Seven Nation Army, PSU, and Ohio Stadium

Denny's picture
November 9, 2011 at 11:25p
71 Comments

I'm no fan of the use of Seven Nation Army in Ohio Stadium - I haven't been for a while, but it seems to sit well with the students so I've been able to shrug it off up until now. After seeing the crowds in State College tonight (and last night) singing it, I thought it would be good to ask the Athletic Department to no longer play the song in Ohio Stadium (especially since our only remaining home game is against Penn State). I encourage anyone else who agrees to do the same (email addys available here).

Below is the body of an email that I just sent:

Misters Smith, Brown, and Quisenberry,

I'm writing to request that you remove all use of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" from in-game video/audio from the Ohio State/Penn State football game next Saturday. Given the song's history of use by Penn State (and the fact that OSU adopted the song immediately after the win in Happy Valley in 2009), it seems extremely inappropriate for the university to publicly play the song as part of the stadium experience.

The past few days have produced horrific news coming from State College, and part of the student response (both at Coach Paterno's residence last night and on campus this evening) has been to sing the song as a sort of rallying cry. As such, I feel that it would be in the best interests of the team and university to separate from the song. I realize that there may be many more pressing matters that you have in your duties, but I ask that you stongly consider simply omitting the use of Seven Nation Army before kickoffs. The crowd surely will provide enough noise.

 

Thanks for your time, and Go Bucks.

Dennis H. Mayo
The Ohio State University
Class of 2006

 

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William's picture

I'm a student, I enjoy the playing of Seven Nation Army and the ensuing jumping. I could care less if Penn State started it, if they still do it, or if they did it tonight. What does that matter? Its fun and it gets the crowd going.

buckeyechad's picture

i like it, would prefer if they kept it

Joe Beale's picture

If you remove "Seven Nation Army", don't you risk a return of the dreaded Gary Glitter? Not worth the risk, IMO.

ArTbkward's picture

Gary Glitter was convicted of having child porn and for doing obscene acts with minors.  7NA is certainly better than Rock n Roll Pt 1 or 2.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

Kennywayne34's picture

Get RID OF It!!!!! Its a complete rip off. Im all about a THEME song but we can be more creative

 

 

jme's picture

Many of our traditions are "rip offs". We all know how Script Ohio was first done by Michigan. The drum major bending backwards and touching his plume to the field is  pretty commonly done by other B1G schools. Hell, even "I Wanna Go Back to Ohio State" is a derivative of the Cal drinking song.

doodah_man's picture

And Scarlet Ohio is to the music of the Spanish Hymn...

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

awarren84's picture

Get rid of it! We are THE Ohio State University. Be original. Hated it when it started and hate it even more now! Find a new song...we can jump around to any song.

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

O-H Kee Pa's picture

+1. Not a fan of the "Buckeye Bounce". We can be a hell of a lot more original. Sorry, but Block O is just boring.

William's picture

I'm a student and I get fed up with this we are THE Ohio State University crap, its obnoxious. We   as fanbase need to get over ourselves. Who cares what unversity/or fanbase started this chant, what universities still do it, or  the universities that have done it. Its fun, its gets the fans (more so the students) jumping. Also I'm sorry but I stand right next to Block O and from what I can see the students are the only ones who are standng and screaming the whole game, so before we start sullying the student section and their efforts, why not look at the other much quieter sections of the stadium. Also please tell me what everyone would like jump to more than Seven Nation Army?

O-H Kee Pa's picture

I don't necessarily care about the originality aspect; I honestly just don't like the song. And for a building that packs in 105,000+, it should be a lot louder. But, that's a different discussion (and not necessarily a Block O issue).

flipbuckeye's picture

Several stadiums use it now. PSU doesn't own it, and neither do we. It gets the students going, and more importantly, the players get into it too. I'm all for it.

Oh and I'm replying to you because I agree with you.

BED's picture

Agree 100% on the non-student sections.  If you're not standing and yelling the whole game, you don't deserve your ticket.  You can watch at home if you want to sit.

They ruined the atmosphere in the Shoe when they moved all the students to the end zones in 2007, IMO.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

klfeck's picture

"If you're not standing and yelling the whole game, you don't deserve your ticket"

There goes 75,000 seats......

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

William's picture

I agree with BED if you want to sit down, watch the game at home.

klfeck's picture

As soon as you pay for my season tickets you can tell me to sit or stand.

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

William's picture

That's an awesome attitude to have as a fan, you have season tickets, congratulations. You can sit if you like, that's dandy, but don't stand or yell, I wouldn't want the Horseshoe to have an electrifying atmosphere or anything of that nature.

klfeck's picture

I don't need congrats, I wasn't given my tickets. And it is not up to you or anyone else on if someone "deserves" to stay or go depending on whether they sit or stand. I have never been accused of being quiet, but I am also not one of those jackasses who stands when everyone behind me is sitting and there is a lull in the action. Those who elect to sit quietly and watch the game contribute to the University, the team, and the students by spending their hard earned money on tickets and merchandise. Just because you stand and scream like a hyena does not make you a better fan.

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

William's picture

No you're right that doesn't make me a better fan, don't typify me as a hyena, because I choose to stand and cheer for my team. Also so what if someone stands during a lull in action? Just as you are making a claim that you may do what you want, seeing as you paid for your tickets, then you must allow for others to do as they want, and if they'd like to stand then why call them a jackass if they choose to stand? My point is that sitting on your rear end does not contribute to the atmosphere at OSU, if you'd like to support OSU through monetary contributions, then by all means do it, but to go to a game and sit or remain docile while their is action, does not contribute to the stadium environment, instead it is detrimental to it.

klfeck's picture

I disagree on the standing when everyone else is sitting part of your arguement. If you look left and right and down and back and everyone else is sitting you probably need to grab your seat. Its called common courtesy.

As for quiet fans, I really don't understand it either. The whole 12th man thing must escape them. Nor do I understand people that pay 100's of dollars for tickets then leave in the 3rd quarter to try and beat traffic. But when they do it makes more room for me so more power to them.

 

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

BED's picture

My whole point is that when they moved the students to the endzones only, on complaints of people like you (not accusing you of doing it, let's be clear), the Shoe got MUCH quieter.  Without the energy the students provide in all sections of the stadium, the old fogies sit on their hands.  Even on a big 3rd or 4th down, when the Defense NEEDS that extra edge.

All 7 years I was a student at Ohio State, (especially for the 5 where I was surrounded by non-students) I tried to show some respect and sit during TV breaks, when the offense was on the field, etc.  But I was up and yelling every down on Defense.  Sitting then is unacceptable. You're harming the team by using a seat that someone who will contribute could have.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

klfeck's picture

"on complaints of people like you" You have no idea what you are talking about and couldn't be more wrong.

You're harming the team by using a seat that someone who will contribute could have.
I call BULLSHIT. Maybe we can test the old fogies before we let them in to see if they are loud enough to contribute to the team and atmosphere. If not, no seat for them no matter that they pay thousandsevery year for their seats while you pay hundreds. No matter that their money pays for scholarships which help to field a better team which helps the university be profitable. What is really important is the real contributers whose sole support includes standing and yelling.

I give credit to the student section and thank god they are there. Without them them the "atmosphere" wouldn't be what it is. Did you ever think that maybe having the student sections concentrated down at each end zone maximizes their effectiveness? I don't know that to be true but it is certainly possible.

 

 

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

BED's picture

"on complaints of people like you (not accusing you of doing it, let's be clear)"

If you're going to quote me, don't misrepresent my quote.  The old fogie alums are the ones that got the students pushed out of the middle of the field. 

And I know it was quieter after the move.  I was there for both.  I've been to a few games as an alum in the last few years with the same impression.

The old people can sit in B or C deck then, since they pay to go, and we want their money.  Student fans are what make college athletics great.  If I wanted to sit quietly in the stands, I'd go to an NFL game.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

BED's picture

Let me put it this way:  We should allow any student who wants a season ticket to buy one.  They should sit in AA.  That way they can all stand, and the 90 year olds in A deck can still sit and see. But their noise and energy will act like a contagion, and the others around them will actually get into the game.

I don't disagree that the money these people give is important.  I wish it weren't, but it is.  But to me, as an alum and a fan, I'd much rather see a few fogies lose their seats than for the Shoe not to be a tough place to play.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

741's picture

I've been to almost every home game for the past 18 years or so and minus the "Goddammit Bollman - throw the ball once in a while!" or "Here we go again - get your head out of your ass, Heacock!" crowd, the atmosphere in the 'Shoe in its current seating configuration is as good as it's ever been. In fact, more students - not less - received tickets this year than in past years, and once the university moves to the semester system they will be there for every single home game. It's going to be awesome.

There's always one guy in any section, who is usually inebriated, who likes to yell at his fellow fans who won't stand with him for the entire game (against Bowling Green, or Minnesota, or the like) and thinks all us season ticket holders are old fogies ruining the atmosphere. This guy generally comes to one or two games a year, and has a 15 mini bottles of Jack Daniels in his pocket.

Whatever.

(Note: I am 44, a courteous but passionate Buckeye for life, and member of the President's Club. GO BUCKS.)

741's picture

Further, I like Seven Nation Army, and frequently am the one "old" fogey jumping in section 26A.

BED's picture

Just to clarify my own position, I was always stone sober for every game I've attended (40+, every home game when I was in school, and a few after).  I don't want to miss a down.

I understand your points though.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

klfeck's picture

I understand your point but there is no way OSU could afford sell 30-40,000 seats at student prices. That would affect the team, the university and the product. But I do think it is a shame when a student can't get a ticket. Maybe we need to add another 20,000 seats!!!

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

BED's picture

And absolutey it was quieter from '06 to '07 when they moved the students to the end zones.  The old people on the 50 sat on their hands the whole game, even during that '08 PSU loss.  Terrible.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

awarren84's picture

Lets chant We are...Ohio State, We are...Ohio State, We are...Ohio State...Thank you.

Or run in under a banner and jump up and touch it?

Penn State should spell P-E-N-N around the stadium.

Who cares about originality? I think people will enjoy it? If nothing else, College Football is built on Tradition! Create your own! 

And...oh really? Is the student section and block O the loudest? U show me a stadium where the section full of 40, 50, and 60 year old married couples and families is as loud as the student sections and I will show u a pitiful student section.

And to say THE Ohio State University is not obnoxious, it's original. Honestly tell me what u would think if Penn State starts calling themselves The Penn State University or scUM stats calling themselves The University of Michigan.

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

klfeck's picture

"I'm a student and I get fed up with this we are THE Ohio State University crap, its obnoxious"

 

I agree, tradition and pride are so 20th century.

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

William's picture

No tradition is Script Ohio, the Skull Session, Buckeye Grove, the singing of Carmen Ohio, the ringing of the bell, the O-H-I-O chant, not proclaiming THE Ohio State University everywhere you go. Its obnoxious. The "The" is pretty much in every public university in the nations' title. I've seen signs at UNC that say The University of North Carolina, so the "THE" is entirely ridiculous.

klfeck's picture

Guess you forgot the pride part... Below is a partial list of member schools in the Association of American Universities. Notice the "The". Pretty impressive company, minus a few.....

 

Michigan State University (1964)
New York University (1950)
Northwestern University (1917)
The Ohio State University (1916)
The Pennsylvania State University (1958)
Princeton University (1900)
Purdue University (1958)

Rice University (1985)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1989)
Stanford University (1900)
Stony Brook University-State University of New York (2001)
Texas A&M University (2001)

 

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

William's picture

I have pride in Ohio State, I don't however have pride in a single article like "The"

BrewstersMillions's picture

Then agree to disagree. Personally, OSU has always been viewed as arrogant, why not embrace it because here's the big secret, we are. All of us. Players, alums, students, faculty. Everyone of us is in love with ourselves and our school. I am all for the THE for that reason because when you hear someone emphatically prounounce the word THE (long, think theeee) you know what is coming next and I love that part of it.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

BED's picture

+1,000.  I'm totally on board Brew.  I always strain the THE.  Always.  In introductions, in job interviews, everything.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

BrewstersMillions's picture

And it cracks me up too because invariably, EVERY time I say that someone either says it back because they have heard it, or ask why OSU folks say that and I can give my favorite answer ever. "It's so we sound as arrogant as we really are". We're Ohio damned State. Modesty is for losers.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i think i have a mancrush on this statement

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Pam's picture

"The" is not an article, it is part of the name of the school. The NCAA does not list Ohio State under "O" it is listed under "T" along with "The" Citadel.  I am an alum of The Ohio State University.  You are a student at The Ohio State University.  We are fans of The Ohio State University Buckeyes.  Love the "The"

WMBuckeye's picture

Du Hast by Rammstein...apt for anyone we don't like walking into our 'Shoe...

Proud to be a Buckeye in SEC territory...Long Live the Vest!!
Class of 2003 OSU/ATI "Where the men are men, women are few and the sheep are scared.."

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Because their fans chant that song to support JoePa, that all of a sudden means that it's a taboo song? 

What if we learned today that Casey Anthony sang a Lady Gaga song after the verdict of her trial was read?  Would you stop listening to that song?

It's a song by the White Stripes.  A good song.  An all-time top 500 rock song according to Rolling Stone.  They didn't write the song so that college football fans could chant the low guitar riff at the beginning (it is an actual guitar, not a bass like it sounds like). 

PSU ripped the chant off of soccer fans and/or people who went to White Stripes concerts to hear that song live.  That's even if they were the first college football fanbase to use it, which I think based on what I've seen is incredibly debatable.  Now multiple schools use the song.  Such is life.

Class of 2010.

flipbuckeye's picture

Agreed. Casey Anthony rocks a Block O hat. Does that mean we should ban those as well?

Also, I don't think I can listen to Lady Gaga any less than I already do...

jenks's picture

Seriously.

Do I need to stop wearing glasses because JoePa wore them? What about the colors blue and white because they are associated with PSU?

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i mean..i actually made my girlfriend, when we started dating, throw away a blue and yellow scarf lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BuckeyeChief's picture

I don't like it because there are alot of other schools who do it.

and

My mother in law bought me a blue and gold sweater for Christmas once; I threw it away without ever wearing it. When I need to wear my Navy PT gear, I wear Buckeye socks.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

RBuck's picture

Well, we still have Hang On Sloopy, circa 1965, to jump to.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

William's picture

Yeah jumping to that would be about as lively as Joe Paterno in a press box.

awwwwwwop's picture

I didnt see the video, but Penn State usually uses Zombie Nation by Kernkraft 4000 as their OHHHH song, sounds similar but is in fact different.  The first game with the seven nation army song (USC 2009?) was the best game I have ever been to.  The players really like it and it seems to pump them up before kickoffs and after big plays. There are only so many songs to choose from with a riff that is so noticeable so I have no problem with it continuing.  I linked a video to the PSU stadium singing zombie nation.  Again, I am not sure if that is what they were chanting last night, but in game, Zombie Nation is their song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji06_pJj22A&feature=related

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

O-H Kee Pa's picture

As I mentioned above, not a fan of Seven Nation Army. But, if the players like it (just like the Pro Combats), who the hell are any of us to complain?

awwwwwwop's picture

And to refute my point.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQLfiYOstFA.  Still say we keep it.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

btalbert25's picture

I think it's fun, but it is definitely ripped off an unoriginal.  Other schools have been doing it for years.  If your going to rip off a song to jump to, why not rip off Jump Around lol.  Everything I've read, heard, and seen is that you'll never experience anything quite like that at a stadium. 

BrewstersMillions's picture

I just read through some stuff over at Black Shoe Diaries and I would vote we remove anything that serves as a common link between us and Penn State. Long before this nonsense broke I had more disdain for them than any other school in the Big Ten. After seeing how they reacted last night, anything that we have in common with them should be stripped. It is bad enough sharing a conference with that school. I say down with 7na for no other reason than our refusal to emulate anything related to State College, PA.

 

 

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

rampageripster's picture

I was an officer in Block "O" from 2007-2010, and a student from 2007-2011.

The "Buckeye Bouce" (which I think is the dumbest name ever) was started in 2009 during the USC game in Columbus.  Several officers and Block "O" members had started chanting "Brain Rolle's Going to Kill You" before kickoffs to the tune of "Seven Nation Army".  The kicker gets to choose what song they want to be palyed and the 2008 kicker (I think it was Pettrey, but my mind is drawing a blank) had chosen that song.  So, enter USC 2009.  Block "O" had gotten special permission to have a section for a non-quarter game.  Huge atmosphere, big game, you know the deal.  The officers started the chant, and it slowly evolved into what we hear now, just "oh".  Later in the game, when we got a big defensive stop, the officers would start chanting it.  It grew from there into what we see now.

I get that the chant has a connection to PSU, as it is often used (though it is not nearly as synonymous as "Zombie Nation"), but if you want to go back to the TRUE origins of the chant, you have to go across the pond to soccer hooligans in Europe.

With that said, this is letter is really dumb.  For some reason this chant A) Gets the students and the crowd excited and B) Gets the players pumped.  Why in the WORLD would you want to ban something that does that?  It's not just the football team either.  In 2009 the Men's Soccer team won the Big Ten.  Guess what they chanted as they mobbed around their captian hoisting the trophy?  You guessed it, "Seven Nation Army".

In the end, it's just a song.  I highly doubt this becomes tradition (though that is what they said about Sloopy), and will be replaced by whatever arena rock anthem comes out next.  Get over it and just be happy that the students and team are finding ways to get excited during a dark period in our program's history

Matthew W. Ripley

The Ohio State University

Class of 2011

Cause I couldn't go for three

William's picture

Thank you for your story and input.

awarren84's picture

Ok here is my 2 cents. When I'm there, and I have been to over 70 games in the Shoe, I jump around to it. I was more just saying lets pick a new original song to jump around to and get all jacked up! Oh and btw...if u wanna make a football argument you may wanna leave it's relationship to soccer out of it! You lose credibility! That's like saying, well...they sing it at my kids daycare too! We are talking about a man's sport here!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

rampageripster's picture

No, we are talking about a cheer being used at Ohio St... I now you were half-joking at the end there, but those kids on the soccer team are more Buckeye then you will EVER be...

Cause I couldn't go for three

awarren84's picture

Why are they more buckeye than I will ever be? Please explain?

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

rampageripster's picture

Unless you put on a scarlet and gray uniform and took the field to represent The Ohio State University...

I hold the atheletes (well, most of them, there are a select few that have ruined it all for themselves) in high regad for dedicating their time and effort to represent my alma mater... that's just my thinking though

still, refuting my argument by making fun of soccer is just plain ridiculous... the ahtletes love the cheer and have embraced it as well as the students... get over it

Cause I couldn't go for three

awarren84's picture

That is ridiculous. Because I couldnt run as fast or jump as high I am less of a buckeye? I went to and graduated from THE Ohio State University and even that isn't a requirement to be a buckeye! My dad, uncles, and grandpa are as big of Ohio State fans as anyone.  None of them played for OSU or attended OSU. They don't even hardly go to games cause the tickets are expensive, but they watch every Saturday, read up on all the websites, and read all the magazines and papers. But you go ahead and tell them they are less buckeye than anyone else. They love the University and that's what it is really about! Get over yourself soccer fan!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

William's picture

Because soccer isn't a "man's" sport? You do realize how far on average a midfielder does run during an EPL game? The answer is roughly six miles. That's impressive when much of it is spent sprinting. You obviously haven't watched much English Premier League if you don't think its a man's sport..

awarren84's picture

Correct...I have not watched much English Premier League. For one I'm American and for two...I'm a Man! So as for your argument that soccer is a Man's sport based on 6 miles of running. I would love for you to name 2 people on THE Ohio State Cross Country team...and don't look it up! Or 2 on the Track and Field team or even 2 on the Soccer team. Why at the top of this site does it always say Football Schedule and Basketball Schedule? Never says soccer schedule.

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

William's picture

 David Tiemstra, the two Hegngis, and Matt Lampson, there's 4 soccer players for you, without having to look them up. To claim that soccer isn't a man's sport is just ignorant. What is it that makes football a man's sport? The contact? There's plenty of contact in soccer, but you wouldn't know that. Or is that football players get a rest between each play (the playclock)? How about timeouts? Oh wait they don't have those in soccer either. It's ignorant to sit there and claim soccer isn't a "man's" sport...

awarren84's picture

Obviously you have never played football. And Obviously you are a soccer lover. I'm not saying soccer isn't a Men's sport...I'm saying it isn't a Man's sport! You know what it means to be a Man? But do you know what it means to be a Man's man? Don't gel your hair to play sports, don't flop on the ground like you got shot by a sniper, and you play soccer if you are 5'2 125 pounds and can't play football. And to compare the contact in football and soccer is just dumb...and stop telling me that it is a Man's sport because they run for a long time! And just cause the clock doesn't stop doesn't mean there aren't small breaks in the action. and also when the ball is on the other side of the field you can just stand there. When you are on a football field you are never just standing around. You may get breaks inbetween plays but during the play is full go! The best athletes in the USA play Football or basketball, and then baseball, and then a mix between tennis, golf, soccer, and many more. When's the last time you have seen an OSU soccer Highlight on ESPN? If people were interested and enjoyed it, they would show it!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

klfeck's picture

How bout we let the players pick the song? That way it means something to them and is always fresh.

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

When did they start saying "knock his f***ing head off" after kick offs?  

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

maybe they can change that to Nate Ebner's going to f***ing kill you?

rampageripster's picture

it's actually "rip his fucking head off"... that existed to a minor extent long before I came around... but it was never that loud or said by that many people befire (it used to be just a couple of us)...

Cause I couldn't go for three

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

So I was there in the 90's and don't recall hearing that and back again since '05 and just noticed it this year.  Is it only the South stands?  I sat closer to the North the past few years....

rampageripster's picture

I came in '07 and some of the older officers were saying it... I've only ever heard it in Block "O", specifically in the officer's box in the front

Cause I couldn't go for three

awwwwwwop's picture

I have been screaming it at the top of my lungs from 5c ('06) Block O (07-08) 5a ('09) 32a('10) and 4a ('11).

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

buckeyes0407's picture

I HATED the Seven Nation Army when it first started a few years ago because only Block O did the jumping. Now that all of south stands does it I think it actually looks pretty cool, but I don't understand why we have to steal our pump up song from Penn State. Ohio State needs something original like Jump Around at Camp Randall. As far as Seven Nation Army goes, it won't matter if they play it over the sound system or not, students are still going to do it.