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Calcountry
10-15-2005, 03:27 PM
I am sure this has been done at least once in CP's history, but there are a lot of N99bs here now, and what the f, I just feel like posting it anyway.

1st & Goal
10-15-2005, 03:30 PM
I personaly always loved Tennessee's "Rocky Top"

Mr. Rat Fink
10-15-2005, 03:30 PM
I like "Rocky Top" too.

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 03:31 PM
Please feel free to name a write in choice, lmao. This poll could have had 20 or more options.

Mr. Rat Fink
10-15-2005, 03:33 PM
Between those listed, I vote for USC.

Skip Towne
10-15-2005, 03:33 PM
KU's Rock Chalk Jayhawk is one of the best known chants in the nation. It originated during WW1.

Braincase
10-15-2005, 03:56 PM
Miskatonic University

AustinChief
10-15-2005, 04:18 PM
Easily U-M or ND... of course I'm partial to the Victors...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/victors.au

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/POLL/results/186391.html
http://www.centralohio.com/ohiostate/stories/20030917/football/276670.html

The school fight song is "The Victors," and was declared by John Philip Sousa (http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/John_Philip_Sousa) as "the greatest college fight song ever written." The School song is "The Yellow and Blue." A common rally cry at Michigan football games is "Go Blue."

DJay23
10-15-2005, 04:21 PM
KU's Rock Chalk Jayhawk is one of the best known chants in the nation. It originated during WW1.
I thought it predated WW1. The story goes that the king of Sweden asked a group of American Olympic athletes at the '12 Stockholm games what a tradition American cheer was and the unanimous response was the Rock Chalk Chant. I believe it was actually invented by the KU Chemistry club who was travelling home on a train in the late 1800's and they made a chant to match the click-clack of the train using words meaningful to Mt. Oread. At least that's the story I remember.

As for fight songs, Rocky Top is a good one. Of course my bias votes for the KU fight song, but a regional choice is the Penn State fight song. It is actually pretty good, and the Penn State Blue Band is one of the best in the nation. They do some cool stuff at home games, like break off into little trumpet groups. The groups will line up on the stairs of the stadium and trumpet the fight song. Scares the shit out of you. Also after PSU scores a TD, they play to a point where the song stops, the band pauses and waits for the extra point to go through, then finishes the song. Pretty cool.

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 04:22 PM
KU's Rock Chalk Jayhawk is one of the best known chants in the nation. It originated during WW1.You would know cause, you were there.

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 04:31 PM
Our fight song at Fresno state sucked, our HS fight song was better. Of course, when I went to HS in the early 80's our HS program was ranked as high as #2 in the State of California, large schools. If it wasn't for an upset loss in the sectional semi's that year, my Alma matter would have cracked the USA today top 25 prep poll.

BTW, I didn't care much for UofA's "Bear Down" thing either. Sorry jAZ.

Psyko Tek
10-15-2005, 04:33 PM
hey i flunked outta UN of L

nebraska

I remember the crisp autumm mornings with 70 thousand fans singing

We Don't know the words
oh we don't know the words
we don't know the ****ing words
we don't know the goddamned words

ahh school days

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 05:27 PM
hey i flunked outta UN of L

nebraska

I remember the crisp autumm mornings with 70 thousand fans singing

We Don't know the words
oh we don't know the words
we don't know the ****ing words
we don't know the goddamned words

ahh school daysROFL

Rain Man
10-15-2005, 06:18 PM
Where's the University of Texas option?

And by the way, what's the University of Texas fight song?

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 06:21 PM
Where's the University of Texas option?

And by the way, what's the University of Texas fight song?Somewhere under that log pile, or was that Texas A&M.

chiefsfan987
10-15-2005, 06:29 PM
I agree where is the Texas option? Not a fan of the longhorns but they should be on the list.

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 07:10 PM
I agree where is the Texas option? Not a fan of the longhorns but they should be on the list.I can't remember the Texas fight song, tell me, how does it go? link?

Reaper16
10-15-2005, 07:32 PM
There should be punishment for anyone considering "Boomer Sooner." This is a pre-emptive "shhhh."

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 07:33 PM
There should be punishment for anyone considering "Boomer Sooner." This is a pre-emptive "shhhh."I absolutely hate that fuggin song. Gehest motha fuggin fight song I have ever heard/

Reaper16
10-15-2005, 07:35 PM
I absolutely hate that fuggin song. Gehest motha fuggin fight song I have ever heard/

I concur. What's worse is that the OU band will play it at any given scenario.
"1st and 10 from the Sooner 43. Handoff to Peterson...6 yard gain."
*band promptly plays "Boomer Sooner."*

Calcountry
10-15-2005, 07:37 PM
I concur. What's worse is that the OU band will play it at any given scenario.
"1st and 10 from the Sooner 43. Handoff to Peterson...6 yard gain."
*band promptly plays "Boomer Sooner."*Exactly, wears you down by the end of the game.

SC does a similar thing when they are on D, but the song is cool and their band is better.

DaKCMan AP
10-15-2005, 08:57 PM
I hate Rocky Top. But then again, I am somewhat bias.

Reaper16
10-15-2005, 09:04 PM
I hate Rocky Top. But then again, I am somewhat bias.

lol ^^ sig says it all.

Ultra Peanut
10-15-2005, 10:03 PM
I personaly always loved Tennessee's "Rocky Top"Cannot... resist... neg... rep... button...

Ultra Peanut
10-15-2005, 10:04 PM
This list is woefully incomplete, by the way. Why is Cal on there, but not, say, Oregon or Texas?

USC's Fight Song:

This is the only song we know
Our alumnus killed Nicole
The only song we know
WEEE KNOW

Boomer Sooner is a ripoff of Boola Boola, but it's nice.

Also, UTEP gets credit for adapting "El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

Skip Towne
10-15-2005, 10:07 PM
I can't remember the Texas fight song, tell me, how does it go? link?
You'd know it if you heard it. It has those whining trombones. Sounds like shit.

beer bacon
10-15-2005, 10:08 PM
Miskatonic University

I want to chage my vote to this.

SCTrojan
10-15-2005, 10:08 PM
You know which one I'm voting for.

Ultra Peanut
10-15-2005, 10:09 PM
You'd know it if you heard it. It has those whining trombones. Sounds like shit.I have no idea why, but I actually think it's one of my favorites.

Great, now I'm humming it...

Ultra Peanut
10-15-2005, 10:09 PM
I'm off to KaZaA to download some more fight songs.

Speaking of which, a list of some of my favorite marching band mp3s, limited to one per school:

Auburn - Vehicle
FAMU - Just Got Paid
Florida - Jaws & Go Gators
Georgia - Carry on My Wayward Son
LSU - Green Onions
Memphis - Pregame Medley-Entrance (Old Man River/Proud Mary/Memphis, Tennessee/Also Sprach Zarathustra/Go Tigers Go)
Michigan - Hail to the Victors
Ohio State - We Don't Give a Damn for the Whole State of Michigan
USC - Tower of Power Medley

Eh, whatever.

Ultra Peanut
10-15-2005, 10:09 PM
Screw it, I'm voting for Michigan.

WestCoastReggie
10-15-2005, 10:11 PM
Arkansas's is Woo Pig Sooie

hehe

listopencil
10-15-2005, 10:18 PM
http://www.fightmusic.com/

Count Alex's Losses
10-15-2005, 11:10 PM
How can you not have Texas on here?

Personally I like Boomer Sooner, just because it gets on everyone's nerves.

Mr. Rat Fink
10-16-2005, 02:47 AM
I have no idea why, but I actually think it's one of my favorites.

Great, now I'm humming it...

Isn't it to the tune of "I've been workin' on the railroad..."?

Ultra Peanut
10-16-2005, 04:05 AM
Isn't it to the tune of "I've been workin' on the railroad..."?That's "The Eyes of Texas." The fight song is "Taps" on crack.

http://fightmusic.com/mp3/big12/Texas__Texas_Fight.mp3

Spott
10-16-2005, 07:12 AM
I have a particular liking to FSU's war chant. I even have it set as my ringtone on my cell phone.