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Go, erm, blue.

I bought season tickets today for next year's Michigan football season. I know, I know, I am not the first person you would expect to buy season football tickets. I am not necessarily a big sports fan*. But

  • I do enjoy getting swept up in the enthusiasm and a Michigan football game, unlike Zzzzalbionzzzzz, has plenty of spirit.
  • Cari told us her tales from the games last season and somehow I felt like I was missing out.
  • This is my last chance to sit in the student section.

Because of all of these factors, I grabbed the opportunity and bought tickets in the SI seating group so that I can sit with my fellow nerds.

Perhaps we should make up our own cheers. What rhymes with "archives"?

* I am not a big anything!

srah - Thursday, 18 March 2004 - 2:41 PM

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gravatar J2 - March 18, 2004 - 3:57 PM -

Albion? You went to Albion? Ok, so Albion leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth - I went to Alma. Actually, when I went to Alma, Albion had just won the Div III National Championship and continually beat us. So, maybe I am still a little bitter. Anyway...

gravatar srah - March 18, 2004 - 4:11 PM -

Don't you fret none - they suck mightily now!

gravatar Mike - March 18, 2004 - 4:41 PM -

My good friend over at Rose Hulman Institute of Technologies tells me of their football cheers, one of which goes:

E to the x dy dx, E to the x dx.
Secant, Tangent, Cosine, Sine.
Three point one-four-one-five-nine.
Phi, Pi, square root of three.
Fight 'em, fight 'em! R. H. I. T.

If you're interested in more check out google's cache of the page you find by looking up ""Rose Hulman" cheers football "three point one four""

gravatar alfie - March 18, 2004 - 6:32 PM -

Albion does not suck. Which you would have known had you bothered to come to any of the games....We also have enthusiasm. At least on the sidelines. I haven't sat in the stands in a long time.

gravatar srah - March 18, 2004 - 7:03 PM -

Heh heh. I knew that would get a rise out of you. I went to plenty of games! They were just so boring I left at halftime!

gravatar Mike - March 18, 2004 - 7:16 PM -

Words that may or may not rhyme with archive(s). Who ever said the command line wasn't useful? (Did anyone ever say that?)

% egrep 'ive(s|)$' /usr/share/dict/web2a | fmt
accusative-dative all-comprehensive all fives all-impressive
all-inclusive all-miscreative all-perceptive all-persuasive
all-pervasive all-submissive alpha privative anti-inductive appositive
genitive auto-objective back dive bastard olive Bendix drive blocking
drive blood relative by-motive carpet drive cation-active centipede
locomotive chain drive circuit drive cirro-cumulative cirro-strative
co-operative co-optative co-optive co-ordinative crab locomotive
crab reel locomotive crash dive dead-alive dead-live decapod
locomotive decree dative deep-contemplative dun-olive eighty-five
electric-drive endomersion objective ever-active executor dative
fellow captive fifty-five fire-resistive flax olive fluid drive
food preservative food-productive forty-five Forty-five freight
locomotive friction drive fruit preservative gasoline locomotive
gathering locomotive gram-negative Gram-negative gram-positive
Gram-positive group drive half-alive half-conservative half-instinctive
half-provocative hand-fives hypothetico-disjunctive joking-relative
letters missive light-reactive light-refractive light-sensitive
log drive logging locomotive man alive manic-depressive mastodon
locomotive mikado locomotive mogul locomotive neuter passive
ninety-five non-co-operative nose dive off-drive on-drive one-point
perspective passenger locomotive police detective power dive
pre-effective pre-elective pre-emptive pre-eruptive pre-exclusive
pre-expressive pre-extensive pro-infinitive pseudo captive pseudo
relative pull-drive quasi-active quasi adjective quasi-affirmative
quasi-alternative quasi-conservative quasi-constructive quasi-effective
quasi-excessive quasi executive quasi incentive quasi-inclusive
quasi-intuitive quasi-legislative quasi-native quasi-negative quasi
objective quasi-passive quasi-positive quasi representative queen
olive quill drive re-creative re-derive re-educative re-formative
re-receive resistance derivative retro-operative root determinative
safety explosive Santa fe locomotive scout executive sea endive
self-accusative self-active self-adaptive self-afflictive
self-applausive self-assertive self-attractive self-communicative
self-conservative self-corrective self-creative self-deceptive
self-defensive self-depreciative self-destructive self-diffusive
self-directive self-drive self-effacive self-elective self-exaltative
self-expressive self-generative self-inclusive self-inductive
self-initiative self-interpretative self-motive self-operative
self-opiniative self-opinionative self-perceptive self-preservative
self-protective self-punitive self-recollective self-reflective
self-regulative self-repulsive self-revelative self-subversive
self-suggestive self-suppletive self-suppressive self-terminative
semico-operative seventy-five she-relative sixty-five slate olive
slave-drive smoke-consumptive smoke-preventive spurge olive steam
locomotive steam-turbine locomotive stick-at-itive stick-to-itive
stream-drive subjectivo-objective subject substantive subjunct
adjective swallow dive swan dive tank locomotive tawny-olive tea
olive ten-wheeled locomotive testament dative thirty-five three-point
perspective three-wive through-drive time derivative tire preservative
to-arrive to-drive trolley locomotive twenty-five ultra-aggressive
ultra-argumentative un-co-operative unself-assertive vau consecutive
vau conversive waw consecutive waw conversive whist drive yard
locomotive yellow-olive

gravatar srah - March 18, 2004 - 7:51 PM -

I wish locomotive rhymed with archive.

gravatar tbone - March 18, 2004 - 10:16 PM -

well, you know what's nerdier than sitting with the SI crowd at the football games? Sitting with the economists.

yes. that's right--you will find me over in that group. maybe we can yell things like--use your dominant strategy!

gravatar Matthew the Young - March 19, 2004 - 12:52 AM -

Ah, but will the play be Pareto optimal? go for Cournot best response!

gravatar Mike - March 19, 2004 - 1:35 AM -

whoa, two mikes...confusing

gravatar Other Mike - March 19, 2004 - 7:42 AM -

I work with a guy named Thomas whose middle name is Michael. For some reason, though, he goes by Mike instead of Tom. Mike is a common enough name without people named Tom usurping it, if you ask me, but he's worked for the company longer than I have, and switching now would cause too much confusion. So we're stuck with two Mikes in a department of three people.

Two Mikes at work. Two Mikes at Srah's weblog. I'll be Other Mike.

Srah, locomotives can rhyme with archives, with the help of some creative pronunciation.

gravatar srah - March 19, 2004 - 7:44 AM -

Actually, at least 3, but one is Mr B------...

gravatar Urs - March 19, 2004 - 9:00 AM -

yeah, and his first name is really Andrew, so he's stealing the name too. But, I have a friend named Joseph [Andrew Brabender IV] but we all know him as Andy, so that kinda makes up for it.

gravatar eston - March 20, 2004 - 12:44 PM -

1 syllable:
clive, clyve, dive, dr, dr., drive, five, hive, i've, jive, shive, strive, thrive, vive

2 syllables:
alive, arrive, c5, connive, contrive, crash dive, deprive, derive, disc drive, disk drive, hard drive, let drive, line drive, m5, nose dive, outlive, relive, revive, sex drive, sky dive, survive, swan dive, take five, tape drive, test drive

3 syllables:
backhand drive, cd drive, come alive, fluid drive, forehand drive, power dive, swallow dive, take a dive

4 syllables:
external drive, internal drive, winchester drive

5 syllables:
automatic drive

gravatar cari - March 22, 2004 - 11:33 PM -

Regarding Mike's post about the cheers RHIT the real cheer is from MIT. and it goes:

I'm a beaver, you're a beaver, we are beavers all.
and when we get together we do the beaver call (beavers are MIT's mascot)
e to the u du dx
e to the x dx
cosine secant tangent sine
integral radical u dv
slip stick(not sure about this line) slide rule MIT
Go Tech!

gravatar Erica - March 24, 2004 - 5:55 PM -

E to the x dy dx, E to the x dx.

This is why you should be glad you go to Michigan, where many of the cheers consist of "you suck" and other less nice taunts of the opposing team, their uniforms, their parents, and their girlfriends.

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