Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Morning Sh*t Storm

Mike Piazza is such a douche. But he illustrates what today's storm is all about. Another one of the great intersections of sports and music.

We all know that music has different effects on people. We also know that athletes love to listen to some tunes before they go to work. They even make commercials about it.

So for today's shit storm, what songs would you use to get pumped up? What situation would you use a song in? In the locker room? On the bus? Walking out to take on Jon Cena at bash at the beach? Walking out at the Jake to shut down the Yankees?

I've got a lot of love for the art of choosing your theme music. Our basketball team in high school had the best mix tape of all time. More on that in a second. We would also judge other teams by their mix tape. One team from San Antonio ran out to Korn's "Blind." Seriously, they timed it so they would run out as soon as he yelled "ARE YOU READY?!" Fuck and that noise. No way we weren't going to beat that team by any less than 30.

We also had a secret ritual for away games. It involved a little music group I like to call Ace of Base. I'm not kidding.

When listening to "The Sign" and a couple of other AoB bangers, we lost one away game the entire season. The championship.

But back to the Shit Storm at hand. My selection comes from the very first song of our mix tape. "Top's Drop" by Fat Pat. Something about the crescendo at the beginning just gets me juiced.

Texas plates don't hate showin' up in the state.

So what's your pump-up jam? "More Human Than Human" by White Zombie? "Survivor" by Destiny's Child? Are you that much of a douche that you're going to say anything by the Dropkick Murphys? You are, aren't you.


  1. Well After the Yankees got beat up by Texas I've been listening to a lot of Celine Dion.

  2. Anything by Queen really gets me amped.

    When I was a sophomore, there was this giant, mean looking kid named Luke who was on our team. He always wore headphones, silently chilling in his locker, looking angrier and angrier, until gametime, at which point he'd go out and make a fatality happen with a barbaric yawp.

    Found out after the year, his senior year, he was listening to 311's "Amber" on repeat. Weird.

  3. Our basketball team senior year mix had here comes the boom at the beginning (the beginning of that song is awesome) then 'Halftime' by the Ying Yang Twins. wayyyyyyyyyy before the saints used it. Then our shoot around song was requiem for a dream from Lord of the Rings.

  4. I hope you missed all your shots in the shoot around.