Official Eradication Strategy

The TRPS’ official strategy for getting rid of the “woo hoo” is to replace it with something else.  While we believe that silence during this portion of Tiger Rag is preferable, we realize that old habits die hard.  With this in mind we have decided to pursue the replacement strategy.  After taking surveys over the past year the overwhelming winner is the following: “FIGHT TIGERS, FIGHT TIGERS, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT”. The official replacement slogan fits right into where the “woo hoo” currently resides and is a much more “collegiate” sounding cheer.  Additionally it is yelled in other instances during games so it will be familiar to the people we are trying to convert.  Eventually we hope to phase this chant out of Tiger Rag as well but in the mean time you are all invited to to help us get rid of the abomination known as the “woo hoo” by using the TRPS replacement strategy.  If everyone does it instead of just being silent it will catch on just like the “woo hoo” did 12 years ago. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at our contact email address or use the Contact form linked to

Satellite Tailgating: How To

This article is meant to be a basic how to guide for the college football fan that wants to set up a satellite dish at his/her tailgate. Materials Needed – Explanation Satellite dish: Kind of a no brainer but this is essential. You should buy an extra dish and not use the one from your house. Extra Satellite dishes can be had on EBay for about $20 plus shipping. You may also be able to get one from the cable company as they tend to remove dishes from houses where they install their service. Just remember to call and ask first. Getting a tailgating only dish is especially crucial if you are TiVo-ing the game at home while you are in attendance. If you do take your dish from home you will be very disappointed with the 3 & ½ hours of blue screen that will be waiting for you when you get back. Power Inverter This turns the batteries DC power into AC power that your TV and Sat. Receiver can use. A 700 watt inverter should be sufficient to run a receiver and a decent size TV (27″ or so). These can be had at various places online

TRPS Twitter Strategy

The Tiger Rag Preservation Society has decided to employ a twitter communication strategy this following season.  It will be used in conjunction with the previously implemented Official Eradication Strategy that you can read about here. We will be using the official TRPS twitter account,,to communicate the official strategy as well as provide real time reminders during games so that the fans at the games don’t forget to replace the “woo hoo” the next time Tiger Rag is played. The reminders will not only remind them to replace the woo hoo but to replace it with the official TRPS replacement slogan.  If everyone just replaces it with their own version it will end up as background noise…if they replace it with a single slogan, it will have a much bigger impact. With this strategy in mind please follow us on twitter and then tweet to your friends recommending that they follow as well.   If you want a shortened URL to this post you can use the following: Thanks and happy tweeting / facebooking, The TRPS

Home Field Advantage

It has been stated that the “woo hoo” was heard as far back as the 1982 Orange Bowl Game.  That is a possibility but I don’t really remember hearing it on my game DVD.  Either way, it does not change the fact that it wasn’t until recently (1998-’99) that it was heard with any significant volume in Clemson’s “DEATH Valley”. The perpetrators of this sissy yet apparently infectious chant were the members of the flag line of ’98-’99 and for the people that continue this silliness there are a few things about the woo hoo that you should know It sounds sissy, pansy, however you want to say it.  Either way, it is not very aggressive.  This is not an opinion, it is a fact and anyone who disagrees is well…wrong. It makes for an easier atmosphere for opposing teams to play in because the fans do not sound intimidating, they sound a little light in the feet. It gives the Clemson fan base a bad name. It is NOT a Tradition.  At Clemson there is pretty much a story or reason behind every tradition.  For the woo hoo: the flag line was bored and started doing some nonsense chant