Hail and Unite Initial Resolution has been formally withdrawn

Submitted by Prof. Brewsington on February 13th, 2015 at 12:56 AM

Per CSG president Bobby Dishell, resolution 4-025 (Hail and Unite resolution) has been formally withdrawn.

And there was much rejoicing.

Edit: Here's the info for Hail and Unite...they may not go away so easily

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @hailandunite

Comments

snarling wolverine

February 13th, 2015 at 1:22 AM ^

You should probably change your headline - it makes it sound like the issue is all over when they're gearing up to launch up this monstrosity again.

I did notice on ther website that they have email and Twitter addresses for us to contact:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @hailandunite

The MGoCommunity should have at it.

maineandblue

February 13th, 2015 at 2:57 AM ^

Now that Brandon is gone can someone please start a Get Rid of Special K resolution or petition or something? Brian, can you use your internet powers to push that please? 

Doughboy1917

February 13th, 2015 at 4:00 AM ^

It's not dead. 

They're trying to re-brand it as a "pump up" song instead of a fight song. There are new articles in the Daily, The Washington Post and the freep about it. The also have their own web site now.

Here's an idea for a pump up song: let the marching band play.

And it won't cost the student government nearly $3,000 in seed money.

The disc-jockey/piped in music at Michigan football games is horrible. It needs to either go away or be significantly minimized. It's generic and does nothing to improve the "event experience".  Spending thousands of dollars of student organization money and enlisting celebrities won't make it better.

LSAClassOf2000

February 13th, 2015 at 6:35 AM ^

This might just be me, but the part of this I really can't stand is that it is a group which wants to give in to the things that people have tried - recently unsuccessfully - to keep out of places like Michigan Stadium. It used to be that I would go to games to escape the sort that would be trying to peddle "pump up" or "hype" music and just have a band and a game for a few hours. Worse, this is seed money for someone to theoretically in turn write something almost no one would want. I really do not understand why they feel that this needs to be done. 

WestMichiganMan

February 13th, 2015 at 8:35 AM ^

There is no version of anything like this that would work. We point and laugh when any other school does this.  You know as soon as the song is recorded there will be an awful music video produced that will circulate every college sports blog. If they weren't so sincere about this awful idea I would think they were pulling a long con on us.

Feat of Clay

February 13th, 2015 at 8:45 AM ^

I think they've gone about this all wrong.

I'll be honest:  Having another thing that is "Michigan-only" and Michigan-specific in the band repertoire wouldn't be the worst thing.  

The fight song is amazing and should never share the limelight with some "alternate" fight song.  EVER.

Nor do I think we need a different "pump up" song.  The fight song IS a pump-up song, the only one you need.

BUT--if the band had another, recognizable thing to launch into to mix it up a little?  Something that is ours, unlike the arrangements that a dozen other bands do?  I'd be fine with it.  I'd welcome it.  Teach me the words, let the crowd get into it, roll it out once a game.  That's fine.  I'm not sure how you'd start that tradition, but I think there's room for it.

But you don't introduce the idea by proposing to ADD a fight song, or then abort that and call it a pump-up song.  That makes me want to take this idea and drive a stake through its heart.  

 

Fencerdude

February 13th, 2015 at 10:19 AM ^

We have that.  Temptation should be played on every 3rd down.  Argue about whether or not you like the cheer that goes along with it, but that's our other thing.  Plus Let's Go Blue.  Which is ours, every other college/ high school band in the world. And the Blues Brothers (even though that's been played to death for every Michigan sporting event (it should have just stayed in hockey except for homecoming)).

This is just a reaction to young students who don't know the traditions finally having a reason to be excited about a football season.  We FOGs know what it's like to be excited by Michigan football, but the kids don't.  I can't blame them for being excited.  I can blame them for thinking that they need to make something new to make Michigan Football better, which doesn't EVER need to happen.  If something new is going to come about, it's going to be a natural. actually grassroots thing, not something proposed to the CSG by an underclassmen who wears those ridiculous Ann Arbor Fucking Michigan shirts (which should all be put into a fire and burned, along with plenty of the people that wear them).

Daft_Blue

February 13th, 2015 at 9:11 AM ^

If the song sucks then people will be againist it and it won't be played.  But most of the strong reaction againist it has come without hearing what they have made.

DetroitBlue

February 13th, 2015 at 10:13 AM ^

We haven't heard it because it wasn't made yet. This kid is trying to hype up an idea that doesn't exist yet, which is epically dumb. It'd be one thing if he made a song and then tried to push it, but he's putting the cart before the horse to get attention

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