OT - Best Stadium Chants

Submitted by SEAL Fan on May 15th, 2010 at 3:01 PM

What are some of the best chants in college football? LSU's song for Tim Tebow ranks up there for me. Although it's not a chant, the Sheriff that comes on after the third quarter at Notre Dame cracks me up.

Comments

hail2mich

May 16th, 2010 at 2:22 PM ^

Yeah I know it is mocking PSU's chant, but I don't like it because it's just that, mocking. Usually the chants that mock others aren't good and shows how uncreative we are. How about creating our own? All the hockey chants are great. Need to come up with chants like those for football.

MGoBender

May 16th, 2010 at 2:31 PM ^

How's that not creating our own?  It's witty and typical Michigan arrogance.  That's what makes it good in my book.

BTW, we didn't create most of the hockey chants.  Those were also "stolen" from Cornell I believe (someone can prob confirm or correct the school).

What's lame is the Athletic Department actually buying into the "We are..." crap.

somewittyname

May 16th, 2010 at 11:28 AM ^

I agree that the PSU one is clever, but the Maize Rage beat it to death. Not only do we not currently own them, the Maize Rage used it at the start of every game. We ought to just save it for a couple years and use it when we actually play them.

MGoBender

May 16th, 2010 at 2:35 PM ^

They chanted it whenever the guys in charge of the PA system played Zombie Nation, which happened to be at the beginning of every game.  It's fun and witty and doesn't really get old to me.  If anything it's "'We Are Penn State' is stupid and they chant it nonstop.  Let's mock them."

michiganfanforlife

May 16th, 2010 at 8:01 AM ^

For a team who is desperately in need of any bowl game this year, I was hoping we could stop the "you suck"' chant. We should just come up with ANYTHING else to say when we stop 'em on third down.  What did they chant before "you suck?" I have been to games every year since 85 - but I don't remember. Plus the "wolverine claw" is a rip off of the tomahawk chop. Let's be original and come up with something. Getting the students to follow suit might take an act of God, though...

M Fanfare

May 16th, 2010 at 8:48 PM ^

The story I was told was that years ago, the students did a "chopping" arm motion which was intended to mock the referee's First Down arm motion, thus making fun of the other team for not having actually gained a first down. However, with the popularity of the tomahawk chop from Florida State and the Atlanta Braves they switched to the "claw" you see today.

 

That could be total BS, but that's what I was told.

Moe Greene

May 15th, 2010 at 3:27 PM ^

At a Columbia-Penn game, the crowd had dueling taunts:

* Penn kids to Columbia kids: "SUNY-Harlem" (said with a pause and claps)

* Columbia kids to Penn kids: "safety school"

 

The kids at Northwestern taunt the opposition with a cheer that awaits empirical testing: 

"That's all right, that's okay - you'll be working for us someday"

PackardChug

May 15th, 2010 at 7:32 PM ^

***THIS IS A TRUE STORY***

My orthapedic doctor in the chicago area was a NW swimmer and then went to medical school at NW. So when I walked in with my Michigan t-shirt on, I thought he was going to give me som business. Turns out he says, "MICHIGAN! ARE YOU GOING THERE!?!?!" Confused, I reply with a disconcerted yeah. He follows up with, "Man, I went to medical school with a lot of Michigan undergrads, they were so smart and so hardworking- I have three sons and I'm making at least one of them go to Michigan. I fell in love with the place just by working with its alumni"

 

SO BAM! TAKE THAT NORTHWESTERN AKA BOREWESTERN (that's how their students described it to me when I visited)

MadMonkey

May 15th, 2010 at 5:42 PM ^

awesome.  I listened to the Northern Ireland "let's all do the bouncy" and "away in the manger . . . Healey!" and the french chants.   A homegrown version could be a great new tradition at the Big House, Crisler, and Yost.  

 

jvblaha

May 15th, 2010 at 3:43 PM ^

Kind of making fun of themselves for being as nerdy as they are, but they manage to keep it in rhythm and it's pretty cool. "Pressure Them! Pressure Them! Make them relinquish the ball!"

Maize n Blue

May 15th, 2010 at 7:07 PM ^

My friend and I started this one in the student section. Here's to hoping we can chant this after some big ten opponents this year.

I don't like you suck, particularly when a team is beating us and we still chant 'you suck' if they have to punt one time.

My vote would be for "ugly parents" and "see-ya" at Michigan Hockey games.

samsoccer7

May 15th, 2010 at 7:59 PM ^

Hey everyone, taking an idea from Bill Simmons, I made a twitter account called "MichiganChants" and thought it'd be interesting to see if there'd be enough interest to channel chants during games through this account.  If enough of the student section was involved, it could pretty damn loud and could be pretty fun too.  If anyone wants to join I can put up a link.