Friday, September 23, 2011

The Pump-Up Part

One of the funniest things I read over this summer was on a Reddit page that someone had linked to this site. It was a link to the last pumpup of the last year, just before the men's team took on North Dakota in the national tournament.

They raved about how excited they were to see RPI play in the national tournament, proud, and all that good stuff. But then... "did they really have to put a link to Aerosmith's 'Dream On' up there?"

Yes. Yes we did.

Call it corny, call it hokey... or, if you prefer, call it awesome and call it way sweet. Practically from day one, we've made it a WaP tradition to throw out a tune on game weekend to, if you so choose, get yourself fired up for some hockey. Sometimes it has meaning. Sometimes it's just a song that's pumping me up. At any rate, I hope it's something that gets you pumped up.

And it ain't goin' nowhere.

We love hockey here at WaP, no matter what form it comes in and when it starts. So while many may be waiting until the official men's opener on October 7 to get excited, we say... why wait? RPI hockey begins now, as the women's team drops the puck against the Toronto Jr. Aeros tonight at the Field House. Hockey is hockey. It's time to come out and support the Engineers!

Today's pump-up is pretty straight forward. Motley Crue may be an aging hair band, but if music from their prime can't get you pumped, I'm afraid there may be no hope for you.

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