"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Sometimes when you're on
OK, so I'm the one who made the video last year. This one (I've forgotten how to embed):
I just finished a horiffically busy All-Star week here in Phoenix (as some of you know, I work for a major sports media organization here), so I just got a chance to see the thread asking about the 2011 hype video.
My plan was to change it up this year -- since the RichRod era is done and gone, I was thinking it'd be a good time for a new song, something fresh to signal a change and new philosophy and whatnot. But before I start working on something, let's take an informal poll.
Should there be another "Better Son/Daughter" hype video this year, for tradition's sake?
I don't feel like setting up a Survey Monkey or anything, so let's just take it here in this thread. Yes or no? And if no, do you have any particular suggestions for a song for this year's hype video? I have a song in mind but am not totally sure it's the right one.
UPDATE: After about 100 comments, my rough count has things at about 60-40 in favor of a new song. So ... that's pretty close. Maybe I can find time to do one of each. And thanks for the song suggestions -- there are some pretty good options there, and I've still gotta listen to a few of them. Feel free to keep those coming.
I am petrified and can't move, awake, but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs I know I can't breathe and hope someone will save me this time.
And your mother's still calling you insane and high swearin' it's different this time
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her, that God never blessed her insides.
And you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things, crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because like the sick and the dying.....
And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on, and your friends they sing along and they love you
But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap, and it teases you for weeks in its absence
But you'll fight and you'll make it through, you'll fake it if you have to, and you'll show up for work with a smile
You'll better and you'll be smarter and more grown up and a better daughter or son and a real good friend
You'll be awake. You'll be alert. You'll be positive though it hurts. And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends
You'll be a real good listener you'll be honest you'll be brave
You'll be handsome
and you'll be beautiful.
You'll be happy
Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in to the cries and the wails of the valley below.
Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in, and you'll fight it.
You'll go out fightin all of em.
Go Blue! Be brave! Be beautiful! Beat Ohio State!