"Probably the thing I hate most about them is that damn fight song. I'm so sick of hearing that fight song. Every time that fight song comes on, I'll mute my TV. It's one of those things that's just annoying. I can't stand it."As MAtW points out, he's sick of hearing it so much due to Michigan scoring 186 points on the Spartans in the last 5 years. Let us break it down and figure out how much Drew actually heard the fight song after a score. Every touchdown and field goal is accompanied by a Victors trio:
- 2002: 7 times (49 pts on 7TD)
- 2003: 4 times (27 pts on 4TD)
- 2004: 9 times (45 pts on 5TD + 3FG + 2pt)
- 2005: 6 times (34 pts on 4TD + 2FG)
- 2006: 5 times (31 pts on 4TD + 1FG
Additionally, since it haunts his dreams, he probably heard it during the band's scheduled performances too. That's 6 times per home game:
- In the parking lot during the march over
- Twice during pregame
- Twice while the team comes out of the tunnel
- While marching off the field at halftime.
- At the conclusion of every game
During Drew Stanton's tremendous 0-5 career against the University of Puke, he heard The Victors a bare minimum of 90 times. This bare-minimum estimate does not count playing it after recovering a fumble, nor playing the slightly-extended version to rally the team (which wasn't often necessary), nor "alternative" versions of The Victors like Calyptors, the Hoover Street Rag, or the Victors Waltz. An extremely conservative estimate of three additional performances per game puts that number well into the triple digits.
I made a video in honor of his 2005 failed victory guarantee; Drew Stanton has clearly been a ripe source of material for many years.