Sunday, October 12, 2014

P-F14: Week 7 NCAA Bonus - What is more annoying than the Boomer Sooner song?

Life is full of annoyances. Single riders in the HOV lane. The little pieces of dry skin next to your fingernails. People whistling.

Life is full of wonderful things too, such as college football. Marching bands (excluding the marching part) are one of the many reasons why the college football experience is better than its professional counterpart. Many universities have iconic fight songs that can get the crowd excited with only the first few notes of the song. But not all these fight songs are created equal. Some are boring and repetitive, especially the ones played ad naueum after every play past scrimmage, every penalty, or every time Stoops makes the toad face.


The University of Oklahoma put as much creativity into their fight song as God put into building Stoops' chin.

Here is how you create such an annoying song.

Step 1: Steal Yale's song, Boola Boola. Is their anything more appropriate for a school that identifies with illegally stealing things? Maybe if they had murdered the guy who originally wrote the song. Am I right Boomers?

Step 2: "Improvise" the lyrics. The Yale song has lyrics, but it also has a lot of "Boola Boo, Boola Boo, Boola Boola, Boola Boola, Rah Rah." Oklahomans are a simple folk, so they pretty much just changed all the lyrics to the "Boola" part and made it "Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Soon.." The author did leave a "Rah" in there, and in what is kind of an unexpected dark turn, finished the song by singing about dying dead.

Step 3: Take the half-assed song and play it all the freaking time.

 Go ahead and put this bad boy on repeat for the full effect.



What is more annoying than that? I asked what you thought, but just so you know, there are wrong answers to this question. Like this one.

"'I've been working on the railroad' or maybe the higher tempo of 'Taps'. Hypocrite. Give me zero points it's the same number the UT offense will get." - Naked Bootleggers (JN) 

Fantastically wrong and hateful. If your entire argument is based on the Boomer Sooner song being less annoying than 'Taps' or 'I've Been Working on the Railroad' (both popular and timeless tunes), then you definitely won't be interested in clicking on the histories of Boomer Sooner and the Eyes of Texas. (Spoiler alert, one is waaay interesting than the other). If the point was to hate on the football team, then bravo, your team won -- but the UT offense did score more than the OU offense. Either way, you may have overrated your defense in your comment above. Because I'm a nice guy, I'll double your bonus score this week, since UT doubled up your team in yards gained. Double zeros.

OK. Besides ironically hypocritical answers, what else is annoying?

"The people singing it." - chicainery (CCa)

So -- you said it, not me. +4

"Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Piiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!" - Bevo XIV (DW), A Northmen (ANo), I Hate Donkeys (KS)

Seriously. Pig sooie is about as annoying as it gets. +5

"Joe Paterno truthers: http://www.FramingPaterno.com/" BlitzKrieg (RK)

Wow. But of course there is a website for that. +5

"People who order eight drinks in the Starbucks drive-through. Unbelievable." - Team Wink (A-C)

You see, that is something that is actually believable, but is also actually annoying. +4 

"My son says me trying to answer this question instead of playing tag with him is more annoying. Gotta go play tag now. Later. " - Lost Cause (JH)

I'm not sure how to score this one. Are you saying kids are more annoying than the Boomer Sooner song, or are you saying that P-F open ended bonus questions are more annoying? 2+2= +4

"Texans fans saying 'it wasn't the Superbowl, you only won by 3 points in OT'" - Beelzebubbles (CCo)

I haven't checked in a while. How are those playoff victories going in the two decades following the last Super Bowl championship? Cowboys fans are pretty annoying.  +2 for almost saying that.

"Boomer. WTF is a Boomer? Sounds like the name of a guy that washes windows for a living. At least Gig 'Em is a military term that is synonymous with a demerit. I hate seeing and hearing the word.....Boomer." - Turn Down for Whats (KW)

That was funny, but let's get serious, because Boomer Sooner is seriously annoying. First of all, gigging is something you do to frogs. My (bookmarked) source for all aggie traditions tells me that the term came before yell practice of a 1930 TCU game.

"Boomer" and "Sooner" have roots only Dan Snyder thinks are complimentary. "Sooners" are the people who illegally stole land. "Boomers" were white settlers that killed Native Indians for land they believed was theirs. Both words are historically awesome, depending on where you are on the "nek" moral scale. +4

"Male cheerleaders" - Brazos Street Big Sticks (KH)

Nope, I'm pretty sure male cheerleaders are pretty awesome. +4




What else, y'all?

Wet socks - Pimp Possee (JB)

Wet socks are super annoying. +4

ou fans in general - AccidentChild (MN)

They can be annoying, especially if they are all Boomer Sooner'd up and in the State of Texas. +4

"Their sorry ass town, the bright ass red uni's that blind a brother and the chicks have jacked grills. Eff those effin' bastards." - 15 National Championships (CG)

Just to be fair though, I've heard the same about Tuscaloosa. No disrespect. I'm just repeating what I've heard. +4

"Katy Perry. But that's it." - The Velvet Neutral Ground (JC)

Katy Perry is not nearly as annoying as the Boomer Sooner song. +3



"Seeing Florida State at #1 because teams like Clemson, who had the game won, just fumble away their chance and allow the rapist/thief Winston to celebrate." - Gig'em (AP)

The State of Mississippi helped correct that problem this week. +4

Speaking of...

"The Mississippi state cowbell" - Peyton's Ponies (MM)

The cowbell is definitely in the same league. +5

"Aggie fans" - HackerHorn (MF)

Aggie fans are just brainwashed and misguided. They are mostly a good people though. +3

"Rocky Top....Tennessee" - Reckless (AK)

Sure, they play that song 100 times a game too, but it's just not as annoying as Boomer Sooner. Science will back me up on that. +4

"The Florida State chop chop song." - Patriots (PDa)

That one is up there. +4

"Oklahoma, the musical. Seriously. It's a musical, about Oklahoma." - Swampdogs (DR) 

I don't know. All of the sudden I'm starting to think Oklahoma is totally awesome! +4



Now I'm in a great mood too.

"I've been workin on the railroad." - Say My Name (RB), The Gurus (ANe)

WRONG! +0

Oooh. I love a countdown.

"3. Greg complaining about one of the best songs in Oklahoma! Anyways...no one wants to hear that crap they play down south...what is it? I've been working on the railroad? I think they need to change it to I've been working on the chain gang.
2. Another lame ass artical talking about how much better Texas would be if Charlie didn't kick off another player from the team. Get over it...Texas has just as many thugs if not more than OU.
1. Listening to Greg cry after OU beats the hell out of Texas! BOOMER SOONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Dirt Burglars (DT)

Lots of good stuff in there. I'll just mention two.
1. "One of the best songs in Oklahoma." I'll concede that point without a fight.
2. These two fine young former 5-star rated men are still on Oklahoma's roster ... "redshirting." Feel free to click on these articals (sic)
Dorial Green-Beckham (Spoiler: Drugs, trespassing, and oh, just dragging a girl out of her apartment by her neck and pushing her roommate down the stairs)
Joe Mixon (Spoiler: Clicking this link will make you sad. Mixon hit a female student in self defense, of course, so hard that it left her with a fractured jaw, fractured cheek bone, fractured sinus, and fractured orbit. That's all.)
Soooo, you keep thinking that everyone has the same amount (or kinds) of thugs.

+0 (for taking the bait)

One thing that is almost as annoying, but not quite ...

"Grading all your incorrect answers." - Left Hand Scissors (GN)

+3 to me for having to do that.

Don't be mad cause Texas doing Texas better than ou doing ou.

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