Now the UK Athletics is ready to be out with the old, and in with the new, but the the staff has been stumped on what tradition to start. My advice is to use one of the BBN's allies to pump us all up. That Ally is the rapper Drake, and the perfect song would be "Started From The Bottom". That is a great song to compare to what the football team needs to do.
I don't know if my ideas is a good one or not, but it's better than the "My Old Kentucky Home". They Athletic Department is not looking to not play the song, and as a matter-of-fact they are looking for suggestions from the fans on when to play it. The Athletic Department has put up a letter to the fans for what they are wanting.
Here is the letter:
Last week, we told you we wanted to create new game-day traditions at Commonwealth Stadium and directed you to give us suggestions. Nearly 100 emails, more than 130 comments on our original post and countless social media responses later, we’ve gotten plenty of them. Clearly, this is a topic that matters as much to you as it does to us.
Our first idea for a new tradition was to move the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” to between the third and fourth quarter. Based on your feedback, we have taken that off the table.
A handful of you liked it, but the majority wants something with more energy before the start of the fourth quarter. That’s what we’re going to do.
Many of you have also written in that you’d like to see more former player and celebrity involvement in our game-day traditions. Others have said they want to see the band used in innovative and fun ways and more still have said they want our traditions to be interactive.
We have an idea for the break between the third and fourth quarter that fits the bill on all fronts. We’re going to tweak it throughout the summer and save it for the season opener on Aug. 30. Stay tuned.
Back to “My Old Kentucky Home,” you may not want it to be played before the fourth quarter, but your feedback tells us the song is still a very important part of game day.
Currently, “My Old Kentucky Home” is played during pregame immediately before the national anthem by the band, as well as postgame. Many of you have suggested the team should sing the song with the students and band postgame, but before we decide that, we need to know when you want the song to be played.
You can cast your vote for when you want the "My Old Kentucky Home" played when you click here.
~ Scott Roach ~