One thing that I find funny is when the other team has the ball and we need a big defensive stop. The announcer will say "can I get the Aggies to make some noise" The crowd will yell and then stop when the other team gets to the line of scrimmage, lol .The whole purpose of making noise is to make it hard for them to communicate ,but the crowd stops when we need them to scream .
Post by oleschoolaggie on Aug 26, 2019 13:21:48 GMT -5
shoot, we had the "cowbells" catching on really well not long ago but they put an end to that, won't let us bring them into the stadium no more and that really pissed me off! even coach broadway at the time recognized how loud our "cowbells" were. we could've been the first hbcu to make "cowbells" popular amongst the masses but it got nipped in the bud. now i see "cowbells" at howard's games in dc whenever we play them but not nearly as many as we started having.
i really think disallowing "cowbells" took away what could've been a "signature" and very advantageous cheering apparatus for aggies...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...
Post by neighborhoodsuperstar on Aug 26, 2019 13:31:06 GMT -5
"Get Up for tha Bulldogs" by SCSU......this goes hard, too.....and back when their band was 50% of their student body.....OMG - it would go hard!!!
Look, I'm a little younger than some folks who post on this board......but seriously, can you imagine the band playing the hook from Parliament "Mothership Connection" with the tubas and brass we got......then throw in some type of Aggie chant in with that? GAME OVER.
There are thousands of examples I can think of off the top of my head....
This needs to be a homework assignment for the band members. They need to come up with a song and a Aggie hook to go along with it. Whoever's song gets chosen will be immortalized.....
I've stated this a couple times about our football game atmosphere, it's dry as heck. Going to a HBCU you expect some soulfull traditions at game that appeal to our inner black culture especially through music. Over the years we have lost our soul, hence the reason why attendance has suffered in my humble opinion.
What is our song that appeals to us as black people and touches our inner spirit...look at Tuskegee, SC State, JSU, BCCU they have songs that touch the soul, how do we emmulate.
Man, Skeegee got the ghost of Booker T. thinking "I lost my balls for this?" Man, I been to Skeegee, ain't NOTHIN to do down there but sit under the shed and sing and get drunk. There probably wasn't even a game goin on. They was just there because they didn't want to have to drive to Auburn to have stuff to do.
I been to Steat more times than I can count. Ain't jack to do there either.
There's so much to do around Hampton them jokers don't even show up to games, but one of the tightest band performances from the stands I ever personally witnessed was them playing Will and Mary in the playoffs years ago. They did a whole James Brown performance. Ms. Becky told her son "don't look Tad" when the dancing girls was shaking and you know Tad and his daddy kept right on looking. The meager Hampton fanbase joined right in.
I'm sorry, Smash Somethin is ridiculous. It is the best entrance in college football, bar none.
Honestly if you want to screw up the other team on third down, be quiet as possible and right before they snap the ball yell out in harmony. I guarantee there will be a screw up on the snap. I was at a game where we played at Tulane in basketball and I caused them to miss about six free throws in a row by yelling out just as the shooter was taking the shot. Why? Because the rest of the arena was quiet but the shooters were used to practicing shots with distractions. I did the same thing at Howard about 20 years ago and it worked there too, but I barely made it out of the Burr alive. I'm betting it would work in football too.
Maceo is an alum, we got a ton of engineers, play The JB Monorail, come up with some simple chant or cheer to go with it and call it a day. Every time we get a first down you can play a snippet of the break. The break in that song is lethal.
Or speed it up and play Express by the BT Express (it's basically the same song).
You'll never beat Let's go Wildcats though. We all sing that. I've sung it at church.