Brandon's ( RTR2006's) petition at Bama Nation to keep the Rammer Jammer cheer is premature, as no one in a position of authority has suggested or ordered doing away with it yet.
To those considering supporting the cheer, please know that many consider it taunting and very unsportsmanlike.
The taunt or cheer itself has been used since the 1980's fairly freely except for a few years when banned by the athletic director. That has been except for the 1992 National Championship a down period. That is not a very good association. The cheer is not part of most fan's Alabama tradition.
Remember that other coaches that vote in the Coaches Poll may hear ( or hear of) the taunt and vote Bama down a point or two.
Also, sports writers voting in the AP Poll may also hear the taunt while in Bryant - Denny Stadium and also have a bad impression of the Tide and it's fans.
The Rammer Jammer cheer/taunt urges the other team on more than it helps the Tide. They will remember the taunt in the following years and play even harder.
The SGA poll or vote taken showing 98% of the students(participating)in favor of the cheer is questionable. I am not sure 98% of the students could agree on anything. But how many students voted, if over 10,000 and voting was restricted to one vote per student, then that might be worth considering.
Otherwise the Athletic Director and/or the President should ban it during all official games. But maybe the students could still do the cheer at pep rallies and at the A Day game or at after game celebrations on campus when Bama wins it's next National Championship.
I understand that Coach Bryant’s wife didn't like the cheer and if Coach Bryant had heard the cheer (or from his wife about it) he wouldn't have liked it very much either.
It is important to show good sportsmanship whether you win or lose and it is so much easier when your team wins.
Leave the Rammer Jammer cheer behind us and let's show everyone that the Tide fans handle themselves with class. # posted by wes010 : 7:26 AM
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