The unranked Minnesota Golden Gophers beat the Wisconsin Badgers (#14 CFP, #18 AP) at home Saturday to claim the Paul Bunyan’s Axe rivalry trophy, leading to their fans storming the field. But the funniest part of that was how the stadium PA responded by playing House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” a noted tradition at Wisconsin home games:
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) November 28, 2021
JUMP AROUND IS MID THE AXE IS STAYING HOME CALL UP BLARNEY’S CALL UP SALLY’S IT’S A PARTY IN MINNEAPOLIS pic.twitter.com/oVTsRhzV8N
— Karim (@karimtbe) November 28, 2021
Minnesota trolls Wisconsin with Jump Around. pic.twitter.com/mCO1uG8sDf
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) November 28, 2021
Minnesota fans are enjoying this one 👀 pic.twitter.com/P1lZhYqhhM
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 28, 2021
Sorry @BadgerFootball, this song is ours now!
— GopherHole.com (@GopherHole) November 28, 2021
That is quite a funny response. And maybe it can lead to more tradition-stealing. The next time Wisconsin wins in this rivalry, they should start using Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck’s “Row the boat” catchphrase.