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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