The Flyers desperately need a new goal song

The Flyers desperately need a new goal song

If there’s any silver lining whatsoever to a Flyers’ offense that has yet to score more than two goals in team’s first first seven home games, it’s the fact that we fans haven’t had to listen to the team’s crummy new goal song all that often.

Wait… the Flyers’ goal song isn’t “Doop” anymore?

I can’t blame you if you haven’t been paying attention recently, but “Doop” has been retired as the team’s goal song. The Flyers have a new goal song and it’s pretty awful.

It’s “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark,” better known as “Light ‘Em Up” by Fall Out Boy.


Show of hands if any of you actually like this song or Fall Out Boy.

*Crickets. *

That’s what I thought.

“Doop” had been the Orange and Black’s goal-celebration theme since the start of the 2011 playoffs, reportedly at the request of the recently bought-out Danny Briere. With Briere now in Montreal, the song has been shelved.

Personally, I felt “Doop” was a decent goal song but I get the fact that some didn’t like it because they felt the Flyers took it from their Philly soccer neighbors, the Union, which has been using to song to celebrate goals scored since the its inception.  To me, it just felt like a unique Philly thing, which made it cool.

Before “Doop,” the Flyers used Pennywise’s “Bro Hymn” as the team’s goal song. Many of you will remember it from the Flyers’ run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. Another decent choice but it was a tad bit watered-down considering the Anaheim Ducks have used it since 2005 and the New York Islanders used it during the 2009-10 season.

In the pre-lockout days, the Flyers used Blur’s “Song 2” to celebrate goals. Some of you may know that song better as the “Woo Hoo” song. I wouldn’t mind bringing that goal song back except for one glaring black mark: the Penguins have used it in the past. They’ve tainted it. If there’s one thing in life you don’t want to be like, it’s something that reminds people of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For the first two home games of this season, AC/DC’s “TNT” blared throughout Wells Fargo Center on the rare occasion the Flyers actually scored. That celebratory theme was pretty bad but not as dreadful as “Light ‘Em Up,” which replaced it.

With these terrible goal songs, it’s no wonder there’s been so much bad karma around the Flyers’ offense this season.

Anyway, what’s abundantly clear here is that the Flyers desperately need a new goal song.

There’s an online petition floating around that requests the Flyers change their goal song to Tag Team’s “Whoomp There It Is.” Really solid choice. I back it.  I signed the petition. You should too. Our pal Zoo With Roy even threw his support behind it.

Allow me to toss another suggestion out there: the “Space Jam” theme song.

I get that it’s from a basketball movie, but imagine the disheartened looks on the faces of the opposing goalie and players as they hear that intro, that beat and then lyrics like, “To the jam, all in your face! Wassup, just feel the bass! Drop it, rock, down the room! Shake it, quake it, space KABOOM!”

They would feel so much shame. So much.

Anyone out there have any other suggestions? Let’s hear them.

Best of NHL: Penguins beat Panthers in Sidney Crosby's debut

Best of NHL: Penguins beat Panthers in Sidney Crosby's debut

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored in his season debut as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Crosby, who scored on a power play, missed the team's first six games with a concussion. Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr also scored for the Penguins, who extended a seven-game unbeaten streak against the Panthers.

Marc-Andre Fleury, who has started the first seven games of the season for Pittsburgh, stopped 20 shots. Matt Murray, who backstopped the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in June, served as the backup to Fleury after missing the first six games with a broken hand.

Reilly Smith scored a power-play goal and Mark Pysyk also scored for the Panthers, who have lost 11 of 12 against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

James Reimer made 19 saves in his second start of the season (see full recap).

Kings top Blue Jackets in overtime
LOS ANGELES -- Alec Martinez scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.

Drew Doughty scored the tying goal with 5:57 left in regulation for the Kings, who won their third straight overtime game after an 0-3-0 start to the season. Captain Anze Kopitar also scored, and third-string goalie Peter Budaj stopped 19 shots in his third consecutive win.

Cam Atkinson scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves for Columbus. Brandon Saad also scored for the Jackets, who had won two straight after an 0-2-0 start.

Martinez ended it by putting a rebound into an open net for the defenseman's second goal of the season (see full recap).

Lightning strike for seven goals in win
TORONTO -- Steven Stamkos matched a career-high with four points -- two goals and two assists -- and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Frederik Andersen gave up seven goals on only 24 shots, the third time in five starts he has allowed at least five goals and fourth time he's allowed four or more. The 27-year-old has an .851 save percentage so far this season.

Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin added goals for Tampa Bay, while Ben Bishop made 40 saves.

William Nylander, James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs, who outshot the Lightning 43-24 (see full recap).

Report: Eagles make inquiry about Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

Report: Eagles make inquiry about Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

The Eagles could be looking for a bigger name outside.

In need of a deep threat — and reportedly in talks about a trade for 49ers wideout Torrey Smith — the Eagles are interested in Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and attempting to make a move for the 2013 Pro Bowler, according to a report Tuesday night by Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio.

We followed up with Allbright, who clarified the Eagles simply made an inquiry.

Jeffery, much more of a do-it-all, dynamic wide receiver than the one-dimensional Smith, is 26 years old and can become a free agent at season's end. He'll warrant good money, but would make the Eagles better in more ways than one compared to Smith.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pounder put up 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, followed by 85 catches, 1,133 yards receiving and 10 scores in 2014.

This season, he has 520 yards receiving and has yet to find the end zone playing for the quarterback-challenged Bears, who are 1-6 and more than likely thinking about next season.