|Penn State University has this chant they do, notably at football games, where half the crowd shouts "we are" and the other half shouts "Penn State". It's cute; it's wholesome; ESPN did a special on it.
Here's the thing: It's dumb. Fans do it during the game, at mostly inappropriate times. The offense is on the field, or the defense is on the field, and the fans are doing this dumb chant that has literally nothing to do with what's happening in the game they're supposedly cheering on. Oh, and the chant ends with "thank you" and "you're welcome" which makes my skin crawl.
Plenty of colleges have dumb chants. Auburn has "War Eagle". Oklahoma has "Boomer Sooner". These are meaningless dumb things fans say during games to sort of cheer on their team. But at least most cheers are quick and simple and happen at the right time: Before kickoff, or after a touchdown, or coming back from commercial break. At Penn State, it's 2nd down and 17 after their quarterback got sacked, down by 21 points in the third quarter against a conference rival, and the fans do this dumb chant to perfectly signal how much they're not paying attention. #sports