Add/Drop

Look, I only had a handful of reasonable song blogging choices for tonight, right?

Deadly power outages in Cuba; the terrible motorcade accident that killed one of President Obama’s police escorts; or writing a diss track to the members of my fantasy football league. Eat my % Owned Voldemort’s Confetti !

I kept it classy and went fake-football-game smack talk. Maybe the only thing more ridiculous than grown men playing not-football is a song about it.

But my madness has some method. Today’s blong also doubles as a shameless promotional vignette for my favorite fantasy football podcast, “Fantasy Focus,” hosted by Matthew Berry, Nate Ravitz, Stephania Bell, and Podvader, who will hopefully and enthusiastically re-tweet my site, add my song to their bumper and intro music, and make me and this enterprise in endless song blogging world famous. I also gratuitously threw in Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless because they’re actual and recognizable ESPN personalities.

Don’t get me wrong. If my plan works, it hasn’t been a free ride. All of these individuals remain in my ear around the clock. I think I’ve heard every stream or podcast of First Take and Fantasy Focus for nearly as long as they’ve been on. These, in addition to the BS Report, Behind the Bets, every ESPN radio franchise, and all the bloggingheadstv podcasts, are what buoy me through my life’s steeple chase of dish washing, lawn mowing, grocery shopping, bill paying, and child rearing. The other day, I thought my six year old daughter was giving me advice on her top 15 players at RB2, when I realized I just had my earbuds in. Apparently, she just needed toilet paper. (Yes, of course, I got her a roll. Sheesk. Right after Pod finished the Name Game intro. That gets me everytime! You’re so crazy, Podvader!)

Anyway, sorry. So, yeah, dues paid.

I would also like to take this opportunity to formally challenge Eric Hutchinson, whose song is presently the Fantasy Focus anthem, to a fantasy football song battle. A lyricism off. A grammar guerrilla war. A word face punch fight. A real-life fantasy duel.

Drop Eric. Add me.

Don’t front, Eric. You can’t hide behind you’re “great voice” and “real musical ability” and “clever song writing” and “actual instruments” any longer.

This is hip hop. Welcome to the terrordome.

Written and performed by sintax.the.terrific (theipoetlaureate).  Music produced by the one Dave Santos.

Today’s song blog here:

Autodraft Beef

4 thoughts on “Add/Drop

  1. No one’s commented in a while, so I’ll stir things up by saying you’ve been silent on what should be the most important piece of sports news to hit your alma mater in a long time (or ever?) – Clint Dempsey signing the largest contract ever for an American in the Premier League. I probably have a bigger antenna than most for that kind of news (1) because I follow soccer but more importantly (2) I’m a Davidson grad, c/o ’97. SoCon 4 Life, amirite? Sure, Davidson-Furman is no Duke-UNC, but gosh darn it it’s the most intense southern-liberal arts college-rivalry going that encompasses both Carolinas, I’m sure you’ll agree.
    Dempsey is like your “Steph Curry”, but even I have to concede he has way surpassed Curry so far in terms of accomplishment in their respective professional sports, though Curry’s still young. Nevertheless, good to see SoCon athletes getting their grind on worldwide.
    I must confess I don’t get this amped with conference pride when Furman, Ga Southern, and App St win all those football national championships. Somehow Davidson chooses to play D-III.

  2. This is my favorite comment on the site ever. I can’t believe you’re a Wildcat. I probably should have you flagged and banned.

    For the last World Cup there were TWO former Paladins on the 18-19 man roster for the USA. We were like one ninth of the squad. Dempsey is my dog. I love that dude. He’s become a real international name. A couple guys that follow this site are pretty big soccer heads and they like to give me grief about his laziness and the fact that Pele is the only other soccer player I can name.

    So, I actually have pretty high conference loyalties. I hate App and Ga South and you guys for the most part and the Citadel and Samford and, of course, Elon. Pretty much everyone. But, I had the SI cover after the Michigan win and some Curry press clippings, after the NCAA run, up in my office for years. I must have watched that “Bad Day” montage on YouTube of the App State win maybe 700 times. Cried through each viewing.

    Anyway, we have to stick together. Make sure all your fellow Wildcats are getting their dose of news rap here.

    I appreciate the patronage man.

  3. @Cathy, it’s unfortunate that I wasn’t even exaggerating. Has ever a more blatantly rigged draft been conducted?

    Please feel free to share with the group. You know me, I’m really self-conscious about self promotion and personal attention.

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