New Marlins Theme Is Either Awesomely Terrible or Terribly Awesome

New Marlins Theme Is Either Awesomely Terrible or Terribly Awesome

Before we begin, just to recap how the re-branding of the Miami Marlins has gone thus far, we've written about this (twice), CSNPhilly's Dave Zangaro has made fish puns about this (seven of them), and now, Marlins fans are reportedly split over this...
Unsure how we missed it, but apparently a new "Miami Marlins Theme Song" was uploaded to YouTube late last month.
In the intervening weeks, Miami's PR staff has publicly distanced itself from the track, stating that the anthem is not their official fight song and "has nothing to do with the team." Then, just yesterday, the young woman who wrote the theme -- entitled "We Are The Marlins" -- admitted that she was blind-sided by the public backlash to her work, but nonetheless resolved that she and her creative team "believe in the song."
[the controversial feel good hit of the century and a copy of its lyrics below]

Lyrics via the song's YouTube description:

M-A-R-L-I-N-S! We are the Marlins! GO FISH!
Everything is great in the Sunshine State
We've got the Marlins, the Miami Marlins
So get up and let's go -- let everybody know that we are the Marlins - The Miami Marlins!
Catch the wave! Cheer the boys (We are the Marlins! GO Fish!)
Stomp your feet and let's make some noise!
We are the Marlins, the Miami Marlins
Make a date with the Marlins -- those Miami Darlins
Let's go Marlins!
Black Yellow Orange and Blue - We are coming after you!
Catch the wave! Cheer the boys (We are the Marlins! GO Fish!)
Stomp your feet and let's make some noise!
We are the Marlins, the Miami Marlins
Make a date with the Marlins -- those Miami Darlins
Let's go Marlins!
M-A-R-L-I-N-S! We are the Marlins! GO FISH!

As for the overwhelmingly negative reaction from the Marlins' diehards, we're just assuming they still prefer this unofficial creed to the new one:

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.