It has become a time-honored tradition here at AOG that, as we inch closer to the start of the 2011-2012 Vanderbilt Commodores basketball season, we discuss new options for the pre-tip off musical selection.
Currently, the school plays Zombie Nation, a rather cliched option used way too frequently across the college landscape:
Zombie Nation is okay. The problem is that it's not particularly original or particularly unique to Vanderbilt. What do I think would be perfect?
Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down
The Eye Test
- The obvious Johnny Cash -- Nashville connection --> CHECK
- Preseason All-American John Jenkins? His twitter handle is currently @JohnnyCashVU23 --> CHECK
- Intimidating? --> CHECK
- Its rhythmic; fans would easily be able to clap along. Or stomp. And sing. --> CHECK
- Its unique. I can't think of another program in the country that can claim it as its own. --> CHECK