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Author Topic: Alma mater song before games?  (Read 2991 times)

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2020, 04:03:13 PM »
Yes, it’s played like 10 or 12 minutes prior to national anthem lineup.

PS, though I honestly don’t remember it last night.
I could have sworn it was sung AFTER the games when I was there 79-83.  Am I misremembering?
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2020, 06:32:38 PM »
I was at MU in the '70's. I think it was sung (probably by Charlene Piasecki) but no one cared and simply ignored it. It was stupid then. No one swayed like they do now. In the McGuire era, we prided ourselves on NOT being like the state schools who sang those dittys. We were far too cool to be that conformist.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2020, 07:04:23 PM »
Who cares?  It's embarrassingly lame.

Not as lame as:
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"

But, pretty lame.


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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2020, 07:07:25 PM »
Who cares?  It's embarrassingly lame.

Not as lame as:
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"

But, pretty lame.



How is it lame? That’s pretty much what alma matters are.
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2020, 07:22:17 PM »
Who cares?  It's embarrassingly lame.

Not as lame as:
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"

But, pretty lame.

I thought it was "fire it up"
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2020, 07:28:39 PM »
Our cheerleaders are pretty lame, too. I am OK with dance team but the cheerleaders only get people fired up when they are tossing Tshirts. The pyramids are repetitive and uninspiring.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2020, 08:01:14 PM »
Whatever they do, I just keep hoping every year it’s the last year they do “Where The Streets Have No Name” for intros. It was cool with the overall theme of the video 15 years ago, but it doesn’t fit at all with the vibe of the intros before it starts and it’s the farthest thing from a pump up. To go from an upbeat driving hip hop track to a hard stop into the softer temp, its a total downer as it currently is formatted IMO

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2020, 08:23:15 PM »
In the McGuire era, we prided ourselves on NOT being like the state schools who sang those dittys. We were far too cool to be that conformist.
+1,000 (only, I went to MU in the 90's).

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2020, 08:31:45 PM »
When you've lived in the 'quon long enough, it's difficult not to type in the local dialect.

The 'quon? Dose peeces of chit fib up dere got no ak cent. 

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2020, 09:02:14 PM »
Whatever they do, I just keep hoping every year it’s the last year they do “Where The Streets Have No Name” for intros. It was cool with the overall theme of the video 15 years ago, but it doesn’t fit at all with the vibe of the intros before it starts and it’s the farthest thing from a pump up. To go from an upbeat driving hip hop track to a hard stop into the softer temp, its a total downer as it currently is formatted IMO

Have thought this for awhile, except I didn't think it was a good theme 15 years ago
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2020, 01:05:08 AM »
Who cares?  It's embarrassingly lame.

Not as lame as:
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"
"Fire Up, Mar-quette, Fire Up"

But, pretty lame.

Which still isn’t as lame as “MU D-fence...”
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2020, 07:30:50 AM »
I'm the reason Streets is played during the intros, so I'm happy to ban anyone who dares to besmirch it.

In ~2008, MU removed Streets for a Fat Boy Slim tune, and I waged a merciless campaign with Craig Pintens to get it back.   

When I made an clip of Bono berating Pintens for having removed the song, the tide turned and here we are today.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2020, 08:34:27 AM »
I'm the reason Streets is played during the intros, so I'm happy to ban anyone who dares to besmirch it.

In ~2008, MU removed Streets for a Fat Boy Slim tune, and I waged a merciless campaign with Craig Pintens to get it back.   

When I made an clip of Bono berating Pintens for having removed the song, the tide turned and here we are today.

True story.

Found it!  (sound on)

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2020, 08:51:31 AM »
Scholl is 62.  Pintens is in his second year as AD at LMU.

Timing could work out well.
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2020, 09:02:35 AM »
I could have sworn it was sung AFTER the games when I was there 79-83.  Am I misremembering?

I thought it was just before the second half started?  I guess I'll be reminded on the 28th.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2020, 09:17:26 AM »
Scholl is 62.  Pintens is in his second year as AD at LMU.

Timing could work out well.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2020, 09:22:15 AM »
I could have sworn it was sung AFTER the games when I was there 79-83.  Am I misremembering?

I was there the same time you were (graduated a year earlier, obvi) and it absolutely was played after every game.

I guess that's no longer the case?

My hilariously clever group used replace, "Marquette, hear our song," with "Marquette Junior High" because we thought it sounded like a middle-school alma mater.

But it was still weirdly comforting to hear it after every game.
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2020, 10:05:49 AM »
Never cared for the song itself, but liked the tradition.

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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2020, 10:13:34 AM »
oh, that's song?  sounds more like a seance or meditation hymn
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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2020, 11:37:54 AM »
I was there the same time you were (graduated a year earlier, obvi) and it absolutely was played after every game.

I guess that's no longer the case?

My hilariously clever group used replace, "Marquette, hear our song," with "Marquette Junior High" because we thought it sounded like a middle-school alma mater.

But it was still weirdly comforting to hear it after every game.

many "alma mater" songs are lame.  "Varsity, varsity, U rah rah Wisconsin...." Pretty damn weak.
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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2020, 11:51:38 AM »
That’s why I’m done with color outs and stripe outs and other gimmicks.  It used to be our tradition is we don’t have any tradition.  Crazy @ss unis, weird floor, etc.  Let’s get weird, again.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2020, 11:53:42 AM »
That’s why I’m done with color outs and stripe outs and other gimmicks.  It used to be our tradition is we don’t have any tradition.  Crazy @ss unis, weird floor, etc.  Let’s get weird, again.

Isn’t the definition of bland when Grey and Black are your alternate unis? 

I’m with you on this. 

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2020, 12:09:39 PM »
Agreed that almost all of these songs are awful, including MU’s.  Also, I’m not going to stand and show the same reverence for a dumb school song as I do for the national anthem. But to each their own - if you like it stand up and sing it anyway during pregame you just won’t have the backing music.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2020, 12:55:57 PM »
Agreed that almost all of these songs are awful, including MU’s.  Also, I’m not going to stand and show the same reverence for a dumb school song as I do for the national anthem. But to each their own - if you like it stand up and sing it anyway during pregame you just won’t have the backing music.

Well, when they play it now (20-30 minutes before tip) there are like 300-1000 people in the stands. So, it's getting the reverence it deserves.

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Re: Alma mater song before games?
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2020, 09:14:33 PM »
many "alma mater" songs are lame.  "Varsity, varsity, U rah rah Wisconsin...." Pretty damn weak.

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