Different people have peculiar tastes

I’m excited for the Super Bowl. The Pats aren’t in it, so I can relax, and I like watching the Niners. I was wondering…can you think of any songs that mention football? I can think of lots that mention baseball — “Centerfield”, “Mrs. Robinson”, “Paradise By the Dashboard Light”, and “Glory Days” come to mind immediately — but hardly any that mention football. All I can think of is the beginning of ““Coney Island Baby” (a personal favorite), and “Uptight” (“no football here or a cool don juan”).

Anything else?

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153 replies
  1. 1
    Suffern ACE says:

    Jack, he wants to be a football star. Diane likes making out in the back seat of Jacky’s car.

  2. 2
    LM says:

    Fountains of Wayne, “All Kinds of Time”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHtGP1bZFpA

  3. 3
    TomH says:

    Great song by Fountains of Wayne, “All Kinds of Time.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2rkkLoESk

  4. 4
    Stuart Katz says:

    “All Kinds of Time” by Fountains of Wayne

  5. 5
    Violet says:

    The country song, “Unanswered Prayers”:

    Just the other night at a hometown football game
    My wife and I ran into my old high school flame

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    Citizen Alan says:

    I think this is the first Super Bowl in at least ten years in which I can’t even begin to care about who wins. I suppose I favor the Ravens now because Michael Orr played for Ole Miss and because the 49ers have a trio of homophobic bigots who think the week before the Superbowl is the ideal time to start bashing on gays. But beyond that, I just feel nothing but ennui. I may actually watch the Puppy Bowl instead.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I’m guessing it would be mostly country songs since it’s the Southern states that have a culture of the whole town going to the high school’s football games (see also Friday Night Lights).

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    Baud says:

    I can make the runner stumble
    I can make the final block
    And I can make every tackle at the sound of the whistle
    I can make all the stadiums rock
    I can make tonight forever
    Or I can make it disappear by the dawn
    I can make you every promise that has ever been made
    I can make all your demons be gone

    Air Supply, Making Love out of Nothing at All

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    dedc79 says:

    Hank Williams Jr – Are You Ready for some football?

    Faith Hill – Waiting all day for sunday night

    Two reasons few people have ever ventured to sing about the sport.

  10. 10
    dave says:

    “Backfield in Motion”

  11. 11
    cleek says:

    Are You Ready For Some Football!

    Super Bowl Shuffle

  12. 12
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Citizen Alan:

    They’ve added hedgehog cheerleaders this year!

    Live cam of the locker room here. Make sure you have a high tolerance for puppy poop laying on the floor before you watch.

    ETA: And, yes, IIRC, all of the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Half-Time participants are available for adoption after the show airs. They have a list on the Animal Planet website showing each rescue organization.

  13. 13
    kindness says:

    Doesn’t Huey Lewis’ Sports album also have a football track?

    @Citizen Alan: You might want to mention that the 49ers were the only team that released an ‘It Get’s Better’ video while you are smearing everyone there big boy.

  14. 14
    Jamey says:

    Super Bowl Shuffle — Da Bearzzz
    Football Rap — LL Cool J
    Purple and Gold — Prince
    Heart of a Champion — Nelly
    But Not as Much as Football — Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper

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    Ronnie P says:

    Lil Wayne:

    Coach put me in the game on fourth and inches
    And ima leave them boys at the line of scrimmage
    These boyz all behind me winless
    I aint Mario Williams but I’m not defenseless


    But i think it’s actually about the Madden video games.

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    dedc79 says:

    Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

    Now my home was here in the Meadowlands, where mosquitoes grow big as airplanes
    Here where the blood is spilled, the arena’s filled, and Giants play the ‘Skins
    So raise up your glasses and let me hear your voices call Come on!
    Because tonight all the dead are here, so bring on your wrecking ball

  17. 17
    japa21 says:

    The Bears Still Suck (very popular at Lambeau Field.)

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    Sublime33 says:

    Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts Of Life.

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    trollhattan says:

    Dropkick me Jesus
    Through the goalpost of life

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsWg0bt9kp4

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    Thoughtcrime says:

    Sunday morning and it’s time to go
    Been raining all night so everybody knows
    Over to the field for tackle football
    Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball
    Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring
    Keep on rolling, never boring
    Karma, karma, karma chameleon
    We’re talking kinda funny from helium

    -“Mudfootball” by Jack Johnson

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    Mr. Longform says:

    Most of the famous college fight songs were for the football team originally — lots of references without actually naming the sport – “pass the ball right down the line” – and lots about victory and fighting, and hardly any mention of concussions.

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    freelancer says:

    American Pie.

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    JosephinBrooklyn says:

    Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
    While the sergeants played a marching tune
    We all got up to dance
    Oh, but we never got the chance

    ‘Cause the players tried to take the field
    The marching band refused to yield
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the music died

    I always assumed that was about football, though it’s never made explicit.

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    @Mnemosyne: Yeah, “High Tech Redneck” by George Jones was the first song to pop into my head, ’cause he says the word “football” pretty loud & clear. Other than that… drawing a blank, atm.

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    Thoughtcrime says:

    “Green And Yellow” – Lil Wayne

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Pigskin

  28. 28
    Ed Drone says:

    There’s this: Yahoo’s “Top Ten Songs About American Football”
    <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/ne.....&quot; rel="nofollow"

    And this list goes to 11:
    <a href=http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/10/01/11-songs-about-football/">>
    And, not a song, but “What it was, was football,” the comedy routine that got Andy Griffith started:

    Does this help?

    Ed

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    Dr. Morpheus says:

    I can’t be the only one who doesn’t give a shit about organized sports of any type, am I?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    But just to prove the natural superiority of baseball, there is no football-themed song that can beat Steve Goodman’s “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request.”

    Do they still play the blues in Chicago
    When baseball season rolls around?
    When the snow melts away
    Do the Cubbies still play
    In their ivy-covered burial ground?
    When I was a boy, they were my pride and joy
    But now they only bring fatigue
    To the land of the free,
    The home of the brave,
    And the doormat of the National League

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Mr. Longform: Nothing about “kick ’em in the other knee” then?

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    Raven says:

    Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
    Make every play clear the way to victory!
    Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
    Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!

    We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation,
    With your T formation.

    Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
    And let them know why you’re wearing the crown.

    You’re the pride and joy,
    of all Illinois.

    Chicago Bears, Bear Down!

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    JS says:

    Best I can come up with is U2’s “Stuck in a Moment”, but football is not in the lyrics – they just used a missed vital field goal as the backdrop (and as a Buffalo Bills fan who has had to live with Wide Right, I can appreciate that image).

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    Raven says:

    Old Princeton yells her Tiger,
    Wisconsin her Varsity,
    And they give the same old RAH! RAH! RAH!
    For each university,
    But the yell that always thrills me,
    And fills my heart with joy,
    Is the good old Oskee-wow-wow
    That they yell at Illinois.

    Chorus:
    Oskee-wow-wow Illinois!
    Our eyes are all on you.
    Oskee-wow-wow Illinois!
    Wave your Orange and your Blue, RAH! RAH!
    As the team trots out before you,
    Every man stand up and yell,
    Back the team to gain a victory,
    Oskee-wow-wow Illinois! HEY!

    Teddy Roosevelt may be famous,
    And his name you often hear,
    But it’s heroes on the football field
    Each college man holds dear.
    We think with pride of Roberts,
    Artie Hall and Heavy, too.
    Oskee-wow-wow for the wearers
    Of the Orange and the Blue!

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    BGinCHI says:

    Andy Griffith, “What it was, was football.”

    http://www.charlotteobserver.c.....tball.html

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Pink Floyd – Money

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    @cleek: pretty good article about the making of the superbowl shuffle. http://www.grantland.com/story.....usic-video

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    Raven says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    I have the 45

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    butler says:

    @Thoughtcrime: Which of course was a reworking of “Black and Yellow”, an ode to the Steelers. Such a rich tapestry.

    There is a truly awful, maudlin ode to high school football called “The Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney.

    The Chargers have two songs: Disco ditty “San Diego Super Chargers” and some throwaway song that POD wrote a few years ago.

    And these days there are scores of fans who have filled Youtube with homemade ballads praising their favorite teams. The talent in these videos… varies.

  40. 40
    low-tech cyclist says:

    @dave:

    “Backfield in Motion”

    Good one! Damn, it’s been forever since I thought about that song. But I can still remember this much:

    Backfield in motion
    I’m gonna have to penalize you
    Backfield in motion
    You know that’s against the rules

    Offsides and holding
    You’re gonna make a fool of yourself
    Offsides and holding
    Holding onto someone else

    Good stuff.

    Freelancer beat me to American Pie, but I’ll at least add a snatch of lyrics:

    The players tried for a forward pass
    With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

    Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
    While the sergeants played a marching tune
    We all got up to dance
    Oh, but we never got the chance

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    scav says:

    Fight fiercely, harvard,
    Fight, fight, fight!
    Demonstrate to them our skill.
    Albeit they possess the might,
    Nonetheless we have the will.
    How we shall celebrate our victory,
    We shall invite the whole team up for tea
    (how jolly!)
    Hurl that spheroid down the field, and
    Fight, fight, fight!

    Fight fiercely, harvard,
    Fight, fight, fight!
    Impress them with our prowess, do!
    Oh, fellows, do not let the crimson down,
    Be of stout heart and true.
    Come on, chaps, fight for harvard’s glorious name,
    Won’t it be peachy if we win the game?
    (oh, goody!)
    Let’s try not to injure them, but
    Fight, fight, fight!
    And do fight fiercely!
    Fight, fight, fight!

  42. 42

    LL Cool J Football Rap from Wildcats the movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNz_ROlyoqA

    ETA: Jamey beat me to it. *shakes fist*

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @kindness: hoo boy

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    @Raven: I was in highschool at the time and my physics instructor would play the 45 every day. That is awesome that you kept it.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    Beach Boys- Be True to Your School

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    General Stuck says:

    What a fucking day. Plumber dint get here till just a while ago and fixed my pipes, but the apartment is a fucking wet mess. The dog is looking at me like when did it rain in here . luckily, most of it is just water, and not the other. Now to make myself a nice Hemlock toddy and enjoy a Friday eve.

  47. 47
    Lord Baldrick says:

    Merry Christmas In The NFL….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veYwOJpkvHo

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    nwerner says:

    The song that Faith Hill sings is, I believe, avrework of Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and Hank’s song was orinignally something about his rowdy friends on Saturday night and football was added to it later.

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    nwerner says:

    The song that Faith Hill sings is, I believe, a rework of Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and Hank’s song was orinignally something about his rowdy friends on Saturday night and football was added to it later.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    Linky no work. I fix.

    Unless you wanted your link to go to a seemingly random Mistermix post from 2010. (For me it went here.)

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    Steamer says:

    Football by Iggy Pop.

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    Kyle says:

    @kindness: You might also want to know that the 49ers video has been pulled because two of the four in it now claim that they didn’t know it was aimed a gay bullying, as opposed to bullying in general. I guess they have no problem with gay bulling. Those two plus the idiot on the radio makes three.

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    What Have The Romans Ever Done for Us? (formerly MarkJ) says:

    Do songs that mention the real football count (the one they play in Europe)? I can’t root for either team. One sports a star that was convicted for murder. The other comes from a city that just beat my Tigers in the World Series. A Superbowl victory, on top a World Series victory, on top of being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, just seems like too much good fortune for one town.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @Kyle: Yes indeed. Here’s a link about it, in case there’s doubt: “It Gets Better” takes down 49ers’ video after players deny making it

  55. 55

    RAM IT! The anti-super bowl shuffle by the LA Rams.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOYY6futWBc

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    Elton Bowie says:

    Steve Earl. Number 29:

    I was pretty good then don’t you know, watch him go.
    Buddy, I could really fly.
    Everyone in town came, hip flasks, horn blasts.
    Any autumn Friday night.

    Sally yelled her heart out push ’em back, way back.
    I was hers and she was mine.
    Back when I was Number 29.

  57. 57
    cminus says:

    Another Mikey took a knife while arguing in traffic
    Flipper died a natural death, he caught a nasty virus
    Then there was the ever-present football player rapist
    They were all in love with dying, they were doin’ it in Texas

    “Pepper”, Butthole Surfers

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    Kyle says:

    Kenny Chesney’s Boys of Fall is a fantastic song.

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    geg6 says:

    Reppin’ my town when you see me
    You know everything
    Black and yellow,black and yellow
    Black and yellow, black and yellow

    The Wiz representing!

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    MC Simon Milligan says:

    The Angry Samoans, of all people, use a football metaphor on I’m A Pig. Well, maybe not so much a metaphor as a string of words that fit. But still. They also had an album cover featuring an Arkansas razorback hat (which, admittedly, lacks the quiet dignity of a cheese head hat).

    Continuing with the west coast punk rock theme, how about The Dead Kennedys: Jock-O-Rama?

  61. 61
    freelancer says:

    @dedc79:

    I hate that fucking song and I mute it every goddamn time it comes on.

  62. 62
    A Ghost To Most says:

    “The Three Great Alabama Icons” by DBT

    “George Wallace, Bear Bryant, and Ronnie Van Zandt”

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    MarkusOfarkus says:

    Pavement “Feed Them To The Lions (Linden)

    Every building same height
    Every street a straight line
    Two colors, yellow and blue

    Cheerlead single-file
    Perfect smiles, unaffected
    And you won’t forget
    Our color’s blue

    No, you won’t forget it

    Twenty miles westward
    Home of the Redbirds
    Two colors: crimson, blue

    Open up your purses
    For the boys who reimburse us
    With a goal, line-stand
    On fourth and two

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    Pete Mack says:

    Pittsburgh’s going to the Superbowl.
    Not.

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    kindness says:

    @Kyle: You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. First I put up with the bullshit over at Think Progress and now I’ve got to deal with chuckleheads here too?

    Listen, the 49ers don’t have any more and probably no less racism or homophobia than any other team. Living here I have some notion that this is a very progressive area and the team has been good to liberals. Now you want to paint it all with a brush ’cause there are assholes out there? What part of liberal is that?

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    PGE says:

    I can’t believe this thread has gotten this old without mentioning: “They call Alabama the Crimson Tide…”.

    Steely Dan, Deacon Blues

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    Violet says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist: What a bunch of jerks. I wasn’t interested in the Superbowl, but now maybe I’ll actively root against the 49ers.

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    DPS says:

    “You must be a football coach / The way you got me playin’ the field”

    R. Kelly, “Ignition (Remix)”

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    Dexter's new approach says:

    Three Great Alabama Icons – Drive by Truckers
    Cigarettes and Alcohol – Oasis (live version only, english football)

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    J R in W Va says:

    @dedc79:

    Maybe so, but Pink was some hot the year she did it!

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    Yutsano says:

    @Mnemosyne: Kenny Chesney not only wrote a song about football (“The Boys of Fall”) he also made an eponymous documentary. I haven’t actually seen it, but it’s about high school football. So yeah, country has this covered well. :)

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    @Suffern ACE: I believe that’s “Diane: Debutante, back seat of Jackie’s car.”

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    Raven says:

    @ranchandsyrup: When I was in high school Gayle Sayers was the RB!

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    geg6 says:

    @Pete Mack:

    Wiz Khalifa, Black And Yellow, Music, More Music Videos

    Maybe not this year, but we still have the coolest song. Way better than the Super Bowl Shuffle.

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    butler says:

    @What Have The Romans Ever Done for Us? (formerly MarkJ):

    One sports a star that was convicted for murder

    There are PLENTY of great reasons to hate Ray Lewis, but he was never convicted of anything. If he was he wouldn’t still be around to do stupid dances, do his loudmouth crazy preacher impression for everyone in earshot, cheat using PEDs, or soak up all the adulation that comes from jumping on the pile after after his talented teammates do the actual work.

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    skyway says:

    Fall of the star high school running back
    by the Mountain Goats

    Sophomore year
    You rushed for an average
    Of 8 1/3 yards per carry
    All eyes were on you

    Junior year
    You blew your knee out
    At an out-of-town game
    Nowhere to go but
    Down, down, down
    Nothing but the ground
    for you to fall to

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    geg6 says:

    Hey Doug! I’m in moderation for posting a video. Halp!

    ETA: Forget it. I just asked for you to delete it.

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    butler says:

    @Violet: If its any help for your rooting interest, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is a very outspoken advocate for same sex marriage and gay rights.

    Of course the other Ravens linebacker is an awful person who’s posse killed some guys, so that might temper your interest in rooting for them.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Mnemosyne:
    Told his friends “You know the law of averages says:
    Anything will happen that can”
    That’s what it says
    “But the last time the Cubs won a National League pennant
    Was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan”

    The truly sad thing is that line is still true almost 30 years later.

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    Raven says:

    @butler: And knocki mothefuckers into next week

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    @wasabi gasp: Well, if foreigner football counts, there’s a pretty prominent mention of football in a Roger Taylor (Queen) song, “More of that Jazz”.

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    Doug Galt says:

    @DPS:

    Win!

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    Belle & Sebastian: “I Don’t Want To Play Football.”

    With B&S being from Scotland, you might think that’s about the other kind of football, but it’s from the soundtrack of an American film and has lyrics about “catching, throwing” and “getting hit by people I don’t know.”

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    MarkusOfarkus says:

    Ah must have been the video link that got my comment into moderation as well. So now without linkage… and with slightly corrected partial lyrics…

    Pavement “Feed Them To The Lions (Linden)”

    Every building same height
    Every street a straight line
    Team colors, yellow and blue

    Cheerlead single-file
    Perfect smiles, unaffected
    And you won’t forget
    Our color’s blue

    No, you won’t forget it

    Twenty miles westward
    Home of the Redbirds
    Team colors: crimson, blue

    Open up your purses
    For the boys who reimburse us
    With a goal, line-stand
    On fourth and two

    And that goal, line-stand, ha!

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    No songs, but since this is a S.B. related thread I’ll just throw out that if you are a football fan and aren’t reading footballoutsiders.com (especially Ben Muth’s column about offensive line techniques), your chances of having a good grasp of what is really going on out on the field are substantially diminished. They break down the matchups, formations and plays 1000x better than anything you’ll hear on the TV. And that is one of the few blogs I read which has a higher signal-to-noise ratio in the open comments than this one, which is saying something. Get thee hence.

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    Joel says:

    Catch a beat running like Randy Moss..

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    Jamey says:

    Jock-o-Rama — The Dead Kennedys.

    “How ’bout them hawwgs?”

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    butler says:

    @Raven: As long as Ngata gets there first to hold the guy up for him.

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    J R in W Va says:

    I got a buncha friends from Cleveland, and they would prefer that the ex-Browns pawns of Art Modell just STFU and die~ after running out of Cleveland way bvack when.

    Personally, I’ve always liked the 49ers, Back when, we were at a big hotel out west near Jacksons Hole, and the waiters had name tags with their first name and their home state. Ours was “Joe” from Montana! Really, he said he was born in Montana but grew up in Wyoming, but the name tag was too cool.

    Joe Montana won some rings.

    But also too, Randy Moss has grown up, is an adult, and will throw a block down-field for another receiver or tight end.

    As a great natural talent who matured slowly, I hope he wins a ring Sunday. He’s come a long way from a very low beginning in a small town full of unemployed folks, without any real role model. His agent was a local crooked lawyer, who did him no favors about being realistic and saving for the future.

    So to come back from retirement, to work hard to be a team member, to finally learn that there are things on the football field more important than Randy, well, he’s come a long way to help the 49ers to the Super Bowl game. I hope they can pull it off.

    A recycled receiver and an 11-game rookie quarter-back/rusher, why, it’s better than fiction!

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    @SatanicPanic: Beach Boys- Be True to Your School

    excellent pull

    Also: the third verse of the Schoolhouse Rock “Interjections!” song:

    The score was tied at seven-all (uh-huh)
    When Franklin found he had the ball
    He made a connection
    In the other direction
    And the crowd started shouting out
    INTERJECTIONS
    Aw! You threw the wrong way!
    Darn! You lost the game!
    Hooray! I’m for the other team!

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    J R in W Va says:

    I got a buncha friends from Cleveland, and they would prefer that the ex-Browns pawns of Art Modell just STFU and die~ after running out of Cleveland way bvack when.

    Personally, I’ve always liked the 49ers, Back when, we were at a big hotel out west near Jacksons Hole, and the waiters had name tags with their first name and their home state. Ours was “Joe” from Montana! Really, he said he was born in Montana but grew up in Wyoming, but the name tag was too cool.

    Joe Montana won some rings.

    But also too, Randy Moss has grown up, is an adult, and will throw a block down-field for another receiver or tight end.

    As a great natural talent who matured slowly, I hope he wins a ring Sunday. He’s come a long way from a very low beginning in a small town full of unemployed folks, without any real role model. His agent was a local crooked lawyer, who did him no favors about being realistic and saving for the future.

    So to come back from retirement, to work hard to be a team member, to finally learn that there are things on the football field more important than Randy, well, he’s come a long way to help the 49ers to the Super Bowl game. I hope they can pull it off.

    A recycled receiver and an 11-game rookie quarter-back/rusher, why, it’s better than fiction!

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    tulip says:

    it probably doesn’t count for this question because it doesn’t actually mention football but it is about football… The Autumn Wind

    As for the SuperBowl, hoping for a meteor. Can’t stand the Harbaugh bros and Ray Lewis is an ass.

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    dr. luba says:

    Billy Bragg had “God’s footballer” and “Moving the Goalposts” on the same album.

    The first is about former professional football player Peter Knowles who spent his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers before voluntarily ending his football career to become a Jehovah’s Witness.

    The second isn’t about football as such (just takes advantage of the metaphor), but is probably the only popular song to ever refer to Gennady Gerasimov by name.

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    gbear says:

    No mention of John Lennon’s toe-jam football yet?

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    Michael says:

    Hootie & the Blowfish, “I only want to be with you” has a football reference: “I’m such a baby when my Dolphins make me cry.”

    Too true :(

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    General Stuck says:

    “I can’t just live my life going on TV and being angry all the time.”

    Bay Buchanan, quoted by the Washington Examiner, on leaving politics to become a real estate agent.

    The Kenyan Usurper is driving them into real estate.

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    gbear says:

    @LM:

    My mom was dying of leukemia when that song was around, and I can’t help but hear it as a metaphor for a young man passing away. He’s battling forces coming at him from every direction and then suddenly a shining ray of light appears and he has all the time in the world open to him. That guitar solo is a wail for the dying. Listen to it again and see if you agree.

    The song is just to weird if you just think it’s just about a football game. I used to listen to it while I was driving home from my parents house and cry my eyes out.

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    PGE says:

    @gbear:

    Right! I feel like my memory is going, not to have thought of that as soon as i read the question.

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    Pete says:

    Three Great Alabama Icons by the Drive-By Truckers

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    clone12 says:

    “Little ditty about Jack and Diane
    2 American kids growin’ up in the heartland
    Jacky’s gonna be a football star
    Diane debutante backseat of Jacky’s car”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_diane

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    karl says:

    Is no one here old enough to remember the uber-football song?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTXhhkgwcJ0

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    eclecticbrotha says:

    “Wide Receiver” by Michael Henderson is an R&B tune with mostly football cliches as lyrics.

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    J R in W Va says:

    I swear to FSM I didn’t click the submit button twice!

    I swear!!

    Flying Noodley one, tell them, I’m only guilty of using buggy software!!!!

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    nicteis says:

    @96: Yeah, but John Lennon was a limey. So he probably meant toe-jam soccer ball.

    Oddly enough, football isn’t mentioned in “The Homecoming Queen Has Got a Gun” either. But maybe Johnny was Johnny Unitas.

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    Kyle says:

    @kindness: @kindness: You’ll note that my reply begins with “You might want to know . . .” Clearly, you didn’t.

    Further, I never said anything about the 49ers, other than the three mentioned in the post that you initially replied to. The 49ers appear to be a great organization, but these three players are an embarrassment.

    You might also like to know (but who knows) that I also live in San Francisco and think it’s without question the best place in the world, and yes, I’m a 49ers fan.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @kindness: Living here I have some notion that this is a very progressive area

    Which is why it’s surprising these bigots are on their team.

    and the team has been good to liberals.

    Not sure what that means, but OK.

    Now you want to paint it all with a brush ’cause there are assholes out there?

    For values of “out there” meaning “on the team.”

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    cminus says:

    The eagle screams on Friday
    The Colts are doomed this year
    The fat’s finally in the fire
    In the Kingdom of Fear

    “You’re A Whole Different Person When You’re Scared”, Warren Zevon (lyrics by Hunter S. Thompson)

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    FridayNext says:

    I can’t believe we got this far and no one mentioned Blind Man in the Bleachers, the most Red Sovine song ever that wasn’t done by Red Sovine. It’s by Kenny Star, but I had a 45 of it on the B Side of Run Joey Run by David Geddes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o97ww2dZ9sU

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    Haydnseek says:

    Nobody will remember this, but this old hippy remembers a great singer songwriter named Jerry Riopelle. He moved to Canada when his conscientious objector status to the Vietnam war was denied. He must have absorbed something of the Canadian brand of football. The title of his first album from there was “First down, 110 to go.” Needless to say, that title was about much more than football………

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    Jamey says:

    @butler: No Contest to misdemeanor Obstruction of Justice. Year sentence, suspended. Was convinced by his counsel that the prosecutor’s office had him dead-to-rights on felony obstruction, so he pled to the lesser charge.

    Ray Lewis was convicted. He settled out of court with the victims’ survivors. Obviously because the burden of proof is lower in civil trials. Just wanted to clarify.

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    Lynn Dee says:

    Backfield in Motion by Mel & Tim (with brief forays into baseball & boxing). Here’s the youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0AU5Mckb3Q

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    celcus says:

    Not quite in the spirit of the topic but there’s always Black Flag “TV Party”

    We’ve got nothing better to do
    Than watch TV and have a couple of brews
    Don’t talk about anything else, we don’t want to know
    We’re dedicated to our favorite shows
    Saturday Night Live, Monday Night Football, Jeffersons, Vegas

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    No One of Consequence says:

    Don’t fool yourselves. Best football song ever:

    The Rugburns – Football Tonight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtW56gENt74

    You’re welcome.

    – NOoC

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    gsim says:

    @Raven: Yes. Best (pro) fight song.

    Also, the Rams released a terrible track trying to capitalize on the Superbowl Shuffle called something like “Let’s Ram it!” (no, really).

    Maybe Nada Surf – Popular, but not exactly the vibe you’re looking for probably.

    As an aside, I used to think Smokey Robinson was singing about “send a man in motion …”

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    gsim says:

    Also, the Flash Gordon soundtrack of course …

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    tworivers says:

    Meat Puppets: “Touchdown King”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78DD1Xl1Oo8

    Also, The Great Joe Bob by Terry Allen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDnn7yN4V18

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    Cole Moore Odell says:

    “I’m The Ocean” by Neil Young has this verse:

    Homeless heroes
    Walk the streets
    of their hometown
    Rows of zeros
    On a field
    that’s turning brown
    They play baseball
    They play football
    under lights
    They play card games
    And we watch them every night

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    J (reader) says:

    I haven’t watched the Super Bowl in close to 20 years. Why does anyone watch it? Take an already insufferably boring & slow game, slow it down even more so corporate America can bombard you with ridiculous gimmicky commercials that are going to be re-aired repeatedly over the coming weeks, long after any novelty wears off. What’s the attraction?

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    J R in W Va says:

    Woah!!

    Did anyone else watch the PBS news hour? For the first time in a generation, David Brooks was right (or at least better informed than) and Mark was wrong.

    They both picked the 49ers, but Mark was more conservative (Har, har!) than David, who picked the 49ers to score over 40 points.

    Mark went for the 49ers by something like 23-21 or something.

    I was fixing dinner, and wasn’t watching, but makeing conversation with the spouse. But it was a landmark event!!!

    Unless – of course – the Ravens would win big!!

    We’ll find out at the end of the game!

    I’m rooting for Randy Moss to score a couple of touchdowns late to ice an otherwise close game. Or make a good block, I’m not picky!!!

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    Kiril says:

    There’s a ton of songs about the New Orleans Saints.

    http://www.nola.com/music/inde.....e_son.html

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    Downpuppy says:

    I was a varsity tackle & a hell of a block –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=241mnuTfRe4

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    I’m pretty sure the Presidents of the United States of America recorded a Seahawks tribute/theme/fight song.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    One I’ve never been sure of:

    XTC, Senses Working Overtime

    And all the world is football-shaped
    It’s just for me to kick in space

    OK, I suppose it must mean a soccer ball.

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    wmd says:

    bear in a lady’s boudoir… I ain’t no football hero, but I’m a bear …

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    bg says:

    Dixie Chicks
    Travelin’ Soldier

    One Friday night at a football game
    The Lord’s Prayer said and the Anthem sang
    A man said folks would you bow your heads
    For a list of local Vietnam dead
    Crying all alone under the stands
    Was a piccolo player in the marching band
    And one name read but nobody really cared
    But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    “Drop kick me Jesus, through the goalposts of life”
    “Buckle down, Winsocki, buckle down”
    “We love those ‘Cats, those Tiger-Cats……” (CFL)

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    Mikita21 says:

    Whoops!! Sorry for all that!

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    gbear says:

    @Mikita21:

    That was impressive.

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    General Stuck says:

    @Mikita21:

    TOUCHDOWN!!

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    General Stuck says:

    @gbear:

    I do believe the old record is shattered/ impressive indeed

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    Wally Ballou says:

    Not sure if this counts, but Midnite Flite’s ’70s disco hit “Don’t Turn Away” was based on NBC’s theme music for their football coverage. (Well, actually their sports coverage in general, but still…)

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    Menthol – Perfect Spirals
    http://grooveshark.com/#!/sear.....ct+Spirals

    More people should know Menthol’s eponymous first album. Damn good.

    Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper – High School Football Friday Night
    http://grooveshark.com/#!/sear.....iday+night

    I believe the Pavement song is just called “Lions (Linden)”.

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    Ellyn says:

    @scav:
    You beat me to the punch.

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    Helen Bedd says:

    @Haydnseek:

    I think you have the wrong name there…Jesse Winchester moved to Canada as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. The title of his second album was “Third down, 110 to go.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Winchester

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    Tony the Wonderhorse says:

    You gotta be a football hero, to get along with the beautiful girls …

    Happy Saturday all

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Mikita21: “Buckle Down, Winsocki”–my dad used to sing that one to me now & again when putting me to bed when I was very small. :brushes away tear: He was the starting quarterback on his HS team–in the days of the single wing, when “quarterback” was a blocker literally 1/4 of the way back from the line (vs halfback & fullback)

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    What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? says:

    @butler: I meant to type indicted. He was indicted for homicide, right?

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