Forget the idea of an MP3-toting flash mob, or the University of Wisconsin Marching Band handling a rendition: Jump Around — the real version, in all its glory — is coming to the Rose Bowl.
Because the game is played in a neutral setting, Tournament of Roses officials traditionally have not allowed schools to tote along their traditions.
But with pressure being applied both by Badgers fans who wanted to hear the House of Pain track, and by Oregon fans who place the same value on a sing-along for "Shout," the Isley Brothers tune popularized by the 1978 movie National Lampoon's Animal House — which was filmed on the Oregon campus — they opted to keep it fair by indulging both parties.
"We have confirmed with both schools to accommodate playing their respective songs during the 3rd quarter break (Jump Around followed by Shout) over the sound system," Rose Bowl spokesperson Gina Chappin confirmed via email.
In recent weeks, UW fans bent on carrying over the longstanding Camp Randall tradition http://host.madison.com/on-campus-with-no-jump-around-at-rose-bowl-badgers/article_f398769c-319c-11e1-a556-0019bb2963f4.html" target="_blank">had floated the idea of Operation Jump Around, in which fans were to download the song and play it in unison while they sang (and jumped) along.
And, just in case, director Mike Leckrone had the UW Band learn the piece — which http://www.whosay.com/wisconsinbadgers/photos/111600">they played Friday in California for Everlast, the former front man of House of Pain.
Alas, fans will get the real deal. Now, the question is, will the Rose Bowl rock and sway like Camp Randall?