Very enlightening news about our beloved Oski wee wee cheer from ALNCRAC and mikem. Thanks guys. I guess its difficult to tell which one of the above theories resulted into our present day cheer, but who cares? Oskie Wee Wee!
There is one thing I miss from old CFL days that remains in US College games to this day and that is the stimulating march music that is played by live bands and sung by most of the crowd whenever their is a game stoppage for a score, an interception for the home team, etc.
One can still see/hear this type of "hype" in college football from very young crowds and in soccer as well.
I'm too old to appreciate rap and hip hop music which is mostly what I'm hearing at Ivor Wynne. Whenever it is turned on, I can't wait for it to just go away.
March songs are synonymous with every major soccer team and US college team in existance because it adds so much to the game while appealing to all ages.
Ticat Management: If you read this, (and you will) why not give this idea a try. You could start it out on an interim basis and see what develops.
I went to Cathedral High School as a youngster, and most of the school cheers were a "take off" on the Notre Dame University cheers which exist to this day. This was done by many schools and remains intact now.
There are some wonderful lyricists and musicians in the Hamilton area and I'd be willing to bet something could come from this.
By the time I went to McMaster University, as you might expect from Canadian sport, there were few if any cheer songs for the crowd to participate in.
I hope that I'm not coming across here like a has been or an old guy who's out of touch with catching the spirit of a football game, but football WAS more fun in those days.