72 Hours til Kickoff

a countdown and review of the yells: 12-8

12. Kyle Field

Although I respect the motivation for bringing it back (the reinforcement of pride in Kyle Field), it's little more than a 1st grade spelling bee with 80,000 participants who are not using their six-inch voices.

[Hand Sign: Point down at the field with one hand, while waving the other.]

Kyle Field!

11. Horse Laugh

used when we really respectfully disagree with a ref's call. Don't get me wrong, I love the "Ssss.." and how we never boo, but "Chiffity Chiffity Chif-Chaff!" just doesn't really seem to convey my anger properly.

[Hand Sign: Hands with fingers straight are held palms together, and then hands move back and forth in a pointing motion]

Riffety, riffety, riff-raff!
Chiffity, chiffity, chiff-chaff!
Riff-raff! Chiff-chaff!
Let's give 'em a horse laugh:

10. Fifteen For Team

does anyone know when we yell this other than at Yell Practice?
[edit: i'm an idiot, it's one of the many things we do after scoring.]

[Hand Sign: 15 fingers are shown, followed by a "T" motion similar to a "time out" signal]

Rah! Rah! Rah! Team!

9. Team

It's not that it's a bad yell, it's just that it sucks when we use this yell because it means we were scored on.

[Hand Sign: Hands form a "T", like a "time out" symbol]

T-E-A-M, T-E-A-M
Team! Team! Team!

8. Fifteen for Team , Farmers Fight, Call it a Night

It gets props for combining two yells, but the hand sign is the hardest damn thing to master. This will be my 4th season as a student, and I STILL can't do it right. Also, I'm pretty sure we only do it at the end of Midnight Yell or a victorious night game.

[Hand Sign: 15 fingers are shown, followed by a "T" motion similar to a "time out" signal; Closed fists rotating around each other in alternating directions; Hands clapped together, brought to right side of head in a "sleeping" motion]

Rah! Rah! Rah! Team!
Farmers fight!
Farmers fight!
Fight! Fight!
Farmers, farmers fight!

7-4 cont'd tomorrow

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