Saturday, September 8, 2007

UVA Fight Song is Weak: "Good Old Song"



Gadabout attended the UVA vs. Duke Football game today. UVA won by a score of 24-13. It was an uneventful game, but I was Glad UVA prevailed because I am now a Virginian of sorts. But Gadabout would like to offer some advice to the UVA football program—replace your depressing touchdown song with something inspirational. Gadabout attended Michigan State University where he enjoyed many fine and enthusiastic games; especially the 1978/79 Big Ten winning season. Okay, we were on probation at the time for recruiting violations, but we kicked ass all the same.

At MSU we go crazy when the team scores. We play a fight song that is bold and strikes fear into the hearts and minds of the opponents. It ends with “Victory for MSU!” Michigan State wins lots of football games, and UVA usually does not. The difference? The fight song. UVA’s fight song sucks. Until they drop that depressing funeral chant, there is no way in hell they will ever field a winner. Nice campus, good people, below average football.

13 comments:

Alusna said...

A win over Duke by that small a margin is a defeat...UVA and their song both suck!

the melvin said...

I couldn't agree more! Great college football is a given when you grow up in Big Ten country. After years of convincing my Ex how much fun college football games are, I took her to a UVA game. HOLY CRAP! The most exciting part was the 3 1/2 hour drive anticipating a college football experience. I spent the rest of the day appologizing and trying to explain the difference between UVA football and college football. And the worst part was band/music or lack there of. What a waste. At least they can play that one sport...where the dudes run around with sticks...and little nets...what's that called?...who cares? UVA sucks!

Amie said...

While I went to W & M and not UVA, I must stick up for my VA school. I'm sorry UVA doesn't provide the same enlightening experiences that you find at other schools such as mindless drunken beer pong at tailgates being played by idiot frat boys wearing their very best ripped t-shirts and skid-marked underwear. UVA might not provide the best football because the players must actually attend classes at UVA AND PASS. UVA is a class act and all of you haters need to give it up. Hey haters, can your alma maters match up with schools like Georgetown? Take this!


The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2008 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 11 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2.

U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private, tying with Georgetown University at No. 23.

The University also continues to be ranked in U.S. News' Top 25 in the Great School, Great Value category, coming in at No. 16.

the melvin said...

man, where do you start? does the band suck because they have to go to class too? what about the fans?
Yes, it would be difficult for other schools to pump out alumni who compare to great citizens such as Allen Iverson and Patrick Ewing...haha
UVA and Georgetown both suck!

Gadabout Jack said...

I am just going to sit back and enjoy this. The pot has been stirred.
GJJ

Amie said...

Awww come on...don't make me do it Melvin. Laying the smack down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_notable_Georgetown_University_alumni

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Virginia_people

Alusna said...

Hey amie, yes, my alma mater can, and has stood up to crap places like Georgetown. We handed them their asses in 1985 to win the NCAAA basketball championship, and we didn't have to recruit thugs and criminals like Thompson does. There are plenty of Div I schools where the student athletes attend classes and do well....your pathetic argument that scholarship obviates the need for athletic talent or student body spirit doesn't wash....about all UVA is good for is producing liberals...and bad football!

amie said...

I wasn't arguing about athletics at all, alusna. I was having a fun banter with my boyfriend here who was sitting across the room from me. Georgetown is hardly crap and your use of inflammatory words such as "pathetic" in reference to my skills in the art of argument makes me laugh. I will admit I know nothing about college sports because I frankly don't care. I'm a law school grad so anytime I see you out and you'd like to go a few rounds arguing I'm sure I could take you. :)

Alusna said...

Amie, I surrender! It was wrong and ill mannered of me to verbally attack you like that. Guess I've got a weak spot when it comes to Georgetown - when I see that school produce the likes of Iverson and Bill Clinton, my blood boils. And as a Catholic, I think of the place as an insult to my relgion. Guess my real contention here is that academia and athletics can co-exist. Were it not for an athletic scholarship, I'd never have had the opportunity to attend a University like Villanova.

Anyway, my apology is on the table, and I hope that you accept.

Cheers,

Alusna

Amie said...

Alusna,

Apology accepted! Thank you for your reply it made me smile. I was admittedly stepping into territory I know nothing about...it was all in good fun and not directed at you or Villanova in any way. I was just being silly because Melvin always picks on UVA. I'm sorry if I offended you and I can see your point on Georgetown.

Anonymous said...

Does Villanova field a football team?

Alusna said...

Yes, Villanova has a football team...they played their first game in 1894...yes, that's right, in the 19th century! VU sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East Conference, except for football and lacrosse. Football and Men's Lacrosse play in the Colonial Athletic Association. This year they played Maryland in their opener...two Villanovans with whom you might be familiar are the Hall of Famer, Howie Long and the Philadelphia Eagles current running back, Brian Westbrook. For more than a decade, Villanova University has been ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report in the Best Universities-Masters category in the northern region. Villanova has a number of highly regarded academic programs, including an engineering school that is ranked #9 among undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a masters by U.S. News and World Report. The School of Business was ranked #12 in the 2007 Business Week rankings of undergraduate business schools #87 in the 2006 U.S. News and World Report rankings of undergraduate business schools, and #29 in the Financial Times' ranking of top executive MBA programs. Villanova University School of Law is ranked as a Top Law School by the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools," placing 60th overall. In December 2006, PC Magazine and The Princeton Review ranked Villanova #1 in its review of top "wired colleges" in the United States.

Villanova is home to a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program which has commissioned more U.S. Navy admirals and Marine Corps generals than any institution but the U.S. Naval Academy. In 2004, the commanders of both U.S. Naval Forces Atlantic and U.S. Naval Forces Pacific were Villanova NROTC graduates. The current Central Command Commander, Adm Fallon, is a Villanovan.

Gadabout Jack said...

Victory for MSU...MSU is ranked 75th in the world...not bad!
GJ