Rules of etiquette for RPI hockey

It's not that RPI hockey fans are very intense about their sport, it's just that RPI hockey fans are VERY intense about their sport. Engineers fans have lots of important rules and traditions for spectators.

You don't necessarily NEED to know all of those rules and traditions to enjoy an RPI hockey game, but if you don't, you may find yourself looking around going, "WTF?" So here's a primer on how to fit in at tomorrow's Big Red Freakout, or any RPI hockey game:

- Wear red

-During the national anthem, yell out the word RED (you know, at the rockets red glare part).

- No matter who's playing , Clarkson still sucks.

- When the phone rings in the press box yell "Phone!"

- When the other team is introduced yell, "You suck!" after every player is announced, and "You suck too!" after the coach is announced.

- When the other team gets penalties: interrupt by screaming "Sucking" and "Sucks" after they announce the players name: "Number 23 John Doe [SUCKS!], has received a 2 minute penalty for [SUCKING!]"

- If anyone asks, "Clarkson still sucks!"

- After every RPI goal be sure to chant, "1, 2, 3, 4, ... , (N) we want more! Sieve, Sieve, Sieve!" where (N) is the new RPI score. (This is an engineering school, of course there's an equation involved.)

- And when there's one minute left be sure and yell: "One minute left, and Clarkson still sucks!"

Comments

Clarkson still #$%*s

Just a quick correction to the after-goal chant. It goes:

1, 2, 3, 4, ... n. We want more! Sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve. It's all your fault! It's all your fault! It's all your fault! It's all your fault! Woooo!

Another correction: When there's a penalty, you do (clap, clap, clapclapclap, clapclapclapclap)-- Let's Go! with the pep band. After the third time you hold the Goooooooo out until the announcer starts saying the penalty, at which point you can refer to the post which is correct for the rest.

And for you other math nerds out there, here's an official cheer that many people don't know:
e to the x dy/dx, e to the x dx.
cosine, secant, tangent sine,
3.14159,
square root, cube root, log of pi,
Disintegrate them, RPI!

Parents weekend this year - great. Hockey - great. These cheers and chants - great.

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