Win This Game
This is a novelty fight song not to be taken too seriously. It was fun to perform and the Steelers won the Super Bowl the year it was written. Did it bring them luck? Maybe it did. It was the only fight song I ever wrote. The feeling to write this song came to me during the preseason and quickly evolved into a song by the first game. Myself and my five year old daughter would sing the song before the start of each game and even though the Steelers didn't win every time and it looked like they weren't even going to make the play-offs I couldn't help but to feel some kind of magic about this song. It was almost the end of the season by the time I convinced my band to record the song. Of course we recorded on a Sunday and as fate likes to play tricks the Steelers lost to the Colts but hey, now we had a fight song for the Steelers that wasn't just about them winning the Super-Bowl. For some reason I was feeling kind of depressed that week and my wonderful wife kicked me in the butt and made me mail the song out to some local radio stations. To my dismay WDVE and their sister station the X played the song about a week later. The next thing I know the Steelers were in the Playoffs and WDVE was inviting Steelers fight song writers to sing live on the air during a Steelers pep rally. So I drove down to Pittsburgh with the hopes of singing my song live on the air karaoke style. When I arrived at the RED Star Tavern I was told by the producers that they already had a full line up. Man was I bummed. But I wasn't taking no for an answer and I explained to them that their station manager had told me to show up there with a CD of the song with out vocals and as long as I made it by 7:00 I was good to go. They debated it for a while and eventually were kind enough to rearrange the program schedule to fit me in. I couldn't help feeling excited and even though my was voice only about 85% I was sure I could belt out 'Win This Game'. There was a couple hundred Black and Gold Fans in the audience at The Red Star Tavern that night Cheering on the Steelers Fight songs. In all there was I think Nine performers. When the famous radio personality Scott Paulsen introduced I.C. Steeler Fans I was truly Psyched. The Music started and the performer in me in kicked in. The fans were cheering and holding lighters in the air and they caught on quickly to the words and were screaming out 'We're gonna Win' We're gonna Win This Game'. I was really wowed by the response. When I stepped off the stage several people came right over and shook my hand and said things like 'Now that's a real song', 'Man that sounded like Metallica'. I was super honored when Scott Paulsen came over and told me ' You have one Hell of a Voice'. My wife myself and our oldest daughter stuck around for a while to listen to the other fight song performers. When Mr. Devious the writers of the 'Palumalu' song where finished one of the WDVE producers announced that all this was a competition to determine the best fight song. The one guy from MR. Devious approached me and told me he was voting for my song. All those guys are really cool. Anyhow the producers had us come up on the stage one at time and the competition was judged by how loud the crowd cheered. To my surprise it was a tie between I.C. Steeler Fans and Mr. Devious. Then there was a tie breaker vote and Mr. Devious won out. The following week I got a call from WDVE asking if I would be interested in performing at the Steelers Super Bowl Pep rally at the Sports Rock Cafe. The guy said they loved me the previous week and I told him to count me in. I was still fighting a sinus infection but opportunity doesn't knock to often so it was on with the show for me. When I arrived at the venue I got a little nervous. There was about 1500 Steelers fans there and it was standing room only. This was a really cool event to be a part of. The excitement and positive energy in the room was amazing. The WDVE morning show radio personalities did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd and of course the best part for me was performing 'Win This Game' and experiencing the crowds participation and response.The following morning I listened to the entire pep rally on the WDVE Morning Show. Looking back I'm glad to have written this fight song and maybe some day I'll write another. The rest is History. The Steelers won the Super Bowl and now two major players mentioned in the song are no longer on the team. The Iron Chin (Bill Cowher) and Joey Porter. I think a great name for the Steelers Mascot would be 'The Iron Chin' As In: Wall of steel and an Iron Chin It's Time To Roll, It's time to win Special Teams got a head of steam We're gonna put you down We're gonna end your dreams Reed Kicks the ball and it goes right through Porter makes the hit another I.O.U. Big Ben drops back and he throws the bomb Ward makes the grab and then he's gone To the end zone We're Gonna Win We're Gonna Win This Game We're Gonna Win We're Gonna Win This Game A humble soul but he brings the pain Palumalu and his warrior mane The fans go crazy and they love to scream Touchdown baby end zone scenes To the end zone We're Gonna Win We're Gonna Win This Game We're Gonna Win We're Gonna Win This Game.