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Rock Chalk
02-02-2009, 06:04 PM
So, what are the best fan traditions (any sport included)?

I got a few good ones, so I will start it off:

Football: Tailgating. Easily one of the best traditions in all of sports for the fans, as its by the fans and for the fans. Some of the best (and worst) food you will ever have can be found at tailgates and beer is aplenty and if you are a good enough mooch, free. Ive been to tailgates only in a couple of places but one thing is universal everywhere, its usually pretty fun to hang out with opposing team fans. After the game is another story but before the game its all fun.

College Basketball: Fan interaction. One of the greatest tradition in sports is fan interaction in college, but more specifically college basketball. From chants (ala the Rock Chalk Chant) to the Cameron Crazies to the ubiquitous "Airball, Airball, Airball" chant heard round the nation when the opposing team throws up an airball. Fan interaction with the game in college basketball is unrivaled and why the home team has a bigger advantage in this sport at this level than in any other sport at any level.

College Football: Fight Songs. One of the best things about college football are the bands and how they can really get the 12th man involved. My favorite is Tennessee playing Rocky Top, but all of them are designed to get fans involved and they succeed tremendously.

Baseball: Take Me Out To The Ballgame. I admit, Im not much of a baseball fan until the end of the season. Although it is my favorite sport to go see live, but I will never get tired of the ole "Take Me out of the ball game" song. One of the oldest fan traditions in all of sports, probably the oldest really and timeless in its posterity.

What are some of your favorite fan traditions?

spdirty
02-02-2009, 06:25 PM
pre 2001, the annual south stand beatings of Raider fans.

Killericon
02-02-2009, 06:29 PM
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http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bsUg7b74g6ds/340x.jpg

I don't really like the Red Wings, but I've always thought this is pretty sweet...Not to mention the right level of random.

broncosteven
02-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Anyone ever hear the Star Spangled Banner at the Chicago stadium/United Center?

Wayne Mesmer rocked before he got shot in the throat. He is still good but not quite the same range.

chaz
02-02-2009, 06:53 PM
killericon-what is that? a squid?! antlers?

Dr. Broncenstein
02-02-2009, 06:55 PM
Wooooooooooooo

Pig

Soooooooie

Razorbacks

ZONA
02-02-2009, 07:00 PM
I hate the Octopus throwing. What's next, dead puppies?


I think the "Wave" might be the most universal of all sports traditions. Certainly not the oldest, but most wide spread adopted by almost all sports.

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24champ
02-02-2009, 07:22 PM
http://www.nancarrow-webdesk.com/warehouse/storage2/2008-w18/img.214007_t.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bsUg7b74g6ds/340x.jpg

I don't really like the Red Wings, but I've always thought this is pretty sweet...Not to mention the right level of random.

Yeah that is cool/random.

I would also include the Hat Trick as a long standing tradition in hockey...


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/87139267_5653f44acc.jpg?v=0

Killericon
02-02-2009, 07:31 PM
Yeah that is cool/random.

I would also include the Hat Trick as a long standing tradition in hockey...


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/87139267_5653f44acc.jpg?v=0

Now that you mention it, I prefer the hat throwing.

broncosteven
02-02-2009, 08:23 PM
The singing of the Steam song, na-na-na hey, hey when the White Sox knock out the starting pitcher is very cool.

Rock Chalk
02-02-2009, 10:09 PM
Wooooooooooooo

Pig

Soooooooie

Razorbacks

Thats a classic. I cant believe i didnt mention that.

epicSocialism4tw
02-02-2009, 10:32 PM
The team songs and traditions for just about every club football team in Europe beat out most of what we have here stateside.

However, there are some awesome college traditions. The Duke basketball fans are probably the ultimate example.

TheChamp24
02-02-2009, 10:32 PM
The BOOMER SOONER chant for OU.

The Yankee Stadium chant of every player in the first inning on the field.

brncs_fan
02-02-2009, 10:34 PM
College fans doing push ups after a score.

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/media/old/img/photos/2007/10/storyimage-image-3764_t_w600_h600.jpg

Rock Chalk
02-02-2009, 10:38 PM
The BOOMER SOONER chant for OU.

The Yankee Stadium chant of every player in the first inning on the field.

Nothing the Yankees do is a great tradition.

**** the Yankees :)

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 10:40 PM
pre 2001, the annual south stand beatings of Raider fans.

True dat!

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 10:41 PM
http://www.nancarrow-webdesk.com/warehouse/storage2/2008-w18/img.214007_t.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bsUg7b74g6ds/340x.jpg

I don't really like the Red Wings, but I've always thought this is pretty sweet...Not to mention the right level of random.

Let's Go Red Wings!

watermock
02-02-2009, 10:51 PM
pre 2001, the annual south stand beatings of Raider fans.

'86 broncos and bears.

Pick Six
02-03-2009, 02:14 AM
It's a tradition for Texas A&M fans to kiss their dates after the Aggies score. I think that's pretty awesome...

Killericon
02-03-2009, 02:51 AM
Fans at ski races always have cow bells, and I've always loved it.

spdirty
02-03-2009, 07:49 AM
oh almost forgot, Ralphie running onto the field before each CU game.

Beantown Bronco
02-03-2009, 08:01 AM
UGA the Georgia Bulldog

The constant singing and playing of drums during European/South American Soccer matches

MLB: the retaliatory beaning of a player when one of your own has been "wronged"

Dendave
02-03-2009, 08:41 AM
I-n-c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e

Kaylore
02-03-2009, 10:42 AM
How about sports traditions that should have died years ago?

Like this little gem:

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It's like some underground society has madated every Cheerleading squad use it at least once.

Meck77
02-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Burning of raider jerseys.