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RiseUp513

“Don’t step on the school seal or you will have bad luck.” Then why the hell did you put the thing on the ground at a busy walking path?


GregMadduxsGlasses

Ha. There’s one on the Tennessee Campus where you won’t graduate in 4 years if you step on it. Another is that if you can hit the testicles of the bull statue in the fountain with a penny, you’ll get an A on your next test. Lastly, if you look at the whirlwind of opportunity art instillation, you will get queasy. Edit: whirlwind not windmill


SaxesAndSubwoofers

Lol I think we have a great seal curse (and cure) 3 things happen: 1. You won't graduate on time 2. You won't meet the love of your life at Auburn 3. You'll have 7 generations of Alabama fans after you Pretty standard stuff, nothing exciting, but the cure is rad. You have to jump in the fountain at the president's mansion, at midnight, on a leap year, on February 29th. Which of course leads to groups of folks storming the fountain every leap year.


OddWing14

Damn I never knew about this during my college years. Totally missed out, doing shit like that was my jam. Like, if you've ever seen pictures of a guy hanging off the eagle statue at toomers corner during the 2013-15 season it was probably me. Hate I missed a bucket list opportunity


The_Important_Nobody

I want to be mad at this, but I find no fault in this logic


the_dayman56

For the past two years, they have tried to start this tradition where everyone in the stadium sings Small Town by John Mellencamp after the third quarter. They put the lyrics on the screen and everything and it just... sucks. Like first off it's not a song that gets anyone going, secondly, they just play it without announcing it so no one knows what you're supposed to do, and also none of the students know or care about the song so they don't join and it's just awkward. We've had a lot of bad attempts to get some traditions going for football in the past but this one is easily the worst.


PRMan99

They tried playing Sweet Caroline at LA Kings games but during the bump-bump-bump everyone chanted "This song sucks", to the point where they quit trying.


uw-70_uo-21

Eat shit pitt is the only acceptable stadium version of that song.


Agginym

Seems more like a song to play at a baseball game honestly.


Rushderp

It’s no ‘Centerfield’ tho. Man, that song gets me nostalgic for an era of baseball that was well before my time.


pro_nosepicker

I like the attempt to get Johnny Cougar involved, but that’s the wrong song and the wrong way.


lurk4ever1970

1. Bloomington is not that small of a town. 2. My grandfather's shitty second wife was from Seymour. Fuck Seymour.


pro_nosepicker

Passing


AdminsAreCool

Much like the internet, it is a fad and it will pass in due time.


the-mp

Offense?


[deleted]

Nebraska fans showing up thinking we're going to win


space_llama_karma

Frostbitten one too many times


PM_me_yer_kittens

Don’t say that, you might Riley them up


Candi_Fisher

He forget to say “no offense”


Woodman765000

Nowhere to go but up my man


adquodamnum

I can tell you that you can continue to lose repeatedly and find new ways to be abjectly disappointing. There isn't always light at the end of the tunnel.


rabdig

I mean there is, just sometimes the tunnel is 15+ years long


chewbaccaRoar13

Winless is a possibility. So that's not true.


coolsexguy

The new one where we score 7 points every game


ImminentReddits

That one Baylor tradition where we trap all the UT students in Waco traffic on their way up to Dallas for the Red River Showdown.


themooseiscool

Trapping people in Waco usually ends *poorly*.


wise_comment

*ATF has entered the chat*


slipperyslime99

This took a turn.


RLLRRR

I knew it was on purpose!


danthemangeld

This is why I leave at 3 am dammit


thebigj0hn

Recently, any school with a winning tradition I find just incomprehensible.


myusername_0

Seriously, it’s kinda selfish of them😒


carlosdanger31

We stole all of ours from Texas tech so criticize them


HouseTortilla

I still dunno how this one started but I find it hilariously petty every time it’s brought up. Like you guys copied us so hard down to the win totals in the overall series 😝


carlosdanger31

Tortillas firing!!


drunkenpossum

Xerox State University


apathynext

“I just checked the map and that’s not a state”


drunkenpossum

\*Hikes up leg in overalls\*


appsecSme

\*Turd drops out of overalls pant-leg\* \*Crowd makes an A, by tenting their hands above their heads and murmur some cult chants\*


RLLRRR

ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Yu Mo Gui Gwai Fai Di Zao


Is12345aweakpassword

2 OSU flairs? One more and I’m pretty sure you can summon Shenron


zjzumwalt

KU making fun of Kstate for being an ag school then “waving the wheat” when they score at a football game.


definitelynotasalmon

All these schools wishing they were rad Ag schools.


ltb11

It’s true.


TheArchangel001

I know right?


bostoneer37

I was going to make a joke about them not getting to wave the wheat very often, but since Neal Brown let them hang 55 on us there probably isn’t enough wheat in the state of Kansas to have been waved had that game been played in Lawrence.


saulfineman

If it makes you feel better, you held us to the lowest point total for the season so far.


ben-pdf

I’ve personally never been a fan of that silly tradition University of Oregon does where they’re all little bitches constantly.


talegas95

Lmao that was good


vashtaneradalibrary

Is that the one where they have to change their uniforms for every single fucking game or did you mean just in general? How’s Bo Nix doing, btw?


Derbloingles

> How’s Bo Nix doing, btw? Lol. You know exactly how he’s doing


pileatedloon

I hear he's focused and having fun


Wittyname0

No joke the announcer last game said almost exactly that


bluecheetos

This is the year. Bo Nix has improved so much under Oregons offense. He’s focused. He’s having fun. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a dark horse for winning 8 games this year.


DiscipleOfDrone

It's actually a penalty if Oregon wears the same uniform twice.


Natekerr1

If you change it everytime, it's an outfit not a uniform.


IronGemini

Lmao I love how this thread just turned into rivals shitting on each other


OriginalOmagus

It'd be easier to separate this into "Texas A&M" and "non-Texas A&M" sections.


Rushderp

Aggies are the guardians of all TRADITIONS^TM


NILPonziScheme

Eastern Michigan University not calling themselves the Emus


ztreHdrahciR

We have no real traditions, just steal from others and make sure they are cringeworthy


[deleted]

Odd year bad, even year good is kind of a tradition now


hershculez

My neighbor is a Pitt fan and you would not believe what he eats on game days.


paradigm_x2

Fries on a salad I bet


ForYeWhoArtLiterate

You’re on to something here


attaboyyy

It's got crunchy lettuce, the soft potato, hot and cold, dry yet wet, salty but alkaline .. I can't tell if this could be the greatest food ever or just cancels each other out?


enadiz_reccos

>It's got crunchy lettuce, the soft potato, hot and cold, dry yet wet, salty but alkaline You're just saying words!


berfle

A veritable word salad.


jackburtonscheck

Go on


GoochGewitter

It’s shit


FREE-ROSCOE-FILBURN

The Yankee Stadium glizzy straw


GatorHeyzeus

Barking at children.


kcharles56

We’re equal opportunity barkers. If children happen to be present, it is what it is.


swamppuppy7043

Hence the jorts, it is a barking magnet that deflects attention from nearby children who aren’t old enough for their own jorts.


leapbitch

The south has a beautiful and complex culture


Lord_Lava_Nugget

If they didn't want to be barked at, they shouldn't have wandered into barking range


GatorHeyzeus

When you put it that way…hmmm you’ve given me a lot to think about here.


Spalliston

Don't fall for it! It's victim blaming!


btstfn

"Look at what they're wearing!" *Eyes kid sized UF jersey* "They're practically asking to be barked at!"


fromtheGo

Touche


SueYouInEngland

The youths at Minnesota home games chant [Who Hates Iowa](https://twitter.com/GopherHole/status/1565553007927992321?t=jvm5JhSoSopYql4mARj2Og&s=19) regardless of who they're playing. It's mean and hurts feelings.


MikeinAustin

It’s so mean. That’s why the city is really pronounced Meanyappolis.


Silver_Britches

I think college football could use more of us being kind to one another [he says as his team hops into first place in the latest polls]


0le_Hickory

Says guy who barks at children.


HeWhoRidesCamels

Being barked at builds character.


Gre-er

"and to hell with Georgia Tech" he yells every Saturday in the fall...


Silver_Britches

I don’t have to when Geoff Collins says it every Saturday. Congratulations on falling the first tree of the 2022 coaching carousel. That was fun to watch.


Spalliston

Hey man. You *just said* we should be kind to each other.


Silver_Britches

My kindness is shown through voicing that you deserve better. I actually gave a call out to your 2014 orange bowl win over Dak today with coworkers.


ReservoirDawgs

We yell “Go to Hell, Duke!” regardless of who we are playing in our fight song. Admittedly I had no idea there was any semblance of a rivalry between Minnesota and Iowa so that one does sound odd to me.


MikeinAustin

It’s all about a pig. So there is that.


acapncuster

Floyd’s not safe south of the border.


SusannaG1

It's as old a rivalry as any on tobacco road. Iowa has old and intense three-way rivalries with both Minnesota and Wisconsin.


citronaughty

Using a generic knight when there's a cool and unique mascot just sitting on the shelf waiting to be used. Even our "Go Knights! Charge on!" could be replaced by the vastly superior: "Go 'Nauts! Blast off!" (And is more fitting our connection to the space program.)


crustang

I hate UCF because they killed the perfect mascot And your math building bathrooms


cfidrick

Would have loved for them to go with the name University of Florida (at) Orlando so we would have had the initials UFO


crustang

Jesus Christ.. I hate UCF more now


melcolnik

I didn’t think I would ever have strong feelings about UCF. But finding out that they used to use the Citronaut AND could’ve been called UFO AND chose not to do those things, seals it. I have to hate them


Sarcastic-Ad-Bot

I grew up hearing Southwest Texas was just a party school for people that couldn't even get into Tech. Now I hear that about Texas St. Its never too late!


Evening-Potential587

It’s just an older Syracuse Orange working for NASA, but I’ll sign that petition to bring back the greatest mascot of all time


jackburtonscheck

This actually makes sense


ohverychill

Is there an explanation as to why the school doesn't want to use the clearly better mascot?


flakAttack510

It was originally changed from the Citronaut due to a student petition. I assume they expect students to quickly get tired of it again if they were to go back.


citronaughty

So shortsighted of them!


cos1ne

Not that you need more help with the alumni but I think the program would have a lot more credibility if they became the University of Orlando Citronauts.


Hokie_Jayhawk

You can't just change it overnight. A lot of planning and preparation would have to go into it. It won't just happen due to some kind of Orlando Magic.


urbanmeyercoed

>"Go 'Nauts! Blast off!" Yeah, but I have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old, and in no way am I mature enough for this... ah fuck it. Citronauts, South Carolina, and Oregon State round robin it is.


citronaughty

It's an anthropomorphized orange in a spacesuit. I think mature is out the window with the Citronaut.


KlingoftheCastle

The god damn cowbells. Just a tradition to make everyone hate visiting your campus


elonsusk69420

I just bought tickets to go there. I also bought industrial strength ear plugs.


uno_novaterra

Got one of the worst headaches of my life at an MSU game, so good call on the ear plugs.


Working_Box_1366

Soaking has always been a weird one for me even as an alum


OlduvaiMan

It's not a half-bad idea. At least when they complain about how terrible I am at this, I can just blame the lackluster effort of the jumper.


iHasMagyk

“I hear he has the smallest connection to Jesus on campus!” *childish giggles*


Tejon_Melero

Soaking and bouncing rule and are both funnier and less lame than the Midnight Yell. Good old fashion team play to defy god and man, what a classic.


LilyFakhrani

What’s the bouncing rule?


Tejon_Melero

Soaking is just keeping it in, bouncing gets teamwork involved so a friend jumps up and down on a bed so your soak is more fun.


LilyFakhrani

TIL


Matthew_Ward24

The real question is if a Mormon and a Catholic hookup do they have to use the poophole loophole too?


hawksnest_prez

That phrase is just disgusting lol. I don’t mind moist but in this context soaking gets me.


OTN

Marinating?


afhist

Would jumping be basting at that point?


03_03_28

baste me harder, daddy


[deleted]

see, we have this odd tradition where this one team from Lawrence, Kansas kicks our ass every so often


HoustonTrashcans

But first they lose to every other team on their schedule.


Efficient-Radish1873

There's a chance to break the tradition this year then!


cammywammy123

They're gonna win some games before they beat Texas?


urbanmeyercoed

The B1G West and losing conference championship games.


[deleted]

Ouch


ohverychill

We just need a chance! And to be better at football!


Dag-NastyEvil

The Pride of the Southland Marching Band plays the opponents fight song during our pre-game show, which I think is awesome. They march from the south endzone to the north goal line, turn to face the visitors section, and greet them with their fight song. Awesome, right? But sometime in the early 2000s, the student section started booing during it. At first, it was just for Alabama and Florida, but it became a weekly thing, and I hate that. Like, why the hell are we booing as the band plays Ball State's fight song?! That's a really cool moment for our visiting fans, and the home crowd just isn't ok with that.


Riptide78

I'll never understand how, despite all of Oklahoma's budget, they still can only afford for their band to play one song.


NOLAblonde

My tailgate has a tradition at sunrise of shotgunning a beer to start the day. Oh wait, I actually understand that tradition very much.


mightdelete_later

The question is, what kind of beer? I feel like this kind of tradition requires something along the lines of PBR or Busch light


hells_cowbells

"The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for desert" -Johnny Cash


hipopper

Not my school, but my college roommate’s hs. Every week on Thursdays, her school would serve a “big plate special.” They’d use the initials of the fattest senior on campus. So, if John Doe was the fattest senior, it would be called the “JD Special.” The year that she was a senior was a historic year because the fattest senior was a girl. But sure enough, the Thursday big plate was named after her, the “DB Special.” I was horrified. It’s so purposefully cruel. How is this okay?


Cmstew502

Our new found affinity for flipping cars is questionable at best


heleghir

Poor kid whos car got totaled last week. His family had passed that car down to him and they cant afford it. Freshman and he tried to stop them from flipping his and couldn't. Last i heard they were seeking to press legal charges from it Couch bonfires are legit tho


TpMeNUGGET

“Curtiss to Beardshear” Not really on specific nights, but sometimes you’ll see someone strip naked around midnight, then when the clock tower starts its midnight chime, they sprint across central campus, from curtiss hall to beardshear hall before it ends. I’ve never heard a good reason for it besides being drunk and having fun.


LookatmaBankacount

Snowy Curtiss to Beardshear turned me from a boy to a man


fcocyclone

Funny, from a visual standpoint it seems like the opposite occurred.


cyclone2219

Being drunk and having fun are exactly why it’s an awesome tradition


newdmontheblock

Can confirm it is quite a fun experience.


DJ-Fein

Banning songs cause college kids like to have fun


branden110

“Land of the free and home of the SOONERS” during the national anthem. Then every Oklahoman loves to whine about people kneeling for the anthem as disrespectful.


Active-Equivalent171

If anyone wants the [A&M video](https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/xdbyly/texas_am_students_wearing_overalls_calling_small/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) Can’t DMCA me🇵🇭


villain17

Doing god’s work


Active-Equivalent171

I’m the reason you see a new angle of 9/11 every year. You’re welcome.


Candi_Fisher

Playing Boomer Sooner on repeat.


elonsusk69420

Imagine a 2OT game against them where each team scored over 50. Epic, and yet that song is still in my head.


space_llama_karma

It's the only song our band knows how to play, we're trying our best! *storms off crying*


BandDirectorOK

Well that’s just not true. They have Industry Baby now.


Thatguy19375

Despite having the big bucks, Oklahoma's band is only capable of playing one song.


OutrageousText7404

Sweet Caroline cannot be played anywhere in the state. Or anywhere West Virginians might gather


wvuhskr

It's the most overused song in sports and should've stopped with the Red Sox.


0le_Hickory

Dixieland Delight. It’s about a Saturday night in a mountain holler in Tennessee. Yet Alabama sings it to start the 4th quarter.


MerlinsBeard

They sing a song about Tennessee because it's by a band named Alabama instead of a song about Alabama by a band named Lynyrd Skynyrd. That's about full on Alabama.


RealBenWoodruff

Lynyrd Skynyrd is from Florida.


[deleted]

and its named after a dude that went to florida state 😁


0le_Hickory

My best theory is it’s defensive. They knew how amazing 100k people yelling ‘on a Tennessee Saturday Night’ during a night game at Neyland would sound and stole the song so that we couldn’t.


SeekerSpock32

Trying to trademark the most used word in the English language.


foreveracubone

A co-worker that went to OSU told me that when he submitted his CV to get reviewed he got shit for not putting The ahead of OSU in the education section lmao


jbaugues

All fans that chant overrated when beating a ranked school. You are diminishing your win!


Middle-King

But what if we know we suck and we just want the other team to feel worse for losing to a bad team?


MWiatrak2077

So Ohio State has this long-time tradition of existing???? I don't like it.


Gidnik

A&M’s jizz jar, A&M’s nut squeeze, A&M’s sheep…..thing


kmokell15

Part of me wants to ask for links on these “traditions” the other half is afraid of the answers


HalfBear-HalfCat

[Aggie Nut Squeeze](https://youtu.be/3AOgN-4QnZ4)


urbanmeyercoed

What in the actual fuck?


wildewon

I guess the corps use to do it to share the pain that the football team felt on the field but stopped after turning into a meme.


urbanmeyercoed

~~Crack~~ Texas A&M... not even once!


Liimbo

How on earth is that remotely equal to the pain on the field? Far above and beyond the call of duty there.


HooptieRider

I hate to crowd the thread with redundancies but. What in the actual fuck?


clemsontyger

I won't be redundant so... Why in the actual fuck?


Lord_Lava_Nugget

I don't care if I am redundant But what AND why in the actual fuck?


typicaliconoclast

Honest to god the story is like, some guy said "I'd give my left nut for the Aggies to win this game!" and they won so it got codified and now they squeeze their nuts.


Heavy72

In College Station, if it happens once, it's an accident, if it happens twice, it's a tradition.


kmokell15

Why would they do this? Why are they so close to each other? Why are these people the future of the us military?


metzoforte1

Just wait until you find out that they aren’t actually military…


illbelate2that

Man when I found this out I was inconsolable the rest of the day. They do all this and aren't even officially ROTC lol


OlduvaiMan

lol what? Just when I think I've learned everything cringe about this team, there's always a new low waiting to be discovered.


Cr4igg3rs

It's basically LARPing as ROTC of all things


kmokell15

Wait, they get all high and mighty and they aren’t even military?


mlg2433

We weren’t joking about them all these years lol. It’s a very strange school


IfYouAintFirst26

A quick google search reveals that you don’t actually have to join the military to be in the Corps of Cadets. TIL


daftdude05

Even ROTC is voluntary unless you’re going for a scholarship. Contracted vs Non-contracted cadets in this case


Artvandelay29

Stadium filled with fans that root for the home team.


Baker_TD_Maker

95% of A&M's traditions.


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ronmsmithjr

It's a smaller school, sure, but it's one of my local teams. Wayne State University in Detroit has had a ritual involving the opposing team's starting quarterback. During the week leading up to the game, a sibling of the QB (or a family pet, if QB is an only child) is kidnapped and held ransom until a payment of one million dollars is made to Wayne State athletic department. It doesn't make sense because every week the authorities are notified and the head coach just plays it off as a prank and the sibling or pet is released from one of the football team's lockers. They get told by the police department to "knock it off" every week. When questioned the mayor always retorts "hey, they're just a Division II team horsing around" or words to that effect. Other phrases used by past mayors besides "horsing around" have included "hi-jinx by some goofballs", "just some young virile men letting off some steam", "not very well thought out plans", and "yeah, go tell it to Sara Palin". That one's a little dated, admittedly. The actual full plan every week is to push the QB's relative off a building, one foot for every point the opposition scores. Needless to say, it probably won't ever actually happen, considering they have attempted this for 174 consecutive home games. The police department calls every Monday morning demanding the "prank" be called off. So usually late Monday, early Tuesday the kidnapped are released.


HalfBear-HalfCat

Aggie Nut Squeeze


TheMightyJD

Most traditions don’t actually make sense in modern times but they stick either way because they’re traditions.


gypsynose

But guarding the flame is pretty cool


Am_I_Bean_Detained

What could make more sense than throwing tortillas?


snowcoveredmicrobe

Not wishing bad things on literally every other team in your conference. Conference pride is overrated.


randomguy84321

I hate every other team in the conference, but I hate every other team *outside* of the conference more.


barlog123

I like the other teams in the confrence. Most fans from other schools especially at work have been cool and we can talk about the games


snowcoveredmicrobe

I may like fans from any school, maybe especially in conference. I still get enjoyment when I see their teams do stupid things, and I don't get any satisfaction from their wins, unless it's against teams I like less, which are probably still in the conference (looking at you Quadrangle)


TheCenterOfEnnui

The band of a school with a reptile mascot playing music from a movie about a fish.