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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

Thank you!

...has 24 comments, most recently from Erik

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine