- The Florida Panthers are looking to change their goal song
- Jimmy Eat World, who sings their current song, roasted them for the move
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There was a time during this NHL season when it seemed like everything was going perfectly for the Florida Panthers. They had survived their head coach’s resignation and still finished the NHL season with the league’s best record. They had even led the league in goals scored.
Surely this would be the year the Panthers made a deep playoff run after failing to win a playoff series for 25 years. Then they ran into the Tampa Bay Lighting in the second round of the playoffs and it quickly became clear that this season would end in disappointment. They were swept by the Lightning and outscored 13-3 in the series.
However, it turns out all hope is not lost for a potential playoff run in the future as the organization has seemingly identified a solution to their disappointments. The Panthers just needed to change their goal song.
Since the 2017-18 season, the Panthers have been using the Jimmy Eat World classic, “Sweetness”, as their goal song. Now the team is planning to change the song and some fans are not happy about. Those fans have started a petition to keep “Sweetness”. Jimmy Eat World found out about the petition and absolutely roasted the Panthers for trying to swap out their song.
If you’re scoring the most goals of any team in the NHL and you don’t win the cup maybe the problem isn’t your goal song? But hey if it’s not broke feel free to fix it. https://t.co/6BucHM0GSy
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) June 17, 2022
This isn’t the first time this month that we’ve heard about a team trying to use music to change their fortunes.
In the midst of a 13-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Angels tried having each of their players use a Nickelback song as their walkup music to see if it would change their fortunes. It did not as they were shutout by the Red Sox for the second time in the series.
Maybe things will work out better for the Panthers, but they will likely have a hard time finding a song that can get the home crowd fired up like “Sweetness” can.