Vulgar football chants

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:12 pm

pjbogart wrote:That chant sucks.

As does Section O.


Indeed. Everyone knows that O sucks P.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby pjbogart » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:18 pm

Is there anything that O doesn't suck?

O sucks the refs (often). O also sucks the rain and snow. I remember one game when O actually sucked the bees! I'm not even sure how that works.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:31 pm

One of my high school's chants: "Woe and betide them. Their lust and greed for points will be their downfall."

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:35 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:One of my high school's chants: "Woe and betide them. Their lust and greed for points will be their downfall."


You guys didn't win many games, did you?

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:38 pm

It was mainly chanted at basketball games when we were far behind.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:42 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:It was mainly chanted at basketball games when we were far behind.


My all-time favorite chant at Camp Randall(my first game as a student) was "We scored first" while getting throttled by Miami 51-3 in 1989.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:51 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:It was mainly chanted at basketball games when we were far behind.


Was this during the Victorian Era in England.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:36 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:It was mainly chanted at basketball games when we were far behind.

Was this during the Victorian Era in England.

Almost. Circa 1965. Students in the honors English class came up with it.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby Detritus » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:00 pm

True story: one of the computer companies I worked for a few years back had a running gag at big company meetings in which the president would ask new hires to sing their high school fight song. Usually the new hire would get embarrassed and then the president would say "just kidding," and that was that. But one meeting we had a visitor from the UK office. When the president asked him to sing his high school fight song, he launched right in.

It was in Latin.

Apparently his high school had been around for a few hundred years.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby buckyor » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:50 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:One of my high school's chants: "Woe and betide them. Their lust and greed for points will be their downfall."


Bay sucks.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby fennel » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:58 pm

buckyor wrote:Bay sucks.
What does this have to do with Recreation or Biking?

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:00 pm

buckyor wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:One of my high school's chants: "Woe and betide them. Their lust and greed for points will be their downfall."


Bay sucks.

Remember, I went to Dominican. But I understand where you're coming from.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby wallrock » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:21 am

Stebben84 wrote:If you think football games are bad, go to a hockey game. It's been a while for me, but when I went the vulgar chanting never stops.

The hockey student section has lost a bit of the inventiveness it had before the seating rules were changed but it's still tops in that department.

My personal favorite is "She's Inflatable/Your Mom's Still Dateable" after power plays. It's so dumb but still makes me laugh.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:26 am

wallrock wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:If you think football games are bad, go to a hockey game. It's been a while for me, but when I went the vulgar chanting never stops.

The hockey student section has lost a bit of the inventiveness it had before the seating rules were changed but it's still tops in that department.

My personal favorite is "She's Inflatable/Your Mom's Still Dateable" after power plays. It's so dumb but still makes me laugh.

I always get the impression that everyone in the hockey student section knows each other.

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Re: Vulgar football chants

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:33 am

Henry Vilas wrote:One of my high school's chants: "Woe and betide them. Their lust and greed for points will be their downfall."

Henry Vilas wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:It was mainly chanted at basketball games when we were far behind.

Was this during the Victorian Era in England.

Almost. Circa 1965. Students in the honors English class came up with it.

What kind of "honors English class" thinks that woe and betide them is good English?

You could go with woe betide them, or woe and [some other noun] betide them. Either of those would be OK.


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