Chants You Absolutely Love

Submitted by NHWolverine on September 24th, 2009 at 12:20 AM
I just stumbled across a youtube video of the 'Rich Rodriguez' chant from the Western game and wanted to start a thread to share some of the epic chants we've experienced throughout the years at M sporting events. Here's a personal favorite of mine, from events in UM Hockey history where we've dominated little bro:
If you can't get into college, go to State!
If you can't get into college, go to State!
If you can't get into college and you know you really Suck!
If you can't get into college, go to State!
There are tons others out there: game specific, situation specific and otherwise - so let's share, reminisce and enjoy together some of the best-of-the-best Michigan sports chants.

Comments

bouje

September 24th, 2009 at 9:54 AM ^

cheer to sparties they always look and go "YEAH MAN SMOKE GREEN SNORT WHITE".

I used to like these chants because they were funny and mocked their own chants but when they say "go green go white" and we say "smoke green snort white" it just makes it sound like a louder "go green go white".

So in sum I don't like it as much anymore plus they don't take offense. Can't read can't write though is still a classic!

BlueVoix

September 24th, 2009 at 12:26 AM ^

I've heard several variations on the one posted. Another one replaces "If you can't get into college and you know you really Suck!" with "If you can't get into college because you don't have the knowledge, if you can't get into college go to state."

Then after, a second verse is started with "If you can't get into State kill yourself."

I was always particular to that version. Much meaner.

UMAmaizinBlue

September 24th, 2009 at 12:33 AM ^

but before last year we would replace "We are Penn State" with "We Own Penn State" after beating them. Ah, it was so good to do that back in 2005 and 2007. Good times....good times.

farside286

September 24th, 2009 at 12:38 AM ^

Verse 1:

If you can't get into college, go to State!
If you can't get into college, go to State!
If you can't get into college and you know you really SUCK!
If you can't get into college, go to State!

Verse 2:

If you can't get into State, shoot yourself!
If you can't get into State, shoot yourself!
If you can't get into State and you know you really SUCK!
If you can't get into State, shoot yourself!

Verse 3:

If you can't shoot yourself, reapply!
If you can't shoot yourself, reapply!
If you can't shoot yourself and you know you really SUCK!
If you can't shoot yourself, reapply!

And then you restart with verse 1.

bouje

September 24th, 2009 at 9:58 AM ^

"if you can't get into college go to state" when completely railing on some really shitty school I.E. Niagra, Windsor, Western, Etc and everyone is like "we're not playing state you idiot" and then the second verse is "if you can't get into state go to NIAGRA" etc.

I miss hockey

mikefromaa

September 24th, 2009 at 12:45 AM ^

On the banks of the Red Cedar,
There's a school that's known to all;
Its specialty is farming,
And those farmers play football;
Aggie teams are often beaten,
And the hockey team they'll fight;
Fight for the only colors:
Green and White.
Smash right through prison gaurds in blue,
Watch the weed keep growing.
Aggie teams are bound to run,
They're fighting with handguns!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
See our team is weakening,
We're going to lose this game.
Suck! Suck! Suck! Team, Suck!
Another loss for MSU!

HermosaBlue

September 24th, 2009 at 11:39 AM ^

Even in 1915, they were obsessed with the Maize & Blue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_State_University_Fight_Song

On the banks of the Red Cedar,
There's a school that's known to all;
Its specialty is farming,
And those farmers play football;
Aggie teams are never beaten,
All through the game they'll fight;
Fight for the only colors:
Green and White.

Smash right through that line of blue,
Watch the points keep growing.
Aggie teams are bound to win,
They're fighting with a vim!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Michigan is weakening,
We're going to win this game.
Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight!
Victory for M.A.C.!

octal9

September 24th, 2009 at 1:38 AM ^

Hey [goalie's name]! You're not a goalie, you're a sieve! You're not a sieve, you're a funnel! You're not a funnel, you're a vacuum! You're not a vacuum, you're a black hole! You're not a black hole - you just suck! You just suck! You just suck! You just suck!

Also:
We got the whole team, in the box
We got the whole team, in the box
We got the whole team, in the box
We got the whole team in the box
(tune: he's got the whole world in his hands
occasion: both players fill the penalty box)

MichiganStudent

September 24th, 2009 at 2:10 AM ^

I love Michigan hockey chants. They are probably the best chants in all of sports, at least in my opinion.

My favorite hockey chant is when you hear the press box phone ring, "Hey (insert opposing goalies name) its your mom and she says you just suck, you just suck, you just suck, you just suck."

JustGoBlue

September 24th, 2009 at 2:16 AM ^

When the opposing goalie takes his helmet off:
UGLY GOALIE! (claps) UGLY GOALIE!
When the opposing goalie puts his helmet back on: (wild cheering)
That's my mom's favorite.

Also
(phone ringing)
Hey [sieve's name] it's (generally your mom, but can be customized, for additional occurrences), she says... YOU SUCK!!

spelling ones
Gimme an A (A!) gimme an N (N!) -A-L
What does that spell? ANAL!
What does that mean? COME FROM BEHIND!

Gimme an F (F!) -O-R-E-P-L-A-Y
What does that spell? FOREPLAY!
What does that mean? WE'RE ABOUT TO SCORE!

Gimme an O (O!) -R-G-Y
What does that spell? ORGY!
What does that mean? TEAMWORK!

At Cliff Keen
Slow and Awkward! (claps) Slow and Awkward!
There's a net there! (claps) There's a net there!

And most of the chants that are customized for the situation and change every week are pretty good.

Wendyk5

September 24th, 2009 at 10:23 AM ^

Back in the day (1987-ish), we chanted "Ooh, Aah, NICE SUIT! Ooh, Aah, NICE SUIT!" to anyone who walked by on the field in - yep - a suit during the game.

Do not like the "You suck" chant, by the way. I heard it at the OSU game in 2007 for the first time and it made no sense to me since it was we who sucked that particular day. Then I believe it was waged at LC once it became clear that we weren't going to win. I wasn't a huge LC fan, but he did win us a National Championship and sent plenty of players into the NFL. He didn't completely suck.

Njia

September 24th, 2009 at 7:57 AM ^

Waaaay back when Elvis was still QB, we played Florida State at home. The 'Noles were beating us (final score 51-31). We were getting REALLY sick of hearing that stupid, repetitious, bastardized, "War Chant" their band always plays. Finally, the student section decided to make up its own set of lyrics:

"FUUUUUUUUUCK THE SE-MI-NOLES!"

Their band and cheerleaders thought we were chanting along with them.

"Yeah. You keep thinking that, Goober. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on."

brendandavis22

September 24th, 2009 at 8:47 AM ^

my favorite chant happened during a hockey game back in 1997. Michigan was killing (can't remember team) and both teams had pulled their starting netminders. Thus after a good save by our back up goalie greg malicke we would get a "Goalie (pointing at Malicke) Goalie (pointing at Turco on the bench) Sieve (pointing at current goalie in net for other team) Sieve (pointing at pulled goalie on their bench). Well with about 2 minutes left a puck was shot out of play and towards the old press box area. Sure enough our 3rd string goalie Greg Diadrio (sp?) caught it. To which we started a Goalie, Goalie, Goalie (pointing at Greg in the press box), Sieve, Sieve chant.

Wolverine In Exile

September 24th, 2009 at 8:52 AM ^

My favorite chant is from my days as a M hockey season ticket holder in the late 90's / early 2000's. Western had a goalie who was like Darren Pang short. And so some student modified the Black Hole chant to something like this:

You're not a goalie, you're a dwarf
You're not a dwarf, you're a smurf
You're not a smurf, you're a hobbit,
You're not a hobbit, you're just short, you're just short, you're just short.

I think that is the only time I ever saw a goalie cry. Best part was he was a 2 or 3 yr starter so we taunted him a second /third / fourth time. By the time he was a senior, when we did that chant and hung a 4 or 5 goal spot on him, as he got pulled from the game he flipped off the student section.

jcgary

September 24th, 2009 at 11:05 AM ^

I think this was in 2003 but Northern Michigan had a player with the last name Cochburn. The PA announcer would pronounce it "Coe Burn" but as students we would do a slow Cock Burn chant everytime we played NMU. In Cochburn's senior year and his last game at Yost he was ejected from the game. After he left the ice the entire student section began chanting:

No more Cock Burn! clap clap clapclapclap No more Cock Burn

Wide Open

September 24th, 2009 at 11:57 AM ^

1) After winning a rainy/bad-weather football game (e.g. Purdue '95): "It's great...to be...a soaking wet Wolverine!"

2) 1995 OSU: "Biaaaakabatuka! WOO!"

3) Heard in Cincinnati and Boston: "It's great...to be...a National Champion!"