June 27th, 2012 at 9:52 PM ^

A bunch of other stuff fits the bill I think. If it's instrumental I'd probably go Detroit. Apollo Brown or the like. Explosions in the Sky would do well as swimming highlights music though.




June 27th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

Holy crap I must be even Mgrowolder than I thought.  Based on the comments I'm expecting some pretty sweet highlights (check) with some either thumping guitar or bass riff to get you all fired up.  Granted it's by a band I've never heard of but hey, I'm 52 and that's to be expected.

But instead it sounds more to me like music my brother the dentist would pipe into his office to calm nervous patients down.  Sorry guys but if this hipster "pump up" music to you it sure explains to me anyways a pretty massive generational gap in being pumped.


June 27th, 2012 at 9:37 PM ^

Just watch the movie Friday Night Lights.  As a football fan, you will surely enjoy it and then you will forever understand why this band is associated with football.  It's the contrast of the of the music with the heavy hitting and action that provides a certain gravitas to the spectacle.  

Mr. Yost

June 27th, 2012 at 10:18 PM ^

Very good, I'm a big fan of Friday Night Lights (movie and the show...well, season 1 of the show) so the music is good.

One thing that I'd say is the music stops making sense after ND goes up 14-0. I would suggest changing the song to something more upbeat when Michigan (FINALLY) starts making plays and coming back.

You get the build up of all of the stuggles Michigan had...and then Michigan gets the ball and you get excited they're making plays but the music doesn't match the mood. When it finally does pick up, ND is making plays again.

It kind of gets back on track when Michigan is down 24-7 and coming back, but then loses it again when Denard makes the long pass to Hemingway around the 6:30 mark and the music is slow again even though the play is awesome and Hemingway is going nuts.

One thing I'd suggest is fading the music out and just going with the broadcast for plays like this. That way when the play is over you can get to a more upbeat part of the song.


Love these videos! But if it's going to be FNL quality I think it has to match the video a little better. Using the actual game audio helps you do this. Just my opinion.


June 27th, 2012 at 10:56 PM ^

I could watch this game a thousand times and still marvel at the result.  Denard's fumble grab for a TD, the "thing" Rees "threw" backwards for a fumble.  There can be only one conclusion:  some force in the universe is not a Notre Dame fan.  And this makes me very happy.


June 27th, 2012 at 11:46 PM ^

I have enjoyed EITS since I saw them open for Pumpkins.  After they played we didn't stay very long, Billy's whining was anticlimatic after EITS.


I loved the video.  It was tasteful and artful.


June 28th, 2012 at 1:21 AM ^

There are so many better songs from Explosions, if you wanted to stay in the instrumental realm i'd suggest God is an Astronaut - Zodiac, it's got a little faster pace which would work for a highlight reel.


June 29th, 2012 at 9:55 PM ^

Thanks to everyone who watched this video and gave me some feedback. I spent a lot of time putting it together and the response has been great. Looking into making another one soon, GO BLUE!