Penguins change their goal song … and fans are not amused
Change is sometimes difficult, and for some Pittsburgh Penguins fans, it’s inadmissible.
Case in point: the goal song.
Once Evgeni Malkin scored in the second period in the season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, Penguins nation was expecting to hear “Party Hard” by Andrew W.K.
But when Evgeni Malkin evened last night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres in the second period, the team went in a … different direction: House of Pain’s “Jump Around” was piped in PPG Paints Arena.
And, well, the reaction was not so hot.
— Jordan Taylor (@JMTaylor12) October 4, 2019
— Jeff Hamilton (@jhamilton15) October 4, 2019
— Billy’s Autograph Collection (@BillysManCave) October 4, 2019
That new goal song is a mess. Change it back
— Medina Zerishnek (@MrsMMZ_2018) October 4, 2019
Please don't make Jump Around our goal music. Anything can be better than that. 😛
— John Sherman (@error1355) October 4, 2019
Don’t give up, @penguins I bet if you kept at it you could find an even worse goal song than “jump around”
— Justin (@_best_smart) October 4, 2019
Of course, some folks got a bit more introspective about the situation.
There's no sense getting upset about a goal song change when there's not a lot of goals being scored. pic.twitter.com/6zlhbSCX74
— They have Disrespected the Are You Ready Penguin (@ChillKessel) October 4, 2019
But then, we did find a few people who didn’t have a problem with the change.
Penguins using Jump Around for the goal song this year, I approve.
— Tony Dello (@WX_TD) October 4, 2019
I’m cool with Jump Around tbh
— EdwardLouisSeverson (@LemieuxStatue) October 4, 2019
“Party Hard” carried the team through its Stanley Cup wins 2016 and 2017, but after the last two underwhelming postseasons, it appears change is here.
Was literally working on a new Party Hard design earlier today pic.twitter.com/FPySwm6YVS
— Pittsburgh Clothing Co. (@PGHClothingCo) October 4, 2019