HAPPY COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY, Y'ALL!!!!!!!!
Today is truly my favorite day of the year. I know a lot of people celebrate somewhat "fake" holidays all the time, like Madden Day, or Boxing Day (a British celebration of boxing up presents or something.). My favorite fake holiday is the day when the college football season begins. And that day is today, baby! Wooooooooooo! ROLL DAMN COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
As you might be able to tell, I'm pretty freaking jacked for today, and all the wonderfullness that comes this weekend and every weekend for the next several weeks. And some games on Tuesday and Wednesday. And Thursday. And sometimes on Friday. There is no greater time of the year, as far as I'm concerned, and that makes me want to suplex an RV.
Now I have no problem getting up on Saturday mornings, ready to spend the rest of my day watching football, but that may not be the case for everyone. Some of you may need some help. Brady Hoke, for example. The quintessential Michigan Man told reporters, "I love Hall & Oates. 'Rich Girl' and 'Sarah' can bring a tear to my eye." Cool story, bro. You listen to your Hall & Oates while you mourn whatever Alabama's defense does to Shoelace on Saturday night in Dallas. The rest of us have some real hype music business (ED. NOTE -- HEY NOW) to attend to.
Here is my 2012 BUCKEYE PUMP UP PLAYLIST, perfect for going out and wreaking havoc all over your respective metro area.
GET UP after the jump.
1. "Carmen Ohio" - TBDBITL
No Buckeye fan can call themselves that if Carmen doesn't get you ready for college football. This is the song that should start all Buckeye pump up mixes. There is no debate.
2. "Uprising" - Muse
I saw Muse in the Schott a few years ago. It was the best concert I've been to in a few years. They came out for their encore wearing these. It was great (Just pretend those are Christian Bryant jerseys).
3. "Slither" - Velvet Revolver
HOLY CRAP. The bass line at the beginning, the guitar solo, Scott Weiland screaming. Find me a brick wall, play this song, BOOM, no more brick wall.
4. "Thrill of it" - Robert Randolph and the Family Band
This song reminds me of 2006, more specifically of the Texas game. This was the song that ABC used as their lead-in promo song and I will never forget that game and that season. Except, you know, everything after the Michigan game. But still.
5. "Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance
This song starts off slow, but once it gets kicking, then don't tell me you aren't ready to blitz through a bunch of 2-star MAC offensive linemen. Yeah, you are.
6. "Breakout" - Foo Fighters
This song. Off all the Foo Fighters songs that would fit here, and several do, this is the one that pumps me up the most. Forget the "Me, Myself and Irene" tie in, this song by itself will get you jumping.
7. "Across the Field --> Le Reg" - TBDBITL
I can't lie, my favorite part of any Ohio State game is when they go from "Across the Field" right into "Le Reg" and do Script Ohio. I love Script Ohio. Look at that sousaphone player high-stepping into the ABC camera man! Great hustle, tuba-totin' man! True story: my Grandma, when I was little, offered me a $10,000 trust if I ever dotted the "i" on the field. It didn't happen. It probably should have.
8. "On to the Next One" - Jay Z
Being a Midwestern white person, OF COURSE I need some Jay-Z on this list. This song is the pick. Apropriate for pre-game, and after the Buckeyes curb-stomp Nebraska in a few weeks.
9. "Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns N' Roses
Again, tons of great, guitar-driven, GET OFF THE TRACKS HERE COMES THE TRAIN WOOOOOOO rock from GNR, but I go with "Welcome to the Jungle". Because, starting this season and into the future, that's what the 'Shoe is. Cuz YOU IN THE JUNGLE, BABY, YOU GONNA DIEEEEEEE!!!
10. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - Metallica
Those bells...I get jitters when I hear them. You know how, on third down, most places play "Hells Bells"? That needs to go away. Play this instead. If I was a red-shirt frosh QB and this came on before I had to convert a long third down, I think it'd be dribbling down my pants before the guitar even started.
So there are your ten songs, in convenient YouTube Playlist format. I'm sure there are hundreds of other songs that you might think would be better suited for pumping up pleasures. By all means, put them in the comments, and let's see if we can't take down a few buildings before kickoff.