Today's link is only tangentially related to sports. One of my favorite local columnists, the Daily News' David Hinckley, is doing a history of New York music in installments for the newspaper. Today's entry is about that mysterious stadium favorite "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" and the ultimate one-hit wonder band, Steam, which was created exclusively for the song. In Hinckley's words:
As with "White Christmas," probably 90 people out of a hundred can sing only the chorus.
And probably only two out of a hundred even know it has verses.
But its message in the arena is as clear as the message to the gladiator when the emperor turned his thumbs down.
Na na na na, na na na na, hey, hey, kiss him goodbye.