"What's This Fucking Song?" How A Yankees Free Spirit Reluctantly Ushered …

Sparky Lyle's arrival in New York was nothing to get excited about. On March 22, 1972, the Boston Red Sox traded the good but nondescript lefty reliever to the Yankees for Danny Cater and a player to be named later. Ho-hum. But when he actually came into the games—that was something else. » 9/21/12 10:46am 9/21/12 10:46am

How "Seven Nation Army" Conquered The Sports World

The Euro 2012 semifinals kick off today, and 69 goals in, you might have noticed one fan chant being sung after every single one. How did an eminently chantable White Stripes ditty become soccer's universal goal celebration? This piece, originally published Jan. 13, 2012, has your answers. » 6/27/12 2:45pm 6/27/12 2:45pm

The Flaming Lips, Oklahoma City's Only Other Reason For Being, Rewrite…

While the Thunder ponder what might have been in San Antonio last night if they hadn't committed four offensive fouls in the fourth quarter, or if they'd defended Manu Ginobili with something sturdier than hard glares, they can regroup to the flattering sounds of OKC's favorite local psychedelic rockers, the Flaming… » 5/28/12 10:46am 5/28/12 10:46am

How The Song "Seven Nation Army" Conquered The Sports World

The march toward musical empire began on Oct. 22, 2003, in a bar in Milan, Italy, 4,300 miles away from Detroit. Fans of Club Brugge K.V., in town for their team's group-stage UEFA Champions League clash against European giant A.C. Milan, gathered to knock back some pre-match beers. Over a stereo blared seven notes: » 1/13/12 3:23pm 1/13/12 3:23pm

These Are The Top 10 Songs Played At Sporting Events

Alternate headline: I am old and I think young people have terrible taste in music. Via RandBall, music licensing company BMI has compiled the 10 songs played most often at stadiums and arenas during the '09-'10 season. It's a year out of date, but it's probably still pretty accurate. Just replace whatever song… » 2/25/11 1:55pm 2/25/11 1:55pm