It is no secret around the NFL that the Dolphins have been on something of a downward spiral over the last ten years. The post Marino era has seen the once mighty, championship caliber team fall into relative obscurity; a situation team owner Stephen M. Ross is taking steps to rectify. In a play on the old phrase “out with the old, in with the new,” Ross has tapped T-Pain and Pitbull to add some new flavor to a team hoping to shake its retro image. Both men, proud Floridians, have combined their respective genres and created a new fight song for the football franchise.
Miami’s Versace Mansion played host to the event that would debut the groundbreaking track as a celebration was held to commemorate the work. Anticipation was high as the track was presented to a select few of South Beach’s most popular residents. Much to the happiness of many die-heard Dolphins fans, the tune and lyrics to the song were not changed for the new version. Instead, a comfortable medium was found, as the “Mad Hatter of R&B” added his signature Autotune styling to usher the song into the 21st century. Adrift in opulence yet rooted in purpose, the event marked a new age in Miami football, as Ross is attempting to use star power to bring new attention to the Dolphins while simultaneously hoping the added fame will bring new fans to Land Shark Stadium.
In unrelated T-Pain news, the Tallahassee native could find himself holding a post that he probably never dreamt he would. A grassroots movement started by a graduate student at Florida State University could have the robo-tuned crooner replace T.K. Wetherell as the president of the legendary Florida institution. To date, Pain has fully endorsed the idea. Some of his campaign promises thus far include complimentary “Dranks” for everyone (students and faculty) representing FSU at all academic conferences and the formation of the FSU College of Hip Hop, with a new Rap Concert Hall to break ground in Spring 2010.
New Miami Dolphins Fight Song