With the Pittsburgh Steelers being ushered into the offseason in dramatic fashion by Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos it may be several months before you hear the Steelers' anthem, "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa.
Well, that's not entirely true. You may hear the Stargate-produced beats. But they'll likely be accompanying a different color scheme: "Blue and Orange"
Not only did the Broncos dump the Steelers from the NFL playoffs but their fans have also appropriated the Steel City's anthem and remixed it. While the original version was more of a declaration of loyalty to Pittsburgh than a song about its football team, "Blue and Orange" is all about the Broncos. Surprisingly, the first player named in the tune is not Tim Tebow. Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey is the first player to get a shout out. It doesn't take long, though, to get to Tebow.
That's my team and I don't care if you ain't supportin'
We've been better ever since we got rid of Kyle Orton.
And it turned out to be a very great decision,
Went from being 1 and 4 to takin' over our division.
They said that Tebow wasn't ready to play his position
But he's cutting up defenses like a surgical incision.
All the sports critics sayin' how he's sorta average
but then they give him props on having fourth-quarter magic.
If you like these lyrics then you'll love the music video posted on YouTube by J-rod (who also has the song for sale on ITunes) that also doubles as a highlight reel of the team's unlikely march to the AFC West crown. While critics will assuredly, and correctly, point out that "Blue and Orange" is just piggybacking someone else's work, J-rod seems more concerned with accusations of being a bandwagon fan, letting everyone know that he rocked No. 26 on his jersey back when played rec league in honor of former Broncos running back Bobby Humphrey.
Despite the Steelers loss to the Green Bay Packers in the 2011 Super Bowl, Wiz' original version of the tune rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts shortly after the game. It would seem that this riff on that tune will hold a much less distinguished place in pop culture. With Tebow involved, though, you never do know how things will end.