Monday, October 08, 2007

Stanford Unveils a New Fight Song, Penned by Jim Harbaugh

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Colosseum, a new era dawned for Stanford football. Against all odds, the gutty Cardinal went toe-to-toe with one of the dynasty of our era, on their home turf, and prevailed. Nobody saw it coming, nobody expected it, and the pristine beauty of the upset is far beyond anything you could script.

That being said, I think that Stanford has gotten a little bit drunk with success after one fortuitous game. While this is an impressive start for former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh's coaching career, I personally think it's a bit early to be anointing him the greatest coach of all time. In light of that, I'm even more surprised that Stanford granted him license to rewrite their fight song. Granted, their old one wasn't all that good to begin with (as a matter of fact, I have no idea what it is, and I've seen Stanford play about a half dozen times), but it's strange to completely throw out tradition after one good game.

"I wanted to come up with a song that combined the rich tradition of football and victory with the top-crust academics that are available at Stanford as opposed to that illiterate cesspool in Ann Arbor. I'm quite pleased with the results," Harbaugh said at the press release.

Anyway, here's the new, updated Stanford fight song. The music and lyrics were written and performed by the coach himself. Personally? I think it's a little... weird. You be the judge, though. Presenting, for the first time ever, the Stanford π-ght Song!


Download the Stanford π-ght Song

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12 Comments:

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your joke would be a little funnier if you used a "phi" rather than a "pi" for the stanford "phi"-ght song.

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Craig said...

Beat me to it, anon, I was just going to say, "pight song"?

Here's a phi pasted from the Linux character map, I dunno if it'll come through in comments: 'ϕ'

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a couple of questions. Do you still have creative control over Dink & Dunk? Since hitting the big time, they seemed to have toned down the language. Why?

 
At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig/Anon, did you listen to the song? The entire song (minus the last f-ing line) is the recitation of pi. So what does phi have to do with anything?

I joke is so much more amusing when you don't have to explain it.

 
At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Colosseum" is in Rome. "Coliseum" is in LA.

 
At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notre Dame accepted Robert Blanton who had to retake the SAT to get a score of 810 - which is basically the same score a poo-flinging monkey would get guessing at random. YEAH HIGH ND STANDARDS!

 
At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has ND come up with a new song since Oct 20th? Possibly a fight song? Wait, there was no fight...so sorry.

 
At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you post once a month now. This makes me sad. Please post more. Think of the children.

 
At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe a new post?

you must be waiting for a victory... i wouldn't hold your breath.

 
At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy crap!
your team is hopeless and pathetic and its awesome.

 
At 3:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You usta' be somebody. You usta' be a contenda. Now you are silent.

It has to be the new banner. You've stopped writting since H.R. Puffenstuff went up there.

 
At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Official: HRB has been permanently removed from my internet browser favorites section. This site is a joke.

 

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