Our View

Aug 292006
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

CSU has no great sports traditions of its own.

In fact, many of our most visible traditions have been stolen from other schools.

We toss girls up in the air after touchdowns. We stole that from the University of Notre Dame.

And we jingle our keys during kick-offs, which, of course, we stole from the University of Michigan.

But that’s not even the worst part.

Our school’s fight song is so out-of-date that many students don’t even know what it means, let alone know how to sing it.

CSU, however, was creating a great tradition in Fum’s Song. We at the Collegian do not wish to pass up an opportunity to keep alive a great CSU tradition in its infancy.

The New Mexico State Aggies’ official fight song includes the lyrics, “We’ll buy a keg of booze, and we’ll drink to the Aggies ’til we wobble in our shoes.”

George Tech ups the ante from Fum’s Song, too. Not only do they say “to hell with Georgia” (their in-state rival), but they sing about drinking, gambling and dressing their daughters in cheerleader outfits.

School fight songs were never meant to be politically correct.

That is our stalwart call to the students and alumni of CSU: Do not let Fum’s Song be torn asunder.

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