After LSU beat Texas A&M Saturday night, The Golden Band From Tigerland played a familiar tune that’s become a bit of a rare sound at Tigers games.
THEY LET THE BAND PLAY NECK!!! pic.twitter.com/iuhTstoDyq— Old Row (@OldRowOfficial) November 26, 2017
That’s “Neck,” the Cameo and Dem Franchize Boyz song “Talkin’ Out Da Side of Ya Neck.” On its own it’s a fine tune. You’ve probably heard a different band’s rendition at some point. But LSU fans have added some interesting vocals to their band’s rendition. You don’t have to even listen closely to hear it.
This has landed the band in trouble in recent years. In 2010 the song was banned, but brought back in 2013 and used sparingly for that reason. LSU passed out literature a couple of years ago to help curb the chant. But former Tiger Odell Beckham Jr. was in the stands on Saturday night, and apparently he came to the stands with a humble request. From LSU’s drumline captain:
Odell Beckham is here. He wants Neck. Sorry Odell, you don’t have that much power.— Matthew Herrera (@mjherrera13) November 26, 2017
But it appears that Beckham does have that much power.
Odell Beckham Jr. talking to the band lobbying them to play Neck. The student section is helping him— Tyler Nunez (@TylerAmPress) November 26, 2017
Odell Beckham is in the student section and I’m 90% certain he’s telling the band director to play Neck. No joke.— Matt Houston (@MattCHouston) November 26, 2017
And the word is that he offered to put his own money up if the band incurred a fine.
Apparently he offered to pay the fine!!— S.Jones (@RealChefShannon) November 26, 2017
The best part is WHY they played it pic.twitter.com/D0vIcFrDPU— Caleb McBride (@C_McBreezy) November 26, 2017
Earlier in the season, LSU’s band got into some hot water when it played while Florida’s band was doing a Tom Petty tribute just days after the rock singer died. Things got so heated that the band had to make a statement as to why it did that. Before that game even started, however, LSU hit “Neck” and got Florida’s PA system to issue a rebuke.
After LSU's band plays Neck, a stadium announcement warns fans to not use vulgar language.— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) October 7, 2017
Keep an ear out next time you hear the LSU band play “Neck,” and if you’re feeling charitable, pass the hat around for any fine that may be coming. It’s the least you can do.