Cal Game Quick Cals

By Alex on September 20, 2012 at 3:50p

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Menexenus's picture

When I took my dad to see the game last week, he looked at me after Quick Cals and asked, "What was the point of that?"
I had no good answer for him.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

TheBadOwl's picture

At least with the early games, we (the students) are usually REALLY tired and not really that into it. Quick cals wake us up, as weird as that sounds. We're screaming and moving around, it just kind of sets us up to be rowdy for the whole game.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

GABuckeye's picture

It doesn't get me very excited either....

UrbzRenewal's picture

Odd, it gets a majority of the students pumped and therefore serve it's purpose.

buckeyechad's picture

At this point its obviously not coming back but I'm still pissed they got rid of the hive. I don't know if it was just to seperate the current staff from the previoius or what but that shit got the whole stadium going nuts. 

TheBadOwl's picture

They'd do that at the very beginning of warmups like 40 minutes before the game started. There was hardly ever anyone in the stadium for that. I like this a lot better, from the student standpoint.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I don't know, it's starting to grow on me. More from the perspective of the people who are participating. I can see where being one with the team for a few seconds would get me pumped up.
Now, if only they could work the hive in somehow.

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

rampageripster's picture

While I don;t think it wil work long run, I am withholding further judgement until I see it in person v. Nebraska

Cause I couldn't go for three

BuckeyeW's picture

I hope it gets an early retirement.

Nkohl13's picture

I dont understand how grunting and moving your arms gets you pumped up. Just seems lame.

UrbzRenewal's picture

I would seriously consider refraining from judging this if you haven't participated yet. This is video that I took (you can see the other two on the channel).
It serve it's purpose and gets the students pumped. The Hive is never coming back, this is the new tradition. It's what coach wants, and the most of the students like it.
I don't get all the complaining about it, from people that have no real idea how it feels to do it as a student in a game atmosphere. It's different and fun; it may look dumb, but when the team runs over there, it's a different level of energy in the crowd (well the south stands, the rest of the stadium sits on their hands) and on the field (see the first two for the field view, Cal I shot in the stands).

GABuckeye's picture

You need to chill out.  If there are people that don't like it, so be it.  We have our opinion, you have yours.  I don't like it - doesn't mean I'm complaining about it.

TheBadOwl's picture

Really, he needs to chill out? He's the guy who took this video and a bunch of non-students who haven't experienced it yet are coming on here and dismissing this as a tradition already. Personally, I love this tradition. Wakes us (the students) up for early games, gets us moving, kind of warms us up for the game.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

GABuckeye's picture

That's awesome.  I'm glad you like it.  I personally do not.  Does that make me whiny though?

gravey's picture

I kind of dig it.  The cool thing is the idea of integrating the student section...much like Carmen at the end of the game is a "thank you" to the band.    And if it gets a few more people in from tailgating until after kickoff; that's a bonus.

Grayskullsession's picture

You people are getting really whiny over a pump-up routine. Urban doesn't care whether you like it or not, he said that he has had success with it and wants to use it. Get over yourselves.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

awwwwwwop's picture

I like the idea. I just wish it had more of a culmination.  I just feel like ending on arms in, arms down is kind of anticlimatic.  Hopefully they keep the beginning and add something at the end for next year or later down the line.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

bucknutz18's picture

Im a student and this sucks...Biggest problem is the vast majority of the students arent there 25 minutes before kick off...

Scott K's picture

I've seen it the last 2 weeks, and I agree with the majority of the posters here: It's pretty lame.
Loved the hive, much more energy with that.  But I do understand the new staff wanting to seperate from the old....although Fick and Vrabel are still here....
Also, with the White Stripes....why don't they just loop the intro which is the best part of the song anyway....that's what gets people jumping...
My other comment on fan participation is this: Especially last week against Cal, I was absolutely ashamed to be a Buckeye fan at times.  Granted, I've been sitting with the geezers in section 12 in C deck, but the Cal fans were often louder than the whole stadium.  The UCF coach was right in saying that the stadium isn't loud.  It isn't.  People need to make some damn noise.
Now, as Speilman was saying earlier in the week, if the D makes some big plays (sacks, big hits) it gets people pumped.  But man, Cal gave them a real test for large parts of the game, and the lady in front of me and I were some of the only people making noise on 1st and 2nd downs.  Lame.
We should have such a noise advantage with the size of the crowds....come on folks, make some noise!
Rant over.

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

awwwwwwop's picture

I dont know. I was sitting with the "geezers" in b deck and i made a comment to my friends about how loud the stadium was getting. The Cal press sure seemed to think it was loud saying you could hear anything and that the press box was rocking.  

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch