Woo Pig Sooie vs. Jump Around? Really? The Hog Call Needs Your Vote!


The finals of the Sirius XM College Sports Nation Traditions Tournament is well underway on Facebook and it’s not looking great for the Arkansas Razorbacks’ Hog Call.


How can that be?

‘Tis true, Razorback fans. Wisconsin’s “Jump Around” thing leads by more than 6,000 votes at last check. We’re stunned.

When we woke up this morning to an above-the-fold story and photograph of Arkansas’ Gertrude Weaver, the 116-year old from Camden who became the oldest living American, calling the Hogs, we wondered if there was a story in a newspaper in Wisconsin of a supercentenarian doing the “Jump Around.”


Here are the “official” Hog Call instructions, courtesy of the University of Arkansas:

A chant of “Wooo Pig Sooie” is known worldwide as a Hog Call. Just like any good tradition, there are lots of versions of the Hog Call (even spellings).

A properly executed Hog Call is composed of three “calls,” slowly raising one’s arms from the knees to above the head during the “Wooo.” Traditionalists prescribe an eight second “Wooo.” The fingers should be wiggled and the “Wooo” should build in volume and pitch as the arms rise.

Upon completion of the “Wooo,” both arms are brought straight down with fists clinched as if executing a chin-up while yelling, “Pig”. The right arm is extended up and out with the “Sooie.”

A full Hog Call — the kind one will always hear victorious Razorback teams execute after contests — requires two more Hog Calls, followed immediately by a “Razor-Backs” yell, coordinated with a pumping motion of the right arm after the third “Sooie.” So, in order, the full Hog Call is:

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!


The video below is meant to inspire you to GO VOTE HERE. The Hogs may not win a national title in football this season, but fans can ensure the Razorbacks win this contest and beat the B1G in the process.

Let’s Call Those Hogs!