Yep, play it after the opposing team throws a go-ahead touchdown in the final quarter.
Yep, play it after ISU goes 3 and out for the third or fourth time.
Yep, play it when the other team is up by three scores.
I have heard Sweet Caroline played after all of these things.
So yep, play it because the student body likes it and gets into it.
I think it comes down to a "manliness" thing. Why is it that this is the ONLY song that people complain about. Are you telling me that with ALL of the music that's played throughout the course of a game, this is the only one that you "don't like"? That this is the only one "inappropriate for a football game"? Really?
I liken this debate to the group of people that complained when our players walked out of the Jacobson Building holding hands while walking onto the field.
It's like the coach that abandons a successful passing attack becasue he thinks a power running game is how you win football games.
They play Sweet Caroline every freaking home game. Did that help ISU beat Texas, Kansas, Missouri (for the Big 12 championship), K-STATE (down at Arrowhead Stadium), etc.
And if the student section needs this song to interject some life back into the team, then heaven help us.
Nobody likes comparisons to Iowa, but does the Iowa band play "In Heaven there is no Beer" after a loss? The tradition is to play it after a win.
I am not a win at all cost type of person, but who wants to have a "good feeling" after a loss? "
I would like to hear a coach or player say after a loss, "Yep, we lost, but wasn't it great the crowd got a good feeling by playing Sweet Caroline. Wasn't it cool the way the were all swaying to the music."
What I don't understand is the people who say they want a tradition, but no...not this one. One this I'm pretty sure no other team in the country does is "Cyclone Aerobics". The student section looks awesome when they do it, and it would be incredible if the whole stadium did it. But we can't make that a tradition because "no one can tell me to move my body around in a circle and cheer for the team I love - I do what I want"
The only two songs that get greater fan participation are our fight song and the national anthem.
Yep, guess what, nothing works after those things happen... Look thats apart of football sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don't. In the Texas Tech game it looked like ISU was going to **** it down their pants like we always do and guess what they didn't. The song has nothing to do with it either way...
Now that's a tradition I could get behind for game days! Right on the 50 yard line, but only after a win of course, otherwise it'd just be silly.Quote:
Witchburning was a "tradition" back in the 1600s too.
I have to be honest, I think it ****ed with Tx Tech last weekend. They got into crazy train and smoke on the water, but when Sweet Caroline was playing, they were looking around and into the stands.