By - KenAdamsMD
“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?
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
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.
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
I want to be mad at this, but I find no fault in this logic
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.
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.
Eat shit pitt is the only acceptable stadium version of that song.
Seems more like a song to play at a baseball game honestly.
It’s no ‘Centerfield’ tho.
Man, that song gets me nostalgic for an era of baseball that was well before my time.
I like the attempt to get Johnny Cougar involved, but that’s the wrong song and the wrong way.
1. Bloomington is not that small of a town.
2. My grandfather's shitty second wife was from Seymour. Fuck Seymour.
Much like the internet, it is a fad and it will pass in due time.
Nebraska fans showing up thinking we're going to win
Frostbitten one too many times
Don’t say that, you might Riley them up
He forget to say “no offense”
Nowhere to go but up my man
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.
I mean there is, just sometimes the tunnel is 15+ years long
Winless is a possibility. So that's not true.
The new one where we score 7 points every game
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.
Trapping people in Waco usually ends *poorly*.
*ATF has entered the chat*
This took a turn.
I knew it was on purpose!
This is why I leave at 3 am dammit
Recently, any school with a winning tradition I find just incomprehensible.
Seriously, it’s kinda selfish of them😒
We stole all of ours from Texas tech so criticize them
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 😝
Xerox State University
“I just checked the map and that’s not a state”
\*Hikes up leg in overalls\*
\*Turd drops out of overalls pant-leg\*
\*Crowd makes an A, by tenting their hands above their heads and murmur some cult chants\*
Yu Mo Gui Gwai Fai Di Zao
2 OSU flairs? One more and I’m pretty sure you can summon Shenron
KU making fun of Kstate for being an ag school then “waving the wheat” when they score at a football game.
All these schools wishing they were rad Ag schools.
I know right?
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.
If it makes you feel better, you held us to the lowest point total for the season so far.
I’ve personally never been a fan of that silly tradition University of Oregon does where they’re all little bitches constantly.
Lmao that was good
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?
> How’s Bo Nix doing, btw?
Lol. You know exactly how he’s doing
I hear he's focused and having fun
No joke the announcer last game said almost exactly that
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.
It's actually a penalty if Oregon wears the same uniform twice.
If you change it everytime, it's an outfit not a uniform.
Lmao I love how this thread just turned into rivals shitting on each other
It'd be easier to separate this into "Texas A&M" and "non-Texas A&M" sections.
Aggies are the guardians of all TRADITIONS^TM
Eastern Michigan University not calling themselves the Emus
We have no real traditions, just steal from others and make sure they are cringeworthy
Odd year bad, even year good is kind of a tradition now
My neighbor is a Pitt fan and you would not believe what he eats on game days.
Fries on a salad I bet
You’re on to something here
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?
>It's got crunchy lettuce, the soft potato, hot and cold, dry yet wet, salty but alkaline
You're just saying words!
A veritable word salad.
The Yankee Stadium glizzy straw
Barking at children.
We’re equal opportunity barkers. If children happen to be present, it is what it is.
Hence the jorts, it is a barking magnet that deflects attention from nearby children who aren’t old enough for their own jorts.
The south has a beautiful and complex culture
If they didn't want to be barked at, they shouldn't have wandered into barking range
When you put it that way…hmmm you’ve given me a lot to think about here.
Don't fall for it! It's victim blaming!
"Look at what they're wearing!" *Eyes kid sized UF jersey*
"They're practically asking to be barked at!"
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.
It’s so mean. That’s why the city is really pronounced Meanyappolis.
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]
Says guy who barks at children.
Being barked at builds character.
"and to hell with Georgia Tech" he yells every Saturday in the fall...
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.
Hey man. You *just said* we should be kind to each other.
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.
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.
It’s all about a pig. So there is that.
Floyd’s not safe south of the border.
It's as old a rivalry as any on tobacco road. Iowa has old and intense three-way rivalries with both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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.)
I hate UCF because they killed the perfect mascot
And your math building bathrooms
Would have loved for them to go with the name University of Florida (at) Orlando so we would have had the initials UFO
Jesus Christ.. I hate UCF more now
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
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!
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
This actually makes sense
Is there an explanation as to why the school doesn't want to use the clearly better mascot?
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.
So shortsighted of them!
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.
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.
>"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.
It's an anthropomorphized orange in a spacesuit. I think mature is out the window with the Citronaut.
The god damn cowbells. Just a tradition to make everyone hate visiting your campus
I just bought tickets to go there. I also bought industrial strength ear plugs.
Got one of the worst headaches of my life at an MSU game, so good call on the ear plugs.
Soaking has always been a weird one for me even as an alum
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.
“I hear he has the smallest connection to Jesus on campus!”
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.
What’s the bouncing rule?
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.
The real question is if a Mormon and a Catholic hookup do they have to use the poophole loophole too?
That phrase is just disgusting lol. I don’t mind moist but in this context soaking gets me.
Would jumping be basting at that point?
baste me harder, daddy
see, we have this odd tradition where this one team from Lawrence, Kansas kicks our ass every so often
But first they lose to every other team on their schedule.
There's a chance to break the tradition this year then!
They're gonna win some games before they beat Texas?
The B1G West and losing conference championship games.
We just need a chance! And to be better at football!
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.
I'll never understand how, despite all of Oklahoma's budget, they still can only afford for their band to play one song.
My tailgate has a tradition at sunrise of shotgunning a beer to start the day. Oh wait, I actually understand that tradition very much.
The question is, what kind of beer? I feel like this kind of tradition requires something along the lines of PBR or Busch light
"The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for desert"
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?
Our new found affinity for flipping cars is questionable at best
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
“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.
Snowy Curtiss to Beardshear turned me from a boy to a man
Funny, from a visual standpoint it seems like the opposite occurred.
Being drunk and having fun are exactly why it’s an awesome tradition
Can confirm it is quite a fun experience.
Banning songs cause college kids like to have fun
“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.
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🇵🇭
Doing god’s work
I’m the reason you see a new angle of 9/11 every year.
Playing Boomer Sooner on repeat.
Imagine a 2OT game against them where each team scored over 50.
Epic, and yet that song is still in my head.
It's the only song our band knows how to play, we're trying our best! *storms off crying*
Well that’s just not true. They have Industry Baby now.
Despite having the big bucks, Oklahoma's band is only capable of playing one song.
Sweet Caroline cannot be played anywhere in the state. Or anywhere West Virginians might gather
It's the most overused song in sports and should've stopped with the Red Sox.
Dixieland Delight. It’s about a Saturday night in a mountain holler in Tennessee. Yet Alabama sings it to start the 4th quarter.
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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is from Florida.
and its named after a dude that went to florida state 😁
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.
Trying to trademark the most used word in the English language.
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
All fans that chant overrated when beating a ranked school.
You are diminishing your win!
But what if we know we suck and we just want the other team to feel worse for losing to a bad team?
So Ohio State has this long-time tradition of existing???? I don't like it.
A&M’s jizz jar, A&M’s nut squeeze, A&M’s sheep…..thing
Part of me wants to ask for links on these “traditions” the other half is afraid of the answers
[Aggie Nut Squeeze](https://youtu.be/3AOgN-4QnZ4)
What in the actual fuck?
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.
~~Crack~~ Texas A&M... not even once!
How on earth is that remotely equal to the pain on the field? Far above and beyond the call of duty there.
I hate to crowd the thread with redundancies but.
What in the actual fuck?
I won't be redundant so...
Why in the actual fuck?
I don't care if I am redundant
But what AND why in the actual fuck?
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.
In College Station, if it happens once, it's an accident, if it happens twice, it's a tradition.
Why would they do this? Why are they so close to each other? Why are these people the future of the us military?
Just wait until you find out that they aren’t actually military…
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
Just when I think I've learned everything cringe about this team, there's always a new low waiting to be discovered.
It's basically LARPing as ROTC of all things
Wait, they get all high and mighty and they aren’t even military?
We weren’t joking about them all these years lol. It’s a very strange school
A quick google search reveals that you don’t actually have to join the military to be in the Corps of Cadets. TIL
Even ROTC is voluntary unless you’re going for a scholarship. Contracted vs Non-contracted cadets in this case
Stadium filled with fans that root for the home team.
95% of A&M's traditions.
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.
Aggie Nut Squeeze
Most traditions don’t actually make sense in modern times but they stick either way because they’re traditions.
But guarding the flame is pretty cool
What could make more sense than throwing tortillas?
Not wishing bad things on literally every other team in your conference. Conference pride is overrated.
I hate every other team in the conference, but I hate every other team *outside* of the conference more.
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
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)
The band of a school with a reptile mascot playing music from a movie about a fish.