Skeeter, if you are wondering, is the esteemed band director at Gopher Basketball games, and Zombie Nation is not the slightly less esteemed Penn State blog, but the over-used, over-played and overly-annoying technoeurotrash song that you have heard if you have been anywhere near a sporting event in the last few years. It is “Who Let the Dogs Out” and The Macarena” rolled into one with more Ecstasy laced synthesizers than should ever be used on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Just how common are jumping students drunkenly yelling OhhhhhhhhOhhhOhOh you ask?

They love it during college football games at:

Penn State


Central Florida


Speaking of Clemson, they use it at their basketball games

along with Florida,

Wake Forest, where technically Demon Deacons and zombies are rather similar

and the Arizona State Sun Devils have similar qualities,

but what about Gonzaga,

and every,


high school in the country.

Skeeter, change isn’t just John McCain’s attempt to help us forget that he has a 1 in 3 chance of dying in the next 8 years, it is desperately needed in Williams Arena. This year is Minnesota’s sesquicentennial, and what better way to celebrate this great state’s 150th year in existence by playing a bit of music that originated here. There are more great bands with great songs than there are schools using Zombie Nation, but you would be hard pressed to hear them at a Gopher basketball game. Let’s change this now. A few suggestion:

Just about anything by this man.

After all, he is pansexual. I’d recommend “Let’s Go Crazy.” It is what the crowd is supposed to do.

The Replacements “I Will Dare”


or maybe something from Husker Du,

Bob Dylan,

and even though they wouldn’t be at the top of my list, Lipps Inc.

or even Yanni would be better. Yes, Yanni is one of our own, and how epic would this be?

So Skeeter, be the change we want to see in the world. Zombie Nation has been undead for far too long.

Any other suggestions?

2 thoughts on “Hey Skeeter, it is time to kill Zombie Nation

  1. They also do it at Virginia, and probably everywhere.

    Subterranean Homesick Gophers, I love it. “Tubby’s in the basement, mixing up the full-press.”

  2. I should have added that in my perfect world of college basketball music, the band would be playing all these songs, though admittedly the Yanni would be a stretch (ha, really). Canned music and college basketball should have nothing to do with each other.

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