I love music as much as the Flyers.
Truth be told, I love music more than the Flyers.
Which is why it is almost always a disappointment when the Flyers score a goal. Not the actual goal of course, but the celebration that follows: A tired air horn and that dopey Doop-Doop song. (Really, Flyers? Stealing from soccer? For shame.)
Surprisingly, it was rated the #4 on this power ranking of goal music done by the Bleacher Report. That's high up the list, but frankly there's a ton of room for improvement. The Chicago Blackhawks are #1 on the b/r ranking for good reason. Their air horn is iconic, and it was time well spent by Rocky Wirtz et al. researching an appropriate chant/song, the immensely catchy Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis. I totally agree it should be first on that list. But does that mean we have to crib Chicago's stuff? The air horn sure gets your attention, but half the NHL teams have appropriated that horn sound now.
This is Philadelphia godammit! Hello? Birthplace of Philly soul music? Home of Hall and Oates, the Hooters, Patti LaBelle, Will Smith, Cinderella, the Dead Milkmen, Bon Jovi (ok, New Jersey), and the Roots.
I know this isn't a novel idea, but how about a concerted effort by the Flyers organization to get the Roots or another local band/artist to come up with a catchy 30-second tune to bop along to?
Ever see the Tampa Bay Lightning fire up their Tesla coils after their goal celebration? It's fantastic. Why can't we do something as cool as that? Heck, we don't need to steal from other NHL teams (or the Union) when we can pilfer something that's right across the street at Citizen's Bank Park. On the odd occasion that the Phillies actually do hit a home run the Liberty Bell rings and lights up. Why not do something similar at Wells Fargo?
I can see it now: Giroux completes his hat-trick, the Roots are blasted over the PA, and the giant, orange-hued Liberty Bell gongs thrice, once for each goal scored. Now that's some Philly pride—music to my ears!