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I'm a prospective student and Notre Dame is my first choice for college. I experienced a Notre Dame game for the first time this weekend against MSU. Even though the game didn't turn out the way I wanted it too, it was still an unbelievable experience. The student section blew me away. All the chants and things were awesome. Does anyone have a list or know about these traditions and where they came from?

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:D Yes welcome and hop on here.

 

Wow an ND student too. Sorry I have to worship at the Altar from afar. :D :D

 

Try

\UND official site at

http://und.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/nd-m-footbl-body.html

 

Or the ND media guide at below. Seems to me the Media guide would have more of the traditions. (?)

 

http://und.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/2005-fb-media-guide.html

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Guest domehead

hello and welcome....was there and witnessed the same thing..but not for the first time..every year it seems as though a new"chant" or "cheer " is created ....they are very cool to see..I have never ..( 20 years ) heard the crowd as loud as they were last weekend..it was definetly mind blowing....very cool...there is no better place to be then in South Bend on game day...GO IRISH..and welcome to the DD family.

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Guest Snatchy_McPants

Irish3, welcome aboard! Glad to hear you are leaning towards the Irish. Trust me, there is no other way to go. I unfortunately did not have the means to attend Notre Dame, but I was able to live the ND student lifestyle vicariously through my best friend, who just graduated last year. All 4 years he attended ND, I would take a 3 or 4 day weekend and go stay in the dorms, hit the off-campus parties, eat in the dining hall, tailgate, and most importantly, sit in the student section during the games. The first time, it was a little intimidating, especially being in the front row. I had to ad-lib my way through the cheers but I eventually caught on. I'm sure I stuck out like a sore thumb to the other students, but that's one of the great things about ND. The class and respect shown by ND students is second to none. If you have the opportunity to attend, I think you'd be crazy not to.

 

That being said, I don't have any background on the cheers. Hopefully Bluester will respond to this thread, as he just graduated and undoubtedly knows a whole lot more than I do.

 

GO IRISH!

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More and more I see that Notre Dame is truly like a family. Thanks for all the help on the student section. It truly is unreal. Watching the games on tv are great, but someone can't truly experience it until they actually go to a game.

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Guest bluester2000

Ask and thy shall receive...

This is not a comprehensive list by any means, in fact this is just off the top of my head, I'm bet Sir John's websites are actually more informative.

 

Anyways, here goes:

 

Kill Chant (my favorite)... Band plays Star Wars Imperial March as the student section does a kinda tomahawk chop while chanting "KILL" over and over.

 

Irish Jig... First downs, touchdowns, big defensive stops. Students put there arms around eachother while they jig. Please learn this early, have somebody show you before a game, otherwise you won't learn it.

 

Key Plays... 3rd down and any distance for the opponent... whip out those keys (or alternatively a bunch of quarters in a plastic photographic film canister) to distract the opponents...

 

Any big play on defense... get LOUD... especially when the opponent's QB tries to check off, change the play at the line, or whatever... anything to force them to crack and call a time out...

 

Pushups... after any Irish score (or even a 1st down during the Davie years) students do that many number of pushups (ie irish score to go up 21-10, do 21 pushups)... PS- please be aware that there are certain skanky ass SMChicks who will go up with skirts and no panties... do not look directly into the eye of the beast... you'll already be drunk enough that inducing vomiting will be unavoidable...

 

WE...ARE...N...D... Chant for the whole crowd, if you've been to a game you've heard it...

 

1812 overture...

LOU...LOU...LOU...

BOB DAVIE... BOB DAVIE... BOB DAVIE...

TY... TY... TY...

end of 3rd quarter, beginning of 4th... crowd chants whatever the coach's name happens to be ontop of the 1812 overture...

 

Here Come the Irish... not complicated...

 

 

not sure if there's anything else... it's been about 10 months since a game... also, i am not sure of the origin of any of these... they tried an "Irish War Chant" during one of my brothers' terms at ND which was similar to the Atlanta Braves chant... by the time i got there i believe it had been phased out...

 

i'll check with a few people who might know more than i and will get back to you...

 

by the way, in case anyone's wondering i will be the one wearing the green #7 jersey at undue perversity this weekend... GO IRISH

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:D NOPE bluester your 100% more informed then me. :D Thank you. :D

 

Don't be a stranger posting more :D Did I once see something about key chain rattling? I don't get that.

 

The OLD joke about William Tell Overture (If ya read smiles to South Bend?) is "If you can think of the William Tell O and not picture the Lone Ranger you know classical music." :D

 

Happy trails to you untill we meet again (Roy Rodgers) I'm back in the saddle again.. Gene Autry.. Don't ask me for "It's Howdy Doody time.. It's Howdy Doody time it's time to start the show so Ty let's go.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Guest Snatchy_McPants

Sir John, the keys are supposed to symbolize a "key" play.

 

Bluester, I'm going on a bus trip to the game. If you happen to encounter a busload of drunken Irish fans verbally abusing the handfull of Purdon't fans who happened to find their way on the bus, stop by. We'll be having a major tailgate. I'll probably have one of the green "The Shirt"s on, and a student-issue white "We Are ND" visor. Wow.........I'm original.

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Ahhahah Santchy :lol: Thanks for the key info. I'd probably drop mine and have to break into my apartment. (Memo get ladder and crowbar plus turn off ADT and write unexplained breakage to landlord and insurance company inflating the bill.)

 

Can't you be more...tactful with Purdue fans? :lol: It's not their fault their misguided, ignorent, out and out stupid they were raised that way.

 

A suggestion is to get some of those frrebie little mouthwash samples so when they chant anti ND simply hand them selves a breath freshener.

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Guest Snatchy_McPants

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'll be as cordial as possible, given that I am representing fans of ND. I'll also be drunk as possible, which tends to cater to my loud-mouth smart-ass traits (big shocker there). I figure I'll end up in a middle-of-the-road situation, but I'm still gonna bust some chops here and there. There was one kid who sat a couple rows in front of me at the Purwho game last year, and every time they did something halfway impressive, he'd turn around and pull his t-shirt out as if I didn't already know who he was supporting. Now if I run into THAT guy, all bets are off. Oh, and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be mocking the :censored: out of that stupid "1,2,3,4 FIRST DOWN!" chant. :lol:

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:lol: I'll ask around my bar for a collection on bail money for you`. :lol: Have as much fun as possible. Wish i was there Just come back and post 4-1 OK?????????? :D We will give you 24 hours to sober up before posting...I don't expect you to beat AP, UPI, Reuters, Fed Ex and UPS on your report. Whenever you can crawl out of whatever.. (Been there done that. :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Thanks...all of those looked familiar. There are only a couple others that I didn't know were there was one when the band played a song, and the student section clapped/pumped their fist in time with the song. The other one was again to a band song, but the students did this thing with their arms, where it looked like a combination of punching someone and running. The entire student section did it except for a couple of kids that made an X with their arms over their heads.

 

Thanks again

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