This Is It

Reflections on music relating to football, playoffs, championships and disappointments.

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This is it! Playlist

Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
David Robidoux – Heroes Of War
Trick Daddy – Let’s Go
Gary Glitter – Rock ‘n’ Roll (Part 2)
DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win
Bill Withers – Use Me
Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have the Crown
Kenny Loggins – This Is It


“One year ago, we knocked on the door. This year, we beat on the door. Next year, we’re going to kick the son of a bitch in.”
-Bum Phillips, Head Coach of the Houston Oilers in front of a crowd of Oilers fans on January 7, 1980 after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers two years on a row in the AFC Championship game. The next year the Oilers got knocked out in the first round.

One of the most disappointing playoff losses I’ve ever witnessed was when the New York Jets got shut out by the Miami Dolphins in the 1982 AFC Championship game. Jets quarterback Richard Todd had a horrendous game on a mud soaked field in south Florida. He threw 3 passes including a touchdown to A.J. Duhe who was on the opposing team.

Every time they went to commercial in the 4th quarter, they played Kenny Loggins’ “This Is It.” I recall watching my friend, a Jets fan, having a difficult time watching his team, and an equally difficult time putting up with the Yacht Rock.