Video: Arizona Football Teaches Us How to Haka

By DJ Byrnes on August 22, 2014 at 12:47p

"That tribal dance they do before rugby games in New Zeland" was the best I could surmise about haka, but I wasn't far off.

So what is Haka? From the tome of human knowledge, Wikipedia:

A haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. The New Zealand rugby team's practice of performing a haka before their matches has made the dance more widely known around the world.

New Zealand's All-Blacks rugby team, are probably the most famous for it:

No disrespect to Urban Meyer and Mickey Marotti, but hell, that's a lot more intimidating than Quick Cals. 


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AndyVance's picture

Quick Cals is my least favorite of our new "traditions." We need to get back to consistently performing one of Jim Tressel's greatest traditions: the team singing Carmen Ohio with the band after EVERY game, win, lose or draw.

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I'm "meh" on the quick cals.  Carmen is a necessity.  The bee-hive was pretty cool too.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

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Hellz ya - when I grew up on the islands (Hawaiian), we used to love watching my Samoan brothers chant this at the high school football games before taking the field... 

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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808buckeye's picture

what island?

seize the carpe

TUNBUCK89's picture

I won't miss the quick cals if it's gone. Until Urban comes up a new "tradition", bring back the Bee-Hive !

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BroJim's picture

Gotta love the Haka.

Yeah, quick cals are the worst.

I season my simple food with hunger