Sunday, February 7, 2016

Panthers vs Broncos: Who has the Best Fight Song?

photo © Mark Butkus 2012

Super Bowl L is upon us. While Vegas odds makers have the Carolina Panthers as 5 1/2 point favorites to win the game itself, the Bar None Group looked into which team had the better fight song. If we were taking odds on the fight songs the point spread would change considerably.

Let's first look at the Carolina Panthers fight song.


Carolina Panthers Fight Song

Oh, nothin’ could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
For a Panther football game!

Stand and cheer for the Panthers
Stand and cheer for the team
The pride of both Carolinas
And city of the queen
Carolina!

Stand and cheer for the Panthers
In our grand ol’ name
Nothin’ could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
For a Panther football game!

From the mountains
To the Ocean
Carolina, Carolina best of ‘em all!
From the endzone
To the endzone
Carolina, Carolina carry the ball!
Oh, nothin’ could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
For a Panther football game!

Nothin’ could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
For a Carolina Panther football game!
Carolina!

Officially known as Stand and Cheer, the Carolina Panthers fight song was written by Duane Evans and debuted along with the Panthers in 1995. Local reaction to the song has been mixed at best over the years.


Denver Broncos Fight Song

Hail, Mighty Broncos, Pride of the West
Like the mountains tow'ring high, over the rest.
Fight Denver Broncos, Fight for your fame
Fight Broncos, Fight, Fight, Fight, We'll win this game.

Yippie, Oh, Ay, Take it boys, go all the way
Yippie, Ay, Oh Watch the Broncos go
Yippie Ay, Yippie Ay, The Broncos win today, HEY!
Back to the chorus now, and all join in!

Hail, Mighty Broncos, Pride of the West
Like the mountains tow'ring high, over the rest.
Fight Denver Broncos, Fight for your fame
Fight Broncos, Fight, Fight, Fight, We'll win this game.

Known officially as The Mighty Bronco March, the Denver Broncos fight song debuted in 1960 when they joined the AFL. The march was composed by local contest winner Frank White.

Back to those odds we mentioned at the top...based on fight songs alone, who do you think should win the Super Bowl of Lyricism? The Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos?