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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Public Service Announcement

I am a lifelong believer in the power of music. Even without words, music has the power to stir emotion and convey a message.

When music does have words, however, its message goes from abstract to concrete. Even when played without them, the meaning behind the lyrics carries through, so it's important that whatever is being played is consistent with the message that is intended.

I say all that to say this: *ahem*

DO NOT PLAY ALL I DO IS WIN WHEN YOU ARE LOSING!!

I get it. I do. The song was quite popular. Its relevance to sports is clear. It was probably extremely easy to arrange, and it gives you an easy victory with the crowd by being instantly recognizable. But its own familiarity is its undoing. The statement that's being made is clear, and if it's wrong, you just look dumb.  Does your team have a losing record? Is the current game all but out of reach? Is there a good chance that the other team will pull out the victory and make you eat your notes? If one or all of these is true, maybe it's not the right time to play this song. 

This has been a public service announcement from 80 Minutes of Regulation - because we care.
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