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KSR’s Kickoff Playoff: Round 1

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Earlier this week, UK released its Kickoff Playoff, a three-round tournament of eight songs selected by eight UK football players to determine which song will be played before kickoff in the season opener. Fans are asked to vote over on the BBN First website, with the first round wrapping up this week and semifinal voting taking place next week.

Tonight, I put together our own Kickoff Playoff bracket with eight song suggestions from eight KSR personalities. We ask that you eliminate four from the tournament tonight by vote and we’ll trim that to two next week. In the end, we’ll put our winning song up against UK’s winning song for the ultimate Kickoff Playoff championship.

Here are the eight songs we came up with:

Jared Lorenzen – “Hells Bells” by AC/DC
Matt Jones – “Victory” by Puff Daddy
Bryan The Intern – “Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team
Ryan Lemond – “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake and Lil’ Jon
Shannon The Dude – “For Those About To Rock” by AC/DC
Tyler Thompson – “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Drew Franklin – “Jungle” by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons
CM Tomlin – “Magnificent Seven Theme” by Elmer Bernstein

Listen and vote below:


“Hells Bells” vs. “Victory”

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“Hells Bells”

“Victory”


 

“Whoomp! (There It Is)” vs. “Turn Down For What”

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

“Turn Down For What”


“For Those About To Rock” vs. “Lose Yourself”

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“For Those About To Rock”

“Lose Yourself”


 

“Jungle” vs. “Magnificent Seven Theme”


“Jungle”

“Magnificent Seven Theme”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

55 Comments for KSR’s Kickoff Playoff: Round 1



  1. Eric
    8:08 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Hells Bells



  2. thebigtoe
    8:25 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Although BTI may suck a great deal, Tag team has my vote.



  3. JC
    8:25 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    I really wanted to vote for the Magnificent Seven, but couldn’t go against the Jungle. Shocked no one thought to put Flight of Valkyries by Wilhelm Wagner.



  4. wes
    8:26 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Thunderstruck



  5. bigbluetruth
    8:26 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Jungle, that would be a joke. Gotta be Hells Bells or For Those About to Rock.



  6. Delk for 3
    8:28 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Man, I’m sorry but these don’t stand a chance against UK’s.



  7. Ryan
    8:33 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    The winner should definitely be Stranglehold by Ted Nugent



  8. MTA
    8:41 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Victory is one of the coolest songs ever. I get jacked up just thinking about it.



  9. dumpster
    8:45 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    For Those About to Rock.

    Past Wildcat greats or celeb fans would sign the the chorus on the jumbotron. Not sure it would get the players hyped but the crowd would go wild.



  10. dumpster
    8:47 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    For Those About to Rock.

    Past Wildcat greats or celeb fans would sing the chorus on the jumbotron. Not sure it would get the players hyped but the crowd would go wild.



  11. Woody Pupper
    8:47 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Really Delk!! Are you crazy? Any of these songs are better than what UK picked out. Those songs will not get anyone out of their seats!! Sad choice of music again UK…



  12. jason
    8:55 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Y’all are old give it up



    • Old Bastard
      9:16 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

      Young = Stupid

      YOU give it up.



  13. gibbysmalls45
    9:14 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    I swear to God if we play ‘turn down for what’ before kickoff I’ll run up to the very top row of bleachers and jump straight off of them, right out of the stadium. And some of you will wish you had joined me



    • Beavis606
      11:37 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

      Kids love Turn Down the What. It should be a no brainer. Sorry for your loss



    • GP
      9:27 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

      I hope you do.
      It’d be entertaining.



  14. Big Mike In the Wood
    9:14 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    No Whistle While You Twerk? Ryan would approve.



  15. atlantacat
    9:24 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    M-7 theme is one of the greatest movie themes ever written. Jungle is just noise.

    Two more choices: theme from How the West Was Won; theme from Lawrence of Arabia. Both are classics.



  16. Warren G
    9:38 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    This argument reminds me of the Turd Sandwhich/Giant Douche South Park episode. It needs to be Regulate by Warren G. I’d rather listen to a cow scratch its ass against a fence post over that other garbage music nominated.



  17. Ukhillbilly
    9:56 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Would of liked to seen when worlds collide by powerman 5000



  18. Wildcat
    10:01 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Bombs over Baghdad



    • GP
      9:27 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

      This all the way.



  19. ukbradstith
    10:12 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    American bad ass by kid rock ( saw him perform this with Metallica live, it was awesome), mama said knock you out by. LL cool j, or you gotta believe by marky mark



  20. Blake
    10:12 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Nobodys gonna vote for Victory by Puff and BIG but I have to say thats the most exciting song to me as a college level student. I would assume the players would agree. Hells Bells is great but atleast use Victory over turn down for what.



  21. Union Farmer
    10:14 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    WWE’s Triple H entrance music. It starts out, “It’s time to play the game!!” Then it goes on to have a helluva beat. That would get commonwealth rocking!!



  22. MojoCat
    10:21 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    BURIAL by Yogi featuring Pusha T !!



  23. Ryan
    10:28 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Fort minor, remember the name.



  24. blueaville
    10:33 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    been to 3 UL games with a co-worker and they play Hells Bells every time….so no thanks. Great song though but I’ll pass.

    LOVE Jungle…I say we go there!



  25. CAD
    10:34 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    These are all god awful.



  26. hahs
    10:40 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Hahaha that was gold Tomlin!



  27. hahs
    10:42 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    And Fifa must have done the seeding putting BTI and Lemond in the same bracket.



  28. Unboltedharp
    10:49 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Anything AC/DC the hell with everything else. Power chords rule!



  29. UKBlue
    11:39 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    Disturbed – Indestructible



  30. BOSOX
    11:50 pm July 24, 2014 Permalink

    There should be start of 4th quarter chants on the big screen….GO BIG BLUE! ” Then the song of Hey ya! by Outcast…….. comes on!!! Commonwealth would be ROCKING



  31. Jarrod
    12:04 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Got to go with j-lo it’s gonna be HELL for any team that plays the CATS this year!!!!



  32. Andrew H
    12:20 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Drew’s song is the best Matts is the second best song. Jared’s song sounds like going to Hell music. Bryan’s song is an amazing classic but we can’t do that and its a basketball song its just a great song.



  33. Browndozer23
    12:23 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    I cant believe that “Victory” is actually losing by so much, I like hells bells but that build up is just too slow at the football game, theyre not going to play the whole song to get the effect, where victory picks up about 30 seconds in.



    • No
      12:35 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

      They don’t have to start the song at the beginning sir.



  34. Steve
    12:43 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Kernkraft 400 -Zombie Nation



  35. charlie warrior
    1:04 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Kind of surprised that there are no contemporary rock songs among the choices…. here’s one of my favorites that would work anytime you want to get the crowd and team fired up!

    City of Bones – “Light ‘Em Up” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knV4rwX_OOk



  36. c1doc
    1:18 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums



  37. ukmike
    1:18 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Drew is right. Jungle is by far the best. Describes what will happen every time we face a SEC team. And it ask if we will have faith and show up every time we play one of these SEC teams.



  38. B4
    1:20 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    It’s sad that more people are going to vote on this meaningless poll that will go to the UK website and vote on the legitimate options.



  39. CATandMONKEY
    2:16 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    O Fortuna ( theme from Excalibur) . Complete with horses, swords and armor.



  40. cutscats
    2:20 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Tun down for what-lil Jon….get the whole crowd behind it, that place would be pumpin…n u wouldn’t have to worry bout lyrics



  41. me
    3:35 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Can’t believe CAT SCRATCH FEVER isn’t one.



  42. me
    3:48 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Cat Scratch Fever by motorhead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz9aJex-0Fs



  43. Danger Load
    4:57 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    I want the Winnie The Poo theme song!!!!! Get’s me PUUUUMPED!



    • Hood For Three
      8:10 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

      We tried to. But the weirdest thing happened. We tried to get the rights but Disney told us that our Little Brother had already aquired the rights to feature one of their up and coming talents in the football World.

      I hve never heard of a Coach getting his own theme song before. Wow, times a changing



  44. Marc
    9:33 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Lose yourself and hells bells give me the chills. It will be between those two IMO



  45. Git Pumped
    10:27 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

    “For Whom the Bell Tolls” all day



    • TALLICA
      10:38 am July 25, 2014 Permalink

      YES!!! This please. Or just play the entire Ride the Lightning album during the game.



  46. Mad Monk
    3:00 pm July 25, 2014 Permalink

    Waiting Room – Fugazi



  47. CPACAT
    4:31 pm July 25, 2014 Permalink

    “Add it Up” by the Violent Femmes…”Why can’t I get just one win, why can’t I get just one win”…ok, maybe not.



  48. UKFtballFnatik
    9:40 pm July 25, 2014 Permalink

    JUNGLE is PERFECT…. I think its better than all of the players choices as far as a football intro, and Better than most of the KSR options, Our team telling the other team to follow them INTO THE JUNGLE….. a GRIDIRON JUNGLE….. maybe start a tradition to where My old Kentucky home plays and then slowly fades and leads into JUNGLE right as the players are ready to come out, ya know kindve put our own ky spin to it…. would be perfect for home games, maybe throw the other team off a bit, just my two-cents but it works…. and compared to most of the other options I’ve heard it works even more-so…. thanks for the chance to vent/voice an opinion!!! – STOOPTROOPS – GO BIG BLUE!!