For the last 4 years, I have desperately wished for a universal KU hand signal. Texas, ND State, Utah and Oklahoma have all adopted a gesture for fans to easily show their team pride and help identify which team they ultimately support.
Scenario: You’re a Texas fan and you’re driving down the highway. You see a Longhorns sticker on the back of a vehicle you’re about to pass, and you wish to show your team pride to the other driver without having to ask them to pull over or roll down a window and yell “hook ‘em”. All you have to do is flash the hand sign, wait for it to be returned, and continue with your life.
New Scenario: You’re a Kansas fan and you’re driving down the highway. You see a Jayhawks sticker on the back of a vehicle you’re about to pass and you wish to show your team pride to the other driver just like the Texas fan before. What would you do?
- Roll down the window and yell “Rock Chalk” over the sound of the wind and other vehicles.
- Just ignore it and continue with your drive.
- Wave the Wheat and risk the other driver thinking that you’re about to crash.
To me, all of the above options are just ridiculous, which is why the “Beak ‘em Hawks” hand signal should be adopted!
Simply press all 4 fingers together and connect the thumb up to the index or middle finger and curve each finger just a little, somewhat making the symbol of a “beak”. Then proceed to make a motion much like a peck, a chicken would do.
While this is not necessarily a review of an existing product or service, I am grading this on hopeful future use.
I have awarded 1 X for potential, 1 X for ease and convenience, 1 X because it’s the Jayhawks, and half an X because it can’t be reversed like the Texas symbol is by Oklahoma!