[Editor’s note: This was originally posted back in January, but it got lost in the Super Bowl shuffle. Keith did a great job on it though, so we’re cycling it back to the front of the site for those of you who missed it.]
You know how sometimes when you hear a one-hit wonder song on the radio or on the jukebox at a bar, it makes you think of a certain time in your life and all of the memories of that time come flooding back?
For some reason, those songs resonate. They are the songs that everyone knows the words to, even if they are embarrassed to admit it. The best one-hit wonders activate that mental and emotional time machine in a person.
Sports do the same thing for me. I tie events in my life to notable sports players and seasons.