A few Mondays ago, I caused a minor convulsion in the Force by serenading the Seabury faculty meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers fight song (which was steeped into my consciousness in my adolescence living with a father who was a lifelong Steelers fan); the students representatives to the meeting then demanded a reprise in my New Testament II class, where I also could display the Steelers championship t-shirt that my dad had overnighted to me.
Because I am just that kind of guy, I have tracked down an online version of the original performance.
It comes with a slide show of the current Steelers (of whom I know nothing; I kept peering intently at the slides, asking “Where’s L.C. Greenwood? Where’s John Stallworth?” And what’s with the new numbers? Why aren’t they real football-uniform numbers?), but the sound track reproduces the first, unsurpassed version of the Steelers Polka.
Make them scramble, intercept the ball!
Blitz them, drive them up against the wall
Look at that, we have a running game!
Good things soon come to those who sit and wait. Hey!
The existence of this clip by itself justifies the existence of YouTube; thanks for hosting this gem.