quote:No he's talking about being almost a complete line ahead of the band.
It ain't just the student section who's missing the mark on pre-game. And I'd say most of the stadium doesn't know the words to the alma-mater.
Example: the band is playing the parts "and the rockets' red glare" and 75% of the stadium is singing that, while the student section is almost on "the bombs bursting in air".
its funny because people clearly don't understand college students and how the think and act
if people wouldn't have made a big deal of it at first, never banned the song, the chant would have probably died out on its own after a season or two
but the more articles written about it, the more it is brought up and people say how "bad it is", and the more the admins ban songs to try and stop it the more they are going to "rebel" and chant it louder and infuse it into other songs
just ignore it and let college students be college students
it isn't unique to LSU or this current generation in any way
ETA: a perfect example would be the "and beat the shite out of them, bitch!" after the first down cheer. completely gone now and no one had to do anything, just new students come in and create their own chants and old ones die off
the best way to deal with it is to ignore it, and the rest of the stadium just cheer louder. no one has a problem with the "kick their ass!" at the end of the first down chant because the rest of the stadium yells "L-S-U!"
if everyone else would just chant "talkin out the side of your neck" at the same time as the students, they would have never had to ban the song, the students would have eventually gotten sick of it/it would have died out with a couple new freshman classes coming in and all the problems would be solved
instead we have old people bitching about college students, and college students "rebelling" against the system and the old people
I just don't care and I doubt I ever will. I won't be sitting in the NEZ when I have kids (who won't be at games below the age of 10 anyway)
That sucks for your kids.
quote:Elleshoe, I like you as a Rant poster. So, don't take this the wrong way, but at some point you may be like me (old fart, early 40s) and sitting in the East lower bowl around the 15 yard line just across from the student section, and seated next to you is your lovely 10-yr-old daughter whom you adore ... both of you soaking in the experience of a Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium, eating nachos, cheering first downs.
what does? Not sitting in the NEZ? I think I can deal with one of the sidelines or the other endzone...
I'm no parent yet but I think below 10 is too young. They'll just get tired and bored and annoy me
Yet, instead she's hearing 15K students say this in unison and I'm going to have to spend the next few minutes telling her why they are doing something inappropriate.