What A Great Chant! How To Choose A College Football Team (Part 7)

These are all-important, because you'll be singing them a lot.

There's no great problem looking like a tool wearing your school colours and performing a mass college football version of YMCA (ever seen the spelling out of O-H-I-O at Buckeyes games?), but your chants have got to fun.

The Good:

Penn State: "Let's Go P-S-U", with tapping of metal as a drumbeat. The Whiteouts - in which the student section and (sometimes) the stadium are extra special too.
Michigan: "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine". It's pretty awesome - particularly if you're on the road.
LSU: "You suck" - Especially when the South Carolina Gamecocks are playing.
Alabama: "Rammer Jammer". Auburn's version AT Alabama when they beat them to go 6-0 was actually amusing, too.
Tennessee: "Rocky Top" - Not technically a chant, but it's repeated so often you'll have it in your head as much as any fight song or chant.
Texas A&M: "Saw Varsity's Horns Off" - Singing, swaying, screaming. Makes hatred sound good. And Aggies fans have got a better reputation for chanting than they do football.
Oregon: Not so much chanting, but the insane noise. Headaches away.....
Wisconsin: Who doesn't love jump around, starring 25,000 white kids wearing red?

The Mediocre

Florida: Might be loud, but the Gator chomp doesn't really do it for me.
Texas: Nor does the singing of "The Eyes of Texas". Cool shirts, though.
Georgia: Should have made "The ugly", because of the growling and barking - by human. But UGA, who's known to bite opposition players, gets a big vote. Thank God LSU hasn't put the Tiger on the loose, eh?
Oklahoma: "Boomer Sooner". Boomer! Sooner! Wow! Who cares?
Ohio State: "O-H-I-O" (fans). The band is pretty damned cool, though. So's "We don't give a damn about Michigan".

The Plain Bad

Arkansas: "Pig Soieee". Oh, dear God. Even worse when your new coach "calls the hogs" in a press conference.
University of Pennsylvania: Throwing toast. Sad that your team hasn't thrown a hit in a while.

If they don't have a chant, and they just love singing the 'Alma Mater' instead, they shouldn't be your club. After all, you didn't go to the school. Why sing the Alma Mater? (The VFA tends to at college football games when the home team is singing their school song. That, and we generally hate the tune and lyrics).

Here are some classics for you:

'Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer'



'Let's go P-S-U' (As seen in Paternoville)



And how could we forget "Jump Around" (comes in at 30 secs)