I know we haven’t seen eye-to-eye on a lot of things, but if you don’t mind, I’d like to remind you of something you said a couple of years ago about the musical selection played at Sanford Stadium.
“We don’t have a go-to song,” McGarity said. “We don’t have a song right now that our fans, when they hear it, act like some of the fans of other schools when they hear their songs. We’ve never really had a go-to song or something people hear that makes them react in a certain way.”
I’d hate to think that you’ve settled on “Seven Nation Army” for that purpose.
Yesterday, I heard that song on the Sanford PA six times. I’ve been to games in Sanford Stadium when I’ve heard it more often than that. I’ve said it before, but it’s been played so much that Jack White can fund his retirement off the royalties. Not just in Athens, either.
I don’t see how something that ubiquitous qualifies as our go-to song, so how about canning it and replacing it with George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog”?
Honestly, what’s a more appropriate song to blast for the home folks than one about dogs? (Unless it’s Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs, of course, but I have the feeling that ship’s done sailed. Sigh. But I digress.)
Try to imagine ninety thousand plus shaking and woofing in unison. If you’re having a problem with your imagination, here’s what that was like at Michigan a couple of years ago. (Apologies for having to suffer through thirty or seconds of “Sandstorm” first, but, trust me, it’s worth it.)
How great is that? It’s got a beat, it’s got an irresistible chant and you can boogie to it. What more do we need?
Oh, yeah… it’s a band thing, too.
The Redcoats can handle that. Long story short, the song is tailor-made for a Georgia game. If you’re looking for something to be ours, it’s as good a choice as you’re going to find.
If for some reason you don’t want to do away with “SNA” in its entirety, at least consider splitting the carries. By my count, we’d still get to hear George Clinton funking away at least a few times a game. Totally worth it.
I mean it. If you’re looking for a way to mellow my harsh, I’m handing it to you on a platter. Think about it.
Yours in peace,