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Team USA’s hockey chant is both annoying and mezmerizing

- May 5th, 2014

Remember that video of the U.S. under-18 hockey team locking arms in a post-game circle?

After beating the Czech Republic to claim gold at last month’s world championship, the red, white and blue belted out a bizarre chant that had Team Canada supporters rolling their eyes.

Let’s face it, this is like nails on a chalkboard to most of us.

According to unitedstateshockey.com, the song was conceived by Kirk Culik, a strength and conditioning coach at the National Team Development Program.

The website goes on to explain how the sing-along made its debut after the Yanks claimed gold at the 2010 world junior.

OH, MAMA DON’T YOU CRY!
USA HOCKEY IS DO OR DIE!
PUT A HOCKEY STICK IN MY HAND
SEND ME OFF TO A FOREIGN LAND
THEY’D SAY I’D BE A STAR
THAT I’D GO VERY FAR
PUT SOME GATORADE IN YOUR GLASS!
WE JUST KICKED YOUR F—ING A–!

Further, Yahoo! Sports’ Greg Wyshynski recently had a word with Team USA hockey executive Scott Monaghan, who offered a bit more on the tradition.

“I’d say every group from the 1990s on knows it and waits for a chance to sing it,” Monaghan told Yahoo.

“I’m a little bummed that the last two words keep getting edited out though.”

As for Canadians, we just hope we never, ever hear this or any other rendition ever again.

For what it’s worth, Canada finished third at the U-18 tournament in Sochi after being knocked out by the Czechs in the semis.

Tell us what you think of the song in the comment section below. Maybe even write your own “Canadian” version…

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5 comments

  1. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat | May 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    OLYMPIC GOLD… sing it if you ever win it again!!!
    GO CANADA GO!!
    Toews, Crosby, Price, ….
    Oh wait, MacKinnon, McDavid, Subban, Hall, Nugent-Hopkins et al…

  2. CAN1234567 | May 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Kirk Culik better be wary when Gatorade comes knocking for royalties.

  3. rvi | May 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Just exactly what you’d expect from Team USA. Enough said.

  4. DanTheMan | May 6, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Is it just me or does that chant really suck? I mean, if I wrote it, I would never want my name attached to it as a grown adult. It’s childish and immature. Something I could see a 10 year old writing…No joke!!! Are there not better things to write about?

  5. this is why if we were only to win ONE game,i'd want it to be against the americans!! | May 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

    every body loves the u.s.

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