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August 20, 2010
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it And you really want to show it If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Can someone please tell me how this inane little ditty that appeals to four year-olds is supposed to fire up a major league baseball team and its fans? I'll bet the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, and so on, shudder in horror, quaking in their collective spikes whenever they hear our "fight song" as they set foot on the turf of our beloved baseball cathedral.
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By Jordan Bartel | February 19, 2014
10. 'Navy Blue,' Diane Renay I'm suggesting this as the Naval Academy's new fight song. 9. 'What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am),' the Tams Is there a more rational way to end a relationship than to say, "You build me up then you let me down"? 8. 'California Sun,' the Rivieras This one is popular, of course. It has been covered by, among others, the Ramones, Los Straitjackets and, yes, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (well, on the "Curious George 2" movie soundtrack album, but it still counts)
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SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2010
Fight songs for teams in the NFL are often like players: Some, like Hall of Famers, become synonymous with the team itself while others, like long-shot free agents, fail to catch on and are quickly forgotten. The Ravens are hoping that their new fight song, unveiled Wednesday night at M&T Bank Stadium after a charity fundraising event for the organization's All Community Team Foundation, has star quality and staying power. It will certainly have something else: an obvious link to Baltimore's football past.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2012
Collin Klein may play quarterback for Kansas State, but on Friday he attended Johnny U. In town to receive the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Klein spent part of the day viewing Unitas' memorabilia at the Sports Legends Museum, kibitzing with John Unitas Jr. and several old Colts, and visiting the scupture of the late Hall of Fame quarterback outside M&T Bank Stadium, where he reverently touched the toe of the 13-foot statue. "This is amazing. He [Unitas] was so special," said Klein, the 26 t h recipient of the award and a rare unanimous choice of the six-member selection committee.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2012
If Notre Dame or Michigan decided to change their school fight songs, the moves would likely spark objections from students, alumni and faculty. At St. John's College, however, it's a bit different. On April 28, at its 30th annual croquet match against the U.S. Naval Academy, the school planned to introduce a new fight song. And it appears people on the college's Annapolis campus don't seem to mind. That's partly because few can recall the current fight song. "I don't know if any students at the school know what our current official song is," said student John Fleming of Gaithersburg, an imperial wicket (or a captain)
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2003
Dr. Ralph Fletcher Davis Sr., a retired physician who as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park wrote its "Maryland Fight Song," died of heart failure Saturday at a hospital in Springfield, Ill. He was 83. Dr. Davis was born at Fort Sheridan, Ill., the son of a career military officer. In 1934, he moved with his family to Baltimore when his father was assigned to Fort Holabird. He was a 1937 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the university in 1941.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1998
So, you want me to sing it over the phone?Yes, John Modell, oldest son of Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, we do want you to sing the Ravens' Fight Song. After all, you wrote the ditty this spring. After all those years of warbling the Colts' Fight Song ("Let's go, you Baltimore Colts, and put that ball across the line ..."), it's time for a new fight song.Sing, John, sing.Flying High, Fierce pride in our eye, The Ravens of Baltimore ...Hey, good voice (maybe you had to be there).The Ravens were without their own fight song for the first two years, but the new stadium was cause for a Ravens song.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo said Thursday that he suspended senior captain Alexander Teich after a series of incidents involving Teich's leadership role with the team. Without getting into specifics, Niumatalolo said they began during Saturday's 35-34 overtime loss to Air Force in Annapolis and spilled into the first two days of practice. Niumatalolo acknowledged that he kicked the team's leading rusher off the field midway through Tuesday's practice. He announced Wednesday that Teich would "probably" not play Saturday against Southern Mississippi at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | January 28, 1997
MILPITAS, Calif. -- The Notre Dame Fight Song is a familiar tune to sports fans everywhere. After yesterday, the Milpitas High School Little Big Band members can play it in their sleep.The 79-member band played the Notre Dame song -- also the Milpitas fight song -- 421 times for nearly four hours, more times than the record listed in the Guinness Book of Records for playing a single song, according to Wes Robbins, the band leader.They were trying to set a record -- although the activity was not monitored by Guinness and has not been certified.
SPORTS
By Sheil Kapadia | August 5, 2007
Fans are filtering into M&T Bank Stadium as I type this. If you ever wanted to sit front row at an NFL event, this is your chance. Walking through the parking lots before the game, the tailgaters look to be in midseason form. There's nothing like that smell of coffee (for those recovering from last night) mixed with Bud Light (for those looking ahead). Redskins and Ravens fans were already razzing each other as if it were December. Said one Ravens fan: "This is their Super Bowl." Ouch.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2012
If Notre Dame or Michigan decided to change their school fight songs, the moves would likely spark objections from students, alumni and faculty. At St. John's College, however, it's a bit different. On April 28, at its 30th annual croquet match against the U.S. Naval Academy, the school planned to introduce a new fight song. And it appears people on the college's Annapolis campus don't seem to mind. That's partly because few can recall the current fight song. "I don't know if any students at the school know what our current official song is," said student John Fleming of Gaithersburg, an imperial wicket (or a captain)
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo said Thursday that he suspended senior captain Alexander Teich after a series of incidents involving Teich's leadership role with the team. Without getting into specifics, Niumatalolo said they began during Saturday's 35-34 overtime loss to Air Force in Annapolis and spilled into the first two days of practice. Niumatalolo acknowledged that he kicked the team's leading rusher off the field midway through Tuesday's practice. He announced Wednesday that Teich would "probably" not play Saturday against Southern Mississippi at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2010
Fight songs for teams in the NFL are often like players: Some, like Hall of Famers, become synonymous with the team itself while others, like long-shot free agents, fail to catch on and are quickly forgotten. The Ravens are hoping that their new fight song, unveiled Wednesday night at M&T Bank Stadium after a charity fundraising event for the organization's All Community Team Foundation, has star quality and staying power. It will certainly have something else: an obvious link to Baltimore's football past.
SPORTS
By Baltimore Sun reporter | August 25, 2010
Baltimore Ravens, let's go And put that ball across the line So fly with talons spread wide Go in and strike with Ravens pride Fight! Fight! Fight! Ravens dark wings take to flight Dive in and show them your might For Baltimore and Maryland You will fly on to victory
NEWS
August 20, 2010
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it And you really want to show it If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Can someone please tell me how this inane little ditty that appeals to four year-olds is supposed to fire up a major league baseball team and its fans? I'll bet the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, and so on, shudder in horror, quaking in their collective spikes whenever they hear our "fight song" as they set foot on the turf of our beloved baseball cathedral.
SPORTS
March 11, 2010
Keep the autonomy Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times No doubt things have changed since 1999, the last time the Big Ten made a run at Notre Dame and Notre Dame said no thanks. The Big Ten, with its growing television network, is more powerful now and Notre Dame football is less powerful. Since 1999, the football program has toiled in mediocrity as it fumbled through the last decade. It has bungled coaching hires and posted one lousy bowl win in Hawaii. But does that mean Notre Dame should be forced into joining a conference?
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch | July 26, 2001
In July 1970, as mass protests against the Vietnam War spread across the country in the wake of the invasion of Cambodia and the killings of demonstrators that spring at Kent State University, recording artist Edwin Starr hit No. 1 on the pop charts with a song called "War." (Its memorable refrain: "War - huhhh - what is it good for - absolutely nothing !") Thirty-one years later, the song has been, um, re-interpreted to suit these sports-obsessed times of ours. The "artist" formerly known as linebacker Ray Lewis is out with a hip-hop version on CD just in time for the opening of the Ravens training camp.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel | February 19, 2014
10. 'Navy Blue,' Diane Renay I'm suggesting this as the Naval Academy's new fight song. 9. 'What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am),' the Tams Is there a more rational way to end a relationship than to say, "You build me up then you let me down"? 8. 'California Sun,' the Rivieras This one is popular, of course. It has been covered by, among others, the Ramones, Los Straitjackets and, yes, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (well, on the "Curious George 2" movie soundtrack album, but it still counts)
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and Matt Bracken,mbracken@baltimoresun.com | December 15, 2009
It's hard to imagine a 6-foot-8, 255-pound athlete disappearing. But for almost three long years, that's what happened to Wayne Dorsey, a former Southwestern football and basketball star. While former Amateur Athletic Union basketball teammates Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech) and Sean Mosley (Maryland) found stardom in college, Dorsey's journey from West Baltimore took him to New York for a season of prep school football and to Mississippi for two years of junior college. "The road that he took was just so long and so frustrating for him," said Vernon Joines, Dorsey's football coach at Southwestern.
NEWS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | July 7, 2009
John Miliauskas had watched so much change at Towson University that he finally came to a conclusion about the university band's most-played piece. "It was OK," the band director said of Towson's fight song, played at football games and student rallies. "But we wanted to make it something extra special." With that in mind, Towson is holding a contest for new fight song lyrics. The competition - open to students, alumni, faculty and donors - will run through July 17. The winner will receive $500.
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