TEMPE AZ - SEPTEMBER 04: The Arizona State Sun Devils marching band perform prior the college football game against the Portland State Vikings at Sun Devil Stadium on September 4 2010 in Tempe Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Vikings 54-9. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Sun Devils have a rich tapesty of traditions, both for fans and players alike. Few traditions are more significant than the ASU fight song.
"Because of our traditions, we've kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Tempe, we have traditions for everything... How to tailgate, how to echo from the buttes... how to throw up the pitchfork... how to stomp the bus. For instance, we always come home in October, always play at night in the sweltering summer months and always wear a little gold to show our constant devotion to Sparky. You may ask, 'How did this tradition get started?' I'll tell you! ... I don't know."
The paragraph above was taken word for word from Tevye's big speech before an ensemble performance of "Tradition" in the famous musical Fiddler on the Roof. Well, not exactly word for word, but you know what I mean.
Honestly, we have an awesome fight song. There's some great brass work on behalf of the band and the lyrics are top-notch.
Fight, Devils Down The Field
Fight With Your Might and Don't Ever Yield
Long May Our Colors Outshine All Others
Echo From The Buttes, Give 'Em Hell Devils!
Cheer, Cheer For A-S-U
Fight For The Old Maroon
For it's Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here
And It's Onward to Victory!
Who else declares their desire to watch the enemy burn in an eternal inferno? Only the Devils. A-S-U! A-S-U!
See the previous entries on House of Sparky's 100 day countdown here