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The Birth of Now-Beloved Traditions

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Gatorubet, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    It is Hard to imagine the "i" not being dotted, or not hearing Hang On Sloopy. But Fossil Buckeyes heard Sloopy for the first time in 1965. It is impossible not to think of a Buckeye Football game without that song. A link to a great history of the tradition is below.

    At Florida, we can't imagine the break in the 3rd-4th Quarter to be anything but our beloved "We are the Boys from Old Florida" song, as we sway back and forth linked arm in arm. That is a 1930s tradition which survives to this day. And as corny as it is, it remains special to us, linking Gator experience past and present.

    This video above shows the old tradition, now followed by our newest one: a rendition of favorite son and Gator fan Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down". That is now universally accepted as an every game song, much as Hang On Sloopy is at tOSU. Funny how something grabs a fan base al at once.

    What is your favorite Buckeye tradition - and which new ones have you seen in your lifetime? And which new ones do you want to install?
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  2. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Beating TTUN 62-39.
  3. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    G freaking PA
  4. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    42-7 was pretty nice too
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

  6. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Miami of Ohio has many beloved hockey traditions.

    Their tradition of wanting to be a (hockey) rival with Michigan was birthed at Ohio State
    Their hockey cheers were birthed at Michigan
    Their calling themselves "Miami Men" also birthed at Michigan.
    Their playing "Jump Around" for the students was birthed at Wisconsin

    So much rich tradition.
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  7. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Killing programs that go by UM.
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  8. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    The sound of the Ortan Hall chimes wasn't added until sometime while my sister was in school - 53 - 57. Now I can't imagine hearing Carmen Ohio without it. I was at the Minnesota game in 65 when Sloopy became an instant hit. But it wasn't until Tressel came along that the team lined up post-game to face the band and sing Carmen Ohio. OH - IO is relatively new as is circling the stadium with O - H - I - O. I'm trying to remember some of the cheers that were a regular part of each game while I was a student - Hey Bucks, c'mon down! is the only one that I can come up with - by the 70's it was impossible to get the student section to do any organized cheers - that's one tradition I don't miss.
  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    The come and gone Mirror Lake Jump.
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  10. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    I think that's my favorite tradition.
    I also dig the buckeye leaf stickers, Hang on Sloopy, and Buckeye Grove.
  11. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    The black or green ones?
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  12. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    I also dig the red ones. Though, not as much as the green ones.

  13. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Really? I did not know that. When did that happen, as it seems embedded to the bone now.
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Cinci is also about a hundred.
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  15. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Get back to work. My pensions need funding.
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