(originally featured on the Oct. 17, 2008 show)
It’s funny how sometimes the planets align in just the right position for something apparently important to happen. When I first aired this list back in October, I was hours away from a trip to Penn State to watch the Nittany Lions take on Michigan, Maryland was finally coming home to Byrd Stadium for a matchup against Wake Forest, and my Phillies were about to begin the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. Penn State beat the crap out of Michigan (the Wolverines really sucked this year, though), Maryland shut out Wake Forest, and as for the Fightin’ Phils… well, I’ll let Chase Utley handle this one for me.
Yeah, I’m still kind of on a high from the World Series. Hey, you would be too if you’d never ever seen one of your teams win anything ever… and then they won something.
Anyway, as I post this we are less than one week away from America’s favorite unofficial holiday — Super Bowl Sunday. If you’ve come here looking for insightful analysis on who I think will win the big one… well, you’ve come to the wrong place. Plus, I’m still a little bummed that the Eagles blew it in the NFC Championship Game again. But at least I’ve still got the Phillies.
In the spirit of the unofficial holiday season, I present to you my Top 5 Songs That Get Me Excited For The Big Game. Gentlemen, start your headbanging…
Here’s the playlist for my third show, which aired on WMUC2 on Oct. 17, 2008.
1. Kings Of Leon, “My Party” (Because Of The Times)
2. U2, “Numb” (Zooropa)
3. Weezer, “Tired Of Sex” (Pinkerton)
4. Minus The Bear, “Double Vision Quest” (Planet Of Ice)
5. The National, “Mistaken For Strangers” (Boxer)
6. Radiohead, “I Might Be Wrong” (Amnesiac)
7. Queens Of The Stone Age, “First It Giveth” (Songs For The Deaf)
8. Muse, “Assassin” (Black Holes & Revelations)
9. Rise Against, “State Of The Union” (Siren Song Of The Counter Culture)
10. High On Fire, “Rumors Of War” (Death Is This Communion)
11. Mastodon, “Blood & Thunder” (Leviathan)
12. Rage Against The Machine, “Know Your Enemy” (Rage Against The Machine)
13. The Sword, “Freya” (Age Of Winters)
Don’t forget to tune in to WMUC2 every Friday from 6-8 p.m. starting on January 30 for my show! And watch this space, because I’ll get around to that upgrade soon.