
Personally, I don't get it. I like the White Stripes, but that song doesn't seem well-suited for that kind of audience participation. Those notes are supposed to be quietly played on a bass, not shouted out.
Between this and the way the "Temptation" teaser has been defaced by "You Suck," I feel like our students are falling short in the creativity department right now.
The "You Suck!" at the end of the Temptation Teaser is on the level of Maryland fans.
Michigan is so much better than that, so, please, for the love of God, let's be better than that.
As a student I hate the 'You Suck' chant, ESPECIALLY when we're losing. Drives me insane. It's like me (5'9) telling a 6'1 person they're short.
Zombie Nation as their incessant chant.
I'm pretty sure you mean "intents and purposes".
... and when I say pretty sure I mean 100% sure.
the purposes just aren't as intense.
If I've said it once
I've said it a million times
NO ONE USES MUSE
Make Muse the official RAWK of Michigan!
Yeah, I wouldn't be against hearing Uprising while at the games.
intentional haiku is intentional?
At least we didn't use the song when Penn State came last year. I was kind of wondering if we'd be ripping off what they're known for while they were visiting, but if I recall properly, we never used Zombie Nation or Seventh Nation Army Chant against them.
That being said, I'm kind of on the fence with stuff that's used by other schools already. I'm cool with the not-band music as long as its reasonably done (Happened too often last year IMO. It needs to be kept to the most oppurtune moments such as getting maximum crowd pump-up on an important third down), but when it specifically involves stuff other schools are known for, I'm just not sure. My initial instinct is that we don't need to take stuff from anybody else to be awesome, but then I remember that other people rip our stuff from time to time as well, and all of a sudden I'm not caring as much anymore.
Especially this season as we remind those who forgot that we are still Michigan.
it should be "Ten Thousand Fists (in the Air)". One Hundred and Ten Thousand. The marching band drummers could join in the opening, stay through the song
Unless, you know... somebody already does that
Get rid fo the piped in music altogether. not only is it all unoriginal, it takes away from the traditions of the entire event. I'm usually all for progress and finding new and different ways to enjoy games, but playing overly hyped, terrible sounding music over and over just doesn't do it for me. When I see the student section doing the "war chant" or when i hear Eminem come on for the 5th time in the same game i get pissed. The student section is turning into a bunch of poser-frat boys and sorostitutes who care more about being seen rather than seeing the game.
At least we're not subjected to a race between a donut, bagel and coffee cup.
Way to stereotype. Isn't it sad that so called "poser" frat boys make more noise than any of the alums? See what I did there - I made an assumption about an entire group of people without really thinking that it probably isn't true for the entirety, hell even the majority of them. Also do you really think the student section had anything to do with the choice of piped in music? If so, I missed the memo on that one.
What is this, ACB? Besides, those that do show up (late) are normally gone by 2nd or 3rd quarter allowing real fans to move down and get better seats.
Eminem gets the students fired up. The band has great traditional value, but the students above it can't hear it. Do you want the students to be loud and in the game or not?
Generalizing 20,000 people in the student section as poser-frat boys who don't care about the game is not a good idea, either. Most care vehemently.
I think they are trying to use Michigan artists - Eminem, White Stripes and so on.
You're generalizing. We incorporate more Detroit/Michigan artists, so yes, we do use Michigan artists. You are one angry fan.
My bet is, last year was an experiment. They'll probably have a better selection this year.
on the stipulation that Kid Rock stays really fucking far away.
Bawitaba (sp?) is so damn catchy and makes no sense....
I think this is a great pump up song especially for a footbal format especially when the singer comes in with "Can I scream?!?!"
I think it came out near the end of Friday Night Lights (the movie) and it fit so perfectly
Anyone else feel that more creativity is needed in the student section like at hockey games?
This is sarcasm right?
You think our students are displaying a sufficient amount of creativity as it is?
The atmosphere at Yost is so close-knit, everyone can hear one another clearly and even if the entire crowd doesn't get in to it, the students are pretty easy to understand. At the Big House, it is really difficult to get a unique chant started ( e.g. you can only get the people that attend hockey games in on a "Ref You Suck" at a football game - and with B10 refs there are like 10 opportunities a game).
I got that, just seems like there aren't many special chants they do or anything. Be creative! Come up with something for each team that visits the Big House. We want a tough atmosphere
...is inversely proportional to the number of beers I drink before a game.
Maybe we should build a sound wall along the sides of the alumni section. Pipe in the Phantom of the Opera vinyl to that specific area on key plays. I'm sure once that needle hits the record that section might actually prove useful...
We don't need to steal musical ideas from the Detroit Lions.
"Go hard, win the game. With honor you will keep your fame." Not exactly lyrics from Cursive.
A lot of fanbases sing this song now.
Most notably, Buckeye fans have made it a cheer: "OOooh, Oh-Oh-Oh Oh OOooh OOoh..."*
This culminated in what I think was the worst moment in piped-in music history: tens of thousands of Ohio State fans in Michigan Stadium singing "O O O O O O O" right along with our own friggin' loudspeakers!
* I first heard it while walking by a group of Buck-fards before last year's game. I turned to Misopogal and quipped, loudly, "Hey look, they learned a vowel!" which earned me some nasty looks and a retort which I think was "Hey, look, they can't play football!"
Officer, that's not ours!
Where 110,000 fans in the Big House were singing "Don't Bite Your Friends"
Nothing But Green Lights
Complaining about RAWK music has grown far more unbearable than the RAWK music itself.
and the White Stripes are from Michigan to boot.
If you want to play it, have fun and play it. Don't not play it just because some other school plays it sometimes.
Hell, I think we should play Hang on Sloopy (a great 60's bubblegum song) at all our games and really piss off OSU.
I think the piped-in music needs to stay. No offense to the MMB. In addition to Seven Nation Army, I think the crowd chant portion of OMG by Usher is a great choice. I can't embed but check out Youtube for Usher's OMG and listen to about the :45 to 1:00 section. I can see the crowd getting into that very easily.
Here's a lame try at embedding by an old guy
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This isn't an NFL game. The atmosphere does not require any piped-in music. It's unnecessary, and i'd compare it to the no advertisement rule...except piped-in music doesn't generate any revenue.
Neg bang me all you want. We're all going to be losing our points soon anyway. The acoustics of the stadium does not help our band. Maybe with the design changes everyone in the stadium will be able to hear the band but I sincerely doubt it and I will continue to push for the band to continue their current but reduced role and pipe in music that appeals to more people than they do.
2012 - the year in which all MGoPoints worldwide go back down to zero
it'll make Y2K look like... Y2K
How do you expect the place to get loud? Last year was the loudest it's ever been and the only way we could get almost everyone to participate was to pipe in some music. Face it, most people aren't going to do it on their own.
Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, STEVIE WONDER.
I just got a great idea! Who wouldn't want to jam out to Superstition at the Big House?!
Hey, yeah, does anyone use Stranglehold?