I know what you like, Thrill readers: alcohol. And although your average blogger could’ve told you that college students enjoy a drink now and then, I’ve got the numbers to prove it. It’s all part of the multi-year journey that has culminated in my “winning” the Thrill, as my editor Nathaniel told me the other day in econ. What does it mean to win The Thrill? Let me explain.
Sports fans discovered early on that their power to change the outcome of a sporting event occured through sheer volume–the unifying power of song provided an important vehicle by which they could corral their voices into a thundering chorus. As Superbowl Sunday approaches, now seems like an appropriate time to reflect on a few songs from the ever-selective canon of classic stadium anthems.
Who Let The Dogs Out? – Baha Men
The song first came to prominence after it was played during a Seattle Mariners game and jettisoned the Baha Men to superstardom after over ten years of producing optimistic, island inspired music (the whole discography is on Spotify, if you’re so inclined). As kids, we loved this song perhaps for no other reasons than the sounds of dogs panting and the tinkling metallic drums. Today, the question remains unanswered.
This week’s Uphill/Downhill is all over the map. From the Superbowl to parties on campus, this has certainly been an interesting week.
Uphill: Brozier at Crozier: Let’s be honest, I am going to go H.A.M. at this party. Also, the Queer Women’s Collective ladies are some of the chillest bros on campus. On my list of the best parties of the year, I have to say that Brozier ranks at least in my Top 5 (Honorable Mentions include: Highlighter, DKE Champagne and Blackout Christmas). If you ain’t there, you ain’t tryin’.
For anyone who missed it, the Super Bowl was last night, with the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots in dramatic fashion by a score of 21-17. I spent the evening soaking up the action in the Gund Gameroom, dutifully noting everything. From the score to how upset I am that I missed the Puppy Bowl, it’s all here.