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Ad Sounds / Justice for Adidas

By Ezra Remer

With the end of March Madness comes the beginning of the NBA playoffs. What does this have to do with music you ask? Let me explain.

When it comes to sports I tend to watch a little too much basketball. Over the last month it has been non-stop basketball. Whether it was my bracket getting crushed by VCU and Butler, or my Lakers killing it on the way to a top seed in the playoffs, I’ve probably been watching. And over the last month and a half I’ve come to notice something about the commercials shown during sports broadcasts. Through it all there haven’t been many memorable ads that have stood out among the rest, except one.
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Get Your Body Moving: Ready To Rumble

Photo Credit: Kansas City Star

From “Take Me Out to The Ball Game,”  to “Who Let The Dogs Out” music has always been essential to the team sport experience, and in light of the closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the victories of teams from all around the world it seemed appropriate to end the week of workout playlists with killer jock jams – and some great articles highlighting the (sometimes odd) relationship of music and sports.

What music wins in the stadium? Nelly vs. The Ramones vs. C+C Music Factory.

Rockstars vs. Pro Athletes – who’s more famous?

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