We all know that Davis is known as a Cow Town, but did you know that UC Davis used to have a cheer called Bossy Cow Cow? I don’t know about you, but I have no idea what a Bossy Cow Cow is. I chose to do some research upon hearing about this cheer from some alumni.
Bossy Cow Cow is a cheer that was adapted from a Berkeley cheer. Back in the day, school cheers were really similar to each other. Schools even stole cheers from other schools upon hearing them at games. (And this is pre-Bring it On!). It seems that Davis adapted Berkeley’s cheer, which went like this:
If you think that is weird, just wait until you hear the Davis adaptation. Bossy Cow Cow goes like this:
Not quite sure what the tune is? Watch this video of the cheer.
This cheer has so much history behind it and it is even still performed every Picnic Day. I say we bring back Bossy Cow Cow as a revival to our Aggie Pride and cheer our hearts out at every sports event!