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Traditions of failure

Tim Staub | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I understand the complaints about the Celtic Chant a few weeks back. After all, it is a moment of student silence and hand motions (then again most students don’t make any sound until the opposing team breaks the huddle anyway), but I do understand it is a very high volume number which when blasted towards the huddle of the opposing team can result in inaudible play calling.

My main concern with it is its connection with failure. For those who do not know, the song was introduced during the first year of one Bob Davie. Since the song’s introduction one only needs to look at the past 13 years to see what the song has been attached to. So I say, find traditions of the DaviHamIes era and rid the game of them.

Tim Staub


Dillon Hall

Sept. 27