It’s fall, which means Football season is upon us. Baseball is going strong, as is Soccer. Of course Basketball and (my favorite sport) Hockey start their seasons very soon. Go Sports!
While I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest sports fan, but I do love me some hockey. I also root for the Seahawks and boo the Patridiots (never forget deflategate!). Of course, I always root for the home teams – The Trailblazers and the Timbers. So…I guess I’m a fairweather sports fan. This “partly cloudy” sports fandom of mine has inspired this week’s playlist.
This week’s playlist has quite the mixture of songs. We give you songs played during sporting events, such as “Eye of the Tiger” and “We Are the Champions” We include songs like Garfunkel and Oates “Sports Go Sports,” and The Decemberists’ “The Sporting Life,” which shows a cynical view of athletics. A few tragic stories about athletes, such as “The Hurricane” and “Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song) make an appearance. Oh, and of course there’s songs that glorify sports like “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow and “Country Nation” by Brad Paisley. And so much more. This week’s playlist takes a thorough look at all things athletics. So get your hockey sticks, football jerseys, baseball bats, and basketball hoops. Tennis anyone? It’s time to watch the game!
Does Go Sports! have you pumped?
What do you think? Are you ready for some football? Are all your rowdy friends coming over tonight? Is basketball your favorite sport? Do you like the way they dribble up and down the court? Are you great and do your opponent’s suck? Is the current game the most important thing that’s ever occurred? No? Well…that’s fine I guess. Like I said, I’m only a fair weather fan, so you’re in good company. Though don’t rip on Hockey. Hockey rocks!
What’s coming in this Friday’s featured article? I’m glad you asked! A retro album review of R.E.M.’s Monster. The album was released 25 years ago this month, with a special reissue coming November 1. A fresh listen certainly seems due. Will I hate Monster, like so many R.E.M. fans, or will I continue to love Monster? Come back this Friday, and you’ll find out!