PASADENA -- A former Bucky Badger is jumping into the Rose Bowl festivities, looking to put a new spin on an old tradition. House of Pain's "Jump Around" always brings down the house at Camp Randall, and this fan is hoping to organize that same energy in Pasadena, and even attempt to set a Guinness World Record!
Badger alumnus Derek Hildebrandt now lives in Los Angeles, but nobody's questioning his team spirit. "I was Bucky from 1991 to 1993. It was an amazing college experience to do that," Hildebrandt said.
Hildebrandt has been to all four Rose Bowls in the last two decades, including a year ago against TCU. With him are thousands of Badger faithful, traveling to Pasadena, bringing along a taste of Madison tradition. "I remember seeing the silent 'Jump Around,' and thinking it was pretty awesome, but wish they'd play the music," Hildebrandt said.
This week, Hildebrandt opened "Operation Jump Around." He's hoping fans will play the song on their phones, to feel and hear the song this year. "As soon as the clock hits zero at the end of the third quarter, hit play, and turn your volume up high, and jump around," Hildebrandt said.
Hildebrandt says he's even submitting the event for a Guinness World Record - for most people to play a song concurrently on a mobile device.