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    Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    The student support was great the other night but for some time I've had this question - why do you hold your keys up and shake them on kickoffs? This seems to have started a few years ago and I guess I don't get it. When I went to ISU in the late 70's to early 80's, we would shake our keys for "key" plays such as 3rd and short. On kickoffs, we would put one arm in the air (the other was used for hiding your beer), move your arm in a circular motion (similar to a cyclone) and would yell "OOOOHHHHHHHHH" as loud as possible until the ball was kicked or blood squirted out of your larynx. In fact that's what I still do. Just wondering if there is more to it that I'm missing.

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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    good luck


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    I'm not a student, but I jingle my keys



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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    The "pitch" of the jingling keys has been a proven scientific fact, that it does indeed strike fear into visiting teams. Don't ask why or where to find it, just believe it.


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Because it's fun, and I like to show I have a cool car.


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Its like asking why the sky is blue. Someone started it years ago and its just continues every year.


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    It isn't that recent. I know they have been doing it at least since I was a freshman in the early 90's.



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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Because it's fun, and I like to show I have a cool car.
    This. haha



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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    Its like asking why the sky is blue. Someone started it years ago and its just continues every year.
    Blue Sky - Why is the Sky Blue?


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Because i started doing as a frosh and have done it ever since


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    No student here and we do it ...have forever ....also say OOOOOOOOOOOO



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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    A lot of teams do it; even Iowa.



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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFanz View Post
    For some time I've had this question - why do you hold your keys up and shake them on kickoffs?
    Why not?


    When I was there we still yelled "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH" until the ball was kicked (heck I still do it in my living room)

    Though I like the wave your arm in a circle like a Cyclone thing....


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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    A lot of teams do it; even Iowa.
    Well, then, what a reason for not doing it.
    As the OP said, the keys were (back then) for a key play. I guess someone didn't want to wait for an important play or didn't understand the significance and instead just wanted to make noise. Hope you don't lose your keys for shaking them so often.



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    Re: Students: Why jingle your keys on kickoffs?

    Been happening since at least the late 80's



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