4th down cheer

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  1. Warder60

    Warder60 Member

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    So I watched USC the other day, and the commentators mentioned something on how intimidating their 4th down song is to the opposing team. And I was thinking about Texas playing "The eyes of Texas are upon you..." for their 4th down.

    Think it's about time we get a 4th down established for ourselves.

    I talked to a couple friends and our director Mr. Smith. Kind of at a point of Lets get some tune ideas... and see what happens.

    Something kinda "congratulatory" for our defense, "taunting" to their offense, and "inviting" to our offense. Kind of a "Here comes the storm .. er cyclone".

    First idea is part of the fight song, or one of the other pregame songs - but not that intimidating, and people stand up and start clapping and get all confused.
    Second idea: "Thunderstruck" ACDC there's a couple good phrases we could play

    Any other ideas? Not promising we'll do this, just an idea we're kickin around.
     
  2. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    All I know is if we ever get a safety, we should play Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.

    That would friggin' rule.
     
  3. bferin

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    Do you know if there is any Big XII or NCAA regulations about the band playing while the game is in play?
     
  4. mike4cy

    mike4cy Well-Known Member

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    Don't we play something like Sweet Caroline on 4th downs? jk.
     
  5. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

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    i love it!!!!!!
     
  6. Johnny8

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    I say we bust out a little bit of Wayne Morgan's "House of Pain." Haha, I always used to love that one.
     
  7. tube1

    tube1 Well-Known Member

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    I think I shot some Sprite out of my nose after reading that one! Solid post!
     
  8. ornryactor

    ornryactor Well-Known Member

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    I am going to Mr. Smith tomorrow morning and telling him this one... That's too good to pass up.
     
  9. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Big XII rules state that if the band is playing during a play, we can be called for a penalty, similar to what happens if one side's fans are being disruptive to the action. Usually, the policy we have is that we stop playing after the team breaks the huddle to come to the line of scrimmage, to avoid the penalization.
     
  10. rooster

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    Riders on the Storm by the Doors

    Cyclone... storm... sometimes they are linked
     
  11. SVT

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    Not regarding 4th down in football, but the pep band at basketball - Why doesn't the band play "For I for S" ????? It is our second fight song that nobody knows about. When the band does play it, the students are begining to sing it, but yesturday they only played it once, before the game even started. The weekend we played 3 games, the did not play it a single time.

    I think it would be a great tradition for everyone to sing that, much like we do the fight song. The lyrics to "For I for S" are in the Cyclone Alley Handbook and I also noticed were on the Alley Rally's yesturday.

    Warder60, could you pass on the request?
     
  12. mike4cy

    mike4cy Well-Known Member

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    Good post Tim, thats great stuff.
     
  13. Johnny8

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    Rooster, that's a good suggestion! I kept trying to think of a song with cylone/storm in the title but couldn't think of any, and I think that is a very recognizeable song.
     
  14. aeroclone08

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    #41!!!!!!:wink0st:
     
  15. SVT

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    Thanks Aeroclone08 for understanding my pain. It's just tough to start a tradition when the band doesn't play along. and "For I for S" is on Page 41 in the pep band's playbook for anyone in the pep band. Pass the word, play whats on page 41!!!!!!
     
  16. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    I'll mention it to our director. I'm sure he'll be more than happy to play that instead of Go Cyclones Go, since the Athletic Dept. has been breathing down our necks for that one due to some...um...questionable student lyrics. For I for S is one of my personal faves, too. The tubas do fun horn moves, as well.

    Request received, good sir!
     
  17. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it's not #41, that's our director making "Four" or "For", and "One", or "I"

    It's a hand signal, not a number:wink0st:
     
  18. SVT

    SVT Member

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    Thanks for the info. And thanks for passing the word.
     
  19. galles15

    galles15 Member

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    one of the reasons for not playing go cyclones go is for the lyrics it has or has been given with, Don't Know the Words, Don't Know the Words to this stupid ****ing song. As of the 4th down or safety I would love to play Thunderstruck for them.
     
  20. rooster

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    I know some other teams do it, but on a big 4th down "Mars: Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst would be a good one for the band to try out.
     

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