A fight broke out in last night’s Dallas/Edmonton NHL game between Krys Barch of the Stars and Zack Stortini of the Oilers, which isn’t particularly noteworthy in itself, but listen to the fight music playing over the Dallas arena speakers:
Looks like Barch was on a roll with the star-punches but misjudged how much life Stortini had left and couldn’t knock him down, then just ran out of hearts. Stars coach Marc Crawford tried to encourage him by yelling “Join the Nintendo Fun Club!” but it only restored a tiny bit of energy when he hit select.
For the record, playing the Punch-Out music isn’t a new thing at the American Airlines Arena, but it’s gone from being an occasional novelty to being the team’s standard fight music of choice, probably thanks to nostalgic, in-the-know jerky nerds like us.
Speaking of jerky nerds, why is the Punch-Out TRAINING music playing during the fight? It should be the fighting music. I mean, crap, I’m all for NES Easter egg music cues but let’s straighten out our details here. If someone gets an Icing call, would you play the music from FIRE MAN’S level in Mega Man 1? I don’t think so.
(via Empty Netters)