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New kickoff chant chosen to replace obscene one

KU juniors Mark Outlaw, from left, of Olathe, Josh Petty, of Olathe, and Jordan Haught, of Tulsa, Okla., cheer before the Jayhawks enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 during KU's season-opener against Florida International.

KU juniors Mark Outlaw, from left, of Olathe, Josh Petty, of Olathe, and Jordan Haught, of Tulsa, Okla., cheer before the Jayhawks enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 during KU's season-opener against Florida International.

October 24, 2008


New kickoff chant chosen to replace obscene one

Votes have been tallied and we have a winner. KU football fans have cast their vote through an online poll for a new football chant. Enlarge video

Student opinion on the KU chant

Three students discuss the likelihood of the school's efforts succeeding.

Students and anyone else attending this Saturday's Kansas University football game looking for a different kickoff chant now have a new option.

After nearly a full week of polling students, KU's student newspaper unveiled its winning slogan:

"Kayyyyyyy (kick) Youuuuuuu!"

That was the overwhelming selection among online voters at The University Daily Kansan's Web site Thursday. The new chant is meant to replace the pesky "Rip his (expletive) head off" chant that persists in the student section during every KU kickoff.

It beat its competitor, "Goooooo : Jayhawks!" by a final tally of 271 votes to just 61.

Kansan editor Matt Erickson said the newspaper would promote the winner of the chant in the paper and on its Web site.

Jim Marchiony, an athletics department spokesman, said his department had plans to place the winning chant on scoreboard ribbons on the north end of Memorial Stadium on Saturday if the message could be arranged in time.

"It's been a student-led initiative," Marchiony said. "We're just watching."

The entire process left students on campus feeling a little underwhelmed Thursday.

Junior Adam Wood didn't mince words when it came to the new options presented by the paper, citing a video sent out by head football coach Mark Mangino to students asking them to stop the chant.

"The one thing I noticed," Wood said, "when I went on the Kansan Web site to look at the options is that they all kind of seemed a little generic, and I thought that was funny seeing that Mangino was saying that we can be more creative than that. Apparently not."

Beatrice Bonanno, a senior, chided the existing chant.

"I think eventually as classes move on and graduate and new people come in, maybe the more suggested chants will become adopted as the old one gets pushed out."


compmd 9 years ago

I think I speak for many when I say, "I'll believe it when I hear it."

beawolf 9 years ago

"but I am a parent of a young child who has no desire to have him near this childish and obscene behavior."......Leave the kid at home. Most children under 10 don't understand the game and are a major distraction to those around them. If they are over 10, they hear or use, the F word daily. They should have one of those measuring sticks like they do at carnivals.

mom_of_three 9 years ago

that's pretty laughable to think that kids don't like football games. they might like the band, cheerleaders or baby Jay more than the game, but they enjoy themselves. The only person a kid might distract from the game is the parent, who might have to get a drink or a snack. I don't think the chant ought to be stopped due to offending anyone, like kids or old folks, but because it's just stupid, and makes us sound stupid.

Satirical 9 years ago

consumer1....What is it about immaturity that is so appealling? Or is it that you just don't have the cognitive ability to think any other way?

nobody1793 9 years ago

saying the "F" word makes you a rebel, and thus gets you laid.

Satirical 9 years ago

Hee hee hee: I am a college freshman who needs to assert his/her independence from authority while conforming to social pressure, so I will repeat the obscene chant as loud as possible: hee hee hee: I care more about proving my own immaturity, and ability to act like an MU fan, than about the image of the University: hee hee hee: Children wanting to enjoy the game take a backseat to my own selfishness disregard to appropriate behavior in a social setting:. Hee hee hee: I enjoy making other people mad especially adults because I need to validate myself, and the only way I can do that is by offending others:. Hee hee hee:.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years ago

Perhaps we could just have a kickoff moment of silence.

Rastaman 9 years ago

K (kick) U is a direct copy of OU's kick off chant. Let's think of something original, or copy a school outside of the Big 12.

d_prowess 9 years ago

I think this has a good chance at taking off IF the whole stadium does it. As of now, you are looking at only the students yelling the offensive chant. But if it is on the scoreboard, maybe the rest of the crowd will remember that they are at a football game and yell that. This year we have sold out or come close all season. If the other 40,000 fans in the stands say this chant, it would drown out the students and they will eventually switch over.

gsxr600 9 years ago

Who says a COLLEGE football game is meant for a child? It;s not like you don't hear the same words come out of parents at Wal-Mart. Holy cow. I'll be screaming the old chant as loud as possible come Saturday. And as far as I can see, the University Daily Kansan hasn't put a paper out today. Normally they're out on stands really early, but there's not one in sight. So I guess that ad will definitely be of no good, not that it would be in the first place anyway.

Bobbie Ward-Hinds 9 years ago

I'm far from a sissy or a scaredy cat, but I am a parent of a young child who has no desire to have him near this childish and obscene behavior. Grow up and get some class.

oldvet 9 years ago

My bet is with Ike's version, so cover your children's ears tomorrow...

jonas_opines 9 years ago

Wow, that new one is really bad. This was polled?

hail2oldku 9 years ago

"K (kick) U is a direct copy of OU's kick off chant. Let's think of something original"Yeah, let's not just blatantly rip off a cheer from somewhere else like another school or a movie.

ike0000 9 years ago

So this means the new chant will now be: "Kayyyyyyy (kick) You!, Rip his (expletive) head off!"

farmgal 9 years ago

Satirical, A+ for you today--lots of insight and wisdom into your post.

wakarusan 9 years ago

Marchiony said. "We're just watching." - which means "We are trying to figure out some way to charge the fans for using the term "Kayyyyyyy (kick) Youuuuuuu!""

Satirical 9 years ago

consumer1....Way to dodge my question. (The answer must be the latter)"what is it about selfrighteousness that is so appealling?" - consumer1Can you back up your implied assertion that I am self righteous, because I can definitely back up my claim to your immaturity.

pimp11 9 years ago

How bout Luuuuuuuuuuck (kick) Feeeeew!!!!!!!

gphawk89 9 years ago

"Leave the kid at home. Most children under 10 don't understand the game and are a major distraction to those around them. If they are over 10, they hear or use, the F word daily."HUH? My dad took me to plenty of KU games (both football and basketball) before I reached 10. I remember them well and enjoyed them. There are plenty of kids under 10 who understand the rules of the game. Funny, I don't remember anyone in the crowd shouting the F word back then.As for being a distraction, what exactly is so distracting about a kid watching a game? I'm sure more people are distracted by other "adult" fans shouting obscenities / spilling beer / bumping into them.And as for hearing/using the F word, I very rarely heard it used, and never used it myself, when I was 10. I guess it just depends on how/where you were raised...

Satirical 9 years ago

Consumer1:."I don't need to back up anything." Of course you can continue to make baseless accusation just like you can continue to make obscene chants, but both prove your immaturity and lack of cognitive ability."Your words give your arrogance away." consumer1And which ones are those? Oh yeah, I forgot you don't need to substantiate any ridiculous claim because you enjoy being ignorant."Can you back up that your not an insecure weakling who likes to criticize others under the cloak of anonymity?" consumer1Proving a negative is essentially impossible. Although I can provide examples to illustrate your immaturity. Please continue this discussion you are entertaining me and are a wonderful example of ignorant people who don't mind dishing it (doesn't have no problem offending others at football games), but can't take it (whines and makes stuff up when challenged).

Satirical 9 years ago

consumer1....Excellent, it seems we both feel this discussion is mutually beneficial. Is the reason you label me a psuedo intellectual because I am not ignorant? If so, then I guess I am guilty as charged. Your are doing a wonderful job of helping me reach my goal; my goal of illustrating the ingorance, immaturity, need for social acceptance, and desperate sophmoric desire to rebuke authority figures of those who regurgitate an unoriginal chant at a public place. You are a wonderful paradigm.

bombshell 9 years ago

wow, it must have taken a whole team of brainstormers to come up with this amazingly clever new chant.Soooooooooo (kick) Expected!!!!!!!

Markstaff 9 years ago

So consumer1 goes on and on, and then says they're leaving for the weekend and hence not even going to the game? Somehow that just seems to make their whole rant pretty moot. Go KU!

classclown 9 years ago

Is this a contest to see which one of you will break and say "Yeah? Well you're a poo poo head!" first?I think it will be consumer.

Satirical 9 years ago

Consumer1:"up tight snooty know it alls who want to control everyone but themselves"Any evidence to support your allegation that I am "up tight," "snooty," a "know it all," or that I "want to control everyone by (myself)" Or are you just getting so desperate you are throwing every allegation your limited vocabulary can muster? Didn't you realize that is why most people use obscenities in public:lack of a vocabulary?You keep "calling em as you see em", that should suit you well in life. Heaven forbid you actually learn facts before making conclusions about people (or anything). Keep using the same tactic of labeling people and assuming their motivations because you can't think of a coherent counter-argument; that will definitely be to your advantage later on.Did you want to make anymore baseless accusations (do you want to some to look up more words at, or did you want to have a discussion as to the merits of changing/not changing the student section chant? I am good either way.

Satirical 9 years ago

Consumer1:"You wanting to dictate what other can or cannnot say."When did I ever say I want to control anyone? Can't I just happily mock you and your sophomoric motivations?"I am just agreeing with their right to free speech." consumer1First; I am not the government so even if I were trying to dictate what you may or may not say the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution would not protect you. Second; the right to free speech isn't absolute. One cannot make libelous, slanderous, or fraudulent comments. Also yelling profanities in public can lead to criminal charges in Lawrence such as disorderly conduct. When you enter into a social setting you give up certain rights.":trying to make those who disagree with you look inferior" consumer1Again, just mocking your motivations; or is it wrong for me to disrupt your sensitivities but okay for you to shout obscenities in front of children?"Try running your own life for a while and get back with me and let me know how that works for you." consumer1It is working great, how about you?

Satirical 9 years ago

Consumer1"What exactly are you trying to say here?"Thanks for pointing out the typo. I forget blogging on the LJWorld is one step below publishing a scholarly article on the New England Journal of Medicine. Correction "do you want (some time) to look up more words at"Thanks grammar police.

classclown 9 years ago

And and folks quit saying things like "That's how MU fans act" and whatnot. Quite frankly at this point, I think acting like an MU fan would be a big step up for most the folks around here.Don't pretend to be better than an MU fan, be better than an MU fan.

Kyle Reed 9 years ago

You can't tell me what to say just because you think you think you're smarter than me!! (3 and a half hours and much back and forth later) Oh yeah I'm not actually going to be at the game so I won't be saying anything. Have a good about anticlimactic.

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