College football traditions under attack

For three weeks in a row, a top 10 team has lost to an unranked team. Georgia lost to South Carolina, Wisconsin was topped by Illinois and Oklahoma was stunned by Kansas State. In all three of these games, traditions were put under attack for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways.

College football traditions are what make the sport great. In the past month, plants are being destroyed, traditional songs are being mocked and a cart full of people was damn near destroyed by rogue horses. If I’m the Oregon Duck, I’m hiding before tonight’s matchup with a desperate USC.

Trim the hedges

After beating Georgia in overtime, South Carolina players and coaches went straight to the hedges surrounding the field at Sanford Stadium. On the hedges’ 90th birthday no less. Respect your elders, Gamecocks. Disgusting.

What is it with the SEC and hating plants? If you may recall, Alabama fan Harvey Updyke poisoned the trees at Auburn. The Big Ten would never participate in this type of behavior. One of the many reasons the Big Ten is greater than the SEC. The conference cares about Mother Earth.

Jump Around

Illinois fans, players, coaches and anybody dressed in orange celebrated on the field following the upset win over Wisconsin as the song Jump Around blared through the loudspeakers. This has happened two weeks in a row now and I could not be more offended as Ohio State played the same song during their beat down of Wisconsin last week.

Everyone knows Jump Around is a Wisconsin thing. It doesn’t have much to do with the city or the state, but ehh what the hell? It’s what we do at the end of the third quarter. It marks the time Wisconsin students leave the stadium when we’re beating Indiana by 35. It’s how we do things, don’t question it. Our culture is not your song.

Sooner Schooner

Okay, technically this happened the weekend before, but was there any doubt Oklahoma’s season was in trouble when the Sooner Schooner took a spill? Kansas State took down Oklahoma the week after this happened the week before. Coincidence? I think not.

The Duck is in big trouble tonight. Pour one out for him (or her) because I’m assuming the worst at this point.

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