FLASHBACK FRIDAY!

This weekend marks one of the biggest weekends in college football, specifically the Southeastern Conference. There are several marquee games being played in the SEC amongst what some would call “rival” teams. With “rivalry” games comes trash talk, media hype, and, of course, internet trolls.

In 1991 the band Blur released their second single of their career “There’s No Other Way”. It was a massive hit in the UK. Now, this doesn’t have too much to do with college football and the video has nothing to do with it but the lyrics to this song are an eerily good answer to the trash talking, hype, and trolling I mentioned above.

Here are the lyrics:

You’re taking the fun
Out of everything
Making me run
When I don’t want to think
You’re taking the fun
Out of everything
I don’t want to think at all

[Chorus]
There’s no other way
There’s no other way
All that you can do
Is watch them play

You’re taking the fun
Out of everything
You’re making it clear
When I don’t want to think
You’re taking me up
When I don’t want to go up anymore
I’m just watching it all

Crazy right? Everyone in this part of the country loves their college football and their college football teams but all the rigamarole that comes with these big weekends gets super old and takes away some of the more fun aspects of the game, but we all do it and it’s all part of being a fan. Blur inadvertently summed all of that up in this classic song.

Here’s the video for “There’s No Other Way:”

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