Football Traditions, Rituals and Food

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Southern Airways and Mokulele Airlines love football. And with the smell of Fall in the air, we look at some of the traditions, rituals, and the great food that can be found at the stadiums where Southern and Mokulele fly.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Home of the Razorbacks- Time to Call The Hogs! One of the most deafening and recognizable college football chants.  Now, you may ask, “What the heck is that?” It’s pretty simple: Raise your arms above your head during the The Hog Call, yell “Wooo” and wiggle your fingers for a few seconds. Next, bring both arms straight down with fists clenched while yelling, “Pig.” Then extend your right arm with the “Sooie.” Repeat these steps two more times and finish by yelling “Razor-Backs” like this:
Wooooooooo. Pig. Sooie!
Wooooooooo. Pig. Sooie!
Wooooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Razorbacks!

MORGANTOWN, WV

Home of the Mountaineers – Legendary musician John Denver’s  “Country Roads,” has been performed at every home football pre-game show since 1972. The song is also played after every home victory and fans are encouraged to stay in the stands to sing along with the team. “Country Roads” is also the WVU Theme song.

HONOLULU

Home Of The Rainbow Warriors – Before 1923, UH teams were nicknamed the “Deans.” Then in the final game of the 1923 season, UH head coach Otto Klum’s squad upset Oregon State, 7-0, at Mo‘ili‘li Field. During the game, a rainbow appeared over the field. Reporters started calling UH teams the Rainbows and the tradition began that Hawai‘i would not lose a game if a rainbow appeared. The theme of the hit TV series “Hawai’i 5-O” is their theme song. 20 minutes before each game The Warrior Ha’a – a traditional Māori dance, was performed by the team for many seasons, and then wasn’t. According to The University of Hawai’i Athletic Department that tradition returned in the Spring game this year and will be performed moving forward.

OXFORD, MS

Home Of Ole Miss –  The Grove is a Southern Football Tradition like no other. Known as the “Holy Grail of Tailgating,” The Grove at Ole Miss is home to the greatest tailgating experience in all of college football. Once serving as a recreation field during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the grove began to evolve during the 1950s as fans started gathering there on Saturdays. Now adorned with hundreds of red and blue tents and tables providing some of the tastiest food ever tasted, The Grove is a must-visit for any football fan.

But what about the food???? Someone mentioned the food! Check these foodie tailgate traditions out!

DENVER- Home Of The Broncos – Denver Green Chili Nachos

WASHINGTON – Home of The Commanders – Chocolate Rockslide Brownies

LAS VEGAS- Home of the Raiders – The Raider Dog– Think of a hot dog smothered in chili, ketchup, and jalapenos and then topped with Mac and Cheese

PHOENIX- Home of the Cardinals – Sonora Style Carne Asada Tacos

MEMPHIS – Home of the Tigers – Gotta be the BBQ y’all!

LOS ANGELES- Home to the Chargers and the Rams – Birria Tacos

DALLAS/FT. WORTH – Texas Style Smoked Brisket

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