BYU college football starts up this weekend with a big game against No. 3 ranked Oklahoma. It’s a funny thing growing up going to sporting events with family and friends and how that sort of sways ones enthusiastic loyalties. Going to the games with my dad was one of the few things we did through my teen years that we both enjoyed and agreed on. It continues to be one of those bonding activities in our lives. The music at a football is so often the “Jock Jams” that are only enjoyable at a live sporting arena (if then,) to either get the collective adrenaline flowing or to keep said juices flowing during downtime because of breaks between quarters, TV timeouts or the unfortunate even of injury. I read at some point that the crowd wave was invented sometime in the 60’s (if I remember correctly.) It seems odd that someone had to invent what appears to be some sort of eruption of energy on the part of a crowd. I figured today I’d post a bit of the musical highlights(?) of the songs often heard at a BYU Cougar Football home game.
Here we have the traditional fight song, ever school has got one, this one is theirs.
Cougar Fight Song
What is it about Gary Glitter in an arena that gets everyone going??
Rock and Roll (Part 2)|Gary Glitter
This is one of the newer stadium tunes that seems to get people screaming “Woo-Hoo!”
This one is usually only brought on by the crowd when the score seems to be tilting heavily in the home favor.
We Will Rock You|Queen
Here’s one that is brought out in the event of a very slow fourth quarter and is quite unique to the crazy mormon town that is Provo – including people randomly jumping throughout the crowd with an appearance of human popcorn.