Kickoff Cheer

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on September 8th, 2009 at 12:17 AM

There are some pretty cool college kickoff cheers out there.

Just to name a few, Oklahoma fans yell, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO U!", Auburn fans yell, "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR EAGLE!", Notre Dame fans yell, "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IRISH!", while Georgia fans yell, "GOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS! SIC 'EM!"

Michigan fans, on the other hand, yell, "ooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOH!" (See below)

Why does our kickoff cheer suck so bad?

I mean, seriously, "oooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOH"?!? Is that the best we can come up with?

Has anyone ever given any thought to at least yelling, "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BLUE!" or something like that?

Comments

jericho

September 8th, 2009 at 12:21 AM ^

We could yell:

"11 National Championships and 42 Big Ten Titles and 3 Heisman winners and The Most Wins In College Football History and The Best Winning Percentage......aww forget it.."

octal9

September 8th, 2009 at 12:23 AM ^

"ooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!" However, perhaps we could turn it into: "ooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH! LET'S ... GO ... BLUE!!" with the BLUE part happening as the return man catches it/the ball hits the ground in the end-zone.

Too complicated?

Maize_and_Drew

September 8th, 2009 at 1:08 AM ^

Although I think ooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH....... GO BLUE would be simpler, and still be cool. On a side note: I noticed at Saturdays game the GO BLUE chant that was done with one side of the Big House yelling GO and the other side yelling BLUE was changed a bit. Now it's LET'S GO BLUE, broken up into thirds. I think it was louder the old way. Anyone else notice this?

a2bluefan

September 8th, 2009 at 3:40 AM ^

I sit near the top of section 33. Every time there's a kick off, someone a couple rows behind me does exactly as you suggest. Been happening for years. But he's always by himself in shouting "Let's Go Blue!" I think I'd miss that terribly if either he or I were to change sections.

Any chance that's you? Anyway...I think it's a great idea.

aenima0311

September 8th, 2009 at 12:28 AM ^

I thought it was supposed to be 'Let's Go Blue' but it just got kinda sloppy over the years...

I thing Gooooooooooo BLUE! could work well if it were widely disseminated enough.

bouje

September 8th, 2009 at 12:34 AM ^

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo before kickoff then when the ball was kicked it was BLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE (as per some AD marketing stuff that was thrown out in a packet for "michigan traditions at the big house". Obviously most people don't know this and so they just make noise like OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH (which is fine for defense)

But whenever the ball is kicked off I yell "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BLUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" and whenever I sit by anyone that isn't doing that I tell them to do that.

Also STOP THE CHOP! We aren't seminoles/native americans! We are Wolverines and as such should do the CLAW!

bouje

September 8th, 2009 at 12:45 AM ^

Against WMU sure there wasn't that much need for intensity but against a bigger opponent during bigger stops the limp wrist goes away.

And either way the "limp dick" claw is still INFINITELY better than the chop. Again we are not native americans. STOP THE CHOP!

(also you could just read the daily's article back when they first debuted the claw)

***EDIT** meant in reply to oct it's too late I'm going to bed

johnnydoe

September 8th, 2009 at 12:48 AM ^

Just to add another one with Alabama I believe its "oooooooooOOOOOOO Roll Tide Roll"

I do like octals suggestion though. It seems simple enough. Along the lines of the kick off cheer, has anyone else heard another school playing the "let's go blue" chant? I could have sworn I heard it while watching a game on Saturday. Not to think that it was actually only ours. I just have never heard it from another school. Is it actually common to other universities?

The Barwis Effect

September 8th, 2009 at 9:49 PM ^

johnnydoe wrote: "Along the lines of the kick off cheer, has anyone else heard another school playing the "let's go blue" chant? I could have sworn I heard it while watching a game on Saturday. Not to think that it was actually only ours. I just have never heard it from another school. Is it actually common to other universities?"

http://www.purdue.edu/bands/media/Sounds/aamb/gopurdue.mp3