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Football Cheers and Chants

Football Cheerleaders and Crowd Yells

There are a million football cheers and chant, and I know I’m going to forget some of the best, but I wanted to list some of the commonest and best football chants, fight songs, and cheerleader cheers in the game.

Hopefully, some of your favorites have made the list, but if not, maybe they will be soon. I’ve tried to include a cross-section, so those new to American football get an idea of the wide variety of chants, cheers, and other forms of crowd participation available to football fanatics.

To learn about football fight songs, which tend to include the crowd, the cheerleaders, and the marching band, click on the following links, including the best college football fight songs and NFL football fight songs.

But you came here looking for football chants and cheers, so here’s a glut of chanting and cheering options for you and the fans in your hometown.

College Football Cheer and Fight Chants

  • Ohio State Buckeyes Cheer: O-H-I-O (all four sides of the stadium)
  • Penn State Nittany Lions Cheer: P-S-U
  • Arkansas Razorbacks Cheer: Woo – Pig – Sooie

Yale University Cheer

Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax, Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax,
O-op, O-op, parabalou, Yale, Yale, Yale,
Rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, Yale! Yale! Yale!

Princeton University Cheer

Hip, hip!
Rah, rah, rah!
Tiger, tiger, tiger!
Siss, siss, siss!
Boom, boom, boom! Bah!
Ah! Princeton! Princeton! Princeton!

Ole Miss Cheer

Are you ready?
Hell yea!
Damn right!
Hotty Toddy, gosh almighty,
Who the hell are we?
Flim Flam, Bim Bam, OLE MISS BY DAMN!

Cheerleader Cheers

When you think of “football cheers”, you’re probably thinking about football cheerleaders. Here are some of my favorite cheers I’ve seen or heard over the years. I wish I knew more of these to post.

  • Single Syllable Team Name Cheer: Go – [team name] – Go.
  • Two Syllable Team Name Cheer: Let’s go – [team name] – let’s go (clap-clap clap-clap-clap)…

Go! Fight! Win!

Go! Fight! Win! (clap)
Panthers! Stand up and yell!
Go! Fight! Win!
Panthers! Stand up and yell!
Go! Fight! Win!
Panthers! Stand up and yell!
Go! Fight! Win!

Fire It Up! Cheer

Fire it up, and up, and up, and up, and up
Fire it up (clap, clap)
Fire it up (clap, clap)
Fire it up, and up, and up, and up, and up!

Sly Football Cheer

We’re not rude
We’re not mean
We’re gonna cheer for the other team
Go ______ Go
Go ______ Go
Off the field, Out the gate
Go ______ Go
Off the field, Out the gate
Go ______ Go!

Let’s Go, Let’s Fight – Football Cheer

Let’s go, let’s fight, let’s win tonight!
Let’s go! (clap,clap,clap)
Let’s fight! (clap,clap,clap)
Let’s win (clap,clap,clap)
Let’s go, let’s fight, let’s win tonight
Let’s go!

“Who Shakes the Best?” Cheer

Who shakes the best (front line)
We shake the best (back line)
(all together) The Warriors put you to the test,
‘cuz we shake the best!

Spirit Cheer – Cheerleader Chants

Come on, Y’all
Let’s Hear It.
We Got _____ Spirit!
Come on, Y’all
Let’s Hear It.
We Got _____ Spirit!
Come on, Y’all
Let’s Hear It.
We Got _____ Spirit!
Come on, Y’all
Let’s Hear It.
We Got _____ Spirit!

Morbid Cheerleader Cheer

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Hate to beat you, but we must
When you’re up, you’re up
When you’re down, you’re down
When you’re messing with the (your mascot)
You’re up (clap clap) side (clap clap) down (clap clap)
Upside down!

The Jam! Cheer

Say what? Say what?
That’s what we do!
We Jam!
We do for you!
We turn around, touch the ground,
Get back up, and Jam it down.

Purple Warrior Cheer

(My High School’s Big Cheer)

2 Pence, 4 Pence, Sixpence, A Dollar.
All for the Warriors Stand Up and Hollar!

NFL Football Cheerleaders

If you want to read more about cheers and cheerleading, here’s our crazy-big section on NFL Cheerleaders, including a write-up up every NFL cheerleading squad going (something like 27 of the 32 have official cheerleaders). For the girls out there, I hope you learn something about the most high profile cheerleaders in the country, while the guys can look at pictures of a lot of good-looking women.

Funny Football Mascots – Football Quotes

Not that I’m comparing an often dangerous athletic job like cheerleading to being a team mascot, but I wanted to include as much football culture or football “color” on this page, so here’s a link to our hard-hitting series on football mascots of the pros and colleges. Finally, I add our famous college quotes and an article highlighting football fans of all types.

Football Chants

The best cheers are chants which incorporate the crowd. Sometimes, these start in an ad hoc fashion in the stands, but most of the time, the cheerleader squads or the public address system gets these football chants and cheers going. This can be a big advantage for the home team, especially if there’s enough fans in the stadium to make it too noisy for visiting offensive players to hear the snap count.

Defensive Football Chants

  • Push ‘em Back, Push ‘em Back, Wayyyyyy Back!
  • D-D-D-Fense!
  • B-L-O-C-K, Block That Kick!
  • Take it away defense, take it away!

Offensive Football Chants

  • Scoreboaaaard! Scoreboaaaard!!!
  • You Can’t Stop Him! (clap-clap clap-clap-clap) You Can’t Stop Him!
  • First and Ten, Do It Again. Score ____ score!

Bad Call Chant

  • Buuullshit, buuulllshit!

End of Game Chant

(Better Used as a Baseball Relieving-the-Pitcher Chant)

  • Nana-Nana, Nana-Nana, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye

Say It Louder Football Chant

  • We are ________ and couldn’t be prouder. If you didn’t hear us we will shout a little louder! WE ARE ______ COULDN’T BE PROUDER!

Our House Chant

  • This is our house! (clap-clap clap-clap-clap) This is our house!



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