Last weekend, I went to the Colts-Seahawks game in Indianapolis with my best friend and his girlfriend. It was a good game, and we had a great time, but I kept getting distracted by the stadium music.
One song in particular got me thinking. Whenever the Colts scored, the stadium would reverberate to the dulcet tones of Todd Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day”. In particular, they would play the refrain, which goes like this:
I don’t want to work; I want to bang on the drum all day.
I don’t want to play; I just want to bang on the drum all day.
It seems to me that this is the wrong message to be sending to players and coaches whose livelihoods depend on, well, working and playing. (Disclaimer: I’m also worried about the effect of this song on the sanity of professional drummers.)