Cheerleaders Beware! The first known cheer that was heard from the sidelines happened during a Princeton University football game in the early 1880s:
Rah, rah, rah!
Tiger, tiger, tiger!
Siss, siss, siss!
Boom, boom, boom! Ah!
Princeton! Princeton! Princeton!
This yell is Princeton's longest used and most distinctive cheer. It is called the "Locomotive" cheer because it sounds like a train engine that starts slowly then picks up speed. Princeton University also established the first pep club. All-male "yell leaders" supported the Princeton football team with cheers from the sidelines. The "Princeton Tigers" are a compilation of 31 Varsity Sports teams.