Monday, October 26, 2009

Pre-game music makes a difference

by Tom Malencia, Defender, #3, Douglas Men's Soccer Team

Douglas 3 Cap 0

Before the game, I was probably the most nervous I have been in a long time. On the car ride over I did not listen to David Guetta or some other techno track to pump me up. I was nervous, so what would I need to get more excited for?

I listened to 2 songs and on repeat: Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA" and Seal's "Kissed by a Rose."

“Party in the USA” was kind of a bad idea, because it got my blood moving. That song is off the hook, and ya'll know it. And as an added bonus, I threw in "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. I was relaxed and ready to roll.

I think everyone knows how the game went, a little aggression and violence towards the end there, but it happens. Refs had it under control...

I'm ready for the next game, and I'm also ready to go check out Much Music in T-Dot.

Tom Malencia is a member of the Douglas College Royals Men’s Soccer Team, which won the provincials on October 25. Tom and his teammates are headed to Toronto for the nationals November 4-7. See photos from the provincials on the BCCAA fan page. His posts will also be appearing on the Vancouver Sun School Sports Zone blog.