October 3rd, 2012 at 1:42 AM ^

Almost certainty say that this is false... There's no way Brady hoke has a real twitter account that is brady_hoke4real... Idk if the guy even has twitter he doesn't even wear a headset during games. Jk sorry to interrupt the thread. I just had to clear that off my chest.


October 3rd, 2012 at 10:59 AM ^

I can't imagine there not being a shitstorm of protests from the neighborhood surrounding the stadium.  MSU fans would ruin night games forever.  Everyone would have to take their couches inside, and the stench of stale beer and urine would hang over Pauline and surrounding streets for a week.  


October 3rd, 2012 at 1:31 AM ^

but i have to say that the most amazing thing about this is that the OP and the commenters so far appear to be serious.

i'm probably just being an ass, but when i think of the "pageantry and tradition" of college football, i think of the rose bowl, schembechler vs hayes, etc. i definitely don't think of a bunch of east coast hillbillies singing a john denver song while a pretend cowboy walks around the field.


October 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 AM ^

i've been to west virginia multiple times, and i can confidently say that large parts of it are a preposterous comic strip come to life. for example, the second time i was there, on a work assignment for a summer job, i was going to retrieve something from a machine shop, which was run by two men and one woman, all of whose first names rhymed, and two of whom were missing teeth. the last thing is not rare in west virginia. also, the first thing i saw when i entered the state on that trip was a teenage girl in shorts and a bikini top sitting in the back of a pickup truck watching a bull fuck a cow in the middle of a field. 

so i wonder: what exactly did you think i'd learn if i went there? i mean, it's a gorgeous, gorgeous state, but it's full of hillbillies. no lie.


October 3rd, 2012 at 7:47 AM ^

You're taking a lot of heat Jon06, but I happen to agree with you.  Maybe it's because I despise country, but this video does not even come close to capturing what I love about college football.  In fact, I had to turn it off after 5 seconds.


October 3rd, 2012 at 9:13 AM ^

and you guys are nitpicking because you have an anti-West Virginia / country bias. Maybe not Oregon, but many, many schools have traditions rolling back decades. The West Virginia example hear probably draws as high a percentage of tears as the band taking the field and the team touching the banner at Michigan Stadium.

The Georgia posts over the past week, and my own experiences at UNC games (Duke and NC State don't have a traditional feel), and friends who went to Va Tech and Clemson ... well it is fun to get out and experience the college football experience over the bland corporate NFL. (The NFL died for me when the Redskins left RFK for some field in Maryland.)


October 3rd, 2012 at 9:31 AM ^

So you're telling me that since I don't share your personal taste my opinion is invalid?  Give me a break.  Look, I get what you guys are saying.  You wouldn't see something like that in any other sport (at least not in the US).  That's what makes CFB special.  All I'm saying is that that particular 'tradition' doesn't do it for me.  I find singing John Denver akin to singing Sweet Caroline during football games.  I'm just not a fan of it.


October 3rd, 2012 at 10:29 AM ^

i am kind of anti-WV, although it's not bias since i formed my view of WV by going there, per my earlier comment.

georgia is a storied SEC program full of pageantry and tradition. they claim 5 national titles and 2 heisman trophy winners, including herschel walker. WV, which claims no national titles and whose best heisman candidate came in third behind a RB from Indiana, is not exactly a comparable program, no matter how many times they win the Big East. i mean, i'm sure it's fun, but it's john denver. come on.

are you guys going to post a video of people singing a Bon Jovi song next week and call it a tear jerker? ten years from now, when spartan stadium is rocking to the sound of 75 thousand syphilis survivors singing a nickelback song, are we going to have to marvel at videos of it, talking about how great the pageantry and tradition of college football is?


October 3rd, 2012 at 1:32 PM ^

Two are pretty well undisputed, and a third (1946) they have a claim that since Notre Dame tied ND was just getting their usual preferential treatment. But the fact they claim 1927 with a straight face where they were ranked 8th and had a loss when there were no less than 3 undefeated teams that year would only be ridiculously laughable if it wasn't totally eclipsed by 1968 where #1 beat #2 in a bowl game, and Georgia LOST the Sugar Bowl 16-2 to Arkansas.  I mean, really, there are arguable years, but no matter what poll you found that put you number 1, that's just showing no shame.


October 3rd, 2012 at 5:02 AM ^

but everyone can't have the exact same tradition as us. The cool thing is that everyone is different. Look at Purdue, they dress up in costumes for games. To us this is weird but it is their thing.


October 3rd, 2012 at 4:42 AM ^

I love the color coordination. That's the one thing we are missing at the Big House. Our "Maize Outs" don't look one tenth as good.


October 3rd, 2012 at 4:57 AM ^

I always joked that even when RR was here he would come home each day, slowly lumber up to his study, lock the door, close the blinds, curl up under his desk with a bottle of Jack and cry himself to sleep listening to that song.

Somewhere in Arizona, he may still do this.

(Not an RR hijack, just a joke I think of when I hear that song)


October 3rd, 2012 at 7:10 AM ^

I understand the cynicism, but West Virginians have adopted that song (done by a skinny little hippie), and I've found myself far too late at night closing a bar singing it with a bunch of former strangers...

Mich Mash

October 3rd, 2012 at 8:13 AM ^

Ironically the only person who doesn't seem to be enjoying the sing along with John Denver: Geno Smith.  OTOH - he was most certainly gassed after passing for over 1/3 mile and 8 TDs.

One Inch Woody…

October 3rd, 2012 at 9:08 AM ^

You all are missing the point... The reason why this is college football is because its what college football is all about! Each school is their own entity with all of their traditions, chants, history, and legends and this why its so fun to watch college football. If it weren't for the unique fanbases and the unbelievable amount of pride the players had in their school, it would be a much different landscape - more boring. I love it when other schools do things like this because this is what builds pride in their school


October 3rd, 2012 at 1:54 PM ^

Morgantown has that small town feel to it and that's what the song is about. As someone who is a country music fan and grew up in a small town, I think it's pretty cool.