At the first game we began doing the War Chant in the Scalphunter block. Marching Chiefs - Louisiana Tech Fight Song 16. The following year the season was about to begin. Just before the next game a group of Cheerleaders came by our Fraternity House on a Friday we were having our usual Deck Party and they came up to us and asked us to teach them the War Chant. I really do not remember the opponent, but the game became a memorable one because of what Rob did not because of the game. I wrote this on an airplane after being exposed to another story on the Web with a slightly twisted and second hand account of the facts.
They left satisfied and we just kept laughing about it. He continued this for a while getting some strange stares from the other fans around us. Marching Chiefs - Fight Varsity 5. Marching Chiefs - Florida State Seminoles War Chant 2. It did not seem much different than any other Saturday, except it was a day game and we used to go to a lot of night games at Florida State University back then, so I guess that was one thing that made it stand out immediately.
Marching Chiefs - Florida State Seminoles War Chant mp3. Marching Chiefs - I Wish I Were In Dixie 12. Marching Chiefs - Hike, Notre Dame 8. It came up in a meeting that we should do the Theta Chi War Chant during the game to promote our Seminole spirit. In 1985 I had graduated and I was watching the first Home Game of the season on Television at a Seminole Booster Bar.
Before we knew it the War Chant was growing. The band who was just to the left of us and down a few rows was just playing a drum beat similar to one you may hear at a real Indian gathering. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon in 1983 and we were doing what college kids love best to do, going to a football game. A bigger guy who grew up in Palm Beach County and loved his country music. I have many college buddies that can verify the facts if anyone really cares to challenge them. The game ended but we found something fun to do to cheer our team on and the chop allowed us to continue enjoying our drinks while we did it. Marching Chiefs - Win with the Rebels 7.
Marching Chiefs - On Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Badgers 14. Marching Chiefs - New Mexico State 9. The next few games we continued to do this new War Chant that Rob had created. Since we did not have the same melodic capabilities of Rob or maybe we had a little too much to drink our tone was not nearly as good and it was more of a droning effect. After seeing about the War Chant and the Braves, I thought that I would share some personal insight into the beginning of this Great Seminole tradition.
Marching Chiefs - Hail State 13. Marching Chiefs - Cadences 15. Everybody who knew Rob new he liked to sing, but no one knew he would create music that would be so catchy that it would spread like a wildfire. After we picked ourselves up off the floor from laughing we taught them what we feel had to be one of the easiest cheers to learn a simple droning Indian tone and tomahawk chop hand motion. Marching Chiefs - Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech 11. We of course thought it was funny so some of the other guys in his row got into the spirit and started to sing along.
As a fraternity we got our student tickets in a block so we could all sit together. Rob should be awarded a special tribute at a Seminole game to thank him for his achievement even if it was just a great idea by a bunch of silly college kid. We obliged as whatever Coach Bowden wanted we would most assuredly grant him his request. As usual we also were loading up on our take-in bags that helped keep the cocktails going during game time. Marching Chiefs - Hail Purdue 3. Regardless it was spreading and now spreading fast in that 1984 season.
Marching Chiefs - Indiana Hoosiers 10. I was a Scalphunter as well. We did our pre-game ritual of tailgating before the game with plenty of beer flowing. . Of course the Theta Chi block was still doing it in full force.
After a little while I and a few of the other guys in my row jumped in as well. Well maybe it took a little more fanning of the flame but eventually it was a wildfire. He asked the fans to only to it when the Defense was playing because it was becoming so disruptive to his offensive players. . . .