Shake it up, baby
Do you ever wonder who comes up with the ideas for the entertainment that plays on the Jumbotron during breaks in play at sporting events? Last night I went to the Washington Nationals-Atlanta Braves game, primarily to see my favorite player, Tim Hudson, pitch. (As a Mets fan, it is quite sad that my favorite player is a Brave, but I have loved Hudson since his days on the A's and I can't turn my back on him now.)
While at the game (in DC), in between innings, the Jumbotron started playing the "Twist and Shout" montage from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. And the fans were dancing around to the song while watching the clips of Matthew Broderick. But all I could wonder is why a sports team in Washington, DC would play a clip from a movie that is so closely associated with the city of Chicago? Ferris actually goes to a Cubs game during the movie! There are millions of songs out there, many of which are quite popular and catchy. They had to choose one from Bueller? Hell, they could even play "Twist and Shout"--but why show those movie clips? And if you are truly wedded to that song and you must show a movie clip with it, can't you show Rodney Dangerfield dancing drunkenly in Back To School? Actually, you should play Dangerfield's version of the song as well. Much better idea.