I have my music surrounding me everywhere whether I’m writing this, drafting my fantasy team, driving to work, or playing some madden. I really don’t have a set list of what gets me going but i like to make sure I’m not bored.
I find if I’m playing football, i like to have an album go front to back, driving i need something loud and sing a longful? When i write i like to have hip hop going. It just keeps my head bobbin and the ideas flowing. Listening to jay z and Kanye gets my blood going and i usually get a good sports ref from them.
What do you have that moves you? Music is key in sports, you really don’t realize it until you think about it. Last 30 seconds of a penalty kill, a missed shot, touchdown, goal, huge dunk, or a great play to end an inning. Every song shapes the game you watch. Every time i hear chelsea dagger, i know its bad, but when i hear BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM, i know we are in the game.
Im always a huge fan of warmups too! Teams that take their warmup music seriously, get the nod. Hockey usually gets it right. My hometown Kelowna rockets know how to get the younger generation engaged, the Canucks got it down to a science, until puck drop anyways. The Seahawks have a great opening and you have to give the nod to the Yankees. When Jeter came out to empire state of mind, you knew that he just owned the place.
I think back to the good ol days when you had your ghetto blaster outside playing street hockey and you had dance mix 93 or jock jams or contact. It just made your fun that much better.
Music and sports are a marriage that will never break up, its here for the long run.