Boise State has adopted perhaps the most important tradition any team could hope to have and that is winning. As important as the success on the field has been to our program, it is obvious to me the lack of storied traditions this team possess. Being just a toddler in age compared to the universities in the South and in the East Coast, it just makes sense that Boise hasn't had as much time to develop honored traditions such as Ohio State marching band's script O, or Florida States Chief Osceola with his flaming spear, even Oklahoma has it's Sooner Schooner, the covered wagon pulled by some dwarfed horses. Some of the traditions I like the most are the fan involved ones like Virginia Tech's entering to "Enter Sand Man" (that gets the fans pumped!), Florida's "Gator Chomp," Wisconsin's Badgers entering the stadium to "Jump Around" by House of Pain while 80,000 fans jump and cheer, or even Tennessee's "Rocky Top" song that I'm pretty sure Tennessee parents teach their kids before they teach them the Pledge of Allegiance.
We do have the famous blue turf and we love that, it's our thing, but Boise needs more things....No I'm not talking about more male residents, I'm saying the traditions started today will be what our grand kids and great grand kids will be so proud of one day. OK, some of you OBNUGers already have grand kids but how about their grand kids? I do know one thing, the dog getting the tee can't be our "thing" because, well, we're not the Boise State Labradors. Now, you train a horse to do it and I'll name my first son Chris Boise Kellen Bronco Martin Gray and get a muscle hampster tatooed on my chest. Seriously, please some one train a horse to do it, I'm really just looking for an excuse to do those things.
So, am I the only one who wishes we had more traditions to partake in and be proud of? Any original ideas for some? Are there traditions out there that I don't know about? Do you have a personal or family traditions you engage in every game day? Please comment below!
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