ESPN names the SEC's best fight song
ESPN continued its national roundtable series on Friday with a look at which school has the best fight song in each Power 5 conference. Of course there is no right or wrong answer here, but it’s an interesting debate that we wanted to share.
Here’s how the panel voted:
ACC: Florida State
Big Ten: Michigan
Big 12: Oklahoma
“Is there a more iconic song in college football than ‘Rocky Top?’ Technically, it’s not Tennessee’s official fight song,” wrote SEC blogger Greg Ostendorf . “(That would be ‘Down the Field.’) But ‘Rocky Top’ has served as the school’s unofficial fight song since it was first played at a Volunteer football game in 1972.
“The song, first recorded by the Osborne Brothers in 1967, became Tennessee’s official state song in 1982. But there’s nothing quite like hearing 100,000 people sing the tune together inside Neyland Stadium on a Saturday in the fall.”
Alright, folks, let’s have at it. Does “Rocky Top” trump “Hail to Georgia?” Is it better than “Yea Alabama?” What about “The Aggie War Hymn?” Don’t forget about Auburn’s “War Eagle” or Florida’s “The Orange and the Blue,” either. And Again, there is no wrong answer here, but this is a conversation worth having.
Let the discussion officially begin.