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Diehard Detroit Lions fans know the tune played after every Detroit Lions score—the Gridiron Fight song. One of the most beloved fight songs in the NFL, but if you’ve never been to a game at Ford Field, you might not even know it.

Traditionally sung after touchdowns, the song, “Gridiron Heroes” has stood the test of time for the team. It’s survived decades and remains one of the proud traditions of the game. The song dates back to the 1930’s The credit for the fight song goes to Wayne State University band director, Graham T. Overgard. Graham penned the oldest NFL fight song to date.

Motor City Josh

Josh Ford, Dave Edwards and Todd Glass

How The Music Makeover Came To Be

Got a text from Jim O’Brien from Big Jim’s House mornings with local celebrity Ryan Logan. Jim was asking if maybe my friend Motorcity Josh a local musician and the owner of The Sound Shop recording studio would do a makeover of the Detroit Lions Gridiron song.  Recently Big Jim’s house has used Josh Ford’s band, “Motorcity Josh & the Big 3’s song, I Got That Friday Feelin’ song on the morning show. Jim’Obrien asked if Motor City Josh would take on the challenge of a Lions song makeover. Josh agreed and got the help of another Detroit rock and roll icon Dave Edwards from the band, The Look, and the backbone of the project on the drums Todd Glass whose credits include drumming on lots of local bands’ albums and being part of Motorcity Josh & The Big 3.  Enjoy The New 2023 Detroit Lions Fight song.

Forward Down The Field 2023 “The Gridiron Fight Song”


The Sound Shop Recording Studio

The studio is used by many local as well as national artists. A 3,000-square-foot commercial recording studio that has the best vibe. state-of-the-art digital equipment for superior sonic quality.  Yes, they can track your band live, do overdubs, mix, and master. The facility houses two control rooms and six isolation tracking rooms. We have everything an artist needs to make a great record right here under one roof. Our back line of equipment is endless but if we don’t have it, we will get it! 

The Local band Chit! Also Recorded At The Sound Shop

The “Selfie Song.” Recorded at the Sound Shop. Nominated for two local Detroit Music Awards. ( Of course, we lost). it’s the thought that counts.

7 Hilarious Football Fan Superstitions Shared by Redditors

Football fans are gearing up for the upcoming NFL season. Some fans are so passionate that their enthusiasm borders on religious fervor. And yes, they pray for their team.  Beyond their prayers, they also have some superstitions. You know the types: they go barechested in zero degree weather and paint themselves in their favorite team’s colors. Their mood for the week depends on if their team won or lost. There are fans and then there devout believers.  Those are the ones who get a bit too superstitious.

Football fans superstitions

You know that person who stays in the same spot throughout an entire game, and when their team gives up possession they change positions? That’s who we’re talking about. So, when things are going well, they’re practically immobile. They won’t step away for food or even use the bathroom. Why? Because they can’t risk “messing up the flow.” On the other hand, if things are not going as planned, they might wander around the living room persistently in search of a lucky seat where good things could potentially happen. Of course, for some fans, their ritualistic and superstitious behaviors might just be traditions, regardless of whether their team comes out on top or experiences a loss.

From wearing a specific jersey to eating a particular snack, these rituals are believed to bring luck and influence the game. For instance, some fans might have a lucky pre-game routine, like wearing mismatched socks or doing a little victory dance before kickoff. Even food choices play a role, with some fans only eating certain foods while watching the game, like nachos or chicken wings, believing that deviating from this menu might lead to bad luck. It’s these quirky and often amusing superstitions that add an extra layer of excitement to the football fan experience.

Take a look at a few of these superstition-filled traditions that football fans have been sharing on Reddit.

  • Jersey Power

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    For some fans, the belief in “jersey power” is real, relying on their chosen jersey to bring their team to victory. A Reddit user revealed, “I change jerseys every game. Never wear the same one twice in a row.” They mentioned that during one season, the Jaguars secured a 3-1 record when following this practice, but experienced a 0-12 record when they didn’t.

  • Fiery Ritual

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    Some fans unquestionably take their rituals to the extreme. During Vince Young’s playing days, a Redditor mentioned that they used to perform a rather unconventional practice of burning a photo of the player. They would attach a picture of his face to a Barbie doll and place it on the grill as part of their ritual.

  • Sound of Silence

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    This particular approach might come across as a bit harsh, yet it seems to show results for this person. Apparently, ignoring their wife and kid during the game is their strategy. “I know it’s weird and the results haven’t been great, but I’m not going to risk it,” they wrote. Priorities, dude!

  • Quantum Football Mechanics

    Some say that dissecting your superstitions like a science can work wonders. A Reddit user shared their approach, saying that if, for some reason, they tune into the game late and the Ravens are in the lead, they turn the game off. “Watching will only swing the game in the opposite direction. It’s like the Heisenberg Principle of quantum football mechanics. Intense observation will only change the outcome,” they humorously explained. That’s dedication!

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  • Designated Sweet Spot

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    Having a lucky seat or a designated sweet spot to park yourself during every football game is a ritual many fans swear by. According to one person, during game days, they make a point to occupy the exact same barstool. They mentioned, “Everyone has assigned seats at the bar.”

  • Goodbye Hygiene

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    Some hardcore football fans throw hygiene to the wind. A Reddit user opened up about their peculiar belief. If they don’t shower right before the game, they’re convinced the Eagles will end up on the losing side. They added, “Sometimes if we had a crappy first half, I’ll take another shower, for a fresh start.”

  • Habitual Counting

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    Luck can take some interesting forms, like the practice of counting things a specific number of times. A person mentioned that on game days, they apply three strokes of deodorant per armpit in support of Russell Wilson. Some people are all about the idea that stuff tends to go down in threes.


Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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