Death Valley is one of the most intimidating and intense places to play in all of college football. Each week, I will handcraft a playlist for Tiger fans to listen to in order to ensure that they are at their most HYPE. NSFW.
The gold-themed playlist this week clocks in at 11 songs instead of 10 because I finished it and made then realized that I left out Morricone's Ecstasy Of Gold, which I could not forgive myself for. Following one of the worst losses of the Miles era last year on the plains, James Brown makes his way into the hype train with the help of Tupac's verse on Untouchable via Django Unchained.
And then we celebrate the annual Gold Game by listening to only the highest quality songs about everybody's favorite metal. A$AP, Bas, Trinidad James (from when he was still a thing), Migos, The Black Keys, Run The Jewels (I'm counting it, bananas are yellow) and because I felt like pandering to Poseur, Metric all make an appearance.
I paid homage to the dreaded 2:30 kickoff with Kanye's All Day and Phantogram's K.Y.S.A. (Keep Yourself Alive), which is aptly named given the forecast.
I know it sucks having a 2:30 kickoff in the heat, I'm living the abbreviated tailgate life and hating it as well. But this is Auburn. This is the Earthquake game, it's Bring Back The Magic, it's the Barn Burner, it's the Cigar Game, it's the SEC Semifinal, John Vaughn, the Pass Interference that wasn't, the Death Valley Defeat, Driving The General Lee, Cam Newton's infamous run, and whatever other catchy titles you want to slam on any other games I've left out. There was a time when this was the most physical game in football. Of all the games to miss this season, this is not one of them.
Drink lots of water, get your ass into the stadium, wear gold (preferably dri-fit) and show Auburn that just because this game isn't at 6 or 7 doesn't mean that they can luck out of dealing with the most intimidating enviroment in all of college football. We don't need the cover of darkness to make Auburn's life hell.
Besides, gold shines better in the sunlight.