Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Pittsburgh Penguins Goal Song

My friend Jaromir Jerry wanted to write a blog post, so since it’s the NHL playoffs I let him.

The Penguins have had a smashing few seasons what with Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin all rostered in and racking up the goals. Overall I’m not too sure what the rest of the season will bring but either way it will be fun to see the Penguins as the Eastern Conference's top seed as they progress through the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Sean's note: Obviously, Jaromir Jerry wrote this before the start of the playoffs.)

Although I have missed a lot of the live games due to Bruins games personal circumstances recently, and most of my free time is spent playing mobile casino games at whilst on nappy duty. Which I won’t complain too loudly about because I keep winning big, so it’s almost as satisfying as watching the Penguins land one in the net, I have kept on top of the cheers and goal songs chosen for the season.

Initially I wasn’t too sure what to make of the goal song, although after listening to it a few times and watching it in context it has kind of grown on me. Every time the Penguins score on home ground at the Consol Energy Center, Blurs "Song 2" will be blasted across the arena. I have to say it’s an improvement on past goal cheer choices such as Rock n Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter, that became a bit passé after his child pornography scandal and promptly faded into the annals of the past. The start of Song 2 is really appropriate and it kind of sums up the feeling of a goal for both the players and the fans, so I reckon its one that will stick around for awhile and become a catchy anthem. (Sean’s note: I’m not positive but I think the Penguins alternate goal songs. Jaromir, I mean Jerry, doesn’t get to watch many games.)

It makes me wonder if the Penguins theme song Boys of Winter by Icarus Witch is in danger of being replaced by a new song, but fortunately these guys don’t have any scandals hanging over their heads or ghosts from the past waiting to pop out at an inopportune time. Do they? Theme songs, goal cheers and chants have become an integral part of hockey and it’s always interesting to see the fans responses to new additions. I think Song 2, after some deliberation is a pretty awesome goal cheer and it may make itself even more popular than the Penguins theme song as it is seriously vibey.