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an open letter to the UA athletic department
At the end of the third quarter of a home Alabama football game, only one song need be played. That song is "Basketcase", originally by Green Day, but turned into a beloved stand tune by our own Million Dollar Band.
The last two games that I've gone to have featured "Sweet Home Alabama" over the loudspeakers (and in effect, the band as well). I have nothing against "Sweet Home"...it's a great song, a great tradition, and a great way to pick the crowd up. But "Basketcase" is now a MDB institution, and I think that the band should be given its right to play it unimpeded by other music. Save "Sweet Home" for the beginning of the game, and maybe some other "pick-me-up" time. But the end of the 3rd's sacrosanct.
One man's humble opinion.