Musician calls the audible: Eagles’ fight song outscores Vikings’ theme

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Philadelphia Eagles' fans cheer before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Eagles' fans cheer before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

The Eagles are ready and set to go against the Minnesota Vikings in Philadelphia Sunday for the NFC championship.

But in the most informal of informal polling, one contest has already been decided — which team has the better fight song.

“Fly, Eagles, Fly” has it all over “Skoal, Vikings,” rules Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Scott Sax.

The Plymouth Meeting native, now settled in Nashville, found the Vikings’ theme to be “solid, but not inspiring. It didn’t really draw me in

The Eagles’ anthem is not only inspiring, he says, but melodic.

“It’s open to every man woman and child to sing along with,” he said. “It has a real Philadelphia feel to it.”

In perhaps the ultimate compliment, he likens “Fly, Eagles, Fly” to the theme of another Philadelphia hero.

“It reminds me of ‘Rocky.’ ”

 

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